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Today's News

  • State board denies funding

    Cannelton school superintendent calls it a setback, says he's moving forward

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman had hoped to convince one more member of the Indiana Board of Education to bless his attempt to correct financial problems that had built up before he took the job. The board voted instead to disapprove his request Wednesday and suggested he seek help from the General Assembly.

  • New basketball league helps girls develop their skills

    TELL CITY - There's a new basketball league on the map.

    No, not another professional minor league. Rather it's Tell City's intramural league for girls in grades 5-6.

    In recent years Tell City has added fifth and sixth grade girls teams that play about 12 games a year against other schools starting in December.

    But there were still a lot of girls in those grades who didn't get much playing time, some of whom might be late-blooming basketball players and might be needed on the varsity down the line.

  • Harrison wins bout

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Former Tell City wrestling star Brandon Harrison won his first jujitsu mayhem cage fight Saturday.

    Harrison beat Brian Garibaldi by tap-out due to a rear naked choke hold in 1:05.

    Harrison is ranked 12th in the nation in the amateur lightweight division. Garibaldi fell to 20th in the nation after their bout.

    Harrison is a 2006 graduate of Tell City, where he was the school's only two-time regional champion in wrestling.

  • No TC boys on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - No Tell City player was named to the 26-man All-PAC football team Monday, though running backs Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and punter Wes Hinton did receive honorable mention.

    It was the fourth time in six years that no Marksmen have made the team.

    Co-conference champion North Posey led this year's team with eight selections in voting by league coaches.

    Southridge, which tied North Posey for the conference title, had five players make the team, as did Heritage Hills and South Spencer.

    Gibson Southern had two and Forest Park had one.

  • Perry Central 20th in state

    TERRE HAUTE - Perry Central's boys cross country team was ranked in the state's preseason top 20 by IndianaRunner.com and made that ranking come true with a 20th-place finish in the state meet Saturday.

    After finishing last in the 24-team state meet last year, the Commodores' goal all season long was to make it back to state and finish in the top 20.

    Strong finishes by their top four runners, especially Eric Scheiber and Michael Ernst, helped them achieve that goal.

  • Democrats Sweep Races

    Fortwendel, Amos take biggest prizes; three Democrats win at-large council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrats won all of the county-commission and at-large county-council seats for which they fielded candidates in the general election Tuesday, bumping one Republican from the council and preventing others from gaining seats.

    Voters preferring Democrat Bill Amos registered 5,214 votes against the 3,059 chalked up for Republican Brian Steen.

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  • County highway chief awaiting paving check

    Two roads eyed for improvement

    PERRY COUNTY - A $900,000 check was "in the mail," Perry County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix was told Friday by a representative of the Indiana Department of Transportation, but it may or may not have been sent in time to refinish two roads before cold weather sets in.

    "They're lining everything up," he said Monday, referring to the J.H. Rudolph Paving Co. "If we get a break in the weather, we might be able to slide it in."

  • Auctions today, Friday selling four parcels of woodland

    27,000 acres being offered over three days

    PERRY COUNTY - Kimball International will offer for sale 27,000 acres this week, land it owns in Indiana and Kentucky. Four tracts of Perry County forestland, totaling about 480 acres, will be offered in separate events today and tomorrow.

  • Ceremony opens already-popular trail

    TELL CITY - Although the Oct. 29 ceremony was a ribbon-cutting in the official sense, the Windy Creek Trail has already been blessed with countless feet over its ribbon of cushiony asphalt. A ceremony at the trailhead off of Indiana 37 served as the official opening of the first leg of the Perry County Greenway. Its leaders hope there are more ribbons to be cut soon.