Today's News

  • Perry Central dominates boards to rout Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central grabbed 23 offensive rebounds as it defeated West Washington 63-32 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Ashley Graves pulled down 12 rebounds and Deidra Dickerson and Katie Schwartz each added 10 as the Commodores dominated the boards at both ends.
    Each of those three got half of her rebounds at the offensive end.
    The second-chance shots helped the Commodores hit 42.4 percent from the field.

  • South Central shoots down Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    ELIZABETH—South Central used prolific outside shooting to defeat Cannelton 76-57 in boys basketball Saturday night.
    The Rebels hit 11 three-point shots in the game, including four apiece in the first and third quarters.  They outscored the Bulldogs by 23 points in those two quarters.
    “Defensively, we lost their shooters,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We didn’t want to just let them stand out and shoot, but we were slow on our rotations.”

  • Cannelton hot early but Rebels win 84-51

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tristan Brown and Jared Lauer keyed a 12-0 South Spencer run that propelled the Rebels past Cannelton 84-51 in boys basketball Tuesday.

  • Rangers use inside game to defeat TC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Forest Park couldn’t hit from outside but used its size and pressing defense to get enough inside baskets to beat Tell City 63-54 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • Silly Safari returns to library for Dec. 28 visit

    TELL CITY Silly Safari’s Jingle John will visit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 to present a Christmas show.
    Sami the Reindeer Herder, a show sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will feature animals of the North Pole, including a reindeer.
    Silly Safari shows are informative as well as silly said library staff. Those attending are asked to arrive early to get a seat.
    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • COLUMN: War and the Christmas Truce

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    World War I began in August of 1914. Tragically, by December, thousands of young men had died and the war was at a stalemate. Trench warfare had begun and countless German and British boys were cold, scared and homesick. The Christmas season only made matters worse as the soldiers reflected on past holiday seasons spent in warm homes amidst loved ones.

    For many, it seemed that things couldn’t get much worse.

  • COLUMN: Holiday reflections on a favorite Christmas gift

    By DICK HEDRICK, By the Side of the Road

    The memory of my mother’s standard response when asked what she wanted for Christmas each year – “kind words” – has given me pause this holiday season. Being somewhat more materialistic, my response to the same question has always been “a gift certificate from a bookstore would be nice.” I try to be helpful.

  • Holiday Helpers readying plans to help others

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Christmas preparation season getting under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through Dec. 24.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.