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Today's News

  • Cookie duty

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts began filling cookie orders Monday and if you didn't have the chance to order a box or two, local troops will have cookie booths stationed at the following locations starting Friday:

    Friday, Feb. 15

    9 a.m.-noon, Tell City Wal-Mart

    Noon-6 p.m., CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    3 p.m.-6 p.m., Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    Saturday, Feb. 16

    9 a.m.-noon, Noble's IGA, Tell City9 a.m.-noon

    9 a.m.-noon, Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    9 a.m.-noon, CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    Friday, Feb. 22

  • Snow, ice grip county

    Winter's first big storm keeps many roads slick and hazardous

    PERRY COUNTY - A third straight week of extreme weather blanketed Perry County with snow and ice Monday and Tuesday, canceling school and leaving many roadways slick and hazardous. Road crews worked night and day Monday and Tuesday and were continuing to tackle slick areas Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two join primary races for board of county commissioners

    PERRY COUNTY - Two candidates, one a Republican, another a Democrat, have filed for seats on the county's board of commissioners.

    Brian Steen, a Republican, filed this week for the District 1 seat held by Democrat Don Sherry. Bradley Lynch, a Democrat of rural English, filed for the District 3 seat now held by Jody Fortwendel, also a Democrat. Lynch and Fortwendel will face each other in the May 6 primary.

    Steen, who is unopposed thus far in the Republican primary, said Perry Countians need leaders with ideas to help the county grow and prosper.

  • Kernan discusses government reform

    Editor's Note: Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan served as co-chair of the recent Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform with Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard. In the first of a two-part interview with representatives of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Kernan shares his thoughts on how the state's property-tax plight and need for more responsible local government are intertwined and why the current local government structure does not work.

  • Meth has us in a big mess

    I'm tired of writing about methamphetamine. I'm sick of hearing about the drug and the police reports and telephone calls about people caught making it, using it or buying the ingredients that make the stuff.

  • Give Schweizer Fest play a chance

    We editorialized last summer that adding more events to the Schweizer Fest would help increase attendance at Tell City's annual celebration. So we were pleased to hear that the 2008 fest will include a musical play again after none was held in 2007 for the first time in 21 years.

    The play chosen for this year is "1776," a story about the founding of the United States that was generally well received when it was released as a Broadway play and a movie.

  • Perry Central cold in loss to Jeeps

    DUBOIS - Northeast Dubois got second shots and controlled the boards to defeat Perry Central 61-50 in boys basketball Thursday.

    Nick Huber hit a shot to pull the Commodores within one at 42-41 with 7:21 left.

    Perry Central then tried a full-court press, but Northeast Dubois' Josh Breitwieser made a short jump shot to put the Jeeps up by three.

    Even though the Commo-dores did not score for the next 3:17, they were still down only five points.

    Then Huber made a three-point shot from the right side of the key.

  • North nips Tell City in OT

    EVANSVILLE - Jordan Parker scored nine points in overtime as Evansville North defeated Tell City 85-75 in boys basketball Thursday.

    Parker, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, did most of his scoring on offensive rebounding and post-up moves as he went to the basket like a bull going through a china shop.

    He was held to three points the first 25 minutes but scored four points in the fourth quarter on offensive rebounds.

    His two free throws after an offensive rebound gave the Huskies a 64-63 lead with 0:41 left in regulation.

    Tell City came back to force overtime, though.

  • Trojans oust Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton hit only 6 of 51 shots from the field as it lost to Wood Memorial 52-13 in the Class A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Wood Memorial, ranked fifth in the state, dominated play inside with its height advantage.

    Cannelton's tallest player is 5-foot-7. And Bulldog center Brooke Powers was in foul trouble most of the game, eventually fouling out.

    Keely Wilhite, Wood Memorial's 6-foot-2 senior forward, scored a game-high 20 points on seven field goals and 6 of 10 free-throw shooting.

  • Mater Dei defeats PC girls

    TELL CITY - A 12-minute span with only one field goal proved fatal to Perry Central in a 65-54 loss to Mater Dei in the Class 2A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Perry Central had a four-point lead midway through the second quarter and still led 25-24 after Deidra Dickerson hit two free throws with 2:27 left in that period.

    Mater Dei then went on a 24-7 run that carried into the fourth quarter.

    Perry Central hit 5 of 13 free throws in that span and scored only one field goal, on an inside move by Alie Schroeder.