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Today's News

  • Remembering our Governor Whitcomb

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Always an adventurer, Ed Whitcomb was scouting for a quiet place to write a book when he came to Perry County in 2000. He found what he was looking for ... but got far more than he expected. The former Indiana governor discovered a new home along the Ohio River, as well as the love of his life and a community that embraced him as one of their own.

    Whitcomb, who served as the state’s governor from 1969 to 1973, passed away Thursday at his home in Rome. He was 98 years old.

  • Expanded dual-credit courses coming to TCHS

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – What if Tell City High School students had their own television show about fine dining? That scenario may not be too far off the mark.

    The course selection at Tell City High School could be expanded to give new credence to some traditional elective classes. According to school administrators, the 2016-17 school year could include studies in culinary arts-hospitality and radio-TV-film. There are also talks about adding selections geared toward criminal justice.

  • Hauser, Greer file for county council seats

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Commissioner Tom Hauser and political newcomer John Greer have declared their candidacies for county council at-large seats. As of Friday, Hauser was the lone Republican vying for one of three at-large council seats. Greer is running as a Democrat.

    Hauser could square off in the November general election against three Democrat filers, hopefuls Brad Franzman, Greer and incumbent Steve Goodson.

  • The long road ahead: County leaders eye comprehensive highway improvement plan

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Forthcoming changes in the way federal Department of Transportation money is distributed to communities may soon mean additional preparations for local leaders. Though such amendments have yet to be passed at the federal level, county commissioners say they may soon need to have a comprehensive road plan in order to qualify for that money in the future.

  • Library Board discusses renovations and book weeding

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – At the Library Board of Trustees regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3, Library Director John Mundy mentioned renovations to the computer lab. The renovations are not extensive and are only partially done, because the bidding process is still open.

    About half of what is now the computer lab will be converted into two study rooms, with a table and eight chairs in each.

    Mundy said he expects the work to be completed in coming months, but doesn’t know yet who will do it.

  • SWCD offering landowners admission to March 2 grazing meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a maximum of 10 livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

  • Pike Central is no one’s patsy anymore

    For many years Pike Central was the opponent that other PAC boys basketball teams could count as a sure victory.
    Other than the Adam Seitz-led 1997 team that won the Southridge regional, the Chargers have never won a sectional. They have won the PAC title two times but none in the last 17 years.
    Several opponents would schedule the Chargers for their homecoming because it’s always nice to win one’s homecoming game and that was about the only way to draw a decent crowd against the Chargers.

  • Bulldogs fall to Springs Valley

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Ninth-year Springs Valley girls basketball coach Kelly Schmitt said this is the best defensive team she’s coached.
    Cannelton would likely agree after falling to the Blackhawks 61-14 in the Class A sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Blackhawks, ranked No. 4 in the state and the only undefeated team left in any class in the state, improved to 23-0.

  • Rebels upset Tell City

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    FERDINAND—Tell City Coach John Hayes worried that Friday night’s Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinal game against two-win South Spencer could be a trap game.
    Those concerns were warranted as the Rebels shocked the Marksmen 55-45 to advance to Saturday’s championship game.

  • Beard’s rebounding propels Tell City past Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Braeden Beard had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters of action as Tell City defeated Cannelton 70-37 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Damon Powers scored a career-high 30 points for Cannelton. But no other Bulldog scored more than two and they couldn’t stay with the Marksmen on the boards.
    Tell City outrebounded them 33-20.
    Rebound baskets and inside baskets in transition and on post-up moves helped Tell City outshoot Cannelton from the field 58.5 percent to 35.0 percent.