Today's News

  • PC’s shooting cold in loss to Rangers

    LEOPOLD—Amanda Braunecker scored 11 early to propel Forest Park past Perry Central 53-43 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Braunecker, a strong 5-foot-8 junior forward who was taller than any Perry Central starter, made five field goals from within 7 feet of the basket as the Rangers jumped to a 17-7 lead with 4:36 left in the first half.

    She was fouled on one rebound basket and also made the free throw.

    She finished with a game-high 16 points.

  • Wolfpack holds off Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Benham hit four free throws in the final seven seconds to give Crawford County a 70-65 girls basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

    Though they usually didn’t guard each other, the individual battle between Benham and Tell City’s Lauren Goffinet, quite possibly the two best players in Southwestern Indiana, was a good one.

    Goffinet scored 31 points, including 20 in the second half. She also made five steals.

    Benham scored 29 points, including 19 in the second half.

  • Marksman wrestlers return nine starters

    TELL CITY—With nine starters returning, Tell City’s  wrestling team hopes to compete for the title in the strong Pocket Athletic Conference this year.

    The returnees include two PAC champions and four who placed second in the tough nine-team Castle sectional last year.

    Junior Dylan Froehlich, one of the PAC champions, returns in the 215-pound weight class.

    Andy Kast, the other conference champion and a fourth-year starter, moves up from the 125 weight class to 130.

    The Marksmen should be strong in most of the lower weights.

  • Tecumseh girls blast Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh jumped to a 14-2 first-quarter lead and routed Cannelton 41-22 in girls basketball Thursday.

    “We just couldn’t hit anything the first half and the second half we fell apart,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    “We were taking shots we shouldn’t have been taking and not shooting when we should’ve. And we kept getting trapped in the corner.”

    Sarah Powers led Cannelton, 1-2, with eight points.

    Tecumseh improved to 1-1.

  • Council OKs some spending, tables vehicle request

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved a $285,000 additional appropriation for the county’s Division of Family and Children Thursday, in what could be the last action of that kind.

    Under legislation enacted early this year, the state will begin funding the office next year, but Director Georgann Gogel said details about how that will work haven’t been shared with her.

  • Federal law more visible than most

    PERRY COUNTY – A federal law taking effect today won’t be hard to miss as police officers, firefighters, road crews and utility workers all don reflective apparel designed to keep them safer when working near roadways.

    The new law was adopted in 2006 but wasn’t fully binding until today. It requires all workers along roadways – including highway and emergency workers – to wear high-visibility safety gear made of fluorescent yellow-green fabric with reflective stripes.

  • Caring for history

    A nearly finished floodwall mural offers a pictorial view of the medical care offered over the years by Tell City’s doctors and pharmacists. Joining other murals depicting the community’s river heritage, the health-related images show landmarks still standing such as the former Parkview Hospital, Dr. N.A. James’ home on Ninth Street, left, and Dr. Donald Lashley’s home on Franklin Street, below. Other images painted by Emilie Young include Schreiber’s and Dusch’s drug stores and the Main Street home that housed offices of Drs. William Muelchi and D.A.

  • St. Nick plans pair of visits

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Edison phonograph fetches $6,100

    TELL CITY – A century-old phonograph sold by a Tell City auction company fetched a rich price this month. The Edison Opera phonograph sold at an auction in Gentryville went to a collector in North Carolina for $6,100 after drawing interest from several other bidders.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers handled the sale and an online listing apparently grabbed the attention of the North Carolina buyer, said Mike Finley, who works for the auction company and was on the phone with the buyer during the bidding.

  • Wish comes true for Newtonville youth

    NEWTONVILLE – Corey Richards looks like an all-American boy, bubbly and sometimes fidgety. He shakes your hand dressed in jeans with dirty knees and is quick to flash a big grin that almost reaches from ear to ear.

    Corey, a 7-year-old second-grader at Chrisney Elementary School, suffers from a metabolic disorder that keeps his body from being able to break down certain amino acids, causing them to build up in his blood to the point where they become toxic.

    “It becomes a poison in his system,” the boy’s mother, Jennifer Richards, said.