Today's News

  • Many feel cheated by time change

    I've heard much about the dislike many have for this month's time change. Among the most upset are those who work in Eastern time zone counties, such as Dubois. Many of those folks now have to get up an hour earlier every morning since Dubois County clocks are now an hour ahead of ours and will be that way year-round.

  • Daniels' tax plan a mixed bag

    The Indiana General Assembly will soon begin debating Gov. Mitch Daniels' plan to reduce property taxes.

    We like some parts of the plan, including raising the state's sales tax one percentage point to help lower property taxes. We editorialized in favor of that move Sept. 17.

    We also like that his plan includes a cap on property taxes, limiting them to 1 percent of the assessed value for homes, 2 percent for rental property and 3 percent for business property.

  • Corydon tops Perry Central

    CORYDON - Perry Central committed 28 turnovers and hit just 30.0 percent from the field in a 71-25 season-opening girls basketball loss to Corydon Friday.

    The Commodores committed 11 turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind 21-2.

    Corydon used a full-court press and then a half-court trap to force turnovers, which they turned into easy baskets at the other end.

    "We just made way too many turnovers if we're going to compete," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler.

    "And they scored off every opportunity."

  • TC forces 32 turnovers to beat Bulldogs 51-15

    TELL CITY - Tell City's defense forced 32 turnovers as the Marksmen beat Cannelton 51-15 in girls basketball Friday.

    Tell City didn't press but played an aggressive 2-3 zone defense much of the game. And the Marksmen took advantage of the Bulldogs' picking up their dribble about 30 feet from the basket several times.

    "We've got to learn to get the ball across midcourt and when we do, to not pick our dribble up," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    He said he thought "a lot of (those mistakes) were due to first-game jitters" on his young team.

  • Gibson ranked first in state in football scoring

    Perry Central senior running back Bo Gibson apparently ranked first in the state in scoring and second in rushing yardage per game this year.

    There has been some discrepancy between Gibson's statistics on digitalsports.com, which the IHSAA uses, and Perry Central's official statistics, which Rod Spence faxes to area media outlets each week.

    Before the Commodores' final sectional game against Linton-Stockton, the IHSAA had Gibson listed with 39 touchdowns and Perry Central's official stats had him listed with 37.

  • Fenn, McClintic, Wrye repeat winners of Tell City fall awards

    TELL CITY - Alex Fenn repeated as the most valuable boys cross country runner and Kara McClintic and Stephani Wrye were repeat award winners in volleyball at Tell City's fall sports banquet Thursday.

    McClintic won the volleyball award for most digs for the fourth year in a row. Wrye had the most assists for the third year in a row.

    Sean Risse and Joseph Kohnert were co-winners of the Most Valuable Player award in boys tennis.

    Freshman Sidney Strobel won the girls cross country most valuable runner award.

  • Perry-Spencer WalkAmerica event earns No. 4 ranking

    TELL CITY - In a ceremony held in Indianapolis last weekend, the Perry-Spencer County WalkAmerica event was honored as the No. 4 walk in Indiana.

    This year's event raised more than $19,000 to support March of Dimes initiatives.

    "It is so wonderful to see the people of Perry and Spencer Counties come together every year to support such a wonderful cause," said Autumne Baker, community director for the March of Dimes.

  • Rec director works to protect restroom investment

    TELL CITY - Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams is working to ensure $166,000 in matching funds remain credited to a restroom project for the Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    He received a call two weeks ago from an Indiana Department of Transportation engineer who's coordinating grant funding for the project, he told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 5. The engineer told him the commissioners need to sign a new agreement to replace one they signed in 2004.

  • Elementary principal honored

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School's top educator is the Indiana Association of School Principals' top elementary leader in her district and will learn in six days if she's the top elementary principal in the state.

  • Boosters raising funds through sale of fruit packages

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Band Booster organization is conducting its annual fruit-sale fund-raiser until Nov. 19.

    Orders can be taken by any band member or band family. Some of the fruit boxes available are oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and assorted-fruit boxes.

    The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Sandra James for more information at 547-2280.