Today's News

  • Vikings slay Commodores

    POSEYVILLE - Perry Central could not get its inside offense going and lost to North Posey 55-34 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores hit 3 of 7 three-point shots but only 9 of 29 from two-point range.

    Their three starting frontline players combined for just 10 points on 4 for 13 field-goal shooting and 2 for 6 free throws.

    The Commodores also had trouble getting the ball to their frontliners, as they committed 22 turnovers.

    Sophomore guard Alyssa Like led North Posey with 19 points.

  • Braves run past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Turnovers and hitting only 30.3 percent from the field contributed to Cannelton's 70-28 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.

    The Bulldogs committed 23 turnovers, 14 more than Tecumseh.

    "Tecumseh is a good team and play fundamentally sound," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And we played flat."

    Two Cannelton players were ineligible because they missed practices during the Christmas break.

    Tecumseh moved the ball with precision to hit 57.5 percent of its two-point shots.

  • Rangers outshoot Perry Central

    FERDINAND - Forest Park's superior size inside helped the Rangers beat Perry Central 79-66 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Jordan Myers, the Rangers' 6-foot-8 junior center, had 22 points and 11 rebounds and hit 9 of 12 shots from the field.

    He hit one 12-foot shot from the wing but his other eight field goals came from within 7 feet of the basket, including two on rebounds.

    And when the Commodores collapsed two people on him, he made some nice passes to teammates for backdoor layups.

  • Marksmen nip Titans; beat Hancock County

    OWENSVILLE - Kara McClintic's free throw with one second left gave Tell City a 45-44 PAC girls basketball win over Gibson Southern Saturday.

    The score was tied 44-44 with 0:08 left when McClintic missed a driving shot. Teammate Lacey Padgett grabbed the rebound and also missed a shot.

    Gibson Southern's Kelsie Linneweber grabbed that rebound. But McClintic stole it and was fouled with 0:01 left.

    McClintic missed the first free throw but hit the second to give the Marksmen the victory over the state's 14th ranked Class 3A team.

  • School hosting financial-aid workshop

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 pm in the high school library for all high school seniors and their parents.

    All seniors who will attend any post-secondary schools are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they do not believe they will qualify for federal or state aid. Please contact Jody French for more information at 843-5121.

  • TCHS financial aid workshop Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host a financial aid workshop for parents at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high-school cafeteria. A financial aid representative will explain the procedure for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer any questions parents may have.

  • Operation Round Up accepting applications

    Grants available for scholarships, volunteer groups, individuals

    PERRY COUNTY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications now until Feb. 15 for the first round of disbursement in March. Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Rural Electric Corp. office and at www.sirec.com.

    Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link.

  • One-year-old Ferdinand girl died from bacterial infection

    TELL CITY - A 1-year-old girl pronounced dead Sunday at Perry County Memorial Hospital died of natural causes, likely from a bacterial infection, Perry County's coroner said Monday afternoon.

    Sashia Marcum died at 4:48 p.m. at the hospital, Darrel Riley said. An autopsy was performed Monday morning in Louisville, Ky., and showed no sign of foul play or injury, he said. State police and the Indiana Department of Child Services were notified after the child's death and began an investigation.

  • Elder named school-corporation treasurer

    Former county auditor, current clerk will begin new position next month

    TELL CITY - A selection of Perry County's former county auditor and current county clerk to be school-corporation treasurer was among several personnel actions approved by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board in a regular meeting Tuesday.

  • State employees ring in 2008 with pay increase

    PERRY COUNTY - State employees will find a little extra buying power in their paychecks in 2008 with state workers receiving raises averaging 4.8 percent this year. State workers judged to be high performers will see the biggest increases.

    All state employees received 1.5-percent raises in their final 2007 paychecks. Those whose performance evaluations meet expectations will receive an additional 3-percent performance-based increase, for a combined total pay raise of 4.5 percent.