Today's News

  • Bulldogs fall to Lions

    CANNELTON—Bloomington Lighthouse hit 61.5 percent from the field to beat Cannelton 71-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Lions hit 24 of 39 from the field, including 7 of 12 from three-point range.
    “They shot the ball extremely well from three-point range - they hit six in the first half,” noted Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “When we played them up there, they went 0 for 20 on three-pointers (in a game Cannelton won 41-39 Jan. 7).
    Will Campbell led the Lions with 24 points on 9 for 10 field-goal shooting.

  • Perry Central falls to South Spencer

    Sports Correspondent

    REO—Perry Central couldn’t put together defensive stops in a 71-61 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    The Commodores went on a 15-6 run to cut a 15-point South Spencer lead to six at the end of the third quarter.
    Perry Central’s Ty Mullis made a three-pointer to start that run. After a South Spencer miss, Jacob Kelly made a 6-foot jumper.
    The Rebels’ Jaylen Taylor made a driving basket before Perry Central’s Luke Bishop made back-to-back three-pointers.

  • Tell City pummels Aces

    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Strong defense in the first and third quarters and prolific three-point shooting helped Tell City rout Cloverport 65-28 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City shut out the Aces in the first quarter, holding them to 0 for 8 field-goal shooting and forcing five turnovers.
    The Marksmen built a 12-0 lead that quarter with the help of two three-point baskets by Tretter Lyons.

  • Rangers hold off Marksmen in OT to claim sectional

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City had an off shooting night but used strong defense to almost win the Forest Park girls basketball sectional Saturday, falling to the host team 45-35 in overtime.
    There were nine lead changes and four ties in regulation play.
    Katie Goffinet hit 3 of 4 free throws and Emma Kohnert hit 2 of 2 at the line to fuel a 5-0 Tell City run that gave the Marksmen a 30-29 lead with 1:43 left in regulation.

  • Priest, drama professor, Lincoln playwright dies

    ST. MEINRAD – A Benedictine monk whose life’s work earned him the Spencer County Arts Award, died Monday night at the age of 89.

    The Rev. Gavin Barnes, was a jubilarian both of profession and priesthood. He was born in Bedford, on Nov. 15, 1927, to John Dewey and Helen (Krebs) Barnes, and was given the name John Dewey Jr. at his baptism. In 1941, he entered Saint Meinrad High School.

  • More than 60 animals rescued from alleged hoarding situation


    Staff Writer


    EVANSTON – A coordinated effort by Spencer County law enforcement and animal-support agencies from across the area successfully intervened in a case of suspected animal hoarding near Evanston Jan. 30. A search warrant carried out by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Dunsworth led to the discovery of 62 dogs, three cats and three ponies being kept on the premises.

  • Long-time wanderer finds musical home in Perry County

    Leo Gronquist is many things. He is a grandfather, a father, a husband and works in the field of nuclear medicine at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and travelled Europe in his younger days. One common thread connects all of these segments of his life; his long-time love of playing music.

  • County stepping up attention on ADA, anti-discrimination


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities are more closely watching how agencies handle instances of possible discrimination.

    A year ago, Perry County implemented policies to help formalize guidance to ensure compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act provisions, as well as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to rock, roll & hum

    INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off of a 2016 season that was one of the best attended in the venue’s 30-year history, the Lincoln Amphitheatre has announced a 2017 performance series that will feature classic rockers Grand Funk Railroad, award-winning country singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack (five Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards, one Grammy), as well as an evening with 60’s rock legend Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.

  • IURC hearing garners input on new emission controls



    Staff Writer


    REO – Concerned citizens from across the area participated in a public field hearing conducted by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission at South Spencer High School Thursday, Feb. 2.

    The hearing focused on a proposal by Indiana Michigan Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, to install new pollution controls on Unit 2 of the Rockport Generating Station, an upgrade that would be necessary to comply with a federal-consent decree and maintain operation past 2019.