Today's News

  • Perry Central 2nd in tri-meet

    PAOLI—Luke Hilgen-hold won one individual race and two relays as Perry Central placed second in a three-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Crawford County won with 64 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Paoli 44.
    Hilgenhold won the 100-meter dash in 11.7 seconds.
    Creek Wright, Wilkerson, Clay James and Luke Hilgenhold won the 1600 relay in 3:40.
    Hilgenhold ran the 400 relay for the first time this season and teamed with his brother Lane, Dylan Seibert and Austin Wilkerson to win it in 47.63.

  • Perry Central girls win meet by 69 points

    PAOLI—Perry Central won 15 of the 16 events to romp to first place in a girls track triangular Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 103 points, Crawford County 34, and Paoli 23.
    Skylar Parker won three individual events for the Commodores, taking the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the long jump at 15 feet, 1 inch and the 400-meter dash in 1:07.3.
    Her high jump was a personal record and “she just barely nipped the bar with her heels at 5-3,” noted Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • Buntin, Tell City slam Jeeps

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—MaKaylee Buntin hit a first-inning grand slam to propel Tell City past Northeast Dubois 8-2 in softball Thursday.
    Hayley Fackler led off the big Tell City first with a double to right-center field.
    Chelsey Billings followed with a single to left and Morgan Schuetter and Emili Stephens walked to force in one run.
    The next batter struck out for the first out. But Buntin followed with a high shot that landed well over the center-field fence to put the Marksmen up 5-0.

  • Expanding Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Unfortunately, there are many veterans who face lifelong financial difficulties after concluding their military service. This year, I was proud to support a measure that allows these veterans to seek help from Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund, regardless of how long ago they served.

  • It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    INDIANAPOLIS – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages of Indiana, will recognize this important month with events and activities designed to educate Hoosiers about child abuse, its impact to our children and how they can act to prevent it.

    In March, a report, the result of a  two-year study by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, was released: Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

  • Combating Indiana’s drug epidemic

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    As the top meth-producing state in the nation, Indiana needed to take action this session to keep the ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine out of the wrong hands.

  • Time to get involved in the bicentennial

    Perry Hammock

    Guest Columnist


    With springtime beginning to bloom in Indiana, our Bicentennial year is passing fast. Now is the time for every Hoosier to be involved in marking 200 years of our state’s history and progress. Now is the time to build toward a prosperous future.

    Just as the engine of Indiana is fueled by citizens working to move the state forward, so a successful Bicentennial observance is powered by the efforts of everyday Hoosiers.

  • Library project nears completion
  • Cannelton sets hearing for stormwater collection fees


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one step closer to establishing initial fees under a newly adopted stormwater utility ordinance. Just a month in the making, the council voted Monday to advance plans that are expected to help in the long-term maintenance of storm sewers.

  • Barricaded man surrenders to state police

    ENGLISH ­– An armed man fortified himself inside a home in northern Perry County and allegedly held police at bay for nearly four hours Monday and into the early morning Tuesday.

    What began as a domestic dispute landed the Crawford County man behind bars on several felony counts, including a weapons charge.

    Peter Mathew Jacobs, 34, of English was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, criminal recklessness with a firearm and domestic battery in the presence of a minor, each a Level 6 felony.