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Today's News

  • Residents seek northern ambulance station

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five people representing many more attended the county commissioners’ regular meeting Monday to ask that a promise made long ago be honored now. Irv Ruger was their spokesman and said he represented people living in the eastern, western, central and northern areas of the county.

    When a new building was constructed for the county highway department in 2000, it was understood an ambulance would be one of the vehicles housed there, Ruger told the commissioners.

  • Rangers’ post scoring in overtime beats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park outscored shorthanded Tell City 9-1 in overtime to beat the Marksmen 49-41 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    With the score tied 40-40, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes was charged with a foul with three-tenths of a second left in regulation.
    Forest Park missed both free throws, so the Marksmen were able to take the game to overtime. But the bad news for them was that was Hayes’ fifth foul, so they had to play the extra period without her and without Jami Rowe, who had fouled out earlier.

  • Southridge turns up defense to defeat PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong three-point shooting by two perimeter players and getting some points off turnovers helped Southridge beat Perry Central 50-32 in girls basketball Thursday.

  • Davis, Malone, Schank inducted into TC Hall

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Family involvement’s helping them achieve their goals was a common theme from Wes Davis, Pat Malone and Dave Schank as they were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

  • PC’s quickness beats Senators’ size

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used its quickness to force 20 turnovers and beat West Washington 59-46 in PLAC boys basketball Fri-day.
    “I thought the game was played more to our tempo—it was pretty much up and down,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.
    “They had some big kids inside, 6-5 and 6-6 (Clayton Sullivan and Chad Thompson), who hurt us inside in the first half. The second half we tried to make some adjustments by doubling down on them more.

  • TC blitzes Chargers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—It wasn’t quite Paul Westhead’s shoot-in-seven-seconds system, but Tell City displayed a faster tempo in beating Pike Central 78-66 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: What's your opinion of anti-smoking legislation now under consideration, which exempts certain places, like bars and casinos?

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  • COLUMN: Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs community’s support

    By LINDA REED, Guest Columnist

    I am interested in meeting with Perry County community leaders to discuss the Big Brothers-Big Sisters mentoring programs. Big Brothers-Big Sisters has been involved with Perry County youth since 2000 as a result of a 1997 Leadership Perry County class project.

    This meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Perry County Library.

  • COLUMN: Candles and St. Blaise

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I try to get to weekday church at least once every couple of weeks. Friday was such a day. I went because it was the feast day of St. Blaise and because I was happy to be on the upswing from a nasty bug of some type that kept me on my back the previous day.

    It’s on Saint Blaise Day that in some churches the throats of the faithful are blessed, usually with a pair of candles. Father Dennis did that after Mass Friday morning.

    Why the throat?

  • EDITORIAL: Partial smoking ban better than none

    Politicians today are often criticized for their unwillingness to compromise, but in many cases it seems they are merely following the examples of their constituents.

    Last year when the Indiana Senate considered a ban on smoking in many public places, several health advocates — including the American Cancer Society — complained that the bill was too weak. Thus the Senate Public Policy Committee decided to vote the bill down and instead of a ban on smoking in some public places, it was banned in none.