Today's News

  • PC places 3 on all-state football teams

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Travis James, Hunter LaGrange and Austin LeClere made Indiana Foot-ball Coaches Association’s all-state teams last week.
    James, a 6-foot-2, 265-pound senior tackle, made the Class A senior all-state team as one of the six offensive linemen after making junior all-state last year.
    LaGrange made the senior all-state team as one of the six linebackers.
    LeClere, a sophomore, made the junior all-state team (which is for all non-senior players) as the punter.

  • Graves, Richardson lead PC girls past Senators

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Graves and Morgan Richard-son combined for 38 points as Perry Central beat West Washington 60-45 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Graves hit 9 of 13 shots from the field and 2 of 3 free throws. She also grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked five shots.
    Richardson hit 8 of 14 from the field.
    “Morgan really had a good night—she hit some key shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “And Ashley had another good game despite everyone sagging in on her (in the Senators’ zone defense).

  • Cannelton girls hold off South Spencer late

    Sports Editor

    REO—Cannelton made 16 steals and turned five of them into layups to beat South Spencer 65-56 in girls basketball Tuesday.

  • Rangers hot early in win over Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit five three-point shots—by four different players—in the first 41⁄2 minutes to beat Tell City 56-44 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • Popular landscape bush invading Indiana’s forests

    INDIANAPOLIS – During this time of year they’re easy to spot along county roads, especially near communities or developments. To the casual observer, they add color and interest to southern Indiana’s roadsides and forests, but they are an invasive threat that few people are aware of until it’s too late. Bush honeysuckle have bright-red berries and their leaves are yellow and bright. They thrive almost anywhere and grow quickly and in low light, traits that made them a popular landscaping and hedge bush.

  • Tell City Street Department still gathering leaves

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Street Department announced this week that city crews and their leaf machine are continuing to gather leaves across the city and will do so for the next two weeks.

    Crews will make passes on an as-needed basis.

    Residents should rake their leaves to the edge of the street but should keep them out of the gutters, where they can clog storm-water inlets.

    For more information, call 547-3222.

  • TC to offer pumper to neighboring fire department

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City-owned 1978 firetruck may find a good home with a neighboring department after the city’s board of public works and safety agreed Monday to offer it for sale.

    The Ford-Pierce pumper has a 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump and 750-gallon tank and serves a backup role. The department’s primary fleet consists of of two ladder trucks and a 1990s pumper.

  • Santa en route to Leopold parade

    Leopold’s annual parade, postponed by rain, will be held Sunday. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with lineup at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and bands will gather at the former James Store.

    After the parade, Santa will be in the park to greet youngsters and take gift requests. Stepping Stones Preschool will offer chili, hot chocolate and baked goods.

  • Retired educator seeking District 74 House seat has Perry County ties

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – A retired educator concerned about challenges facing education and the state’s working class is seeking to represent Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Mike Schriefer of Santa Claus is running as a Democratic candidate for the District 74 seat now held by Republican Sue Ellspermann. The Ferdinand Republican is in her first term and is expected to seek re-election in 2012.

  • Parade March

    Tell City High School sophomore Sarah Mann smiles during her and fellow band members’ performance Saturday during the Tell City Christmas Parade. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)