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Today's News

  • Tell City foils Hornets 40-39

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Strong ball-handling helped Tell City overcome poor free-throw shooting to defeat Hancock County 40-39 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We only had five turnovers and they did press us,” noted Tell City Coach Troy Noble.
    He also noted that Tell City’s defense “was real consistent all night after they scored on three of their first four possessions. It was probably our best defensive game.”
    Hancock County built a 13-6 lead, the largest by either team, early in the second quarter.

  • Rangers defeat Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly for Perry Central in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.

  • COLUMN: Democrat walkout jeopardizes important legislation for Hoosiers

    By STEVE DAVISSON, District 73 State Representative

    The start of the 2012 session has been a tumultuous one to say the least. For the second session in a row, the House Democrats failed to show up to the House Chamber on account of the controversial right-to-work bill. Without a Democratic presence, the House Republicans were unable to begin conducting the business we were elected to do – a job that the House Democrats seem to have forgotten.

  • COLUMN: Déjà vu all over again in Indy

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Week one of session and… it was “déjà vu all over again” as Yogi Berra would say. We showed up to our first General Assembly day Jan. 4 and had just three Democrats colleagues in the House withholding a quorum to do business.

  • COLUMN: ‘Tintin’ is an adventure film for all ages

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    When “The Adventures of Tintin” was announced, I wasn’t sure what the big deal was. Sure, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were teaming up for it, but I didn’t understand why.

  • Winter beef production educational series returning this month

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will again be offered for four evenings in January, February and March. The sessions will be held Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central School Cafeteria.

  • Purdue extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.
    The program, entitled Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing is gear-ed toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.
    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis, and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • COLUMN: Putting fairness first for Hoosier athletes, fans

    By BOBBY COX, Guest Columnist

    This time of year, with chords of “Auld Lang Sine” still ringing in our ears, it’s not uncommon or unnatural to think of days gone by as being more desirable than the era we live in today.  

  • Regional workshop on farm financial recordkeeping coming to SW Indiana

    DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale.
    The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
    Financial recordkeeping is important task to the farm business for several reasons.
    It provides the information needed to complete tax forms accurately and the records are used many times when requesting funds from banks for operating loans or to purchase more farm ground.

  • William Tell Holiday donation

    Autumn Maffia, Claire Franzman and Penny Gehlhaus-en, third-grade students at William Tell Elementary, came up with the idea of having a special “holiday wear” day just prior to Christmas break. 

    They asked students to make donations to the Perry County Animal Shelter. The total amount collected was $162.82 and will be donated to the Perry County Animal Shelter.  Doing this project made the girls feel “like good people, because we all love animals” Claire added.