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Today's News

  • Graves, Parker make All-PLAC girls team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central center Ashley Graves made the All-PLAC girls basketball team for the third time Thursday and teammate Brittany Parker made it for the first time.
    Graves was the second leading vote-getter on the team behind Paoli guard Sophie Sears, whose team won the conference undefeated.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 senior, did not play basketball until she was in the eighth grade and saw only limited varsity action as a freshman.

  • Perry Central places 3 boys on All-PLAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central seniors were named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Forward/guards Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas made it for the third year in a row and guard Abe Schwartz made it for the first time.
    Cassidy was a nearly unanimous pick as the top player in the conference, being voted No. 1 by five of the six coaches eligible to vote for him (coaches could not vote for their own players) and No. 2 by the other one.

  • COLUMN: ‘Killing Lincoln’ a must-read

    By DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

  • COLUMN: A run-in with the man who called the president the Devil

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I met Hugo Chávez once. Well, I didn’t as much meet him as quickly shake his hand while he walked down a wide plaza.

    It was one of those sudden encounters we sometimes have with celebrities that didn’t mean much to me then but certainly came to mind after the Venezuelan leader’s death last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Republican legislators right to resist Pence’s tax cut

    Our system of government is based on checks and balances, several of which were written into the U.S. Constitution.

    One check that was not written into the Constitution was the two-party system. As long as one party does not dominate any government, it is hard to pass foolish legislation, as two sides get to make their points in extensive debate first.

  • Indiana State Police hiring

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 73rd recruit academy.

    Individuals who are interested in careers as troopers with the Indiana State Police may apply online at www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This Web site provides detailed information about the application process and other important information about the Indiana State Police. Applications must be received by e-mail by March 31. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

  • Hunter-ed class March 19-21

    CHRISNEY – A hunter-ed class will be offered 6 to 9 p.m. March 19-21 at Cornerstone Methodist Church near Chrisney.

    To register, visit www.passitonindiana.com or call (812) 789-9538.

  • St. Joseph’s Table March 17

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host its second annual St. Joseph’s Table from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17 at the Knights of Columbus in Tell City.

    This year’s meal will be a buffet of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and drink. Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Old National named to list of ethical companies

    EVANSVILLE – The Ethisphere Institute named Old National Bank as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second consecutive year. The 2013 recipients will be honored in New York City as part of the annual Global Ethics Summit.

    Old National was the only United States company in the banking category to earn this honor and one of only 14 companies to have also earned the Ethics Inside Certification. Ethics Inside is the only independent verification of a company’s ethics and compliance program and practices.

  • 3-on-3 basketball tourney set April 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tourney for the following age groups: junior-high grades 6-8; senior-high grades 9-12 and adults out of high school.

    The tourney is a fundraiser for the Power of Youth Grant Cycle, which will focus on youth and wellness. The tourney will be held April 6, beginning at 9 a.m. at William Tell Elementary School.

    Registration is $25 per team with a maximum of four people on a team.