Today's News

  • Cougars dig past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Amber Longest made 43 digs as North Harrison beat Perry Central 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    According to North Harrison’s statistics, the Cougars made 96 digs overall.
    “They picked up everything,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    She also said the Cougars “started hitting pretty well and we had a little hard time digging up the ball.
    “The last game we made a lot of errors—hitting the ball in the net and serving errors.”

  • Marksmen grind out PAC win over Gibson Southern

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City has never won a conference title in volleyball but is off to a good start at it this season.
    Despite having an off night, the Marksmen beat Gibson Southern 25-15, 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 Thursday to  improve to 2-0 in the PAC, with their wins coming over teams that finished first and third in the nine-team conference last year.
    The Marksmen were able to grind out the win Thursday despite the fact “our passing was off and our setting was off,” Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said. “It was an ugly win.

  • Pats overpower Tell City

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills amassed 392 yards of offense to beat Tell City 42-13 in PAC football Friday.

  • Rangers take advantage of PC’s turnovers

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park scored four times off Perry Central second-quarter turnovers to beat the Com-modores 31-12 in football Friday.

  • COLUMN: One stranger’s trash is seldom another person’s treasure

    By ERIC HARRIS, Guest Columnist

    You may have heard a few clichés about garbage over the years. Things like, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or “You can tell a lot about a person by what they throw away.”

    Maybe that second one isn’t exactly a saying but it’s probably true. I have been living by a different saying the last few months: “You can imagine a lot about a stranger by the crap they throw out of their car.”

  • COLUMN: Proposed animal-control ordinance is a must read

    PAM GRANDERSON, Guest Columnist

    When the Humane Society asked for help to fight puppy mills, she sent them money. Good riddance. She had her toy poodle and six cats, all spayed and neutered and vaccinated. She couldn’t see why anyone would mistreat any dog or cat. They were her children.

  • COLUMN: What’s in your office?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Newspaper folks have been known to borrow ideas from other publications. As a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal, I have admired the occasional profile features on business leaders’ desks. A WSJ reporter would visit a chief executive officer, financier or other well-known business person and share the stories behind the collections, artwork and memorabilia on their desks and hanging on their office walls.

  • EDITORIAL: U.S. agriculture deserves safety net from new bill

    Americans enjoy food that is safe, abundant and cheap. We hope fast-approaching debate on the 2012 Farm Bill doesn’t threaten the safety nets for farmers and ranchers who underpin our nation’s food supply.

    With the current U.S. Farm Bill due to expire with the 2012 crop year, we have concerns that some important provisions in the current bill will be reduced or even done away with. That would do lasting harm to soil and water conservation efforts and put at risk the financial health of family farmers who form the foundation of American agriculture.

  • Leadership Academy to host YMCA grand-opening road rally

    FERDINAND – The Dubois County Leadership Academy will host a family road rally before the grand opening ceremony of the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand Sept. 10.

    The family rally will traverse all counties served by the Tri-County YMCA and will be open to family members of all ages.

    The rally, which is set to begin at 9 a.m. EDT with lineup and registration starting at 8 a.m., will take participants on a scavenger hunt throughout the Tri-County YMCA’s serving area of Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties.

  • ISP, local officers search home

    TELL CITY – A state police emergency-response team searched a Tell City home Aug. 19 for a local man.

    Gary L. Thompson, who is wanted on felony, was thought to be in a home in the 1200 block of 12th Street. Police said Thompson was not inside the house.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.