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Today's News

  • Student accomplishments at Cannelton Elementary

    This article is another in a series provided to the News by Cannelton schools recognizing the accomplishments of students.
    CANNELTON – Below are some of the recent accomplishments of students at Cannelton elementary schools. The staff of the schools congratulate the students on their work and believe they deserve this recognition.
    Makayla Hulse is a kindergartner who does an outstanding job of getting along with her friends. She helps them and always tries to do the right thing.

  • Miners edge PC for regional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Taking advantage of its superior height, Linton-Stockton worked the ball inside consistently to beat Perry Central 68-63 for the Class 2A boys basketball regional title Saturday night.
    Dess Fougerousse, a 6-foot-5 forward, and Austin Karazsia, a 6-8 center, combined for 48 of the Miners’ points on 19 of 25 field-goal shooting and 9 of 10 free-throw shooting.

  • Perry Central blitzes Switzerland County

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central forced 17 turnovers, including 10 on steals, to beat Switzerland County 60-46 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball regional Saturday.
    The Commodores improved to 22-3, setting a school record for victories in a season, as they won a regional game for the first time ever.
    They forced three turnovers as they went on an 8-2 lead to start the third quarter, building their lead to 19 points, 41-22.

  • Commodore Power!
  • Lincoln Boyhood Memorial faces sequestration impact

    LINCOLN CITY – In 2012, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial had 134,000 visitors who spent close to $10.1 million in the communities around the national memorial. That spending supported as many as 12 jobs in the local area. Figures for 2013 show a similar trend.

  • 2013 forest trail permits now on sale

     TELL CITY – Trail permits for riding horses or mountain bikes on Hoosier National Forest trails in 2013 are now available. Permits can be purchased at forest offices and some local businesses in the forest area.

    The cost of annual permits remains at $35. A daily permit is $5. There are approximately 184 miles of trails designated for bike use, and 211 miles of trail for horse use in the forest. Most of the income collected from the trail permits remains in the Hoosier and is used to maintain trails, enhance trailheads and provide visitor services.

  • Prospective hospice volunteers invited to luncheon in Rockport Tuesday

    SPENCER COUNTY – Hospice is a special care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. 

  • Hoosier National Forest officials exceeds prescribed burn target

    Prescribed burning is used to achieve many natural-resource objectives. The process starts years in advance of the actual burn. Areas which might benefit from burning have to be identified and checked, the burn plan has to be written, and fire lines put in around the area. Then forest officials identify qualified people to implement the burn and wait for the weather to be perfect. The weather and the people turn out to be the two hardest parts of the process. 

  • Crawford reports on visit to AIC conference

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford reported at a regular council meeting Feb. 28 his experiences at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties Legislative Conference Feb. 18 and 19 in Indianapolis.

  • Cannelton seeks revitalization ideas

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Planners who met with Cannelton officials and residents said they want to come up with ideas that will spur development in the city and reflect its unique character.