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Today's News

  • United Way seeks applications

    TELL CITY - Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County now through Feb. 19.

    Funding applications are available at the United Way office, 1012 31st St. or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the local United Way organization distributed more than $89,000 to area health and human-service organizations.

    All applications must be received by Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health or human- service organization and maintain a tax-exempt status.

  • Community foundation invites local farmers to free breakfast Feb. 16

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Community Foundation and Purdue Extension Office are co-sponsoring "Farming: 2010 - A Special Briefing and Complimentary Breakfast for the Perry County Agricultural Community" at 7 a.m. Feb. 16.

  • 2010 Recycling Schedule - Bi-weekly Pickup

    January 11, 25

    February 8, 22

    March 8, 22

    April 5, 9

    May 3, 17, 31

    July 14, 28

    August 12, 26

    September 9, 23

    October 6, 20

    November 1, 15, 29

    December 13, 27

  • State: Don't recommend obvious, unfeasible actions

    We're not sure how much it amounted to, in terms of the salaries involved, paper and ink expended and so on, but if Indiana school systems are to absorb $297 million in funding cuts, a refund of the costs for developing the "Citizens Checklist" would be a good start.

  • No more icy adventures, please

    I pounded out this column on Friday as the area was preparing for another round of snow. I won't mind the few inches that were forecast as long as it doesn't turn to ice like it did last Tuesday and moves us one step closer to spring.

  • 75 years of forest stewardship

    Editor's Note: The Hoosier National Forest will celebrate its 75th anniversary Feb. 6. Over the next year, Teena Ligman, a public-affairs specialist for the forest, will share aspects of the history of the forest and land-restoration efforts in southern Indiana.

    Congress gave the president authority in 1891 to create forest reserves out of the public domain. Since public-domain lands existed almost entirely in the West, most of the early forest reserves were in the West.

  • Crawford County’s hot shooting tops Perry Central

    MARENGO—Crawford County hit 65.9 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 69-62 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Parker Hudson, a 6-foot-7 center, hit 4 of 4 shots in the first 12 minutes to help the Wolfpack build a 28-20 lead.

    After Perry Central pulled within three points, 41-38, on a 15-footer by Ian Hahus midway through the third quarter, Andrew Curl and Jordan Newkirk hit consecutive three-point shots to build the Wolfpack’s lead to nine.

    The Wolfpack hit 5 of 9 from three-point range for the game.

  • Hollen, Sears Sprinkle join TC Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY—A four-sport coach and two four-sport stars have been elected to the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle will be inducted into the hall at a banquet at Tell City’s cafeteria 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. They will also be honored at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with Heritage Hills that night.

  • Jones shoots Hornets past Marksmen

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hot shooting by Hilarie Jones propelled Hancock County to an early lead as the Hornets beat Tell City 55-29 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Jones, a senior forward, scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes as the Hornets jumped to a 13-6 lead.

    She scored 17 of the Hornets’ first 22 points on three three-point baskets, two low-post moves, a fast-break layup off a steal, and two free throws.

    “She can flat shoot it,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And she posts up well. She’s a good player.”

  • Rappites clip Bulldogs

    NEW HARMONY—New Harmony scored 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 77-62 victory over Cannelton in boys basketball Friday.

    “We lost track of Perry in the first quarter,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett referring to New Harmony’s 6-foot-5 senior center, Robert Perry.

    Perry scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the first quarter.

    The 9-6 Rappites also grabbed seven offensive rebounds in the first quarter to build an 11-point lead.