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Today's News

  • White-nose syndrome affects Eastern bats

    TELL CITY - White-nose syndrome has killed more than a million bats in states from Vermont to West Virginia and has had mortality rates in excess of 90 percent in some of the caves and mines where bats hibernate during the winter. The most obvious symptom of this problem is the presence of a white fungus around the nose of some affected bats.

    The fungus can also occur on the wings or tail membranes of bats. This is a concern due to population densities of bat species that are found in southern Indiana, particularly the endangered Indiana bat.

    What is WNS?

  • Ivy Tech offers student-aid assistance

    TELL CITY - Need help putting the pieces together on your FAFSA? Ivy Tech Community College is offering assistance with students and parents wanting answers to individual help filling out the FAFSA.

    The service is available for students planning to enroll at any college Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Wednesday, March 3. Sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Ivy Tech in Tell City.

    Appointments are required. Sign up at the Ivy Tech office or call 547-7915. Students should bring 2009 tax returns, as they will complete FASFAs on computers during the session.

     

  • Denzel Washington continues strong streak in stylish 'Book of Eli'

    It seems that Hollywood is obsessed with the apocalypse these days.  Over the past year I've seen "Knowing," "Terminator: Salvation," "The Road," "Zombieland," "2012," and now "The Book of Eli."  

  • Get your game on!

    The Big Game calls for fun food with big flavor. These winning recipes start with flavor-packed Johnsonville Sausage. From bratwurst to Italian, smoked-cooked and more, there's a sausage variety to satisfy all your hungry guests.

    Put these recipes in your game-day playbook, and you'll score big with everyone at the party.

  • Voter Registration

    Perry Countians who aren't registered to vote can do so by visiting the county clerk's office, located in the courthouse, or by stopping by the Perry County License Branch.

    April 5 is the deadline for residents to register for the May 4 primary.

  • PC defense stops Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central forced 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 46-32 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Marksmen committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 21-14.

    “They came out aggressive and we came out pretty passive, and they just took the ball away from us,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    Tell City stayed close early, taking an 11-10 lead on a rebound basket by McKenzie Hayes with seven minutes left in the first half.

  • Hot Rebs top cold Tell City

    TELL CITY—South Spencer more than doubled Tell City’s field-goal percentage in beating the Marksmen 58-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Rebels hit 58.6 percent from the field while Tell City hit just 26.0 percent, including 1 of 14 from three-point range.

    “We didn’t defend very well in the first half (when the Rebels hit 11 of 17 from the field to jump to a 29-20 lead) and that’s frustrating because we worked two weeks on defense since our last game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Eagles too quick for Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Evansville Day’s quickness and lost to the Eagles 80-58 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Eagles used their quickness advantage to create several fast-break and layup opportunities. They hit 31 two-point field goals for the game, 27 of which came from in the lane.

    They hit 61.8 percent from the field for the game.

    “I would like to get back to our zone defense, but our offense is stagnant when we play a zone,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Wildcats overtake Tell City in third quarter

    TELL CITY—Matt Coudret’s 28 points helped Mater Dei overcome Tell City’s hot start and beat the Marksmen 62-53 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen, led by Shane Weedman, hit 8 of their first 10 field-goal attempts and built a 22-14 lead with 7 seconds left in the first quarter.

    They kept the lead until Coudret made a steal and layup to put the Wildcats ahead 35-34 with 5:44 left in the third quarter.

    Coudret scored 16 points in the second half on six field goals--all from within 7 feet of the basket—and 4 of 4 free throws.

  • Rebels outshoot Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—South Central held Cannelton scoreless in the first quarter and beat the Bulldogs 55-42 in girls basketball Saturday.

    South Spencer used a full-court man-to-man press in the first quarter “and we couldn’t shoot,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We were just throwing it (toward the basket). We just got in a big hurry.”

    After falling behind 13-0 in that period, the Bulldogs played the Rebels evenly the rest of the way.