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Today's News

  • Perry Central-Forest Park game postponed to Wednesday

    FERDINAND--Perry Central's varsity and JV boys basketball games at Forest Park, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, have been postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the same time.

    This is the second time these games have been postponed due to snow.

  • Snow blankets county; driver hurt near Oriole

    PERRY COUNTY - Weary residents reached for their snow shovels once again this week as a midwinter storm dumped from 5 to more than 8 inches of snow on most areas of the county Monday night and Tuesday, canceling classes at schools and triggering a handful of accidents.

    A Leopold woman suffered head and internal injuries in a one-vehicle crash near Oriole on a snow-covered Indiana 66.

  • State shifting correctional ed programs to Ivy Tech

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana Department of Correction decision to restructure basic-education services for adult offenders will affect the jobs of about 115 educators employed at state facilities, including Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County.

    The Department of Correction recently announced it had completed a review of how it provides basic education programs to incarcerated adults and decided to partner with Ivy Tech Community College as its educational provider.

  • Tell City students earn medals at solo, ensemble contests

    TELL CITY - The percentages of gold and silver ratings students earned at solo-and-ensemble contests Saturday at Southridge High School made this "one of our better years," Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Music Director Barry Reasoner said Monday.

    Additionally, 10 of the students who competed in solo categories and three ensembles earned the right to advance to state-level competition Feb. 27 in Indianapolis.

  • TC drum line eyes first contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School drum-line members will "storm" Decatur Central High School Saturday for their first competition of the season.

  • Candidates have another week to file for primary

    TELL CITY - Political hopefuls who have yet to file for this year's races have another week to throw their hats into the ring. The deadline for candidates to file for races in the primary is noon Feb. 19.

    County voters will decide races this year for sheriff, county clerk, auditor, treasurer, coroner, assessor and District 2 county commissioner. The four district seats on the county council are also on the ballot. Voters will also elect township trustees.

  • Perry Central student continues to battle cancer

    ST. MARKS - A Perry Central elementary student is finding support among classmates and the community in his fight against liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader, was diagnosed recently  with  carcinoma fibrolameller liver cancer and underwent a nearly 10-hour surgery to remove a tumor. He was scheduled to begin his third round of chemotherapy this week.

  • House fire

    CANNELTON - Cannelton firefighters battled cold as well as flames Sunday night. The department was called to 514 Knight St. at 11:19 p.m. after someone saw smoke and flames. Firemen were on the scene until shortly after 2 a.m. According to police records, the home is owned by Roxanne Suters.

  • Indiana Predator Challenge visits county
  • Mid-winter orchid show

    "Escape the winter blues and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise of orchids," invites the Web site for the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville.

    The escape is abrupt as visitors pass through a heavy wooden door from frigid air into a warm, humid jungle. Rare and beautiful orchids are tucked into spaces between animal exhibits along a walkway winding through the Amazonia enclosure. They're scheduled to be on display until March 8.