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Today's News

  • Mighty ice falls

    Bill and Glenda Gibson provided The News this photo of a massive ice fall near Branchville. Water flowing over stone cliffs in the area froze to create the wintry spectacle.

  • Soil-and-water district reorganizes

    CANNELTON - The board of supervisors of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District have elected officers for 2010. Randy Rennie was re-elected chairman, with Ronnie James vice chairman and Brad Harth, secretary. Darlene Fischer, the district's coordinator, will also serve as district treasurer.

  • Saint Meinrad seminarians attend March for Life

    SAINT MEINRAD - For the second year in a row, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology sponsored a seminarian trip to the nation's capital to take part in the annual March for Life. This year marked the seventh anniversary of the March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters to Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

  • Bill to keep more people out of nursing homes should be good deal for state

    District 78 Rep. Suzanne Crouch has co-authored a bill in the Indiana General Assembly to try to keep people out of nursing homes longer. This seems like a good idea because it is what most elderly people prefer and it should save the state money.

    In recent years several states have taken measures similar to the one proposed by Crouch.

    In 2005 Maryland had 400 disabled and 2,800 elderly people enrolled in a pilot program to allow them to live in their own homes instead of nursing homes.

  • Losing the battle of the bulge

    As bets go, two $10 wagers that I could lose more weight than other dieters aren't substantial from a monetary standpoint. But losing is a blow to my pride and an indictment of my willpower.

    Technically, I haven't lost the two "Biggest Loser-type" contests inspired by the TV show. But it's looking that way.

  • Pollination source of pecan problems

    Editor's Note: This column was provided by Purdue University's Extension Service. Columnist B. Rosie Lerner is a consumer horticulturalist. Here she answers two questions provided by Hoosier gardeners.

    I have two large pecan trees that have a problem. One tree is 75 feet tall with a 30-foot spread. The other is about half this size. Both trees were started with nuts. Both produce large quantities of nuts that do not mature.

  • Tell City stops Pike Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Pike Central to 28.3 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Chargers 72-53 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen also won the rebound battle 36-25.

    “That’s the one thing I’ve been asking our players all year—to defend and rebound,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “And tonight we finally did it.”

  • Bulldogs fall to Day School

    EVANSVILLE—Cannelton displayed improved defense in a 65-49 boys basketball loss to Evansville Day Friday.

    After giving up a combined 38 points to Eagles’ guards Basel Allaw and Ethan Black in their previous matchup, the Bulldogs held the duo to just 11 points Friday. Allaw was held scoreless on just three shot attempts.

    Day School shot 43.1 percent from the field for the game while the Bulldogs hit 36 percent.

  • PC tops Mitchell; falls to Raiders

    LEOPOLD—Hilarie Hahus and Lavina Schwartz each scored 10 points in the second half as Perry Central pulled away to a 53-38 PLAC girls basketball victory over Mitchell Wednesday.

    The win enabled the Commodores to place second in the seven-team conference with a 5-1 PLAC record. Paoli won the title with a 6-0 record.

    The Commodores led only 22-21 at halftime but broke the game open with hot second-half shooting.

    They hit 45.2 percent from the field overall, including 10 of 14 from two-point range in the second half.

  • Rangers beat Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park jumped to a 16-0 lead and beat Tell City 51-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen went 0 for 9 from the field in the first quarter and 0 for 2 at the free-throw line.

    They were 0 for 5 on free throws before Mariah Alvey hit one for their first point of the game.

    “We were getting good shots,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “But we just couldn’t knock down a shot to save our lives.

    “Forest Park played man-to-man defense the first quarter and we did a good job running our offense.