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Today's News

  • Perry Central judged a Best Buy by state chamber

    LEOPOLD — Perry Central Junior-Senior High School is among a select group of high schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars. Those schools were recognized last week by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce with the release of the 11th edition of its Indiana's Best Buys report.

  • Tell City man jailed after morning pursuit

    TELL CITY – An armed man who led police officers on a pursuit Sunday was lodged in the county jail after he drove back to his residence.

    According to Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee, police received a call at 2:45 a.m. that Michael Shane Malone, was armed and had left his residence at 628 20th St.

    Police spotted the blue truck Malone was driving and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Malone allegedly failed to stop. He did halt for a short time in the 1330 block of 21st Street.

  • Tell City Band boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.  

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • Theater goers shouldn't miss 'Avatar' adventure

    Wow ... just wow. "Avatar," the long awaited, majorly hyped new film from writer-director James Cameron is simply amazing. When watched in IMAX 3D it turns plain movie watching into a unique and breathtaking experience. There were times when I found myself with a grin on my face or with my mouth hanging open during this film.

    It completely encompasses you into the story in such a literal way that it will leave you wanting to go back in the theater and experience it all over again. Now, I've got my excited gushing out of the way, so let's get into the specifics.

  • The key to good politics is communication

    Not long ago, I was speaking to a group of high-school students when one raised his hand, declared that he wanted to run for Congress and asked what he should study in order to prepare. I suspect my answer surprised him. I told him to study English.

  • BMV prepares for SecureID, though federal delay expected

    INDIANAPOLIS – In response to communication from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced changes this week to its SecureID initiative that impacts those renewing driver's licenses or ID cards in 2010.  

  • Southern Indiana Power awards latest Operation Round-Up grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Once again, the "spare change" of Southern Indiana members has helped many people in our communities.

    Thanks to cooperative members who allow their bill to be rounded up to the nearest dollar, many nonprofit organizations serving the people of Southern Indiana Power have been able to benefit from this program.

  • Tell City native presented with Indiana University distinguished alumni award

    BLOOMINGTON – Tell City native J. Robert Rossman, Ph.D. was presented the W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award by the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University.

    The award was presented Oct. 17 and is the oldest and most prestigious alumni recognition presented by the school to one of its graduates who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional achievement.

    Rossman is currently an author, speaker and consultant on recreation program design and management as well as designing customer experiences.

  • Tell City tops PC in final minutes

    TELL CITY—Both coaches thought Tell City outhustled Perry Central in beating the Commodores 47-45 in the second round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

    “We didn’t play with any intensity the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We got outplayed the whole game.

    “I don’t know if we ever boxed out the whole game. Our half-court defense was pretty decent, but then we didn’t finish it with the rebound.”

  • Boonville holds off PC rally

    TELL CITY—Boonville, getting high percentage shots on fast breaks, hit 59.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 67-65 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Perry Central committed nine turnovers in the first half and Boonville converted five of them into fast-break layups to build a 32-20 lead.

    The Pioneers increased their lead to 20 points, 42-22, on a fast-break dunk by center Ryan Helfert midway through the third quarter.