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Today's News

  • More Bicentennial Nature Trust projects approved

    PERRY COUNTY – The new Gov. Edgar Whitcomb Nature Park and Retreat in Perry County is among a handful of areas selected to join the state’s Bicentennial Nature Trust.
    The News reported in October the Indiana Department of Natural Resources agreed to buy the former governor’s secluded retreat at Rome.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Congressman Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of Indiana’s Bicentennial Commission, announced the approval of 12 new projects to be added to the ongoing conservation initiative.

  • Economist: U.S. unlikely to dominate corn exports

    WEST LAFAYETTE – The United States remains the world’s corn export king, although its empire is shrinking, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.

    Foreign nations that previously relied on the U.S. for corn are growing more of their own or buying from other producing countries, said Philip Abbott. He predicted the trend will continue even if market conditions improve and U.S. corn production increases.

  • Board decides not to vie for forest- concessionaire’s responsibilities

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department decided Wednesday not to bid on managing concessions and admission fees at area Hoosier National Forest facilities.

    The current concessionaire’s contract expires at the end of this year and bids will soon be taken for a new five-year contract. A county official had suggested the county parks board might be interested in bidding on the contract as a way to raise revenue for its projects.

  • Health-insurance reform will affect county coverage

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners got a look at how new health-insurance regulations will affect the county during their regular meeting Nov. 21.

    For one, employers who issue fewer than 250 W-2 statements may but aren’t required to report the value of health insurance on those documents, explained Cathy Dunn, president of Dunn and Associates Benefit Administrators of Columbus.

  • PC school board approves personnel changes

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Lifestyle Editor

    LEOPOLD – Board members of the Perry Central School board had only a few items on their agenda for their December meeting held Dec. 10 in the high school library.

  • Tell City girls outrebound Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the rebounding at both ends to beat Cannelton 32-10 in eighth grade girls basketball Thursday.
    The Marksmen built a 10-4 halftime lead as they scored all six of their second-quarter points on rebound baskets, including one possession on which they shot five times.
    “We just don’t have any girls with height,” Cannelton Coach Josh Marshall said of his team’s rebounding problems.

  • No clear favorite in Class 2A sectional

    In a recent eight-day period, I saw six of the seven teams in the Class 2A Southridge boys basketball sectional play.
    The only team in that sectional I have not seen is North Posey, which had a good team last year but entered Friday’s games 0-3 as it adjusts to a first-year coach.
    So I likely have seen all the serious contenders for the sectional crown. But I can’t really tell you who the favorite is, as there doesn’t appear to be a clear favorite.

  • Tell City girls’ shooting hot in win over Braves

    LYNNVILLE—McKenzie Hayes had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks and five assists as Tell City beat Tecumseh 55-31 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    It was the second time in Hayes’ career that she has reached double figures in three statistical categories. She hit 6 of 13 shots from the field and 4 of 6 free throws.
    She also had plenty of help. Logan Flannagan added 14 points in 5 of 7 field-goal shooting and 4 of 5 free throws. She scored all her field goals in the second half.

  • Commodores’ inside game downs Orleans

    ORLEANS—Ashley Graves shook off some foul trouble to score 23 points as Perry Central beat Orleans 54-32 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central jumped to a 28-14 lead, but Coach Bill Dickerson then sat Graves and Edwards out for the closing minutes of the second quarter because each had two fouls.
    Orleans then scored the last seven points of the half and the first two of the third quarter to cut the gap to 28-23. Then Graves picked up her third foul.

  • Braves pound boards in 2nd half to top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Though struggling in some areas, Tell City’s boys basketball team has rebounded well this season. Until the second half Friday.
    The Marksmen grabbed only one rebound in the first 14 1/2 minutes of the second half as they lost to Tecumseh 49-36.
    Tell City led 24-20 at halftime and had outrebounded the Braves 14-11 to that point.