Today's News

  • PC rebounds to repel Vikings 60-55 in OT

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Any time Perry Central needed a big play Tanner Cassidy seemed to produce one to help the Commodores beat North Posey 60-55 in overtime in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • Cook’s 37 points lift Cannelton to victory

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Brandon Cook scored 37 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead Cannelton past New Harmony 68-64 in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • COLUMN: Help shape our city’s future

    By BARBARA EWING, Mayor of Tell City

    Greetings from the Tell City mayor’s office. Coach Paul Bryant once said, “No coach has ever won a game by what he knows, it’s what his players know that counts.”

    Within our community, I believe, as mayor, we have the people, the skills, the resources and the materials to create a positive change in Tell City! It is for this reason that Tell City is reaching out to its citizens and all citizens of Perry County for help in developing a comprehensive plan for the Tell City community.

  • COLUMN: And the surveys say ...

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Surveys conducted as part of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program turned up some interesting data about the challenges facing our community – as well as many of its strengths. A public presentation of findings by five committees was conducted Feb. 21 and we’ll share the details of the findings in a story soon.

  • EDITORIAL: Snowe’s retirement should be wakeup call for Tea Party

    Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, surprised most political observers when she announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election this year.

    According to USA Today, she said “she could not face another unproductive six-year term with the polarization and partisanship that has overtaken Washington – and the Senate in particular.”

    The Tea Party wing of Republicans is trying to purge the GOP of moderates such as Snowe, but Snowe’s retirement announcement should be a wakeup call that their strategy is likely to backfire.

  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit, 1525 11th Street, Tell City.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Sue Ellspermann are planning to attend.

    The legislators will give a summary of the session and will open the floor to questions.

    Bill and Dave’s will offer a full breakfast buffet for $7.95 per person.

  • Downtown group members appointed

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has named members to a Tell City Development and Action Committee that will present ideas for rejuvenating the city’s downtown area.

    Members of the group are Jon Scheer, Cheri Taylor, Chris Cail, Tony Hollinden, Carol Hagedorn, Penny Newlin, Bev Minto, Vince Luecke, James Rasch and Debra Emerson.

  • County parks, rec hikes coming

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host several hikes this winter and spring. All of the hikes are open to the public:

    • Saturday, Pete’s Cave, four miles. Trail begins at 9 a.m. with group meeting at the St. Croix convenience store at the intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 37.

    • March 24, Two Loops Trail East, 10 miles, at the Celina Lake Recreational Area. Hike begins at 9 a.m. at the entrance on Indiana 37.

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  • PC students shine at contest

    LEOPOLD – Marimba player Trent Pringle earned a gold medal at Indiana State School Music Association solo and ensemble competition Feb. 26 in Indianapolis, and a percussion ensemble earned a silver rating despite a broken arm.

    Snare drummer Cord Bennett was injured four days before the contest, according to Music Director Rob Cason.