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Today's News

  • The gifts autistic students offer

    Because April is Autism Awareness month, I would like to share a personal experience related to autism.

    This school year, I have had the privilege of teaching a child with autism, and it has been a profound year of discovery and growth for both of us. 

    My student's mother encouraged me to share our story.

    When I discovered that I would be teaching a child with autism, I began to do some research on the Internet to learn more about the autistic child and techniques for reaching and teaching these children. 

  • Saving Rome's historic heart

    "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears." The famous opening line of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is becoming an invitation to the community to take a renewed interested in safeguarding the former courthouse in Perry County's Rome. With help from a dedicated band of supporters and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, the 1818 building will be around for decades to come.

    A group numbering more than 30 people visited the 191-year-old former county courthouse in Rome last Thursday.

  • Spring 2009 Home & Garden

    A special section in today's print and online editions offers stories on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's work with friend Evelyn Gayer to restore a 158-year-old home in Rome, a new Spencer County home built by Tell City contractor Joe Ettensohn, and various tips for making improvements while saving money.

  • Breaking NewsCollision in Tell City kills one, critically injures two

    UPDATE, 4:02 P.M. TUESDAY: John Crawford, 68, of Tell City, who was injured in Monday's four-vehicle crash near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street in Tell City, died at University Hospital in Louisville.

    UPDATE, 8:20 A.M. TUESDAY: Police are investigating the possibility that Crawford suffered a medical episode that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He was involved in an accident on 12th Street several years ago that was attributed to a medical reason.

  • Goffinet picks Panthers

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet has received a scholarship to continue her basketball career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Last week Goffinet signed an NCAA national letter of intent to play for the Panthers.

    “I really liked the coach and I liked the team, so I thought it would be a good fit,” she said.

    Ron Williams, coach of the Panthers, watched Goffinet play at least three games this season and in a workout for the state’s top 60 players in Indianapolis last month.

  • Bulldogs earn first win

    CANNELTON—Jordan Mattingly had three hits and drove in two runs as Cannelton beat Orleans 5-1 in baseball Wednesday.

    Mattingly went 3 for 3, including a double to the fence. He also stole three bases.

    Tyler Aud added two hits to the Bulldogs’ eight-hit attack.

    Ethan Herzog and Aud combined to pitch a six-hitter for Cannelton.

    Herzog walked none and struck out three in five innings.

  • Commodores get bats in gear, blast Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Perry Central pounded out a season-high 19 hits to beat Crawford County 12-3 in PLAC baseball Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy went 4 for 5, including a solo home run over the left-center-field fence in the sixth inning.

    T.J. Lamon and Seth Raetz each added three hits, and Tony Backer, Ian Hahus and Ryan Kessens each had two.

    Clint Schank hit a three-run homer in the Commodores’  six-run seventh inning.

    Schank and Raetz each drove in three runs for the game and Cassidy added two RBIs.

  • Errors costly in Tell City’s loss

    EVANSVILLE—Three Tell City errors contributed to six unearned runs for Harrison as the Warriors beat Tell City 7-4 in baseball Thursday.

    “Jeff Braun and Shane Weedman both pitched well for us,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “But we made three big errors.”

    Two of them came in Harrison’s five-run second inning and the other came in the Warriors’ two-run fourth.

    Tell City outhit Harrison 7-6, with seven different batters each getting one hit for the Marksmen.

  • PC boys dominate meet with 3 PLAC opponents

    LEOPOLD—Eric Scheiber won two distance races to lead Perry Central to victory in a boys quadrangular track meet Thursday.

    Perry Central scored 96 points to handily beat three PLAC opponents. Paoli scored 66, Mitchell 49, and Crawford County 17.

    Scheiber won the 1600-meter run in 4:44.39 and the 3200 in 10:23.99.

    Michael Ernst won the 800 in 2:06.04 and ran on two winning relays.

    He teamed with D.J. Newton, Reuben Y. Schwartz and Ian Bashor to win the 3200 relay in 8:36.97.

  • Harrison defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Jenelle Clausen earned Tell City’s only victory in the Marksmen’s 4-1 girls tennis loss to Harrison Thursday.

    Clausen defeated Katie Scheider 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.

    McKenzie Martin and Mandy Brooks had to go three sets to beat Kari Gladish and Trish Solbrig 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Harrison won the other matches in straight sets.

    Sarah Mastison beat Bethany Peter 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Danielle Coleman beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.