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Today's News

  • Vikings build early lead to beat Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey outrebounded Tell City 50-25 to beat the Marksmen 78-68 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • 5-point play helps PC overtake Braves

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A five-point play produced Perry Central’s last points in regulation as the Commodores beat Tecumseh 48-43 in overtime in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central trailed 40-38 with 1:16 left in regulation when Commodore forward Tanner Cassidy worked open off a screen and hit a three-point shot from the wing.

  • Marksmen pin Pike Central 63-42

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 10 matches, including six by pins, to beat Pike Central 63-42 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Joe Craig, Aubrey Craig, Steven Wheatley, Nick Buchta, Brendon Richards and Javier Mendez earned the pins for the Marksmen.
    Dalton Froehlich, Cameron Kessinger and Johnny Tillison won major decisions (by at least eight points).
    Jarett Hawhee won a regular decision.

  • Lin’s performance not unprecedented

    NBA Commissioner David Stern, talking about New York Knicks’ overnight sensation Jeremy Lin in an interview with USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt Tuesday, said, “It’s actually a phenomenon without precedence.”
    Actually there is a really similar precedent for Lin’s performance in what Robert “Bubbles” Hawkins did 35 years ago. And though that was before Stern was the commissioner, he was 34 and a counsel to the NBA then, so he should remember.

  • Hot Pats pound TC

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills shot 62 percent from the field to defeat Tell City 117-73 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City started the second quarter with the basketball trailing 28-21. Chris Kohnert was fouled driving to the basket. He made the shot and the free throw, cutting Heritage Hills lead to 28-24 with 7:42 left in the first half.

  • Perry Central edges Paoli in final minute

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central made several clutch plays in the final minute to overtake Paoli for a 52-51 PLAC boys basketball victory Friday.

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  • COLUMN: Why hurt Hoosier workers?

    MICHAEL ELDER, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reference to Jim Adkins most recent attempt to make right-to-work-for-less sound good for the working people of Indiana. And if Mr. Adkins actually believes that right-to-work will help the working people of this state, he is the one who believes in fairy tales, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

  • COLUMN: Ways to get involved in your community

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Time is scarce for all of us, but investing an few hours – as little as 90 minutes Tuesday – over the coming months can help several groups move forward with important projects.

    The public is welcome to attend a Tuesday gathering to hear updates to Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness project, which launched last year. Volunteers are working on five broad areas important to the community: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, leaving a local legacy and rural families’ economic success.

  • EDITORIAL: Who gets to strip our unalienable rights?

    We wish to propose a new way to think about expression by students.

    We suggest that the ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these (is) liberty …” be understood to mean we are born with the freedoms we enjoy, and no one can take them away.