Today's News

  • Marksmen overtake Hornets in 4th quarter

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a  box-and-one defense to edge Hancock County 45-42 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “We went to a box-and-chaser on Hancock County’s Kolten Keown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Trent Zuelly really put his nose in his chest and wouldn’t let him touch the ball. It disrupted their offense.
    “Trent was our emotional leader on the floor tonight.”

  • Commodores turn back Rangers

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tanner Cassidy scored 23 points and Perry Central played well in nearly every facet of the game to beat Forest Park 66-58 in boys basketball Saturday.
    It was the Commodores’ first victory over the Rangers in 17 meetings (regular-season and sectional), since a 69-57 win Jan. 9, 1999.
    The Commodores hit 51.1 percent (23 of 45) from the field and and committed only seven turnovers—nine fewer than the Rangers.
    The taller Rangers outrebounded Perry Central only 23-21.

  • Gentle Lowering

    Employees of Hedinger Roofing of Jasper lower the county-courthouse cupola to the sidewalk in front of the building Saturday morning as County Commissioner Bill Amos (right) watches. The workers removed the structure during the weekend to avoid interrupting pedestrian traffic in and out of the building. They’re replacing shingles installed when the courthouse was built with metal roofing originally intended to cover the structure. (A photo-and-video presentation of the cupola work appears in the multimedia area of this site.)

  • School board discusses pay, insurance


  • Tax bills will be on time again this year

    INDIANAPOLIS – Efficient work by county employees left Perry County at the front of the line in getting its 2013 tax rates approved by the state. That means another on-time property-tax deadline of May 10.

  • Who will control Holiday World?


    SANTA CLAUS – The Kochs of Santa Claus, Spencer County’s most recognized family, entered 2013 on a legal roller coaster that has left, at least for now, majority control of family-owned Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in the hands of the widow of the park’s former president.

  • News in brief, Jan. 10

    Annual Ferdinand prom, bridal expo
    FERDINAND – The 11th annual Ferdinand prom and bridal expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. EST Jan. 13 at the Ferdinand Community Center.
    More than 30 businesses will be available to help make proms and weddings special. Participants will be able to sample catered foods and cakes. Those attending will also be able to register for prizes.  
    A fashion show will be provided by Cinderella’s of Tell City.

  • Cannelton homecoming royalty

    Brandon Cook and Taylor Lawalin were crowned king and queen at the Cannelton High School homecoming ceremonies Jan. 4 before the varsity basketball game against Crothersville.

  • Changes in Memorial Hospital leadership announced

    JASPER – E. Kyle Bennett has been named chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in an announcement made by Ray Snowden, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer.

  • 10,000 Maniacs to perform at Jasper Arts Center

    JASPER – The original indie rock band, 10,000 Maniacs will perform at the Jasper Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.
    10,000 Maniacs is world-renown on the independent rock scene and is touring to promote their latest album, Music from the Motion Picture. This is the second performance in the New Directions series, which is designed to appeal to all audiences but most particularly to 25 to 45 year old patrons.