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Today's News

  • Two Tell City women arrested on drug charges

    DALE – The search of a Spencer County home Tuesday night led to the arrest of two Tell City women on drug charges.

    According to Indiana State Police, Angela M. Zuelly, 31, of 814 18th St. and Angela K. Hackney, 30, of 2000 Jefferson St., were lodged in the Spencer County Jail after police searched a home at 11 W. Brown St. in Dale.

    Police said they suspected drug activity taking place inside the residence and allegedly found Kristofer E. Erwin, 38, inside smoking methamphetamine.

  • Community speaker coming Jan. 27

    TELL CITY – Speaker Keith Nord will hold a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Tell City High School auditorium for community members and parents. Renaissance sponsor Amy Kehl said the event is not just for high-school parents, but for all parents. She added the presentation should be finished before the varsity basketball game that night.

  • Commissioners skip critical step in buying roadway system

    A step critical in the efficient spending of government funds was apparently skipped before county commissioners voted this month to make a $100,000 purchase.

    That idea: Look around for the best deal you can find.

    If OK'd by the county council Jan. 29, the purchase approved by two of Perry County's three commissioners will provide a system for assessing the conditions of the county's 520 miles of roadway.

  • Reflections on Inauguration Day

    Tomorrow our 44th president will be inaugurated in front of millions, some there in person while others watch online or on television. And while I won't be able to see this historic event happen in person, I don't feel too bad for not being there, since as a high-school student, I attended President George W. Bush's first inauguration.

  • State faces $700 million shortfall

    The 116th Indiana General Assembly convened Jan. 7 and, by law, must adjourn by April 29. State lawmakers will spend the next few months deliberating on many issues. However, the most challenging will be crafting a new two-year state budget during an ever-worsening economy.

    The state currently faces a shortfall of more than $700 million for the current fiscal year. This will make the work of this session the most challenging in decades.

  • Daniels: State will get beyond 'frost in April'

    Editor's Note: Gov. Mitch Daniels' office forwarded a copy of the governor's inaugural address to Hoosier newspapers. It's published here as a letter to Perry County residents.

    As a matter of both good manners and necessity, second helpings should be smaller than first portions. Likewise with second pronouncements on accepting duty in the public's employ.

  • Raiders hold off PC

    LEOPOLD—Austin Rasche had 20 points and 19 rebounds as Southridge beat Perry Central 61-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rasche, a 6-foot-5 sophomore center, hit 8 of 10 shots from the field and helped the Raiders dominate the rebounding 38-24.

    “He’s a nice player,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “He’s a tough matchup. He can play inside or out—he’s not just a back-to-the-basket post player.”

  • Bulldog girls top Rappites

    CANNELTON—Nakaa Myers scored 19 points as Cannelton crushed New Harmony 61-38 in girls basketball Friday.

    Myers hit 8 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range.

    She scored 10 points in the third quarter on two three-pointers and two field goals just inside the arc as the Bulldogs outscored the Rappites 26-8 to take control.

    “This was probably the best game we’ve played all year,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

  • Boonville routs TC late

    TELL CITY—Tell City went cold in the last 10 minutes and lost to Boonville 65-39 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Tell City went on a 9-0 run to pull within one, 32-31, with 2:25 left in the third quarter.

    Mariah Alvey made a rebound basket, Kyle Smithson hit two fast-break layups off steals (one by her and one by Lauren Goffinet), and Goffinet made a three-point play on a 15-footer and free throw in that streak.

  • PC girls fall to Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills ended the first half with a 16-2 run to pull away to a 53-32 girls basketball victory over Perry Central Thursday.

    “We fell behind 10-2, then we tied it 12-12, and then we just started turning the ball over,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    Heritage Hills was not pressing when the Commodores had turnover problems.

    “They ran a little trap and half-court man-to-man,” said Dickerson. “We handled their trap fine but their man-to-man gave us problems.