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Today's News

  • High-school sports excellent value in a tough economy

    Whether you're watching network news, reading a hometown newspaper or visiting with a colleague at the proverbial water cooler, one topic trumps all others these days – the economy. And more times than not, the tone skews toward the negative.

    Here's a positive twist to "the topic of the day," It's not going to save our automakers or reverse the direction of the NYSE. But it is a practical way for you and your family to enjoy an evening of entertainment at a price most families can afford, even in today's coupon-clipping world,

  • Offices closing for MLK Jr. Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. County and state offices will be closed for the day, as will those in Tell City. There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup in Tell City next week. Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Water Board will be held Tuesday instead of Monday. The works board meets at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the water board.

  • Scrapbookers to converge Jan. 24

    TELL CITY — Creative Memories Consultant Beth Lasher will lead a scrapbooking crop as a Tell City Band Boosters fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Twilight Towers dining room, 1648 10th St. in Tell City. The $25 cost will cover lunch and a goodie bag for each participant and prize drawings will be conducted hourly. In scrapbooking terminology, cropping is the trimming of unwanted portions of photos.

    Reservations are due by Wednesday and can be made by calling 719-2802 or 719-0339.

  • Warm up to energy savings

    Staying warm while managing energy costs can be difficult, especially when the mercury dips near zero, as it has this week. But there are simple steps homeowners and renters can take to cut down on heating costs during winter. Other steps can bring sizable energy savings year-round.

    Home Heating

    • It's always important to have heating systems checked by a qualified technician each season, and even though we're in the depths of winter, it's not too late. Minor adjustments can more than pay for the cost of a service call.

  • Give your home an efficiency boost in 2009

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans can make their homes more energy efficient by knowing how the electricity they purchase is used in their homes. Quick and inexpensive steps can cut monthly power bills, helping families' budgets and giving the environment a needed boot.

    • Turn off the lights when you leave, especially at the end of the day. Encourage your children to do the same. Once it's a habit, they won't need reminding.

  • Don't get fleeced when doing the laundry

    Laundry day provides plenty of opportunities to be more environmentally friendly in 2009. These steps will not only save money and better the environment, they'll make your clothes look better.

    Clean the lint filter in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation. Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it. Consider air-drying clothes on clothes lines or drying racks. Air-drying is recommended by clothing manufacturers for some fabrics. Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.

  • Rangers' inside-outside combo subdues PC

    LEOPOLD—Hot three-point shooting and Jordan Myers’ strong inside game led Forest Park past Perry Central 74-57 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Rangers hit 8 of 15 from three-point range, with their three perimeter starters and reserve guards combining to hit 7 of 10.

    They got some open three-point shots when the Commodores tried to sag inside to double-team the 6-foot-8 Myers.

  • Goffinet reaches 1,000 as TC splits 2 games

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet scored 24 points, including her 1,000th career point, in PAC girls basketball against Gibson Southern Saturday.

    Gibson Southern forward Lauren Zeabart also scored her 1,000th career point in the same game. And she had more support as the Titans won 65-30.

    Goffinet scored her 1,000th point on a drive with 6:16 left in the second quarter.

    She had nine points for the game at that point. But no other Marksman had scored and they trailed 21-9.

  • Bulldogs repel Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton held off a frantic fourth-quarter comeback to beat Cloverport 70-58 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Cannelton led by 22 points heading into the fourth quarter, but the Aces hit three three-point shots in the first three minutes of the quarter, cutting the lead to 15.

    Cannelton held them off successfully from there, though the margin was cut to 10 points with 44 seconds to play.

  • Braves defeat Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—A high number of Cannelton turnovers allowed Tecumseh to beat the Bulldogs 73-48 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs committed 21 turnovers while the Braves gave up the ball only 12 times.  An aggressive defense by Tecumseh was the reason for the high turnover rate.

    “They played us aggressive man-to-man and we didn’t adjust to that,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We made a lot of silly unforced turnovers. It was a learning experience.”