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Today's News

  • 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.

  • TC boys win triangular

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, Trevor Nelson and Justin Peter each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City won a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.

    The Marksmen scored 131 points, Gibson Southern 104, and Tecumseh 38.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.44 and the 500 free in 5:44.20.

    Nelson won the 50 free in 24.88 seconds and the 100 free in 55.90.

    Peter won the 100 butterfly in 1:06.18 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.99.

    The Marksmen won all three relays.