Today's News

  • The key to good politics is communication

    Not long ago, I was speaking to a group of high-school students when one raised his hand, declared that he wanted to run for Congress and asked what he should study in order to prepare. I suspect my answer surprised him. I told him to study English.

  • BMV prepares for SecureID, though federal delay expected

    INDIANAPOLIS – In response to communication from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced changes this week to its SecureID initiative that impacts those renewing driver's licenses or ID cards in 2010.  

  • Southern Indiana Power awards latest Operation Round-Up grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Once again, the "spare change" of Southern Indiana members has helped many people in our communities.

    Thanks to cooperative members who allow their bill to be rounded up to the nearest dollar, many nonprofit organizations serving the people of Southern Indiana Power have been able to benefit from this program.

  • Tell City native presented with Indiana University distinguished alumni award

    BLOOMINGTON – Tell City native J. Robert Rossman, Ph.D. was presented the W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award by the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University.

    The award was presented Oct. 17 and is the oldest and most prestigious alumni recognition presented by the school to one of its graduates who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional achievement.

    Rossman is currently an author, speaker and consultant on recreation program design and management as well as designing customer experiences.

  • Tell City tops PC in final minutes

    TELL CITY—Both coaches thought Tell City outhustled Perry Central in beating the Commodores 47-45 in the second round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

    “We didn’t play with any intensity the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We got outplayed the whole game.

    “I don’t know if we ever boxed out the whole game. Our half-court defense was pretty decent, but then we didn’t finish it with the rebound.”

  • Boonville holds off PC rally

    TELL CITY—Boonville, getting high percentage shots on fast breaks, hit 59.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 67-65 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Perry Central committed nine turnovers in the first half and Boonville converted five of them into fast-break layups to build a 32-20 lead.

    The Pioneers increased their lead to 20 points, 42-22, on a fast-break dunk by center Ryan Helfert midway through the third quarter.

  • Panthers run past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Corydon took advantage of 13 first-half Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 74-58 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Tell City outrebounded Corydon 36-26 overall, including 26-15 in the second half.

    And field-goal percentages were nearly even in the first half, with Corydon hitting 53.8 percent and Tell City 52.9 percent.

    But Corydon took nine more shots that half thanks to having eight fewer turnovers than the Marksmen. Thus the Panthers were able to build a 36-19 halftime lead.

  • Cannelton hosting own 3-team tourney Saturday

    CANNELTON—Cannelton will host the Bulldog Invitational, a three-team, round-robin, boys basketball tourney, Saturday.

    The Bulldogs will face Columbus Christian in the first game at 10 a.m.

    That will be followed by Columbus Christian vs. New Harmony at 1:30 p.m. and Cannelton vs. New Harmony at 6:30 p.m.

    Should each team finish with a 1-1 record, point differentials will be used to determine the tourney champion.

  • Colts fans, other teams cheated by Caldwell's benching his starters

    Many Perry Countians are Indianapolis Colts football fans, and some of them are understandably irate at Colts Coach Jim Caldwell’s benching his starters early in the third quarter against the New York Jets Dec. 27.

    The Colts, who were 14-0 and had a chance to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only team to go undefeated through the regular-season and playoffs, led only 15-10 early in the third quarter when Caldwell benched all of his key starters, including superstar quarterback Peyton Manning.

  • Hayes, Schwartz make all-tourney

    TELL CITY—Perry Central center Katie Schwartz and Tell City center McKenzie Hayes have been named to the girls PSC Holiday Tip-off all-tourney team.

    Schwartz averaged 6.3 points and a team-high 6.0 rebounds for the Commodores, who were runners-up in the tourney. She hit all nine of her free throws.

    Hayes averaged 11.7 points and 12.3 rebounds in the Marksmen’s three tourney games.