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Today's News

  • Cannelton coach sees much improvement

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's volleyball team still lacks height, but with more experience than last year Coach Heather Daum expects the team to be vastly improved.

    Starting three sophomores, two freshmen and one junior last year, the Bulldogs went 0-25.

    "We're definitely improved," said Daum. "I've had a lot more time to work with them this preseason."

    She expects defense to be the team's main strength.

    "We're not a big hitting team, so my focus has been on defense - passing, blocking and digging."

  • Commodores have inexperienced team

    LEOPOLD - With only five returning letter winners - only one of which is a senior - Perry Central has one of its youngest and most inexperienced volleyball teams in years.

    But Coach Becky Genet, starting her 31st year at the helm, thinks the Commodores can be a sectional contender by the end of the season.

    "We're pretty young and we haven't played together," said Genet. "The girls have got to learn to communicate. But they're working hard."

  • Moving or sitting, Schweizer Fest train draws 'multitude'

    Hundreds 'ride the rails' in sesquicentennial trips

    TELL CITY - More than 800 people rode the rails in 19 trips offered by the Hoosier Southern Railroad "and the multitude of people who came in Sunday surprised me," Dick Neumann said at a regular port-authority board meeting Wednesday.

    The vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency was describing its contribution to Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest celebration.

  • Perry Central's 2009 budget headed for Aug. 25 hearing

    LEOPOLD - State leaders' decision to shoulder additional general-fund expenses for Hoosier schools is reflected in Perry Central Community School Corp.'s proposed 2009 budget.

    The school board approved a proposed budget for advertising during an Aug. 11 meeting and will host a public hearing on next year's financial plan at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. The board's regular monthly meeting will be held the same evening.

    The school district's 2009 budget will go before the board for adoption at a 7:30 p.m. session Sept. 15.

  • New programs, grants expand Perry Central's curriculum

    LEOPOLD - With one week down, several more to go, Perry Central Community Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said everything has gone really well.

    "We really feel like we're into the new year with a great start," she said, adding the new teachers have "jumped right in" and are getting involved in anything they can. Teacher day, Roberson said, seemed to get everyone really excited about school with a more interactive and fun day with skits and games. "We have a lot of good things that are going to be going on this year," the superintendent said.

  • Tell City Schools report smooth openings

    Elementary, junior high schools get $155,500 in grants

    TELL CITY - The principals of Tell City's three schools reported smooth openings to the 2008-09 school year Tuesday.

    "The school day today went really well," William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble said at a regular school-board meeting. "I'm not going to say it was quiet in the office, because it's never quiet in the office."

  • Cannelton students hard at work

    Chapman has new duties

    CANNELTON - Students attending Cannelton City Schools are well into the new school year and things are going well thus far, officials said last week.

    Classes began Aug. 4 and Ginger Conrad, elementary principal, said the students and staff are already back into a routine.

    "It's like we haven't missed a beat," she said, adding that thanks to summer programs, everyone was ready for the new year and hopes the good start will continue through the year.

  • Two injured in nighttime crash

    Officers allege driver was drunk when SUV hit pole, overturned

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man suffered a serious head wound Thursday night when the sport-utility vehicle he was driving overturned on Brushy Fork Road, police said. His passenger was treated and released with abrasions.

  • Police dismantle Deer Creek drug lab

    Troopers use chopper in search for marijuana

    GATCHEL - A rural Tell City man already wanted by police on a theft warrant found himself in even more trouble Thursday after police allegedly found marijuana and items used to make methamphetamine at his makeshift home.

    Armed with an arrest warrant from Perry Circuit Court on a charge of theft, troopers from the Jasper Post went to 11662 Deer Creek Road around 10 a.m. to arrest Evan M. Howell, 25.

  • Air-quality alerts issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

    Air-quality alerts have been issued for southwestern Indiana for Tuesday, Aug. 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 20 for ozone.

    Issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the alerts are for Perry, Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick and Greene counties.

    Ozone levels are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups both days. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.