Today's News

  • Cannelton falls twice

    INDIANAPOLIS—Inside baskets, including several on offensive rebounds, helped Christel House Academy edge Cannelton 60-55 in boys basketball Saturday evening.
    “This was by far the most evenly matched opponent we have faced all year,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “It was a back-and-forth game the whole way through.
    “We shot the ball well from the field in both halves, mainly by getting the shots we wanted. Jayden (Morris) had an outstanding game offensively. Bryce (Garrett) and Damon Powers) also performed well offensively.

  • Rebels run past Perry Central

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—After a disheartening loss the night before, Perry Central failed to overcome a slow  start offensively Saturday in a 60-37 loss to South Spencer.
    “We played last night in overtime, got beat. I think we were maybe a little dead-legged,” Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said. “I just didn’t think we matched their energy level early; then they got that big lead.”
    South Spencer jumped to a 21-10 lead after one quarter.

  • Titans top Tell City late

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 2 of 8 free throws in the last 6:07 and got outrebounded 12-6 in the last quarter of a 56-48 PAC boys basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit their first six three-point shots - five by Hunter Rowe - to build a 40-39 lead after three quarters.
    They ran some nice double-screen plays to get Rowe open in the corners and on the wings, and his teammates found him with nice passes when he got open.

  • Tell City 8th in girls swim sectional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Bailey Powell and Sydney Burton made the championship finals in individual events to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 11-team Jasper girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 111 points, just 17 behind seventh-place Northeast Dubois. Jasper won in a rout with 471.
    Tell City’s highest finish was fifth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay as Sydney Brown, Madison Schuetter, Sydney Burton and Powell swam it in 4:34.96.

  • Cold start hurts Perry Central girls in sectional loss

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central couldn’t quite overcome a slow start and lost to North Posey 48-41 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores committed five turnovers before they took a shot and went 1 for 11 from the field with nine turnovers in the first quarter.

  • Some offices closed Monday for President’s Day

    PERRY COUNTY – County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup in either community. Troy’s town hall and utility office will be closed Monday. Troy town employees will pick up recycling and will chip tree limbs Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the office being closed in observance of Presidents Day. Trash will be picked up as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18.

  • There’s still time to make time-capsule contribution

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time this winter to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected for a few more weeks and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Budget order and final tax rates approved

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2015 budget order and tax rates Dec. 29, paving the way for on-time property tax bills.

    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due May 11. Perry County was the fourth county in the state to receive its 2015 budget order and tax rates.

  • Farmland taxes are a hot topic in the General Assembly

    Larry DeBoer

    Once again, farmland assessments and property taxes are going up. The Department of Local Government Finance, which oversees the property tax in Indiana, has set the base rate per acre of farmland for 2015 taxes at $2,050 per acre. That’s a 16 percent increase from the base rate for 2014 taxes. In December the DLGF announced the base rate for 2016 at $2,420, another 18 percent increase.

    The base rate has been rising for years. But, this year, it’s a hot topic in the General Assembly.

  • In annual winter rite, skunks are scouting for love


    Weekend Gardener


    We just returned from Taylorsville, Ky., and on the drive home, Andy remarked, “Wow, we have passed four dead skunks!” We don’t see them on the farm as much as we used to because of the dogs, although I have been getting whiffs of them for about a week now. The lightbulb moment: it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.