Today's News

  • 3 Marksmen advance to wrestling regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Three Tell City wrestlers qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished seventh in the 10-team Castle sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 67 points, just three behind sixth-place Boonville. Castle repeated as champion with 316.5.
    David Teague was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 120-pound weight class.
    He lost the championship match to Neal Bealmear of Castle 5-3.

  • Hornets defeat Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Medora outshot Cannelton from the field 51.1 percent to 30.2 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “They shot the ball pretty well from the field,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “Part of that was we were nowhere near as intense on defense as we were Friday night. And they made some tough shots.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley took advantage of Tell City’s cold start to defeat the Marksmen 51-38 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen went scoreless in the first quarter, missing all seven field-goal attempts and all four free throws, and trailed 9-0 after eight minutes.
    They got on the board on a rebound basket by Braeden Beard with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
    The Marksmen got an unexpected scoring boost in the second quarter from freshman Trent Arnold.

  • Commodores' comeback falls short at Lanesville

    LANESVILLE—After trailing by 22 points at halftime, Perry Central rallied in the second half but lost to Lanesville 54-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville built a 39-17 halftime lead. But in the second half “we changed our press a little bit and went to some zone (defense in the halfcourt,” noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were able to get a few turnovers that led to easy baskets for us.”
    The Commodores also cut their own turnovers to five in the second half after committing 16 in the first half.

  • Hot shooting propels Tell City past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A basketball adage is: If a team shoots well, it looks good. Or as Tell City girls coach John Hayes put it Tuesday, “When you hit shots, that takes care of a lot of problems.”
    The Marksmen outshot Perry Central from the field 55.8 percent to 29.8 percent to win 57-49 in Tuesday’s first-round sectional game.
    They will play South Spencer in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • How to tell if Congress is finally working again

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices.

  • Council approves possible funds advance; manufacturer’s abatement

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council acted on several issues at its members’ Jan. 28 meeting. The group voted to authorize County Auditor Pam Goffinet to acquire temporary financial advancements from the debt-services detention center fund. That money can be used to help stabilize health and cumulative-capital accounts when balances run low.

    Goffinet explained the county annually seeks similar transfers and the money is repaid when it receives disbursement of funds in the spring and fall.

  • Remains identified as county man

    HARRISON COUNTY – The remains of a body found in Harrison County have been identified as a Perry County man missing for nearly two years.

    Authorities in Harrison County said the remains are of 56-year-old George Ronald Schmidt Jr. He was missing since February 2014 and was last seen in Mauckport.

  • County officials attend legislative conference


    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Auditor Pam Goffinet, Assessor Mendy Lassaline and county council members Danny Bolin, Jody French and Ron Crawford were among about 300 county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indiana Counties’  2016 County Legislative Conference.

  • Pond management workshop Feb. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Nearly every farm in Perry County has a pond. Pond management calls come frequently, often dealing with duckweed and planktonic algae.

    Managing fish populations can also be a challenge. Keeping a pond healthy is important for the appearance of the pond and its function.