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Today's News

  • Bulldogs hit 50 percent to defeat Grace Baptist

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit a season-best 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Grace Baptist 50-32 in the first round of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Monday.
    The Bulldogs’ first win of the season put them in the championship game of the four-team tourney against Columbus Christian Tuesday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder. “We played a little faster than we normally like to and even tried to pressure them a little bit.”

  • Tell City loses two Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in beating Tell City 49-38 in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday evening.
    The Patriots outrebounded Tell City 35-25 overall.
    “Their offensive rebounding absolutely killed us,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “That was by far the biggest problem we had.
    “I remember one possession in the first quarter when they had four shots.

  • Perry Central wins two Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding and defense carried Perry Central to victories  over both Spencer County teams in the PSC Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores held Heritage Hills to 21.6 percent field-goal shooting in a 48-25 win Saturday morning.
    The Commodores grabbed 37 rebounds, including 12 offensive ones, and made 25 steals as they beat South Spencer 53-37 Saturday evening.

  • Commodores pull away from Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored off steals and offensive rebounds in the third quarter to pull away from Tell City for a 49-37 win in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Monday.
    This was the final game of the four-team round-robin, but Perry Central had already clinched first place and Tell City had already clinched fourth before this game started.

  • Christmas: No time for public expression of faith?

    By Travis Weber
    guest columnist

    Around this time of the year, the “War on Christmas” and the “War on the War on Christmas” once again enter the public discourse, with each side claiming support from assorted statistics and anecdotes.

    Though there are certainly some who inexcusably exaggerate threats to public religious expression and others who claim there is no hostility to Christianity, we must ask the obvious: If there is no hostility to public religious expression, what has prompted fears that Christmas is being stamped out?

  • Master gardener course planned for 2015

    SPENCER COUNTY – If you enjoy gardening and helping others grow things, plan to take part in an upcoming Perry-Spencer Purdue Master Gardener Course.

    The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned.

    The course will be held Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 8 and continuing through April 9.

  • Community Events

    VFW to host breakfast buffet
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the post home. Eggs will be made to order. Cost is $5.50 plus tax and the public is invited.

    Library to host parenting seminar

  • Cannelton library to begin new hours of operation Jan. 2

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin new hours of operation Friday, Jan. 2.

    Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • Library to close Dec. 24-27 for holidays, computer upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Cannelton branches of the Perry County Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27, for computer system upgrades. Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

  • Baylee Jo Meunier

    Kevin and Brittany Meunier of Lamar announce the birth of their daughter and first-born child, Baylee Jo.

    She was delivered Oct. 22, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 18½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Kelly Jones and paternal grandparents are Steve and Debbie Meunier, all of Lamar. Great-grandparents are Edna Meunier of Evanston, Mary L. Wheatley of Newtonville and Don and Pam Walker of Santa Claus.