Today's News

  • When tornadoes, severe weather strike ...

    To focus Hoosiers' attention on the threats posed by tornadoes and thunderstorms, especially during the spring season, Gov. Mitch Daniels has proclaimed March 2-8 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Perry County commissioners voted last week to approve a similar resolution to remind local residents to have plans in place when severe weather threatens.

  • Is Benson anonymous donor for IU's buyout?

    For years guessing the identity of the Washington Post's Watergate informant, "Deep Throat," was a national game.

    Now Indiana University basketball fans should be guessing who is the anonymous donor producing $550,000 of the $750,000 IU is paying Kelvin Sampson to buy out the rest of his coaching contract.

    It seems likely that this person will have considerable say in who Sampson's permanent replacement will be. As "Deep Throat" told the Post reporters, "Follow the money trail."

  • Carter scores 14 in back-to-back games

    TERRE HAUTE - Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter scored a season-high 14 points in back-to-back wins for Indiana State University's men's basketball team last week.

    Carter, a freshman guard, hit 4 of 6 shots from the field, including 1 of 2 from three-point range, and 5 of 6 free throws in an 83-73 win over Wichita State Feb. 19.

    He also had five rebounds in that game.

    He hit 5 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 5 three-pointers, and 1 of 1 at the free-throw line in a 79-62 win at Murray State Saturday.

  • Commodores overtake Patriots after slow start

    LEOPOLD - A second-quarter turnaround on offense and defense spurred Perry Central past Heritage Hills 60-52 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores fell behind 13-6 in the first quarter, hitting only 3 of 13 shots from the field that period while Heritage Hills made 6 of 8.

    But in the second quarter Perry Central hit 6 of 9 shots from the field while Heritage Hills hit only 2 of 9 and missed its last six. The Patriots also committed five turnovers that period.

  • Rangers hold off Perry Central

    HUNTINGBURG - Perry Central rallied from a cold start to pull within two points three times in the fourth quarter but lost to Forest Park 46-39 in Class 2A first-round boys basketball sectional action Tuesday.

    Perry Central hit only 6 of 26 shots from the field in the first half and let Forest Park center Jordan Myers dominate the boards as the Rangers built a 29-15 halftime lead.

    But in the second half the Commodores went to some trapping defenses that seemed to rattle the Rangers.

  • McClintic winding up stellar college career

    OWENSBORO, Ky. - Kentucky Wesleyan women's basketball coach Ron Smith thinks Laura McClintic's career for his Panthers has "turned out a whole lot better" than he envisioned when he recruited her from Tell City four years ago.

    When McClintic signed with Wesleyan in November 2003, Smith said, "She's a great shooter - you can't leave her open."

    But "I didn't anticipate her being this good a shooter," he said last Thursday.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Two charged with gang activity as police target group calling itself 'D-Boys'

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County men alleged to be members of a small but organized gang of teens and young men are behind bars and face felony charges of criminal gang activity. Tell City police arrested them and two juveniles Friday night and Saturday morning after a Hawesville, Ky., teen was struck in the head during a fight at the John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City.

    Police said it wasn't the first case of violence blamed on the gang calling itself the D-Boys.

  • Treat yourself on Leap Day

    Feb. 29, as most of us know, rolls around only once each four years. Friday is the big day and while most of us will go about our daily routine without much thought to the extra day the calendar has given us, we shouldn't let it pass without trying to do something a little special. After all, four years is a long time to wait for the next Feb. 29.

  • Ideas for making Tell City's Main Street look its best

    Thursday's News reported that funds to improve a four-block area of Main Street are running dry, leaving only one block with the amenities many of us were hoping would come to all four blocks included in the project.

  • Adams files for at-large council seat

    TELL CITY - Former Tell City Councilman Jim Adams announced Thursday his bid as a Republican candidate for the Perry County Council. He is seeking one of the three at-large seats voters will decide in 2008.

    Adams held the city council's at-large seat for four years.