Today's News

  • Marksmen 2nd in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City had six individual champions as it placed second in the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Undefeated Southridge had seven champions and won the tourney with 321.5 points. Tell City scored 212.5 and Pike Central was third with 207.
    With the Raiders’ strong team in the field and Tell City having to forfeit in six of the 17 weight classes, Tell City Coach Chase Litherland had figured second place was about as well as the Marksmen could do.

  • Tell City archers place 5th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Jaden Houzanme placed second among middle school boys to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 35-team NASP middle school archery bullseye state tourney Saturday.
    The team took 24 archers, who shot their season-high score of 3,278.
    Castle North won with 3,375. Boonville was next with 3,342, followed by Jennings County with 3,297, and St. Benedict Cathedral  with 3,294.
    So Tell City trailed third place by only 19 points.
    Houzanme, a seventh grader, placed second among 402 middle school boys and fourth of 1,087 boys overall boys.

  • Dauby makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior forward/guard Elizabeth Dauby was named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s Academic All-State girls basketball team last week.
    Dauby has a 4.0 grade-point average and is ranked No. 1 in her class.
    She plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to study exercise science in pursuit of earning a doctorate degree in physical therapy.
    In basketball she started every game for the Commodores this season and averaged 4.6 points and 1.5 assists per game.

  • Rogier, Hohne, Bishop, Noland, Emmons top Perry Central winners

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Abby Rogier was named the best all-around cheerleader at Perry Central’s winter sports awards program Tuesday.
    No Most Valuable Player was named in boys or girls basketball, though Cain Hohne won the most efficient award in boys basketball based on all positive and negative statistics.
    Hohne won four boys basketball awards overall and Luke Bishop won three.
    Bree Noland won seven girls basketball awards and Macey Emmons won five.
    The complete list of awards:

  • 50 years on the books

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—At most schools official scorekeepers come and go every few years.
    But Cannelton’s Richard King was honored at the Bulldogs’ final home boys basketball game this season for keeping score for various Cannelton teams for 50 years, including the last 38 for the boys basketball team.
    His scorekeeping career started with football in the fall of 1968, when Paul Osborne coached that sport for the Bulldogs.

  • Hospital increases minimum wage

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital officially increased the minimum wage for all current and future employees to $11 per hour. Administration for the health system continually monitors local, regional and health care industry trends in wages and benefits in an effort to continue to attract and retain the highest level of talent.

  • Donald Trump versus Adam Smith and tariffs

    Mark Franke

    Guest Columnist


    When I was a college freshman taking my first political theory class, my professor explained why some government policies are good (meaning popular) and others are scorned. The answer is simple: It depends on whose ox is being gored.

    Tariffs are exactly that kind of policy. In a free-trade environment, struggling domestic industries being undercut in price or otherwise losing market share to foreign imports see their oxen getting readied for the barbecue.

  • VEX Worlds contenders
  • Fireflies’ shining state grace

    Leo Morris



    Those who worry about Indiana’s image in more enlightened sections of the country can relax a little now that one black mark on the state’s reputation has been erased: It is no longer one of only four states that do not have an official insect.


    United Way annual meeting tonight


    DERBY– The United Way of Perry County will hold is annual meeting and campaign celebration on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Derby Community Center.