Today's News

  • Hoosier National Forest welcomes special new employee

    Following the recent retirement of two dedicated and hard-working Hoosier National Forest employees, mules Ruth and Jack, the Forest stock program was in need of new recruits.

    After a thorough search for the right candidate to join our mule team, Lollie (pictured below) was selected to carry on the Hoosier National Forest’s long tradition of stock support for wilderness and other trail work.

  • Three Tell City wrestlers take titles at Ford Center

    EVANSVILLE—Three Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles as the club hosted its 14th annual Tell City Folkstyle Open at the Ford Center Feb. 12.

  • PSC Holiday Classic will be 2-day event

    Each team will still be guaranteed three games, but the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney will be completed in two days next winter.
    North Harrison, an original member of the tourney that has been absent several years, will return to it next season, taking the spot that Indiana Math & Science Academy filled this year after Forest Park withdrew from the tourney last spring.

  • James selected PC’s new volleyball coach

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will have a new head volleyball coach next fall, but there will still be some continuity for the team.
    Melissa James, who was an assistant coach to retiring Becky Genet the last 19 years, was selected the new head coach by the school board last Monday.
    James said she sought the position because “I coached with Mrs. Genet a long time, I just love the sport of volleyball, and I didn’t feel ready to give it up.”

  • Paoli’s quickness rips Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Paoli’s quickness and offensive rebounding proved too much for Perry Central as the Rams won 74-42 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Rams grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Perry Central 44-29 overall.
    “We didn’t block out all night and they’re quick to the ball and they’re athletic,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “If we got in a jumping contest, they won most of them.”

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Playing with PAC title implications, Tell City had difficulties against Heritage Hills’ zone defense, which led to a Patriots’ 41-40 win in boys basketball Friday.
    Heritage Hills led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 21-12 late in the second quarter, and Tell City Coach Matt Lynch couldn’t understand why his team was sluggish.

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  • Riverport backs business development agreement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In efforts to drive potential business endeavors in Perry and Spencer counties, The Perry County Port Authority recently announced new initiatives with a Texas-based company.

  • Cannelton students to see 6-week terms


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Changes to several policies are on the way for Cannelton School Corp., including amendments to grading periods and testing practices.

    “The longer I’ve been here, the more I think it’s in our students’ benefit to change from a nine-week grading period to a six-week grading period,” said Superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    Sibbitt provided several reasons for proposing the switch.

  • Foul ball: players seek softball coaching change


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Is it competitive drive or mean-spirited jabs? The latter, said several girls who previously played  Tell City High School varsity softball, is why they won’t participate in the sport this spring.