Today's News

  • Tell City coach still sorting out young girls swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls swim team will open the season by hosting a relay meet Saturday, but Coach Stacy Marion is still sorting out who will swim what.
    She has 11 girls on the team, which she said “is around what I expected. I have one senior, five juniors, and five freshmen.

  • 31 turnovers lead to PC girls loss

    LEOPOLD—Claire Davis had a strong game inside, but Perry Central committed 31 turnovers in a 57-40 girls basketball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    Corydon used two types of full-court presses, but the Commodores committed only a few turnovers in the full court.
    However, “when we got across half-court we just threw it away,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Or we’d get a running start when we caught the ball and travel.”
    Corydon jumped to a 17-5 first-quarter lead.

  • PLAC honors Roark again

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Terissa Roark has been named to the All-PLAC volleyball team for the second year in a row.
    The team, selected by conference coaches, was released Sunday.
    The 5-foot-9 Roark led the Commodores in kills with 276, more than twice as many as anyone else on the team, and in serving percentage at 94.7 percent.
    She was fourth on the team in blocks with 12 and tied for fifth in digs with 79 even though she was known primarily as a hitter.

  • 4 PC players on All-PLAC football team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players, including repeat selection Cole Harpenau, were named to the All-PLAC football team released Sunday.
    Harpenau, a 5-foot-10, 280-pound senior center, made the team as an offensive lineman for the second year in a row.
    Other Commodores on the 32-man team were junior receiver Clay James, senior linebacker Lane Hilgenhold, and senior at-large offensive player Creek Wright.
    Harpenau was one of seven repeat selections on the team.

  • Borden edges Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback late, but poor free-throw shooting and turnovers proved costly to the Bulldogs in a 43-41 girls basketball loss to Borden Saturday.
    The Bulldogs never trailed in the first half but missed six consecutive free throws in the third quarter as they fell behind 32-27 with 1:47 left in the period.
    McKenzi Rothbauer hit a three-pointer for Borden late in the third quarter and another one early in the fourth quarter as the Braves built a 38-31 lead.

  • Saving for higher education

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47


    Planning for children to receive a college degree can seem like a daunting task, and I understand that firsthand as the mother of three young kids. Over the last several years, we have seen what seems like annual increases in the costs of higher education.

  • Lamar man sentenced on sex crimes following plea

    ROCKPORT – Jason S. Tribbie, 38, of Lamar was sentenced on Nov. 3 in Spencer Circuit Court for one count of aiding, inducing or causing child molesting as a Class C felony, one count of aiding, inducing or causing sexual misconduct with a minor as a Level 4 felony, and one count of maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony. 

    Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt handed down the sentence after accepting the terms of a plea agreement entered into by Tribbie with the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Lincoln Boyhood voted state’s top historic destination

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been voted the Best Historic Destination in the state among a survey of 24,000 Hoosiers.

    The Best of Indiana award marks the Spencer County attraction as one of the preeminent landmarks in the state. The voting was conducted via the Honest to Goodness Indiana program, which highlights the state’s cultural resources and chief drivers of its tourism industry.

  • Winter strawberry bed care

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    If you want strawberries from your garden next season, you should do a little mulching now in order to protect the buds that have already been set. These buds were set back in August, in fact. 

    The weather was decent at the time so it should be a good year for the berries; as long as they make it through the winter unscathed.

  • Help put an AED in every state police cruiser

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police Jasper Post is calling on runners, walkers, and fitness gurus to help Troopers raise funding for “Bolt For the Heart”, a nonprofit organization that, since 2015, has been working to purchase automated external defibrillators for troopers patrolling Indiana’s roadways.