Today's News

  • Cold start costly to Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 4 of 18 from the field in the first half and lost to Corydon 48-41 in a season-opening girls basketball game Friday.
    The Commodores also committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 22-14.
    They cut their turnovers to three in the second half and Brittany Parker got hot in the third quarter to help them tie the score 36-36 early in the fourth quarter.
    Parker scored 15 points in the third quarter, including hitting 3 of 3 three-point shots.

  • Tell City dominates boards vs. Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City’s taller team outrebounded Cannelton 48-25 en route to a 67-32 season-opening girls basketball victory Friday.
    “We were five inches taller than they were (across the front line) at times,” was Tell City Coach John Lyons’ explanation for his team’s rebounding advantage.
    “We’re going to have trouble with rebounding all year,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Waupaca closes for cleanup after small fire

    TELL CITY – Officials at Waupaca Foundry are assessing damage from a small overnight fire.

    No one was hurt in the fire and damage is expected to be minimal, according to Mary Schmidt, a spokeswoman at the company’s Waupaca, Wisc., headquarters.

    The fire was concentrated in a hydraulic pump in part of the plant’s cooling system, then spread to a portion of the plant’s roof, she reported. Fire crews responded immediately and controlled the fire.

  • COLUMN: Interstate Paranormal Investigations donates to county’s Little Warriors

    Guest Columnist

    My name is Bruce Collins and I am the founder of Interstate Paranormal Investigations, otherwise known as IPI. I am writing to let you know how extremely proud I am of every single member of IPI as we have just completed a two-week fundraiser for a local grass roots organization known as the Perry County Little Warriors, which was established to assist five children from Perry County who are battling different types of childhood cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • COLUMN: Tell City plan isn’t practical

    Guest Columnist

    A Nov. 5, 2012 News article tells us the mayor and city council have grand plans to improve Tell City. We certainly need improvements. Paying outside experts for advice that our city management should be providing seems wasteful.

    We elect these people to run the city, but they can't make decisions without “expert advice.” Seems a little redundant to me.

    Let’s analyze the professional recommendations:

  • COLUMN: One mouse is too many


    I simply don’t like mice, especially in my house. But there are mice in New Boston and a few have tried to spend the winter in my house. The skirmish – a war would imply there are a lot of mice sneaking in and actually there aren’t – has been under way for a few weeks. I’ve won and sent several mice to the graveyard – er the field behind my house.

  • EDITORIAL: It’s time for polarization to end and governing to begin

    Probably television stations, which received giant amounts of political advertising revenue this year, are the only ones not glad that the U.S. elections are over. But since many of the races were close at the national and state levels, it will be interesting to see how the victors govern.

    President Barack Obama once again proved to be a highly skillful campaigner. Virtually his only misstep was being too passive in his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

  • Concessionaires sought for Hoosier National Forest recreation areas

    BEDFORD – The Hoosier National Forest will soon advertise a prospectus for the operation of recreation facilities, including Hardin Ridge, Indian-Celina, and Tipsaw Campgrounds.

    A five-year permit will be issued with the option to extend for an additional five years.

    The permit holder is responsible for all operations and specified maintenance of the three recreation facilities. Fees collected from users go to the permit holder, with a percentage returned to the government.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported Oct. 25 that Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, had visited 72 Indiana counties as of Oct. 18 in a quest to have surplus state funds distributed to counties. He had contacted county auditors or deputy auditors in those counties by then.

  • Perry County SWCD accepting supervisor applications

    CANNELTON – Perry Countians interested in conservation of soil, water and other related natural resources may want to consider a position with the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District.

    The district is accepting applications for an elected supervisor position. The individual would serve as an elected district supervisor for a three-year term, beginning in January 2013. Jim Fiedler’s term will expire and he has chosen not to run for supervisor.