Today's News

  • Perry Central student a semifinalist in Presidential Scholars Program

    LEOPOLD – Lane Hilgenhold, a graduating senior at Perry Central High School has been named one of 630 semifinalists in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from among nearly 5,300 candidates expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2018.

  • Coleman promoted by Superior Ag

    HUNTINGBURG – Superior Ag is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Coleman, as safety and compliance manager.

    Coleman began his career with Superior Ag’s SynEnergy Division in 2014, where he managed the propane department.

    Coleman has over 10 years of management experience. He has managed county safety programs through Pike County Highway Department, Emergency Management Services, health department and public safety, including school safety programs at Pike Central High School as the Director of Support Services.

  • Erin Houchin’s dyslexia screening bill signed into law

    STATEHOUSE — Senate Enrolled Act 217, authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem), and sponsored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), was ceremonially signed into law this week by Gov. Eric Holcomb. This bill is aimed at identifying students who may be affected with dyslexia, and getting them the resources and accommodations necessary to be successful in school and beyond. Holcomb and Houchin were joined for the signing by students with dyslexia and their parents from around the state.

  • The always pretty peony

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    One of the prettiest flowers in the garden is getting ready to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opens its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen. The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, as well.

  • Port names new logistics manager, trainmaster


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City River Port and Hoosier Southern Rail has announced the hiring of Jared Kleemann as general manager of operations.

    He takes over office logistics for Kevin Teague who recently left the rail yard for other career opportunities. Teague also served as trainmaster.

    The position of Hoosier Southern trainmaster has been accepted by long-time employee Dave Sabelhaus Jr.

  • Opponents of proposed coal to diesel plant rally in Dale


    Staff Writer


    DALE – Area activists and local citizens concerned or curious about the prospect of a proposed coal-to-diesel plant came together for a public forum Tuesday evening at the Dale Presbyterian Church’s Micah Center. 

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  • Fast action saves Bristow woman’s life




    ST. MEINRAD – A first responder’s quick action Friday likely saved a woman who was perhaps minutes away from death after the truck she was driving collided with another vehicle and caught fire.

    Police said Daisy Applegate’s westbound GMC truck crossed the centerline of Bristow-St. Meinrad Road near Catnip Road Friday afternoon and crashed nearly head-on into a Chrysler Pacifica driven east by Gordon Taylor, also of Bristow. 

  • Titans topple Tell City in straight sets

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Thursday.
    In singles play Cori Jones defeated Caitlin Teague 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1, Rachel Jones beat Beth Whitworth 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2, and Mary Hall defeated Claire Zellers 6-1, 6-2 in No. 3.
    The Titans won every game in the doubles matches.
    Shelby Braselton and Hannah Reinbrecht defeated Ireland Gaynor and Hannah Rhodes 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1.
    Lexie Birch and Sami Burcell beat Baylee Bryant and Leann Goffinet by the same score in No. 2.

  • Commodores third in triangular golf match

    OAKLAND CITY—Two Perry Central golfers shot in the 40s but the Commodores finished third in a three-team match Thursday.
    Wood Memorial won with 168 strokes and had the individual medalist, Carter Creeden, who shot 40.
    Forest Park shot 185 and Perry Central 199.
    Braeden Etienne shot 48 to lead Perry Central and Garrett James shot 49.
    Brennan Tucker shot 50 and Lain Knieriem 52 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.
    Liam Gogel, who shot 56, and Cole Johnson, 59, also played for the Commodores.