Today's News

  • Shoals edges Bulldogs 62-60

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Center Jon Sherfick scored inside on a lob pass with 0:02 left to lift Shoals past Cannelton 62-60 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Cannelton led 53-46 after Brandon Cook hit two free throws with 4:32 left.
    But Sherfick scored inside on a baseline move and Dylan Erwin and Cody Hert hit consecutive three-pointers to put the Jug Rox up 54-53.
    Alex Doane had also hit a three-pointer shortly before that run.

  • Hot Commodores knock off Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he told his players before Tuesday’s game that they would break out of their shooting slump that night.
    He was a good prophet, as the Commodores hit 56.5 percent from the field in a 70-55 key PLAC win over Crawford County.
    They hit 5 of 6 three-point shots in the first quarter as they jumped to a 23-14 lead. Four players made them, with Derek Thomas getting two.

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  • COLUMN: One in six Hoosiers face hunger

    District 74 State Representative

    The General Assembly is fighting back against Hoosier hunger. Currently one in six Hoosiers are food insecure, meaning there are over a million people in Indiana who do not know where their next meal will come from. This is far too many people who don’t have stability for a basic necessity. We can do more to help.

  • COLUMN: Daydreams and the Etch A Sketch


    The man who invented the Etch A Sketch died last month. I never knew André Cassagnes’ name until I heard it on a radio news program last Monday, but he’s been living in my head all week. He died in his native France at the age of 86.

    Cassagnes invented the drawing toy that became the Etch A Sketch in the 1950s and I don’t know of many people who haven’t had their hands on one of the flat red boxes with two white knobs.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana should allow Sunday liquor sales

    The Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Policy Committee has delayed until at least this week deciding whether to advance a bill to allow Sunday liquor sales in Indiana.

    Public Policy Committee Chairman Bill Davis made that decision after hearing conflicting testimony on the bill at a hearing last Wednesday.

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  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer general equivalency degree testing to Indiana residents who need certificates for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction. Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory.

    The next testing period will be held in early March, depending on weather.

    For more information, contact Knox at 547-3347.

  • WKU counselor to visit schools

    TELL CITY – John-Mark Francis, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit local high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

    Francis will be at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School from 1 to 1:30 p.m. March 14.

    For more information, contact the WKU Admissions Office via e-mail at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551. Or visit the admissions office Web site at www.wku.edu/admissions.

  • Firearms expo Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H Shooting Sports organization will host a firearms exposition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The expo is display only and there is no cost to attend.