Today's News

  • Cook reaches 1,000 in loss to Hornets

    Sports Correspondent

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Brandon Cook scored the 1,000th point of his Cannelton basketball career in a 72-54 boys basketball loss to Hancock Saturday.
    The Bulldogs took a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter as they held the Hornets to 27 percent shooting from the field.
    Cannelton still led 19-18 midway through the second quarter before Kolton Keown hit a three-pointer to give Hancock County the lead.

  • Shooting slump derails Tell City plan for upset

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s game plan worked well early in Saturday’s PAC boys basketball game with Gibson Southern. Then the Marksmen hit a prolonged shooting slump in a 57-38 loss.

  • Perry Central stops Rebels

    Staff Writer

    REO—Tanner Cassidy scored 18 points and Perry Central held South Spencer to 12 of 35 field-goal shooting in a 43-32 boys basketball win Saturday night.
    After the Rebels jumped ahead 6-0 in the first quarter, the Commodores outscored them 24-14 the rest of the half to take a 24-20 lead.
    Though they shot just 6 of 20 from the floor in the first half, the Commodores hit four three-pointers. Three of them were by Dacota Schaad, who scored all nine of his points in the second quarter.

  • Commodores sink Rangers in OT

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Clutch shooting by several players and maybe a little help from above allowed Perry Central to beat Forest Park 60-58 in overtime in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • High water closes sections of Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation said Monday afternoon portions of Indiana 66 in the county are covered by high water.

    Sections of the highway from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Indiana 70 at Derby and from Derby to Indiana 166 at Rocky Point are closed.

    When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles. For the latest road conditions, visit www.trafficwise.in.gov.

  • COLUMN: Legislators stand up to cancer

    District 74 State Representative

    Last week started in unique fashion as the House accepted the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge against cancer. Legislators and staff were asked to wear sneakers to show support for the Suits and Sneakers challenge, a cause that promotes awareness of living a healthy lifestyle.

  • COLUMN: Our caring community


    We live in a caring community. That was evident Jan. 26 as a I left the Perry County 4-H fairgrounds carrying a pair of to-go chicken dinners. That day’s benefit for Zach Taylor drew hundreds of people to raise money for a young man and volunteer firefighter who is battling cancer.

  • EDITORIAL: A cardinal pays for his sins

    A cardinal was relieved of his public duties last week in another sign the American Catholic Church is more willing to confront decades of abuse of children by priests and the sins of those who tried to hide the truth and protected pedophiles.

    In a never-before-seen move, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, of all public duties over his failure to handle reports of clergy sex abuse.

    Mahoney served as Los Angeles archbishop from 1985 until his retirement in 2011.

  • Get free legal advice Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk-to-a-lawyer clinic is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Individuals with general legal questions can talk to volunteer attorneys at no cost.

    To access the clinic, call (888) 594-3449.

  • Free adult-ed classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult-education class hosted by Ivy Tech Tell City. Classes offer opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to a students’ resume, prepare for post secondary training and increase wage earning potential.

    Classes will be held at Ivy Tech Tell City, Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 25 and ending April 18.

    This is a free opportunity but space is limited. Call (812) 937-2671 for more information or to register for class.