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  • A look back at 2012: Perry Central wins first cross country regional

    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s boys cross country team made history in 2012 by claiming its first regional title and winning the Jasper sectional for the seventh year in a row.

    The Commodores’ sectional-winning streak breaks the previous record of six in a row set by Tell City 1973-78. Their regional title was the school’s first ever in a sport other than football.

  • COLUMN: Why the U.S. is collapsing

    Who is to blame for America’s momentous and ongoing decline? Many will attribute this recognition to the Democrats and Barack Obama, but this is incorrect.

  • COLUMN: Being a good neighbor involves taking risk

    This column first appeared in 2004 but is relevant today. I thought of what I wrote eight years ago after watching media coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the shooting deaths of two firefighters who were killed when they responded to a house fire in New York.
    Not many of us are called upon to risk our lives to save others. Staff members at the school did that trying to stop a deranged shooter. The firefighters did as well. As the new year arrives, we might think about how we might respond to help others, in all sorts of situations.  

  • EDITORIAL: Consider these resolutions for new year

    Each new year brings, for many people, resolutions they hope to fulfill in efforts to become better people. Some resolve to begin healthier practices such as eating better and exercising more. Others promise to devote more time to their families and friends. Some want to work harder to increase their own earnings or other measures of success.  

    All of those are noble goals on a personal level. We’d like to offer some suggestions for improvements on a community level.

  • New TV program to air local turkey hunts

    PERRY COUNTY – A new television program titled Top Outdoor Producer, formerly the Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge, will air on the Sportsmans Channel in January.
    The first shows will be aired the first three weeks of January, every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
    The first three shows will feature footage of turkey hunting in Perry County.
    The shows new format has won praise. To view trailers for the program, visit www.topoutdoorproducer.com.

  • Offices closing for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    City and county offices will be closed Tuesday, as will state and federal government offices.
    In Tell City, trash will be picked up today but there will be a one-delay for the rest of the week.
    There will also be recycling pickup next week.
    In Cannelton,  there will be no pickup today and Tuesday. Monday’s trash route will be run Wednesday and Tuesdays trash route Thursday.

  • A look back at 2012: County replacing aging 1960s-era jail

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – A September groundbreaking behind the county courthouse marked the culmination of years of wishing, discussing and planning toward the construction of a new county jail.

    The county jail’s age, size and condition make it a lightning rod for lawsuits, officials have known and feared for years. Efforts to begin real progress toward improving it included legislation authorizing an additional half-percent income tax.
    The county jail opened in 1965.

  • A look back at 2012: School audit alleges misuse of funds

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released in August painted a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to pay its everyday bills.

  • Watching his students

    Tates Locke (right), former men’s basketball coach at Clemson and Indiana State universities and former Indiana University assistant coach, came to Tecumseh High School Thursday to watch Cannelton play in Tecumseh’s boys basketball invitational.

  • A look back at 2012: Cannelton celebrates 175 years in high style

    Feature Writer
    CANNELTON – 2012 was quite the year for the small town of Cannelton. It was the year of the city’s 175th birthday, and town officials and residents planned all year long to make sure the event went off with a bang. The birthday celebration was paired with the city’s annual Heritage Festival.