Today's News

  • No reassessment for Spencer County

    ROCKPORT - Spencer County officials have been successful in their attempt to prevent a reassessment of some property classes, changing the minds of some in the state office of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

    "We're very, very pleased," said Spencer County Assessor Sara Arnold after learning of the news.

    The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance sent a letter to Arnold Nov. 14 explaining its decision not to issue a directive order for the county to reassess or re-trend any properties.

  • Overlook restroom building gets go-ahead from INDOT

    CANNELTON - Though both bids opened Nov. 29 were above the engineer's estimate, the construction of a restroom building at Eagle's Bluff Park will proceed, Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams said Monday.

    "Apparently if the bids were within 5 percent over INDOT's internal estimate, they have the option of awarding the contract if the Federal Highway Department can come up with the difference," said Adams. "And an INDOT official told me the federal government has agreed to contribute the difference."

  • Heading Overseas Again

    Guard members ready for fourth call-up in six years

    TELL CITY - Soldiers leaving Tell City today for a one-year mobilization that will send them to Camp Atterbury, then Georgia and Iraq will have the best training and equipment available, according to a National Guard spokesman.

  • Bond between two Marines endures even after death

    Editor's Note: This column by Virginia Barton was published in the Seaford Star in Delaware and is reprinted here with permission.

    Barton relates a reunion between her and husband, Chuck, with the children of the late Justin and Helen Etienne of Mount Pleasant. Chuck and Justin served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

    Bonding. Just what is it all about? Last week, Chuck and I celebrated 61 years of marriage. Without a doubt, a good marriage involves a great deal of bonding. It involves trust, faith, caring and sharing, love and hope, and much more.

  • Animals in peril deserve help

    I'm not one to be labeled an activist for animals. I'm less apt to marvel at the beauty of a wild deer than wonder if it's been grazing in my soybean field. And a baby white-faced calf frolicking in a green pasture brings to mind future steaks or a paycheck for my farmer brothers rather than the wonder of new life.

    No, I'll never forgo steak or leather but I don't want to see any animal suffer, whether being cared for as a pet or raised for market and the dinner table.

  • Tell City edges Jeeps in OT

    TELL CITY - Facing the No. 3 team in any class in the state without one's only all-conference player from the previous year is not considered a recipe for success.

    But Tell City overcame those odds with strong defense in the second half and clutch plays from a variety of players to beat Northeast Dubois 64-62 in overtime in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen stayed close most of the game with good shooting. They hit 45.1 percent from the field, including 7 of 15 from three-point range.

  • Commodores' shooting hot in 68-58 win over Braves

    LYNNVILLE - Alie Schroeder and Melissa Hahus combined for 35 points as Perry Central beat Tecumseh 68-58 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Schroeder, a 6-foot center, scored mostly inside. She hit 6 of 12 shots from the field and 7 of 10 free throws for 19 points.

    Hahus, a 5-foot-3 guard, did most of her damage outside.

    She hit 6 of 10 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 from three-point range, and 1 of 2 free throws for 16 points.

    She also had seven assists.

    Ashley Brown and Audra Gehlhausen each added a career-high 12 points.

  • Perry Central defense stifles Wood Memorial

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's trapping defense forced Wood Memorial in 15 turnovers and 32 percent field-goal shooting as the Commodores won 50-35 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodore defense limited the Trojans to one field goal in the second quarter as Wood Memorial shot 1 for 8 from the field.

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, "Our trapping defense played better (tonight than in previous games). We caused them to turn the ball over.

  • Tell City nips Raiders 47-46

    HUNTINGBURG - Andy Chinn hit a three-point shot with 11 seconds left to give Tell City a 47-46 PAC boys basketball victory over Southridge Friday.

    Tell City built a 12-point lead, 37-25, with 1:22 left in the third quarter after Joseph Kohnert scored five consecutive points on a baseline drive and free throw and a nice spin move inside.

    But less than 5 1/2 minutes later, that lead was gone.

    T.J. Reese scored seven consecutive points on two rebound baskets and a three-pointer from the wing to put the Raiders ahead 41-40 with 3:54 left.

  • Bulldogs stop Rappites

    CANNELTON - Cannelton held New Harmony to 27.0 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rappites 67-57 in boys basketball Friday.

    A large hometown crowd watched the Bulldogs grab their first win, improving their record to 1-3.

    New Harmony fell to 1-5.

    New Harmony led 7-6 after the first quarter as Cannelton scored just two field goals that period.

    But the Bulldogs increased their pace in the second quarter, pressing the Rappites defensively and aggressively attacking the basket.

    Cannelton scored 22 points that period and limited the Rappites to 13.