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Today's News

  • Shoals tops cold Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved its play in most facets of the game but couldn’t overcome its cold shooting in a 53-39 boys basketball loss to Shoals Saturday.
    “Our biggest problem is hitting shots,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We probably hit 30 percent from the field.
    “Our kids’ biggest problem as far as shooting goes is predicated on confidence. I don’t think we took a bunch of bad shots - we just didn’t make them.”

  • Cannelton-Hawesville bridge meeting rescheduled for Feb. 26

     

    CANNELTON – Due to inclement weather, the public meeting for the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge that had been set for Tuesday evening has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The public is invited to learn more about proposed maintenance and painting work for the bridge that connects Indiana 237 in Cannelton across the Ohio River with Kentucky 69 in Hawesville

  • Marksmen trounce Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won all but one match, with all but one of the wins by pins, to crush Pike Central  87-6 in the junior high wrestling season opener Thursday.
    Tell City’s only loss was a close match in which a Tell City sixth grader faced an older wrestler.
    “They all deserve credit for the win tonight,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “We have several new wrestlers, but we also have many kids that are coming through that have been with our wrestling club for years. This should benefit us.  

  • Why I admired Tark

    Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV basketball coach who died Wednesday, was widely misunderstood.
    I know many Indiana University fans who considered him the evil one who had to cheat to win, the antithesis of Bobby Knight, IU’s coach during Tark’s UNLV days. They were sure that Tark was one of the coaches Knight was talking about when he complained about opponents who were cheating.
    But Tark and Knight were actually quite similar, as both had little patience with the NCAA’s pettiness.

  • Trojans trap Bulldogs

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton’s inability to handle Wood Memorial’s half-court pressure hurt the Bulldogs in their 75-25 loss in the Tecumseh girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Wood Memorial scored the first 13 points of the game as the Bulldogs committed 15 turnovers in the first quarter.
    Wood Memorial never pressed full-court but put constant pressure on the ball, including trapping and double-teaming, in the halfcourt.

  • TC can’t get offense going in 45-30 loss

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 24.0 percent from the field in a 45-30 loss to Forest Park in the Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes noted that Forest Park collapsed its defense inside and the Marksmen were unable to take advantage of that by hitting open jump shots.
    “We got good looks - we just couldn’t hit it,” he said.

  • Commodores overtake Jeeps with hot shooting

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Finally hitting shots and getting its press going helped Perry Central overcome a cold start to beat Northeast Dubois 74-67 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores fell behind 11-0, 21-5, and 27-10 in the first 11 minutes. But Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said he wasn’t worried about a repeat of the South Spencer game five days earlier, in which they never did get their offense in gear.

  • Derby to advance plans for community center

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a few months delay, the Derby Community Association has voted to go ahead and build a community center next to the river, Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the Perry County Parks Board Wednesday.

    The Parks Board voted in September to donate about an acre of its Mulzer Park to the Derby Community Association for the project.

  • Port, rail group make progress on tourism trains

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority’s board of directors has signed an agreement with a local group working to promote tourism-based passenger rail service in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • INDOT to share information Tuesday on Ohio River bridge maintenance, painting

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17, to discuss plans and gather input on proposed maintenance on and repainting of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.