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Today's News

  • Braves press past Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh used a full-court press to build a 32-9 first-quarter lead en route to beating Cannelton 76-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We started out well - it was 6-6 after about four minutes,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We beat their press a few times.
    “Then we started panicking a little bit and it was 32-9 after the first quarter.
    “We need to get stronger with the ball.”
    Chloe Davis led Cannelton with 12 points, including two three-point baskets and hitting 4 of 6 free throws.

  • Tell City boys swim team has more depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had only nine boys on its swim team last year but has nearly doubled that to 16 this year.
    There are eight seniors, one junior, five sophomores and two freshmen on the squad.
    The Marksmen also have more experience than last year. All nine from last year return and “both freshmen are kids that have swam age group for a long time, so even as freshmen they have some experience,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Rangers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 20.5 percent from the field in a 51-33 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    The Commodores trailed only 12-10 after one quarter but scored just five points in each of the next two quarters as they fell behind 37-20.
    “We played a pretty good first quarter but struggled in the second quarter because we had a lot of girls in foul trouble (four Commodores each picked up her second foul in the second quarter),” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Cannelton boys to use running game

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—A quicker team overall and more depth with the addition of six freshmen should mean a faster pace for Cannelton’s boys basketball team this year.
    “I’m planning on us playing fast,” said third-year coach Michael Snyder. “From top to bottom this is by far the most athletic team I’ve had.
    “And if we’re going to turn the ball over (a problem for the Bulldogs last year), we need to try to even those turnovers out defensively.

  • Size, experience should help Perry Central improve

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three returning starters and more height, Perry Central’s boys basketball team expects to improve on last year’s 4-20 record.
    “I think we have better size overall, with guys that can play inside and out offensively and defensively,” said Coach Matt Carter. “And we should have more depth, with eight or nine who are pretty even.”
    Senior guard Luke Hubert, junior guard Ty Mullis, and 6-foot-3 senior center Jacob Kelly are the returning starters.

  • Sophomore-dominated Marksman boys have worked hard

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hard work and young talent could give Tell City’s boys basketball team an improved record this year.
    The Marksmen have no seniors or juniors on their roster but have good numbers with 15 sophomores and 12 freshmen.
    The sophomores and top three freshmen will form the varsity and JV rosters, with usually 12 dressing for the varsity game.

  • Wolfpack trio shoots down Tell City girls

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A high school basketball team that has three players who can hit from the perimeter and score on drives is usually tough to beat.
    Crawford County’s girls team proved that in a 57-34 win over Tell City Friday.
    Forward Jenny Jellison and guards Addy Simpson and Carley Allen combined for 48 points for the Wolfpack, with each scoring at least 15 points and each hitting at least one three-pointer.

  • North EMS Station dedicated
  • Police looking for person responsible for graffiti

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is looking for the person responsible for spray-painting swastikas and racial slurs at several locations in Tell City.

    A swastika was spray-painted on the restroom of the John F. Kennedy Pool. Painted nearby was the last name of President-elect Donald Trump.

    Graffiti was also reported along the Born Learning Trail along Windy Creek. Two of the stations along the trail were ruined by hate speech, said Rebecca Fenn, executive director of United Way of Perry County. Replacing the signs is expected to be expensive.

  • County learns its premiums could decline in cost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY ­­– With rising health insurance costs plaguing most of the business world, Perry County government and its workers will likely get a reprieve. During a discussion  about the annual renewal rates, the county commissioners learned Tuesday that they could stand to see substantial savings on their policies in 2017.

    If all unfolds as expected, prices could drop more than $300,000 compared to what was paid this year.