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Today's News

  • Commodores outshoot South Spencer

    LEOPOLD—Shooting 30.0 percent from the field is not great in basketball. But it’s good enough to win if one holds the opposition to 19.0 percent shooting and wins the rebound battle 43-28.

    That was the formula Perry Central used to beat South Spencer 43-27 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rebels hit only  8 of 42 from the field and missed 13 of 23 free throws, including two front ends of bonus situations.

    “We got several shots we wanted—we just didn’t make them,” said South Spencer Coach Willis McClure.

  • Bulldogs dominate Rappites

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held New Harmony to 15.4 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rappites 54-23 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit 36.0 percent (18 of 50) from the field themselves and outrebounded the Rappites 45-33.

    Julia Allen grabbed 11 rebounds for Cannelton and Sammie James added nine.

    In a rarety for the Bulldogs in recent years, “we had the height advantage on them for sure,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Goffinet repeats as MVP in TC girls cross country

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet was a repeat winner as Tell City’s most valuable girls cross country runner at the school’s fall sports banquet last Thursday.

    Zach Wilson was named the boys cross country most valuable runner.

    Senior Elizabeth Kohnert won the volleyball MVP award and freshman Anjan Kashyab won the boys tennis MVP award.

    In football Trent Gunn was named the offensive MVP and Matt Leistner was named the defensive MVP.

    No MVP award was presented in girls golf.

  • Tell City 5th in relay meet; routs Rebels in dual meet

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone and Erika Hauenstein placed third in three relays to lead Tell City to fifth place in its own eight-team girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Mount Vernon won with 140 points. Tell City scored 62, which was only six behind second-place Jasper.

    Malone, Amanda Wagner, Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress placed second in the 200-yard stroke/free relay in 1:54.67.

    Malone, Hauenstein and Jessica Ballman were second in the 150 backstroke relay in 1:34.66.

  • Goffinet scores 14 in Kentucky Wesleyan debut

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet scored 14 points for Kentucky Wesleyan in her college basketball debut Tuesday as the Panthers beat Oakland City 83-61.

    Goffinet did not start but played a game-high 27 minutes. She hit 5 of 13 shots from the field and 3 of 6 free throws.

    Her scoring total was second best in the game to another Panther freshman, Jordan Ogle, who had 17 points.

  • Indiana 66 work bumped to 2016

    TELL CITY – Improvements to Indiana 66 between Cannelton and Tell City projected for 2011 has been delayed until 2016, according to a document provided by Alvin Evans, who said it may not occur at all.

    The president of J.H. Rudolph and Co. and of the Perry County Port Authority was fielding a question from The News after a special meeting Monday of the latter body when he reported the delay.

    "Essentially it's being scrapped because there's no money after 2013," he said, "but (officially) it's delayed until 2016."

  • Smoking, pregnancy don't mix

    PERRY COUNTY – Ranking high in statewide statistics can be a blessing or a curse. To Lincoln Hills Development Corp. employees Jan Sprinkle and Christal Moskos, Perry County's standing in the percentage of expectant women who smoke is a lot like an ashtray.

    It stinks.

    A 2006 study ranked the county second in the state in the percentage of pregnant women who admitted smoking. A 2007 study  pegged the percentage at 47 percent, behind only LaGrange and Washington counties.

  • Smoking and pregnant women

    INDIANAPOLIS — Here are some statistics about the effects of smoking on pregnant women and their unborn children.

    • In the United States, more than 20 percent of women smoke. However, only 9 percent of women in underdeveloped countries smoke.

    • If all the pregnant women in the U.S. stopped smoking, there would be about an 11-percent reduction in stillbirths and 5-percent reduction in newborn deaths.

    • Smoking doubles a woman's risk of having a low birth weight baby and preterm deliveries.

  • Meritorious Service Awards go to four officers

    TELL CITY – Four police officers, three from Tell City and one from Cannelton, received Meritorious Service Awards Monday for actions Tell City's police chief said stopped a man's plans to commit murder.

    Tell City Police Department Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, Cpl. Marty Haughee and Patrolman Roger Smith were honored before the city's board of public works and safety, as was John Kleeman, a reserve police officer in Cannelton and a former Tell City reservist.

  • Goble claims global honor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble routinely helps bring credit to her school by leading media-club members to earn awards for the research-based Web sites they produce. An award presented Nov. 9 was all about her.

    "I'm very proud of the fact I've got to know her," Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said in presenting the John and Marilyn Connelly Award to Goble. "She has done an outstanding job and we're blessed to have her."