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Today's News

  • Spring 2009 Home & Garden

    A special section in today's print and online editions offers stories on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's work with friend Evelyn Gayer to restore a 158-year-old home in Rome, a new Spencer County home built by Tell City contractor Joe Ettensohn, and various tips for making improvements while saving money.

  • Breaking NewsCollision in Tell City kills one, critically injures two

    UPDATE, 4:02 P.M. TUESDAY: John Crawford, 68, of Tell City, who was injured in Monday's four-vehicle crash near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street in Tell City, died at University Hospital in Louisville.

    UPDATE, 8:20 A.M. TUESDAY: Police are investigating the possibility that Crawford suffered a medical episode that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He was involved in an accident on 12th Street several years ago that was attributed to a medical reason.

  • Goffinet picks Panthers

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet has received a scholarship to continue her basketball career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Last week Goffinet signed an NCAA national letter of intent to play for the Panthers.

    “I really liked the coach and I liked the team, so I thought it would be a good fit,” she said.

    Ron Williams, coach of the Panthers, watched Goffinet play at least three games this season and in a workout for the state’s top 60 players in Indianapolis last month.

  • Bulldogs earn first win

    CANNELTON—Jordan Mattingly had three hits and drove in two runs as Cannelton beat Orleans 5-1 in baseball Wednesday.

    Mattingly went 3 for 3, including a double to the fence. He also stole three bases.

    Tyler Aud added two hits to the Bulldogs’ eight-hit attack.

    Ethan Herzog and Aud combined to pitch a six-hitter for Cannelton.

    Herzog walked none and struck out three in five innings.

  • Commodores get bats in gear, blast Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Perry Central pounded out a season-high 19 hits to beat Crawford County 12-3 in PLAC baseball Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy went 4 for 5, including a solo home run over the left-center-field fence in the sixth inning.

    T.J. Lamon and Seth Raetz each added three hits, and Tony Backer, Ian Hahus and Ryan Kessens each had two.

    Clint Schank hit a three-run homer in the Commodores’  six-run seventh inning.

    Schank and Raetz each drove in three runs for the game and Cassidy added two RBIs.

  • Errors costly in Tell City’s loss

    EVANSVILLE—Three Tell City errors contributed to six unearned runs for Harrison as the Warriors beat Tell City 7-4 in baseball Thursday.

    “Jeff Braun and Shane Weedman both pitched well for us,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “But we made three big errors.”

    Two of them came in Harrison’s five-run second inning and the other came in the Warriors’ two-run fourth.

    Tell City outhit Harrison 7-6, with seven different batters each getting one hit for the Marksmen.

  • PC boys dominate meet with 3 PLAC opponents

    LEOPOLD—Eric Scheiber won two distance races to lead Perry Central to victory in a boys quadrangular track meet Thursday.

    Perry Central scored 96 points to handily beat three PLAC opponents. Paoli scored 66, Mitchell 49, and Crawford County 17.

    Scheiber won the 1600-meter run in 4:44.39 and the 3200 in 10:23.99.

    Michael Ernst won the 800 in 2:06.04 and ran on two winning relays.

    He teamed with D.J. Newton, Reuben Y. Schwartz and Ian Bashor to win the 3200 relay in 8:36.97.

  • Harrison defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Jenelle Clausen earned Tell City’s only victory in the Marksmen’s 4-1 girls tennis loss to Harrison Thursday.

    Clausen defeated Katie Scheider 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.

    McKenzie Martin and Mandy Brooks had to go three sets to beat Kari Gladish and Trish Solbrig 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Harrison won the other matches in straight sets.

    Sarah Mastison beat Bethany Peter 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Danielle Coleman beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Marksmen slug Jeeps 10-2

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out a season-high 14 hits, including two home runs over the fence, to blast Northeast Dubois 10-2 in girls softball Thursday.

    Courtney Cain hit a home run in the Marksmen’s six-run second inning and later added a double.

    Josalyn Ress added a homer in the fourth inning.

    Kyli Smithson went 3 for 4 to lead Tell City hitters. Ress, Cain and Leslie Poole each added two hits.

    “We hit it well,” said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

    Ress pitched a two-hitter for the win. She struck out 11 and walked none.

  • PC nips Mitchell for first place

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central is still the favorite to win the PLAC girls track meet this year, but it could be much closer than usual.

    Traditionally the top four teams in the conference met in sort of a preview of the PLAC meet Thursday. Perry Central won with 95 points, just 21⁄2 ahead of runner-up Mitchell.

    Paoli scored 32 points and Crawford County 71⁄2.

    Perry Central won seven of the 15 events, including all three relays.