Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tourism pro plans county study

    State commission offers to foot first $5,000 of 2008 assessment

    TELL CITY - Perry County's convention and visitors bureau is one of 11 in the state chosen to participate in a community-assessment program designed to boost local tourism and economic development.

  • Foertsch proposes reopening Maxon site

    Owners of Corn Island Shipyard in Spencer County propose investing up to $5 million; new project could create 50 jobs

    TELL CITY - A Spencer County businessman who operates a shipyard along the Ohio River has proposed leasing the former Maxon Marine Shipyard in Tell City to construct a variety of marine vessels.

  • Animal-neglect investigation launched

    Four horses seized from Owen Lane; charges possible

    ORIOLE - A criminal investigation into possible animal neglect and cruelty is under way after four allegedly malnourished horses were found and later removed Wednesday from property along Owen Lane near Oriole.

    A fifth horse had already died, a county sheriff's deputy said, and was buried.

  • Students plan Dec. 19 Christmas program

    Cannelton students, from left in top photo, Stephanie Austin, Jennifer Dartt, Kelly Merry, Amber Dartt, Jessalyn Sommer and Kassi Uribe, practice Thursday for the school's Christmas program. It will begin at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Cannelton Community Center. Bottom photo, Guitar Club members Gary Biever and Tabatha Little strum their guitars during a practice run of the program. Pre-kindergartners through high-school seniors will perform holiday songs, including some sung in Spanish, and a performance by the Cannelton Guitar Club and Chorus.

  • Sweets, Treats and Santa set for Saturday

    TELL CITY - Perry County Junior Women will present the annual Sweets, Treats and Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The program includes lunch and activities with Santa, with goodie bags going to the first 100 children and door prizes throughout the event. Lunch includes pizza, cookies and a drink.

    Admission is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2 per person.

    Photos with Santa will be offered by Danny Bolin Photography. Three photo packages are available.