Today's News

  • Olympics should boost hockey popularity in USA

    I don’t remember if it was in Parade magazine or USA Today, but somewhere I read an Olympic hockey preview that was probably the most accurate I’ve ever seen.

    The writer stated that most experts considered the United States a long shot to earn a medal but the team had a good chance to do so because of goalie Ryan Miller.

    All Miller did was lead USA to a silver medal and within an overtime period of beating Canada for the gold.

  • Malone leads Tri-County in SISC meet

    MOUNT VERNON—Chelsea Malone placed second in two events  to lead the Tell City-based Tri-County Swim Club in the Southern Indiana Swim Conference winter meet last weekend.

    Malone placed second in the women’s open 50-yard freestyle in 25.90 seconds and in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.95.

    She placed third in the 100 free in 57.78 and fourth in the 200 back in 2:23.13.

    Stephen Houle placed fifth in age-11-12 boys 100 and 50 breaststrokes in 1:40.63 and 44.05 respectively, sixth in the 50 butterfly in 50.03, and 10th in the 50 free.

  • Arnold's 3-pointer lifts TC past Eagles

    EVANSVILLE—Freshman Brian Arnold hit a three-point shot with 21 seconds left to give Tell City a 51-50 boys basketball victory over Evansville Day Friday.

    Evansville Day then worked the ball upcourt and called two timeouts—the second after seeing what defensive alignment Tell City came out with—to set up a final shot.

    But Ethan Black missed a forced shot from about 15 feet and Tell City’s Nick Kleaving grabbed the rebound just before the final buzzer.

  • PC repulses Patriots

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-point fourth-quarter lead, then made 15 of 18 free throws to beat Heritage Hills 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Heritage Hills’ Justin Forshey made a three-point shot from the corner to cut the Commodore lead to 63-56 with 36 seconds left.

    A quick foul sent Jacob Schwartz to the free throw line where he made both shots.

    Heritage Hills turned to ball over on its next possession and then allowed the Commodores to run out the clock.

  • Commodores cold in loss to Senators

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field in a 47-39 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.

    The Commodores found it hard to drive or get open shots inside against West Washington’s active 2-3 zone defense. And they hit only 3 of 19 shots from three-point range.

    “Early I thought we got some pretty decent looks but we just didn’t hit the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    The Commodores had to take some quick shots in the second half, as they trailed by 10 to 12 points much of it.

  • Lions rout Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton had no answer for Rock Creek’s size and athleticism in a 99-50 boys basketball loss Friday.

    The Lions outshot the Bulldogs from the field 53.2 percent to 26.6 percent, held a 54-34 advantage on the boards, and forced 22 turnovers.

    “We just did not move the ball very well tonight—we played as individuals instead of as a team,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “Plus, they were very athletic, fast, and strong.”

  • Area sectionals could have new champions this year

    One of the things that makes the IHSAA boys basketball sectionals so interesting is they are single-elimination. With a bad draw or one bad game, a really good team can make an early exit.

    Compare that with the individual state wrestling tourney, where Prince-ton’s Drake Stein won the 171-pound state title despite not winning his regional or even his sectional.

  • Guilty plea in Cioe case

    TELL CITY - One of two men arrested last year for the 1997 murder and rape of a Tell City woman has been cleared of those charges under a plea agreement in which he admits to hiding evidence implicating his cousin in the crime.  Thomas D. Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class C charge of assisting a criminal and pursuant to the plea agreement, was sentenced to six years in prison. Under the agreement, Lane is required to assist prosecutors with their case against his cousin, Thomas E.

  • Woodcrafters fire talk of town

    TELL CITY - Stubborn ribbons of smoke rose over heaps of bricks and twisted steel Friday, two days after the largest fire in recent Tell City history destroyed the vacant William Tell Woodcrafters plant on Seventh Street.  No one was injured in the blaze, which began shortly before 2 p.m.

  • Court denies soldiers' case

    EVANSVILLE - A judge ruled Thursday the "Tell City Guardsmen" can't press their case against KBR and affiliated companies in the Indiana court in which it was filed. The soldiers failed to establish that "the court may properly exercise personal jurisdiction over (the) defendants" ruled Richard L.