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Today's News

  • Cannelton holds off New Harmony

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used strong defense and rebounding to build a 22-point halftime lead and held on to beat New Harmony 50-37 to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs held New Harmony to 13.0 percent (3 for 23) field-goal shooting in the first half, including 0 for 10 from three-point range.

    The Rappites also missed their first two three-point attempts of the second half.

    But they made five of their next nine as they pulled within six points, 38-32, with 61⁄2 minutes left in the game.

  • PC girls pull away from Springs Valley late

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the last seven points to pull away from Springs Valley 54-43 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Both teams had hot shooting spurts in the game. Perry Central jumped to a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes only to trail 26-23 at halftime.

    “They (the Blackhawks) shot almost 70 percent in the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    The Commodores had some hot shooting of their own as they hit 50.0 percent from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range.

  • Paoli beats PC inside

    LEOPOLD—Paoli scored 16 field goals from within 8 feet of the basket and beat Perry Central 51-40 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rams made four rebound baskets.

    They also got some fast-break layups by releasing a guard early and making an outlet pass to her after a defensive rebound. They outrebounded Perry Central 33-23 overall.

    And Paoli center Dara Thorlton was taller than any Perry Central starter and posted up strong. She hit 6 of 9 shots from the field—only one from outside 7 feet—and scored 12 points.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Mater Dei

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei outplayed Tell City in most facets of the game to beat the Marksmen 69-38 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “We didn’t shoot real well and we just had way too many turnovers,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And we gave up way too many layups.”

    Mater Dei got some of the layups breaking Tell City’s press but also got some off defensive rebounds and outlet passes.

    “They were definitely faster than we were, and they shot the ball real well,” said Lyons.

  • Senators edge Bulldogs in OT

    CANNELTON—Molly Johnson scored 17 points as West Washington beat Cannelton 50-46 in overtime in girls basketball Saturday.

    Johnson hit five three-point shots.

    “We tried a box-and-one, a 3-2 high and a 3-2 low--we threw everything we had at her,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. “We worked so hard on her and then we’d lose her in spurts.”

    Still the Bulldogs led 35-24 entering the fourth quarter.

  • Jasper outwrestles Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper dominated the lower weight classes to beat Tell City 43-29 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City won four matches in a row in the 160- to 215-pound weight classes.

    But Jasper won seven of the nine lower weight classes, including two by forfeit, and the heavyweight class.

    The Wildcats won four matches by pins, giving them the maximum six points in six weight classes.

    Matt Sabelhaus (125-pound class), Matt Leistner (171) and Dustin Gould (189) earned the only pins for Tell City.

    Justin Kleemann (160) won by technical fall.

  • Breaking News Gaynor convicted on five of eight charges

    Jurors convicted Adam Gaynor Thursday of five of the eight charges filed against him, including a Class A felony count of dealing in methamphetamine. He was also convicted of two other felonies, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, and misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and paraphernalia. He was acquitted on charges of possessing anhydrous ammonia, possession of ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of chemical reagents.

  • Commissioners eye road-management system

    TELL CITY — An Evansville company wants to develop a comprehensive road-maintenance system for Perry County. If approved by commissioners and funded by the county council, the initiative would focus more money on maintaining roads with high traffic counts while emphasizing preventive maintenance to extend life expectancies of roadways.

  • Two teens nabbed in church burglary

    TELL CITY – Two juveniles face charges of theft and burglary for allegedly twice breaking into St. Paul Catholic Church. They were detained Thursday night after a priest found them in the church's rectory.

    Police said the teens admitted entering the church Dec. 26 and taking a computer, knife, camera, candles and wine.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the two males, ages 14 and 17, fled on foot after being discovered Thursday but were spotted by Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputies Richard Kratzer and Daymion Marsh.

  • New and returning officials sworn in

    TELL CITY – County officials swept into office in November's election were sworn in Wednesday.

    Deputy County Clerk Jean Schulthise oversaw the brief courthouse ceremony. Accepting their oaths of office were Jane James, who begins a second four-year term as county recorder.

    Also sworn in was Glenn Etienne, who will serve four years as county surveyor, replacing longtime surveyor Harold Lynch.