Today's News

  • In step with the holidays
  • 'Build and neglect' hurting us all

    By Jack Joyce

    It is unfortunate when The News reports the failure of the referendum on the Tell City-Troy Township School bond issue. There is no doubt that the school corporation needs to catch up with four decades of neglect.

    There should not be any surprise from current policy boards or current management. Build it and let it fall down from neglect is not what the voters expect from their elected and appointed officials.

  • PC boys team relies on quickness, depth

    LEOPOLD—The frontline was the main strength of Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but Coach Matt Carter thinks it could be perimeter play this year.

    “I think our perimeter play’s pretty good,” he said. “We’re pretty deep at the guard position. I think ball-handling will be a strength.”

    The Commodores return two frontline players from last year’s 9-13 team. But one of them, Alex Rogier, has played every position from center to guard so Carter included him among the depth at guard.

  • Trojans pull away from Bulldogs in second half

    CANNELTON—After leading by one point at halftime, Cannelton’s shooting went cold in the second half and the Bulldogs lost to Wood Memorial 54-40 in boys basketball Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs hit 6 of 18 three-point shots in the first half, including a 30-footer by Ethan Patton at the buzzer to put them ahead 26-25.

    But they made only 1 of 10 from beyond the arc in the second half. And that one came with 2:54 left in the game, after the Trojans had already built a 51-35 lead.

  • Hayes sets TC rebounding mark in loss to Reitz

    EVANSVILLE—McKenzie Hayes scored 38 points and grabbed at least 22 rebounds but Tell City lost to Reitz 81-60 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Coach John Lyons was getting the rebounding statistics off Tell City’s videotape of the game, but there were about three minutes missing on it.

    He planned to get Reitz’s tape to see how many rebounds Hayes had in the missing minutes.

  • Pioneers outwrestle Tell City

    TELL CITY—Boonville won six of the 11 matches actually wrestled and also took advantage of three Tell City forfeits to beat the Marksmen 54-24 in wrestling Tuesday.

    “We knew it was going to be tough, giving up 18 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    The Marksmen also used a reserve in one weight class because their starter had missed a practice the previous week.

    “You could tell it was our first match—we’ve got some things to work on,” said Litherland. “It was their sixth match.”

  • Tell City boys team has freestyle depth

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team again will be strong in freestyle races but lack depth in other events.

    “We should be pretty decent in the sprint freestyles with Nick Bower and Jerry Ammon both back,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    “And in the 200 and 500 Greg Clayton is back. He placed second in the conference in both of those to a kid who graduated, so he’s got a chance to move up this year.”

    Joining Clayton in those two events will be freshman Hunter Sandage.

  • Some Indiana 66 work reinstated

    CANNELTON - Approximately $2 million has been secured to improve Indiana 66 within the Cannelton city limits, according to the deputy director of Indiana Department of Transportation's Vincennes District.

    Troy Woodruff called The News Wednesday to say he'd read a Nov. 19 story reporting work scheduled for 2011 had been postponed to 2016.

    "We went back to see how we could fund it," he said, "and found $2 million."

  • Lost driver finds way to jail

    TELL CITY - An Evansville driver was sure he was just a mile or two from home when stopped and arrested by police in Tell City Thanksgiving night. He and a passenger were lodged in the county jail after officers learned the car they were in had been stolen hours earlier from a home near Owensboro, Ky.

    Andrew Jelonek, 45, who gave officers an address on Columbia Street in Evansville, asked police if he was on Morgan Avenue after the 1993 Dodge Shadow he was driving was stopped near Tell City Bowling Center just after 11 p.m.

  • Here comes Santa Claus