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Today's News

  • Tell City girls face rebuilding season

    TELL CITY—A basketball team than wins 17 games and a sectional title and returns four seniors including its leading scorer—a player who should finish at least in the top three on the school’s all-time scoring list—might think it is in great shape.

    But a team that returns only one starter, lacks overall quickness, and has a guard for its tallest player might be worried about its upcoming season.

    Both those descriptions fit Tell City’s girls team this year, so it’s kind of hard to predict how the Marksmen will fare.

  • News collecting letters

    PERRY COUNTY– The News staff is again gathering letters to Santa Claus from children. Letters will be published in our annual Holiday Greetings section Monday, Dec. 22 — just in time for Santa to read them.

    To ensure we have enough time to prepare letters for publication, we ask that letters be sent to us by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. No letters will be accepted after this date. Look over letters for content and to make sure children’s first and last names are legible.

  • Dance benefits dog-attack victim

    CANNELTON — A dance beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cannelton American Legion hall at 516 Knight St., will raise money to help defray medical and related costs for a 1-year-old child attacked by a dog Oct. 29.

    Chandler Humphrey was to have undergone a third surgery Nov. 11 at Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., for an injury to his forehead.

    His parents, Daniel Humphrey and Ashley Demme, are unable to work due to medical appointments and frequent trips to Louisville. The benefit will feature entertainment by Oddbody.

  • Other life issues are equally important to abortion issue

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2007 “Faithful Citizenship” guidelines took a strong stand against abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty and embryonic-stem-cell research and also brought up other issues for voters to consider, such as social justice, the economy and opposition to unjust wars.

    But last week several bishops said abortion should be the main issue Catholic voters should look at when deciding which candidates to back.

  • County well-positioned for growth

    During the past several months, our conversations have been laced with new terms such as housing bubbles, gas prices, market swings, Wall Street meltdown, recession and others that do not bode well for our national economy.

    Our government leadership has taken unprecedented steps to instill confidence in our financial markets and has provided equity to be injected into the most troubled areas.

  • Help others enjoy the holidays

    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. I’m sure that will never change, no matter how commercialized the holidays become, but generosity will be  more of a challenge this year because of the ongoing economic crisis.

  • Goffinet’s 43 propel TC past Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Lauren Goffinet scored a school-record 43 points to lead Tell City past Cannelton 63-43 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    Goffinet scored 11 of the Marksmen’s 12 first-quarter points as that period ended in a 12-12 tie.

    She added 11 points in the second quarter, including two free throws that gave the Marksmen the lead for good, 25-23, with 2:25 left in the half.

  • Corydon tops PC 62-50

    LEOPOLD—Corydon forced some Perry Central turnovers and hit three three-point baskets in the third quarter to pull away from the Commodores 62-50 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    The score was tied with four minutes left in the third quarter.

    “Then we just started throwing the ball all over the dang gym,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “And they were just in a (1-3-1) half-court trap, the same thing we faced in the first half.

  • PC basketball team obtains new big man

    Every basketball coach is always looking for a big man. And Perry Central Coach Matt Carter has definitely found one.

    In fact Carter’s new player is reportedly being recruited by major colleges including Louisville, Iowa and Ohio State.

    Robbie Piper, a senior who has those schools looking at him as a football lineman, has joined the basketball Commo-dores.

    He may not be quite the 6-foot-4 he was listed at in football, but he looks at least as tall as former Tell City center Eric Henrickson, who was listed as 6-5 last year.

  • Tell City in line for more sidewalk funds

    INDOT grant for $212,000 will extend Tell Street walkway from library to 19th Street, greenway

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Tell City $212,000 in Local Public Agency funding to pay for a new sidewalk on Tell and 19th streets that will connect the Tell City-Perry County Public Library with a new greenway.