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Today's News

  • Foul-plagued Commodores fall to Vikings

    POSEYVILLE—Foul trouble plagued Perry Central in a 39-32 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Ashley Graves, Perry Central’s leading scorer and rebounder, “only played about 12 minutes,” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “I don’t usually say anything about the officiating, but they just had an X on Ashley.
    “I thought our kids went out and really got after it. I thought Grace James and Brittany Parker really picked up the slack. They played really hard.”

  • Cannelton girls win two more

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton used a first-half press to pull away to a 56-23 girls basketball win over Whitesville Trinity Saturday.
    “They took an 8-5 lead so we started to press a little bit to get our tempo up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders 29-10 the rest of the half to take control.
    The press helped Mikah Hemmings make a school-record 14 steals. That broke the previous record of 13 held by Theresa Alvey and Jaci Garrett.

  • Braves streak past Cannelton

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome an 11-0 run by Tecumseh to start the third quarter and lost to the Braves 88-60 in boys basketball Saturday.
    After falling behind by 13 points to start the second quarter, the Bulldogs responded with an 8-0 run of their own to cut the Braves’ lead to five points.
    “I thought we did a much better job of moving the ball tonight and getting everybody involved,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  

  • Tell City foils Hornets 40-39

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Strong ball-handling helped Tell City overcome poor free-throw shooting to defeat Hancock County 40-39 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We only had five turnovers and they did press us,” noted Tell City Coach Troy Noble.
    He also noted that Tell City’s defense “was real consistent all night after they scored on three of their first four possessions. It was probably our best defensive game.”
    Hancock County built a 13-6 lead, the largest by either team, early in the second quarter.

  • Rangers defeat Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly for Perry Central in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.

  • COLUMN: Democrat walkout jeopardizes important legislation for Hoosiers

    By STEVE DAVISSON, District 73 State Representative

    The start of the 2012 session has been a tumultuous one to say the least. For the second session in a row, the House Democrats failed to show up to the House Chamber on account of the controversial right-to-work bill. Without a Democratic presence, the House Republicans were unable to begin conducting the business we were elected to do – a job that the House Democrats seem to have forgotten.

  • COLUMN: Déjà vu all over again in Indy

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Week one of session and… it was “déjà vu all over again” as Yogi Berra would say. We showed up to our first General Assembly day Jan. 4 and had just three Democrats colleagues in the House withholding a quorum to do business.

  • COLUMN: ‘Tintin’ is an adventure film for all ages

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    When “The Adventures of Tintin” was announced, I wasn’t sure what the big deal was. Sure, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were teaming up for it, but I didn’t understand why.

  • Winter beef production educational series returning this month

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will again be offered for four evenings in January, February and March. The sessions will be held Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central School Cafeteria.

  • Purdue extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.
    The program, entitled Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing is gear-ed toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.
    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis, and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.