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Today's News

  • Ball-handling key for Cannelton girls team

    CANNELTON—New Cannelton girls basketball coach Mike Garrett hopes that more experience and depth at guard will help the Bulldogs handle pressure defenses better this year.

    The Bulldogs started two freshmen at guards last year and have had some problems facing presses at times.

    But Garrett said their ball-handling “has been pretty good over the summer. They’re starting to relax a little bit and slow down instead of being in a hurry to get rid of the ball.”

  • Tell City girls team rebuilding

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls basketball team finished 4-17 last year and graduated three full-time starters, including the school’s all-time leading scorer who led the team in every statistical category last year.

    So Coach John Lyons will rely on several younger players this year, with possibly two freshmen starting.

    Senior Kyli Smithson, the only full-time starter returning, will start at point guard. She averaged 6.1 points per game last year.

  • TC girls swim team has increased depth

    TELL CITY—More depth should help Tell City’s girls swim team this season.

    The Marksmen will start the season Saturday with 18 girls on its team, their most in 11 years.

    The last time the Marksmen had this many girls (in the 1998-99 school year when they had 21) they won the sectional, and Coach Mike Page thinks that is a possibility this year.

    The Marksmen still have a young team, though, with no seniors. But they have four juniors and seven sophomores who lettered for last year’s PAC champions.

  • Riley fight on TV Saturday

    MANCHESTER, England—Former Tell City wrestler Aaron Riley will fight a televised UFC mixed martial arts bout against Ross Pearson Saturday.

    The bout will be the first on a card that will be televised on cable network Spike TV beginning at 7 p.m. Perry County time.

    Riley, 28, has a 2-3 record in UFC fights, including a controversial loss in which an inexperienced referee stopped the fight prematurely (Riley later avenged that loss), and is 28-11-1 in mixed martial arts overall.

  • Hard times, hard decisions

    Last Tuesday's referendum on the Tell City High School building project divided Troy Township residents. The referendum lost by 23 votes out of 1,521 cast.

    Though most of the editorial staff of The News favored the referendum's passage, some of my co-workers didn't.

    I respect civil debate and the decisions of voters — that's why we have elections — but I have concerns that Tuesday's vote will have long-term negative consequences for our community.

  • Breaking News Cannelton dentist charged with aiming handgun at, threatening to kill juveniles

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton dentist is lodged in the Perry County Jail under a $65,000 cash-only bond after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

    Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker at  8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

  • Bolin brings experience to marshal's job

    TROY - A veteran officer with years of experience in town law enforcement has been named the new marshal in Troy.

    The appointment was made official last month by the town council, when its members named Tim Bolin to the vacant marshal's position. The community had been without a marshal several months.

  • Project will trim energy costs at CHS

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will undergo approximately $850,000 worth of work to improve energy efficiency after the first of the year, according to Principal and Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    School-board members approved the work at a regular meeting Tuesday, which had been rescheduled from Oct. 28.

    Heating and air-conditioning, lighting and windows can be upgraded while school is in session, Chapman said, because some vacant classrooms offer space to move students as needed.

  • Veterans Day tributes
  • Panic alarm sounds from inside trash truck

    TELL CITY - A trash compactor set off an alarm recently that the county auditor heard about, even though she was in the state capital at the time.

    "We were in lockdown last week," Auditor Connie Berger said before a special county-council meeting Friday, scheduled to consider the purchase of a used ambulance. A panic button fell from its place in a county-courthouse office into a trash can, she said, and found its way into the back of a trash truck.