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Today's News

  • Shubael’s candlelight tour shines soft glow on Christmases past

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point hosted its annual candlelight tour Saturday, Dec. 13. The event gave guests an opportunity to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the mid 1800s in Perry County. Lanterns and candles lit the way, as participants walked through the village from cabin to cabin and were treated to Christmas carols and other musical entertainment. Gifts and locally produced items, including the village’s famous favorite, homemade beef jerky, were also on hand for guests to enjoy.

  • PCMH, regional hospitals restrict visitations due to influenza virus

    EVANSVILLE – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the tri-state area, hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition are implementing unified hospital visitation restrictions effective Monday, Dec. 22. The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Cannelton girls fall to Crusaders

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rebound baskets helped Columbus Christian defeat Cannelton 55-25 in the final game of the Cannelton Invitational girls basketball round-robin Tuesday.
    The Crusaders outrebounded Cannelton 31-16 overall, including grabbing 10 offensive rebounds.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) is the only one I had going after an offensive rebound,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Everybody else, we get in trouble standing and ball-watching.”

  • Crusaders conquer Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Columbus Christian’s advantage in rebounds and turnovers, especially in the third quarter, propelled the Crusaders past Cannelton 66-45 in the championship game of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs fell behind 16-4 in the first quarter and still trailed 20-10 midway through the second quarter.
    But they went on a 10-0 run to tie the score on driving baskets by Damon Powers and Caleb Cravens and two three-pointers by Bryce Garrett.

  • Heritage Hills holds off PC in first round

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY— Perry Central had its chances late in the game Friday, but turnovers down the stretch cost the Commodores in their 52-46 loss to Heritage Hills in the first round of the annual boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic.
    Perry Central turned the ball over 19 times.

  • Rebels outshoot Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Friday’s PSC Holiday Classic first-round boys basketball game between Tell City and South Spencer left South Spencer’s coach wanting his team to learn to play with a lead and Tell City’s coach wanting his team to learn how to get off to a better start.
    South Spencer hit 70.4 percent from two-point range, including 10 of 11 in the first half, and held on to beat the Marksmen 58-44.

  • Marksmen boys 8th at Jasper

    JASPER—Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent each earned two seventh places to lead Tell City to eighth place in Jasper’s nine-team boys swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North, tied for 24th in the state’s rankings, won with 601 points. Tell City scored 108.
    Thomas turned in his second fastest time ever in the 100-yard butterfly as he placed seventh in 1:05.99.
    Vincent took seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.61.
    Those two teamed with Stephen Houle and Jacob Mowery to place seventh in the 400 free relay in 4:05.87.

  • Tell City girls 7th in Jasper meet

    JASPER—Sydney Brown placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke to lead Tell City to seventh place in Jasper’s nine-team girls swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North won with 494 points. Tell City scored 82.
    Brown swam the 100 back in 1:13.47.
    Sydney Burton placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.92.
    Brown, Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter placed ninth in the 200 medley relay in 2:19.75.

  • Rock Creek edges Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek outrebounded Cannelton 37-28 to beat the Bulldogs 45-40 in Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Monday.
    Rock Creek edged the Bulldogs in field-goal shooting 28.6 percent to 25.0 percent and in turnovers 21 to 22.
    “We probably played about as well as we can,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’ve got a lot of young kids that haven’t learned how to win yet.”
    Melissa Clausen led 1-10 Cannelton with 23 points and eight rebounds.

  • Hot Eagles rip Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Fast-break layups and hot three-point shooting propelled Lanesville past Cannelton 77-23 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Eagles hit 53.4 percent from the field, including 55.0 percent from three-point range.
    Their 20 two-point baskets included numerous transition layups off Cannelton turnovers.
    “They’re pretty good,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “They play very aggressive defense and they’re pretty athletic.