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Today's News

  • Library website offering language lessons

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library’s website now features Rosetta Stone, for free, as one of many resources provided by online resource conglomerate, Inspire.

    Perry County’s Library, in conjunction with Indiana State Library, receives state funds to acquire electronic resources, according to John Mundy, Perry County Public Library director.

  • A love story 70 years in the making

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The small towns and rolling hills of Perry County have been home to centuries of happy marriages. Robert and Roseanna Gibson are but one example, but few Perry County couples carry a deeper devotion ... to one another, family, faith and community.

    “It’s been a great life and a great journey,” Roseanna says. As for marriage, on this Monday before Valentine’s Day, she has simple advice.

  • TIF impact on schools less than expected

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – More than two years of discussion about the potentially detrimental effects tax-increment financing has on the Tell City School Corp.’s coffers came to a head Tuesday.

    An analysis by the Indianapolis-based accounting firm, London-Witte, presented during a school board planning session, showed that the schools loose an estimated $38,000, annually. That was substantially lower than previously claimed by TIF opponents.

  • Beckort Coach of Year

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CARMEL—Tell City boys cross country coach Brian Beckort was named the state’s Class A Coach of the Year at the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ annual meeting Friday.
    Though the cross country state tourney is not divided into classes, the IATCC divides its awards into three classes based on school enrollments.

  • Teague advances to semistate

    NEWBURGH—Tell City senior David Teague placed fourth in the Castle wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the semistate.
    Teague, competing in the 132-pound weight class, decisioned Breydan Bethe of Evansville Central 9-1 in the first round of the regional.
    “David controlled the whole match and was never in trouble,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “Bethe got an unsportsmanlike penalty for pushing Teague when they were out of bounds, which sealed the match.

  • Tell City girls 8th in swim sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Brenna Franzman had Tell City’s highest individual place as the Marksmen finished eighth in the 12-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 122 points. Jasper repeated as champion with 397.
     Franzman was the only Tell City individual to make the championship finals in any event, as she placed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:31.73.
    Teammate Taylor Kratzer made the consolation finals in that event and placed 12th overall in 6:44.40.

  • Bulldogs fall to Lions

    CANNELTON—Bloomington Lighthouse hit 61.5 percent from the field to beat Cannelton 71-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Lions hit 24 of 39 from the field, including 7 of 12 from three-point range.
    “They shot the ball extremely well from three-point range - they hit six in the first half,” noted Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “When we played them up there, they went 0 for 20 on three-pointers (in a game Cannelton won 41-39 Jan. 7).
    Will Campbell led the Lions with 24 points on 9 for 10 field-goal shooting.

  • Perry Central falls to South Spencer

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    REO—Perry Central couldn’t put together defensive stops in a 71-61 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    The Commodores went on a 15-6 run to cut a 15-point South Spencer lead to six at the end of the third quarter.
    Perry Central’s Ty Mullis made a three-pointer to start that run. After a South Spencer miss, Jacob Kelly made a 6-foot jumper.
    The Rebels’ Jaylen Taylor made a driving basket before Perry Central’s Luke Bishop made back-to-back three-pointers.

  • Tell City pummels Aces

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Strong defense in the first and third quarters and prolific three-point shooting helped Tell City rout Cloverport 65-28 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City shut out the Aces in the first quarter, holding them to 0 for 8 field-goal shooting and forcing five turnovers.
    The Marksmen built a 12-0 lead that quarter with the help of two three-point baskets by Tretter Lyons.

  • Rangers hold off Marksmen in OT to claim sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City had an off shooting night but used strong defense to almost win the Forest Park girls basketball sectional Saturday, falling to the host team 45-35 in overtime.
    There were nine lead changes and four ties in regulation play.
    Katie Goffinet hit 3 of 4 free throws and Emma Kohnert hit 2 of 2 at the line to fuel a 5-0 Tell City run that gave the Marksmen a 30-29 lead with 1:43 left in regulation.