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Today's News

  • City schools’ debt load shrinking

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools has been able to trim a shortfall in its general fund by more than $200,000 in the past year and could be in the black by the end of 2014.

    That was the financially positive message presented Thursday by Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt during the board of school trustees’ monthly meeting.

    Sibbitt said the deficit had fallen below $200,000 for the first time in several years as he and the school board work to control costs and become more efficient.

  • Saving a Sign
  • Cannelton faces cash pinch

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city’s finances hadn’t worsened, but hadn’t improved, either, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said at a special meeting of the city council Jan. 28 before announcing, “we are going to have to borrow from the trash department to help the general fund.”

  • Tell City's game with Pike Central postponed

    PETERSBURG -- Tell City's PAC boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 21), was called off due to freezing rain and ice expected to hit that area this evening.

    This is the second time the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, and it will not be made up, as both teams will open sectional play Tuesday.

    Tell City Athletic Director Ryan George said the Marksmen are willing to play Saturday but Pike Central did not want to.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Local rivals Perry Central and Tell City will meet again for the third time this season in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional next week.
    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In the seven-team Class 2A sectional to be played at Southridge’s Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium, Tell City will play Perry Central in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will take on Southridge in the first semifinal game Friday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Spencer, Fischer, Kramer join Tell City Hall of Fame

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jack Fischer, Mike Spencer and the son of Norman Kramer reminisced about their Tell City athletic careers at their induction into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    Spencer, who won 17 sectionals in 20 years as a head coach at Tell City (11 in 13 years in baseball and six in seven years in football), revealed that “it was a career that almost wasn’t.”

  • Trinity defeats Bulldogs

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity used physical defense to hold Cannelton to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Bulldogs 63-48 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton guard Brandon Cook entered the game averaging 28.1 points per game, third best in the state of Indiana. But he was held to nine points—his first game below 18 this season—on 3 of 20 field-goal shooting, including 2 of 9 from three-point range, and 1 of 2 free throws.
    In foul trouble much of the game, he played only 22 minutes before fouling out.

  • Bulldogs stop Cardinals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Washington Catholic committed 10 first-half turnovers in a 69-55 boys basketball loss to Cannelton Tuesday.
    The Cardinals were charged with three traveling violations in the first 3 1⁄2 minutes. But many of their turnovers were also forced by Cannelton’s defensive pressure.
    Whatever the cause for the Cardinals’ turnovers, that was the main difference in the game.
    They finished with 16 turnovers compared with just seven for Cannelton.

  • Perry Central rolls past Braves

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central used a full-court press to make easy baskets early and defeated Tecumseh 76-45 in boys basketball Friday.
    “We talked about coming out with the kind of energy we play with at home,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We have great crowds and wanted to come out and play with that type of energy.

  • Tell City upsets Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held North Posey to 4 for 18 field-goal shooting in the first 15 1⁄2 minutes and then held off a late Viking rally to win 53-50 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen built a 23-11 lead with their strong early defense.
    The Vikings got hot in the third quarter, going 6 for 9 from the field, including 2 for 3 from three-point range.
    Michael Bender’s three-pointer cut Tell City’s lead to 28-27 with three minutes left in the quarter.