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Today's News

  • Spencer County lands $1 billion fertilizer plant

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Reporter

    ROCKPORT – Months of speculation as to the regional location of a potential fertilizer facility is over. The Illinois-based Ohio Valley Resources LLC announced Thursday the company will call Spencer County home.

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  • Council approves rezoning for storage units

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Votes by the Tell City Common Council last Monday clear the way for a local couple to develop a storage unit complex along Dauby Lane.

    Developers Lauren and Philip Hartz had already received favorable recommendations from the city’s technical advisory committee and the Tell City Plan Commission for the project, which will include more than 100 storage units.

  • Golden Living Center annual Christmas bazaar Friday

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills’ Resident Council will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the main hallway of the building.

    Candy, baked items, craft items, new items, gently used items and more will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Resident Council.

    The public is invited to attend this event.

  • Hilgenhold on academic stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior linebacker/running back Levi Hilgenhold has been named to the Indianapolis Colts’ annual High School Academic All-Star Team.
    This is the 14th year the Colts have sponsored the team, which honors the top 24 high school football academic all-stars in the state.
    Hilgenhold and the others will be introduced to the crowd at the Colts’ game with the Ten-nessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium Sun-day 20 minutes before the game.
    Each all-star will re-ceive four complimentary tickets to the game.

  • Wright on all-state twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior defensive lineman Spencer Wright was named to The Associated Press’ Class A all-state football team released Saturday and to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s team released Monday.
    Wright, 6-foot, 240 pounds, led the 7-4 Commodores in tackles with 68 this season, an unusual honor for a lineman.
    He also made a team-high 6.5 sacks and forced one fumble.

  • Bulldogs hold off Rebs by hitting free throws

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings hit 10 of 12 free throws in the last 4:43 as Cannelton held off a late South Spencer rally to beat the Rebels 58-52 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Mollie Ingle scored two consecutive inside baskets, off a rebound and a loose ball, to put the Bulldogs up by 16, 34-18, midway through the third quarter.
    They still led by 13 after Hemmings scored on a drive with six minutes left in the game and by 11 after Hemmings hit two free throws with 3:38 left.

  • Graves, Commodores shoot down Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Ashley Graves had 29 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots as Perry Central pounded West Washington 68-36 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Graves hit 11 of 13 shots from the field, including 1 of 1 from three-point range, and 6 of 7 free throws.
    She scored 10 points in each the second and third quarters as the Commodores outscored the Senators 34-13 those periods to put the game away.
    “Besides her, we didn’t shoot the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Rebels nip Bulldogs despite Cook’s 47

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer’s 43-23 rebounding advantage and Dakota Risse’s hot third quarter offset Brandon Cook’s 47 points as the Rebels beat Cannelton 79-73 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cook hit 16 of 27 shots from the field, including 6 of 12 from three-point range, and 9 of 14 free throws as he tied his career high and the second highest individual scoring game in Cannelton history.