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Today's News

  • Chamber announces final Christmas Cash Giveaway winners

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce along with 11 participating businesses an-nounce this year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants from until Dec. 21 to win chamber gift certificates.
    The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. 

  • Fourth graders help local food pantry

    Angie Foury’s fourth grade class at William Tell Elementary showed the spirit of giving by deciding to donate money to the Table of Blessings food pantry in Tell City.

  • Annual Ferdinand bridal expo Jan. 13

    FERDINAND – The 11th annual Ferdinand prom and bridal expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. EST Jan. 13 at the Ferdinand Community Center.
    More than 30 businesses will be available to help make proms and weddings special. Participants will be able to sample catered foods and cakes. Those attending will also be able to register for prizes. A fashion show will be provided by Cinderella’s of Tell City.

  • Bulldogs cool down in 2nd half

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used hot shooting to jump to a 26-9 lead but cooled off in the second half of a 61-49 girls basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    The Bulldogs hit 7 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, in the first quarter to build a 19-9 lead.
    They added a 12-foot baseline shot by Allicyn Garrett and a three-pointer and two free throws by Mikah Hemmings in the first 1:42 of the second quarter to cap a 12-0 run and increase their lead to 17 points.

  • Cannelton blasts Rock Creek 61-35

    SELLERSBURG—Mikah Hemmings had 35 points, nine steals, six rebounds and two assists as Cannelton trounced Rock Creek 61-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Hemmings hit 11 of 30 from the field, including 3 of 10 from three-point range, and 10 of 11 free throws.
    Allicyn Garrett added 18 points, a team-high nine rebounds, and three steals.
    “We shot the ball pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We worked the ball a little bit and took open shots and hit some shots today.”

  • No. 1 Mater Dei defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed by only 10 points early in the third quarter, but five consecutive turnovers ended the Marksmen’s hopes of upsetting Mater Dei in girls basketball Thursday.
    Mater Dei, the Class 2A defending state champion and ranked No. 1 again this year, scored eight points off the turnovers and beat the Marksmen 61-36.
    “We had too many turnovers (24)—that’s for sure,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And our turnovers turned straight into layups at the other end.

  • Lanesville bests Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit only 8 of 25 from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the second half of a 77-60 boys basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    Cannelton hit 13 of 26 from the field in the first half, including 5 of 8 from three-point range, to take a 40-38 lead.
    Brandon Cook scored 24 points that half on 7 of 14 field-goal shooting (3 of 5 on three-pointers) and 7 of 12 free throws. He also had nice assists for layups by Elijah Littles and Hunter Herzog.

  • Longing for a return to Perry County

    As a 33-year-old, I feel that I’ve seen more places than most people have in a lifetime. I’ve been to the mountains, saw the oceans, lived along the Gulf, the list goes on.

    Of all the places I’ve been, none compare to Perry County when it comes to being the place for me. That being said, I’ll take just a moment to explain why.

  • Think before talking

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in December 2009.

    My face reddens easily, but never more quickly than when I say something I shouldn’t. I can take back what I write, at least before the paper goes to print, but words that leave my mouth can’t be retracted.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?