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Today's News

  • City considers sewer-rate hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Whether we want to or not, we’re going to have to raise the rates,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said about charges for sewer service provided to city residents. “They haven’t been raised since 2002.”

  • Litherland replaces Hawkins as Forest Park’s varsity coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jeff Litherland, a Perry Central graduate and former Perry Central JV boys basketball coach, has replaced Nate Hawkins as Forest Park’s varsity coach, at least on an interim basis.
    Hawkins replaced Tom Beach after the 2008-09 season and guided the Rangers to sectional titles each of his first three season and regional titles the first two years.

  • Marksmen finish 1-4 Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Aubrey Craig went 4-1 to lead Tell City to a 1-4 record in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

  • Bulldog girls hold on with four players

    COLUMBUS—Melissa Clausen handled the ball well and hit 4 of 6 free throws in the last two minutes as shorthanded Cannelton held off Columbus Christian 52-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Columbus Christian, with four new girls on its roster this year, shot well early and jumped to a quick lead.
    Behind Mikah Hemmings’ 29 points and Allicyn Garrett’s 18 rebounds, Cannelton came back, though, eventually building a 12-point lead with four minutes left in the game.

  • Poor defense costs Bulldogs in 97-87 loss

    COLUMBUS—Cannelton boys basketball coach Brian Garrett had a simple reason for his team’s 97-87 loss to Columbus Christian Saturday: “We just didn’t defend.
    “We scored 87 points and got beat by 10. Defensively we’ve got to do something different. I don’t know if we start working on gimmicks or what.”
    He said the Bulldogs struggled trying to play zone defenses early in the season so he has had them playing man-to-man almost exclusively in recent games.

  • 19-3 Rebel run stops Tell City

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    REO—South Spencer went on a 19-3 run in the second and third quarters to beat Tell City 58-41 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen’s offense played at a slow pace in the first quarter, where they had two possessions last more than a minute.
    Each team attempted just seven shots in the first period, with the Rebels taking an 8-7 lead.
    The Rebels broke a 15-15 tie by closing the first half on an 8-1 run to pull ahead 23-16.

  • Tell City edges PC in overtime

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    LEOPOLD—McKenzie Hayes scored 22 points and hit four clutch free throws in overtime to help Tell City defeat county rival Perry Central 44-40 in girls basketball Monday.
    With just over a minute to play, Hannah Schaefer penetrated into the lane and scored the first points of overtime to give Tell City a 40-38 lead.
    The Commodores had four opportunities on the ensuing possession, but came away scoreless after a Brittany Parker three-pointer rolled in and out.

  • Malone named to IU dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON – Aaron Ross Malone has been named to the dean’s list at Indiana University for the 2012 fall semester. Students must have a 3.7 grade-point average or above on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana University.

    He will graduate in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor of science in human biology with a concentration in human health and disease, a certificate of business foundations from the Kelley School of Business, and minors in chemistry and psychology.

  • VU announces 2012 fall graduates

    VINCENNES – Vincennes University recently released its list of graduate students for fall 2012. The graduate list includes students from the Vincennes campus, Jasper campus, Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases and other extended sites.

  • Ribbon cutting for Greenhouse & Bouquets

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of The Greenhouse & Bouquets Nov. 8.