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Today's News

  • Public library announces plans for annual writing contest

    PERRY COUNTY – It is time again for Perry County Public Library’s annual writing contest, Story Mania! The Teen Advisory Group announced this year’s contest would be short stories. Below are the guidelines for the contest. For more information, contact Lisa Hammack at the library at 547-2661.
    Guidelines for Story Mania! :
    Any teen in seventh to 12th grades who is a resident of Perry County
    Open subject, open genre, but no sexual content, profanity or extreme violence.
    Winning stories from previous years should not be resubmitted.

  • Early Head Start celebrates Christmas

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoyed a day out together in December.

    Pictured are Samuel Applegate, Seth Schwartz and Issac Schwartz wearing their Santa hats. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

  • Vikings stop Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 50-40 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    The Vikings did not use a full-court press, but their traps in their half-court defense gave Perry Central problems. That was particularly true in the second half, when the Commodores committed 13 turnovers.
    The score was tied 19-19 at halftime but North Posey outscored the Commodores 20-8 in the third quarter to take control.
    Ashley Graves and Morgan Richardson each scored 14 points to lead Perry Central.

  • Dragon attack!

    A large red dragon, recently seen sailing high and low and sometimes cartwheeling through the air along Seventh Street recently, wasn’t really a wild beast, but a realistic-looking kite.

  • Gap remains in commissioners’ appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Hornets, Titans defeat Tell City in girls games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hancock County jumped to an early lead with hot three-point shooting and beat Tell City 54-39 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Cannelton girls beat two Kentucky teams

    CANNELTON—With its lack of depth, Cannelton’s girls basketball team usually plays a zone defense. But aggressive man-to-man defense helped the Bulldogs beat Whitesville Trinity 58-47 Saturday.
    Cannelton trailed 31-27 at halftime after playing a zone.
    “Then we went to man-to-man and started putting a little pressure on them, trying to force some turnovers,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We had Mikah (Hemmings) playing the passing lanes and Melissa (Clausen) pressuring the ball.”

  • Steals help Cannelton overtake Cloverport

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton forced 29 turnovers—20 on steals—to beat Cloverport 65-63 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Bulldog needed the steals because they missed 17 of 34 free throws and were outrebounded 47-29.
    They edged the Aces in field-goal shooting 41.1 percent to 40.8 percent.
    The Bulldogs were hot early, though, jumping to a 25-8 lead in the first 71⁄2 minutes. They hit 11 of 18 from the field, including 2 for 4 from three-point range, in the first quarter.

  • Marksmen overtake Hornets in 4th quarter

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a  box-and-one defense to edge Hancock County 45-42 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “We went to a box-and-chaser on Hancock County’s Kolten Keown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Trent Zuelly really put his nose in his chest and wouldn’t let him touch the ball. It disrupted their offense.
    “Trent was our emotional leader on the floor tonight.”

  • Commodores turn back Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tanner Cassidy scored 23 points and Perry Central played well in nearly every facet of the game to beat Forest Park 66-58 in boys basketball Saturday.
    It was the Commodores’ first victory over the Rangers in 17 meetings (regular-season and sectional), since a 69-57 win Jan. 9, 1999.
    The Commodores hit 51.1 percent (23 of 45) from the field and and committed only seven turnovers—nine fewer than the Rangers.
    The taller Rangers outrebounded Perry Central only 23-21.