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Today's News

  • Board to consider drug-testing policy in March

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In a telephone poll of parents of students at elementary and junior- and senior-high-school students, 703 were in support of drug testing and 175 were against, Laura Noble reported at a school-board meeting Feb. 8.

  • Schools to try early releases after spring break

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township teachers will get some time for professional development from after spring break until the end of the year as a result of school-board action Feb. 8.

  • Gerlach joins race for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Mark Gerlach, who served for more than a decade as Cannelton’s mayor, filed Thursday to reclaim the job he held from 1992 to 2003.

    The Republican will vie against Mary Snyder in May’s primary. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Mayor Morris “Smokey” Graves, who filed last week for re-election.

  • Guth resigns as Heritage Hills coach

    By CHRIS JOHANNES
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills girls basketball Coach Mike Guth’s resignation was accepted by North Spencer’s School Board last Monday.
    He said, “I’ve really missed out on seeing my son Nathan (age 14) and Caroline (11) play sports.
    “Basketball anymore is a year-round sport—I’m just needing a little break.”

  • New 2A schools will shake up sectionals

    As widely expected, Southridge and Crawford County are dropping back to Class 2A from 3A next year in all IHSAA sports that have four classes.
    But what wasn’t expected by anyone I have talked to was Northeast Dubois and Springs Valley’s moving up to Class 2A from Class A. Yet that was the case when the IHSAA announced its reclassifications based on this year’s enrollment figures.
    Evansville Signature, which has yet to compete in any sports that are classed, is also listed as Class 2A in the new divisions.

  • PC holds off Paoli 48-43

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong defense to hold off a late Paoli rally 48-43 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores held on despite uncharacteristic 6 of 13 fourth-quarter free-throw shooting after they made 8 of 10 the first three quarters.
    They had a 46-38 lead with 2:37 left but missed both shots of a double-bonus free-throw situation.

  • Marksmen hit 68 percent from field to upset Patriots

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City hit 67.6 percent from the field and played strong defense to beat Heritage Hills 61-53 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

  • Flannagan does unusual double-sport duty

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—On Feb. 5 Logan Flannagan’s Tell City team beat South Spencer in the sectional.

  • Tell City girls finish 26th in state in 200 free relay

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City could not match its sectional times as it finished 26th through 30th in its four events in the IHSAA girls state swim meet last weekend.
    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Charissa Lahee and Erika Hauenstein turned in the Marksmen’s highest finish, 26th, in the 200-yard medley relay, swimming it in 1:42.35.
    That was 27-hundredths of a second slower than their sectional winning time. Had they matched their sectional time, they would have beaten Westfield and Castle and finished 24th.

  • Hayes on All-PAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City sophomore center McKenzie  Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team Monday for the second year in a row.
    Hayes was the fourth leading vote-getter on the 10-girl team despite missing three conference games with stress fractures in both legs.
    When she played, though, she dominated inside at both ends of the court.
    She averaged 15.5 points and a school-record 13.4 rebounds per game and hit 51.2 percent from the field and 61.9 percent of her free throws.