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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Gentle Lowering

    Employees of Hedinger Roofing of Jasper lower the county-courthouse cupola to the sidewalk in front of the building Saturday morning as County Commissioner Bill Amos (right) watches. The workers removed the structure during the weekend to avoid interrupting pedestrian traffic in and out of the building. They’re replacing shingles installed when the courthouse was built with metal roofing originally intended to cover the structure. (A photo-and-video presentation of the cupola work appears in the multimedia area of this site.)

  • School board discusses pay, insurance

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Tax bills will be on time again this year

    INDIANAPOLIS – Efficient work by county employees left Perry County at the front of the line in getting its 2013 tax rates approved by the state. That means another on-time property-tax deadline of May 10.

  • Who will control Holiday World?

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – The Kochs of Santa Claus, Spencer County’s most recognized family, entered 2013 on a legal roller coaster that has left, at least for now, majority control of family-owned Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in the hands of the widow of the park’s former president.

  • News in brief, Jan. 10

    Annual Ferdinand prom, bridal expo
    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.