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Today's News

  • Commissioners defend animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of county-council discussion about a new animal-control ordinance begun in Monday’s edition of the
    News. The county commissioners adopted the ordinance Dec. 28 and provided copies to council members at a Jan. 3 meeting. If some fees in the ordinance are to be imposed, the council must implement a county dog tax.

  • Shorthanded Tell City boys fall to Spencer County teams

    TELL CITY—Short-handed Tell City won four events but lost to Heritage Hills 125-28 in boys swimming Thursday.
    With only five boys on the team, the Marksmen are usually badly outnumbered by their opponents. But this week was even worse as they had two boys sidelined due to sickness.
    Thus they had only three boys competing and couldn’t even enter any relay, which requires four boys.
    Still they had some good performances.
    Aaron Vincent won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.15 and the 100 backstroke in 1:12.95.

  • Jasper defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City won four of the 10 matches actually wrestled but lost to Jasper 57-18 in wrestling Thursday.
    Tell City had to forfeit in four of the 10 weight classes.
    “We wanted to beat them in head-to-head matches and we were going to consider that a victory,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We didn’t quite get that done, but we wrestled well for the most part.”
    Mason Waninger had one of the most exciting matches for Tell City in the 106-pound weight class.

  • Tell City girls outswim Heritage Hills

    TELL CITY—Tell City won eight of 12 events to beat Heritage Hills 99-83 in girls swimming Thursday.
    The Marksmen have now beaten both of the other top contenders for the PAC title (Southridge being the other), but Tell City Coach Mike Page said he thinks Heritage Hills is “probably going to be the favorite” because of its depth.
    He said it was hard to make any assumptions from this meet because Heritage Hills was shorthanded.

  • Hot Crothersville rolls past Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CROTHERSVILLE—Red-hot three-point shooting helped Crothersville defeat Cannelton 109-42 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Tigers’ night started out rather pedestrian as they built a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.  They hit just 2 of 8 three-point shots in the quarter.
    “I felt like we got a lot of good looks early on,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We got the ball into Quinn (Duke)—we just couldn’t get anything to drop.”

  • Cannelton girls edge Orleans in OT

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played strong defense to survive a cold shooting night and beat Orleans 42-41 in overtime in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Bulldogs hit only 29.4 percent from the field and only 55.0 percent of their free throws.
    Orleans hit 35.0 percent from the field but Cannelton concentrated on keeping Orleans from penetrating into the lane and the visitors often settled for three-point shots. They hit only 4 of 18 from beyond the arc.

  • Wildcats capitalize on TC’s lax defense

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon hit open layups and open three-point shots as it jumped to 31-14 lead en route to a 72-55 boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

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  • COLUMN: What is the benefit of right-to-work?

    By TIMOTHY BRUMFIELD, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reply to Dave Hammond’s letter in Monday’s edition of The News. I would like for it to be known that I have known Dave for 30-plus years and have always had a lot of respect for him.

  • COLUMN: 20 + C + M + B + 12

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The letters and numerals inscribed above the doors of homes in the Belgian town had me scratching my head a few years ago, but come Friday, I may have scrawled a similar message above my door in New Boston.

    20 + C + M + B + 12

    Friday was the traditional day for observing Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas, by the way, began Christmas Day and concluded the night of Jan. 5.