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Today's News

  • House pages needed for 2013 session

    INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students who are 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.

    “The page program is a great hands-on experience for students,” said Rep. Arnold. “I hope that students in our community take the opportunity to visit the Statehouse and see how their state government works.”

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  • GREAT kids earn diplomas

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    More than 200 Perry County sixth-graders are better prepared to deal with many of the challenges they’ll face in coming years, courtesy of a grant-funded program that for the second year sent police officers into their classrooms.

    Tell City patrolmen Jason Shadwick and Derrick Lawalin teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program at Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools.

  • Syringe injures city worker

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A city employee was injured by a hypodermic syringe while collecting trash, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder reported during a regular common-council meeting Jan. 14.

    He doesn’t know which home the syringe came from, she said. “If we know where it comes from, we’re just not going to be able to pick their trash up.”

  • 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.