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Today's News

  • Furry-friends fund

    Sarah Jane Damin, left, of the Humane Society of Perry County presents Tiffany Reed, manager for the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc., a check for $300 to help toward a low-cost spay and neuter clinic sponsored by the shelter.

  • Durbin seeks Cannelton Council position

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Robert A. “Bobby” Durbin of 340 S. Sixth St. in Cannelton filed paperwork Feb. 16 signifying his intention to seek the District 2 Cannelton Common Council seat.

    Durbin has worked as a dock operator at Consolidated Recycling, he said Thursday, and also performed maintenance work for six years at the California Pacific Corp. in Evanston and was treasurer for Perry County Bassmasters for six years.

  • Sheriff’s deputies help provide coverage in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Police officers in Cannelton will get compensatory time they’re due, Mayor Smokey Graves said, because it’s mandated by law. Their hours had been cut back and service gaps are being covered by the sheriff’s department, he said.

  • Webb Wheel president sees good times arriving

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is our predicament. Over and over again we lose sight of what’s important and what isn’t,” Kent Finkbiner said in opening his keynote speech during the Perry County Development Corp. annual meeting Feb. 17 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    His address followed one by Clay Ewing, chairman of the PCDC directors board, and in order to “trump” the videos Ewing had displayed, he flashed a picture of a baby onto the screen next to him.

  • Official explains Indiana’s tax caps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The tax caps voters made a part of the state constitution in the last election are “soft caps,” David Bottorff explained to the county council in their regular meeting Thursday.

  • Beard wins Indy Nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS—Spenser Beard of Tell City won the schoolboy 175-pound weight class in the Indy Nationals folkstyle wrestling tourney Feb. 22.
    The tourney was open to wrestlers from throughout the nation.
    Beard was one of four to compete in his weight class. He won all three of his matches, two by pins and one by decision, to earn the first-place trophy.
    He is the son of the late Traci Deom Beard and the grandson of Kenny and Darla Deom.

  • Uncanny coincidences make most sectionals look seeded

    The IHSAA says its drawings for this week’s boys basketball sectionals were blind draws.
    The organization explains on its Web site:
    “To conduct the random drawing for the boys basketball state tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order.

  • Lions rout Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton was overmatched by Rock Creek Academy 94-43 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Bulldogs could not contend with Rock Creek’s speed and athleticism as the Lions raced to a 26-9 lead just over four minutes into the game.
    The Lions continued to push the ball and get high percentage looks the entire first half.  They hit 67.6 percent of their field-goal attempts in the first half, including 8 of 11 for 72.7 percent in the second quarter.

  • Eagles hold off Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Evansville Day hit 28 of 31 free throws and beat Tell City 75-68 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Pats control boards to top Perry Central

    By CHRIS JOHANNES
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills outrebounded Perry Central’s boys basketball team 42-23 en route to a 65-41 win Friday.