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Today's News

  • Wright on all-state twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior defensive lineman Spencer Wright was named to The Associated Press’ Class A all-state football team released Saturday and to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s team released Monday.
    Wright, 6-foot, 240 pounds, led the 7-4 Commodores in tackles with 68 this season, an unusual honor for a lineman.
    He also made a team-high 6.5 sacks and forced one fumble.

  • Bulldogs hold off Rebs by hitting free throws

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings hit 10 of 12 free throws in the last 4:43 as Cannelton held off a late South Spencer rally to beat the Rebels 58-52 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Mollie Ingle scored two consecutive inside baskets, off a rebound and a loose ball, to put the Bulldogs up by 16, 34-18, midway through the third quarter.
    They still led by 13 after Hemmings scored on a drive with six minutes left in the game and by 11 after Hemmings hit two free throws with 3:38 left.

  • Graves, Commodores shoot down Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Ashley Graves had 29 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots as Perry Central pounded West Washington 68-36 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Graves hit 11 of 13 shots from the field, including 1 of 1 from three-point range, and 6 of 7 free throws.
    She scored 10 points in each the second and third quarters as the Commodores outscored the Senators 34-13 those periods to put the game away.
    “Besides her, we didn’t shoot the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Rebels nip Bulldogs despite Cook’s 47

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer’s 43-23 rebounding advantage and Dakota Risse’s hot third quarter offset Brandon Cook’s 47 points as the Rebels beat Cannelton 79-73 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cook hit 16 of 27 shots from the field, including 6 of 12 from three-point range, and 9 of 14 free throws as he tied his career high and the second highest individual scoring game in Cannelton history.

  • Rangers top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team, learning its third offensive system under its third coach in three years, took some small steps forward in Saturday’s 70-53 loss to Forest Park.
    Senior guard Brian Arnold scored a game-high 26 points for the Marksmen, their highest individual total in three games this season.
    And the team improved its field-goal percentage to 42.9 percent after hitting less than 30 percent in its first two games.

  • Spencer County chosen for $1 billion fertilizer plant

    ROCKPORT – Ohio Valley Resources, announced plans today that it will locate a new fertilizer plant here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2016.

    The company will invest $952 million to construct a nitrogen fertilizer facility on approximately 150 acres in Spencer County, north of Rockport. The Indiana site was selected because of its convenient rail, highway and river access and its proximity to two interstate natural gas pipelines.

  • It’s Looking a lot like Christmas
  • Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends at Lake Rudolph

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort has launched Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 15. 

  • Cemetery vandalized

    The public’s help is sought in identifying vandals who damaged several gravestones at Beard Cemetery near Bristow. A woman stopped at the cemetery to place flowers on her parents’ grave and found an adjacent stone marking the grave of her infant brother damaged. A few rows over, another stone that was really old was knocked off nearly even with the ground and taken. Anyone with information about the vandalism should call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 547-2441 or an anonymous tip line at 547-9563. 

  • News employees earn statewide awards

    TELL CITY – Perry County News writers Larry Goffinet, Trista Lutgring and Kevin Koelling earned four awards in the 2012 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.