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Today's News

  • Working toward improvements
  • City council acts to save $3,000 annually

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved at a regular meeting Jan. 9 an ordinance Mayor Mary Snyder said will save the city $3,000 yearly.

  • Tell City to post patrolman’s position

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will soon accept applications for a patrolman after the retirement of a veteran officer this month.

    Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge’s official last day was Saturday, leaving an opening on the department’s roster. Chief Greg Hendershot said he will post the position. Likely candidates include current reserve officers and police who work for other agencies.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.

  • Goffinet files for second term as judge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet has filed for a second term in office.
    Goffinet, who was elected in 2006, filed her candidacy in Indianapolis. State election rules require judges and prosecutors to file with the secretary of state.

    Goffinet plans a formal announcement of her re-election plans Jan. 27 but confirmed her candidacy to The News Wednesday morning.

  • City bumps officer from reserve to part-time role

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Recent changes left the Cannelton Police Department short, Chief Lee Hall reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Jan. 9.

    He was named chief by incoming Mayor Mary Snyder after Eric Dickenson resigned at the end of the year, and his upward move opened a full-time position.

    He secured the board’s permission to redesignate John Kleeman a part-time officer, a “bump up” from his unpaid reserve status.

  • Marksmen 3-2 at North Posey

    POSEYVILLE—Zach Roberts went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in North Posey’s six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Posey 37-32 and Mount Vernon 36-27 but lost to Castle 50-21, to Reitz 61-15, and to Evansville Central 50-24.
    Roberts won the 220-pound class.
    Jessie Lawalin (126-pound weight class) and Spenser Beard (170) each went 4-1, with Beard getting three pins.
    Cody Osborne (heavyweight) and Justin Alvarez (132) each went 3-2.

  • Cannelton girls cruise past Columbus Christian

    COLUMBUS—Sarah Powers scored 27 points as Cannelton crushed Columbus Christian 67-18 in girls basketball Monday.
    “They were young—they had no seniors and I think only two juniors,” Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said. “This is the first year they’ve had a girls team in six or seven years.”
    Thus Cannelton raced to a 43-4 halftime lead.
    Powers made several layups in transition as she hit 10 of 20 shots from two-point range and 4 of 4 free throws. But she made only 1 of 10 three-point shots.

  • Cook, Bulldogs steal victory from Medora

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Brandon Cook made two steals late in the game to propel Cannelton to a 58-53 boys basketball victory over Medora Saturday.
    Trailing 51-47 with 1:45 left in the game, Cook stole a pass and drove the length of the floor.  He found a wide open Elijah Littles for a layup to cut the Hornets’ lead to two points.

  • Turnovers, cold FT shooting doom Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—South Spencer built an early lead off steals and held on to beat Tell City 66-62 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.