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Today's News

  • Cannelton's shooting hot in Saturday win

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played its best offensive game of the season in an 83-53 boys basketball win over Columbus Christian Saturday.

    “We moved the ball much better tonight,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We hit some threes early and this allowed us to use the backdoor cut and score some easy buckets.”

    Cannelton scored several times in transition as well.

    “We moved the ball down the floor well,” said Garrett.  “Our kids made some nice outlet passes.”

  • Vikings defeat cold Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City hit only 28.2 percent from the field in a 52-29 PAC boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.

    “I thought the effort was there,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We moved the ball well on offense and I thought we got good shots—we just didn’t hit them.”

    Tired legs from playing on the third consecutive night may have hurt the Marksmen’s shooting. “They were three very physical basketball games,” said Hayes.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Cannelton will start boys basketball sectional play Tuesday while Tell City drew a first-round bye.

    Pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.

    In the Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg, Perry Central will play the first game against Forest Park, one of the sectional favorites, Tuesday at 6 p.m. Perry County time.

    That will be followed by South Spencer versis Mater Dei at approximately 7:45 p.m.

    The Perry Central-Forest Park winner will play Tell City in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. Friday, March 5.

  • Perry Central holds off Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 19-point lead, then held off Tecumseh 49-40 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Perry Central built a 29-10 halftime lead. But the Braves outscored the Commodores 19-5 in the third quarter. Kyle Fischer scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in that period.

    In the fourth quarter Fischer picked up where he left off. He scored the next nine points for the Braves, including two free throws that cut the Commodore lead to five, 38-33.

    On Perry Central’s next possession Alex Rogier scored a three-point play.

  • Tell City 5th in sectional

    JASPER—Tell City placed third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish fifth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

    Greg Clayton, Nick Bower, Jarrod Clayton and Justin Peter swam that relay in 3:38.39, their best time all year.

    Bower, Jerry Ammon, David McDaniel and Greg Clayton also turned in their best time in the 200 free relay  as they placed fourth in 1:37.24.

    Peter, Taylor Maddle, Jarrod Clayton and Ammon placed seventh in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.49.

  • Hollen, Sears, Sprinkle join Tell City Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY—Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

    Hollen, who coached four sports at Tell City, died in 1983 at age 71.

    He was represented at the induction banquet by his granddaughter, Stacy Prickett of Indianapolis, and Dr. Gene Ress, whose brother Marion was one of Hollen’s star basketball players.

    Hollen won five sectionals in eight years of coaching basketball at Tell City. He won 11 sectionals and one regional in 19 years of coaching basketball overall, said Ress.

  • Study gives county poor health ratings

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County ranked next-to-last in the state in one category of a study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    Reported in Thursday's Evansville Courier & Press and available at www.countyhealthrankings.org/indiana/perry, the study presents information in a number of categories such as early deaths, low birth weights and the percentages of people describing their own physical or mental health as poor.  

  • Tell City man joins ballot for county council

    TELL CITY - Stanley Goffinet, 2710 Tell Street in Tell City, has filed a candidacy for Perry County Council, seeking a District 2 seat now held by Ryan Daum.

    The Democrat said in a prepared statement he decided to run after he became disturbed "by the mass government spending and the financial direction that our country seems to be taking."

    His experience includes 12 years' working with accounting systems and participating in high-level meetings for Walt Disney World and Aramark.

  • City prepares to raze seven vacant homes

    TELL CITY - Seven vacant homes purchased in recent weeks by the city of Tell City are scheduled for demolition as the first phase of a nearly $2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Grant swings into gear.

    Other purchases of property are expected soon.

    Contractors got their first good look at the seven properties Wednesday, visiting the homes following a 1 p.m. meeting with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Tony Pappano of Insight 2000. Pappano said contractors expressed strong interest in doing the work.

  • School-board incumbents point to financial recovery

    CANNELTON - Incumbents Barbara Beard and Gerald Harris had filed their intents to retain seats on the Cannelton School Board before Friday's noon deadline, and both pointed to efforts to reverse the school corporation's poor financial conditions as achievements they've contributed to.

    A newcomer filed his intention to run for a seat Friday morning, but The News was unable to contact him for a comment.

    Beard