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Today's News

  • Maurices Toys for Tots drive ends Thursday

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Thursday.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    Customers donating will receive a coupon for each donation good for 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.

    Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

  • For cities, county, a lot rides on Census 2010

    In just a few months Census 2010 will become a reality, with Perry County residents receiving their census forms in the mail. We can't stress how important it is for all of us to participate and complete the simple 10-question form.

    Tell City has formed a Complete Count Committee, led by Louie and Marcie Heitkemper with representatives from schools, community groups, churches and media. Its chief goal is to educate citizens about how important the census is. That group's message is equally important to all county residents.

  • Holiday traditions good and bad

    The holiday season isn't just about eating, but meals seem to be an important part of year-end celebrations for many of us. They certainly are for me.

    One of my holiday goals has been finding more time to spend with family, friends and others in the community. With one holiday down and two to go, my record is mixed, but I'm still determined to spend more time enjoying others' company and less time working.

  • Recovery home makes sense

    I am perplexed. I am confused. I am disappointed. And more importantly, I am ashamed. Why? Because of the recent negative debate and denial of the proposed halfway house on Girl Scout Road.

  • Film offers little beyond destruction

    "This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper." Director Roland Emmerich would wholeheartedly disagree with T.S. Eliot on that point. Emmerich destroys the planet in the loudest possible way he can and when he’s showcasing the planet’s destruction, "2012" works and is entertaining.

    When Emmerich tries to build characters and emotional connections - not so much.

  • Tell City defeats Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s full-court press helped force 32 Cannelton turnovers as the Marksmen won 70-35 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “I think this group has a whole lot more athleticism than last year’s team,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I think when we started pressing a little bit, obviously that was the turning point.”

    Cannelton jumped to an early 4-0 lead as center T.J. James hit two free throws after being fouled inside and scored a field goal inside.

  • Rogier propels PC past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Alex Rogier had 23 points and nine rebounds in the second half to lift Perry Central past Tell City 70-69 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Rogier scored 21 points in the last 12 minutes after Tell City built a 50-41 lead on Trent Gunn’s driving layup and free throw with 3:56 left in the third quarter.

    “There’s no question he was the difference in the game,” Tell City Coach John Hayes said of Rogier.

  • Cougars claw Cannelton

    CALHOUN, Ky.—Cannelton hit only 19.6 percent from the field in a 76-38 boys basketball loss to McLean County Tuesday.

    While the Bulldogs were cold, McLean County hit 46.0 percent from the field, including making 10 of 26 three-point shots.

    Facing Cannelton’s zone defense, the Cougars took over 40 percent of their shots from three-point range.

    “We’re not deep enough to play man-to-man (defense),” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • PC pulls away from Eagles

    LANESVILLE—Perry Central used pressure defense in the third quarter to pull away to a 54-33 girls basketball victory over Lanesville Monday.

    The Commodores led only 22-15 at halftime but outscored Lanesville 19-7 in the third quarter with the help of their press.

    “I thought our defensive pressure made the difference,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “They’re pretty big but we made it hard for them to run their half-court offense.”

  • Cannelton girls split games

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 34 turnovers as it beat Whitesville Trinity 49-41 in girls basketball Monday.

    Trinity led 31-15 early in the third quarter. Then the Bulldogs “got after the ball a little bit with our (1-2-2) press,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “I think they only went seven deep, so they started getting a little worn out.

    “We got some layups and we also started hitting the offensive boards a little better.”

    Sophomore guards Sarah Powers and Payton Reed scored 17 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Cannelton.