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Today's News

  • Students prepare for crash memorial

    Sixty-three souls together

    Came to this solemn place,

    And tears came falling down from Heaven

    Like raindrops down a face.

    This and the rest of a poem about the 1960 plane crash near Millstone will be read during a March 13 memorial service commemorating the tragedy.

    Joan Goble's fifth-grade students, who composed it, will also display drawings they created in one of several "learning to give" efforts.

  • Former air corpsman stood up for equality

    Editor's Note: Bob Thomas of Derby submitted this account of his experiences with discrimination and the U.S. military's attempt to safeguard the rights of blacks in the 1950s. He recorded his memories on paper to mark Black History Month, observed each year in February.

    It was January 1954. I had just turned 18 two months before graduating from the B-29 Bomber Maintenance Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. We didn't turn many wrenches in the six-month training course; that would come later during our first and subsequent assignments.

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  • Atwell named Tell City’s football coach

    TELL CITY—A former Kentucky football star with Perry County ties was named Tell City’s football coach Tuesday.

    Travis Atwell, 28, was Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 1999 when he led Hancock County to the Class A state championship game.

    He amassed nearly 4,800 yards of total offense as the Hornets’ quarterback that season and intercepted 11 passes as a free safety.

    He then accepted a scholarship to play quarterback for Coach Gary Pinkel at the University of Toledo.

  • Wildcats outrebound Commodores for title

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei used its quickness to beat Perry Central to offensive rebounds and defeated the Commodores 45-27 to win the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Wildcats had a slight height advantage overall. But Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said the main reason they outrebounded the Commodores 33-20 was “they outquicked us to the ball. They’re quick and talented—they’re a very good team.”

    The game was close most of the way, though.

  • Froehlich second in semistate

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich placed second in the 215-pound weight class at the IHSAA wrestling semistate Saturday.

    Froehlich won his first three matches to bring his season record to 45-0, extending his school record for most consecutive victories and tying Nick Lain for most wins in a season.

    In the finals he met another undefeated wrestler, Evan Wooding of Mooresville.

    Each scored an escape in regulation, sending the match to overtime tied 1-1.

  • Eagles run past Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Cannelton could not match Lanesville’s athleticism and lost 93-58 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Lanesville outshot the Bulldogs from the field 54.9 percent to 32.1 percent.  Cannelton did shoot free throws well, hitting 19 of 22.

    The game started well for the Bulldogs. After the Eagles scored on their opening possession, Cannelton scored seven unanswered points.

    “We got off to a good start,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “But then Lanesville picked up their defensive intensity.”

  • Vikings hit layups to beat Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Working the ball inside consistently, North Posey hit 60.5 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 66-49 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.

    The Vikings did hit three three-point baskets and an 18-footer among their five first-quarter field goals.

    But they also made one layup that quarter and 13 in the last three quarters, plus another shot from five feet.

    Viking center Bryce Pearson hit 10 of 11 from the field, with all of his baskets coming on layups.

  • Wagner 25th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Amanda Wagner finished 25th in the 100-yard breaststroke, Tell City’s best finish in the IHSAA girls state swim meet last weekend.

    Wagner swam that race in 1:09.77, 15-hundredths of a second faster than her sectional winning time.

    Wagner, Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress finished 27th in the 200 free relay in 1:43.79, 74-hundredths of a second slower than their sectional time.

    Those same four girls were 29th in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.75, 1.93 seconds slower than their sectional time.

  • Three games postponed

    Because of another heavy snowfall, all three Perry County boys basketball teams had games postponed Monday or Tuesday to later this week.

    Perry Central’s game at Forest Park was postponed from Monday to Wednesday.

    Tell City’s game at Hancock County was postponed from Tuesday to tonight, with the varsity starting at 7:30.

    Cannelton’s home game with Whitesville Trinity was postponed from Tuesday to Friday at 7:30 p.m.