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Today's News

  • Rokita should respect right to petition government, system of checks, balances

    Indiana Secretary State of Todd Rokita has been campaigning to have "more sensible criteria" be used to redraw the state's political districts following the 2010 census.

    We agree that the traditional practice of gerrymandering has resulted in some oddly shaped legislative districts in which inhabitants of the northern end may have little or nothing in common with those from the southern end.

  • Where is our community's care?

    In 1928, the landmark Tell City High School building was constructed. In 1935 one block away from TCHS I was born. I will soon be 75 and I could not be as healthy as I am without care; care at home, care by a wife and family and care from the community.

  • Commodores outshoot South Spencer

    LEOPOLD—Shooting 30.0 percent from the field is not great in basketball. But it’s good enough to win if one holds the opposition to 19.0 percent shooting and wins the rebound battle 43-28.

    That was the formula Perry Central used to beat South Spencer 43-27 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rebels hit only  8 of 42 from the field and missed 13 of 23 free throws, including two front ends of bonus situations.

    “We got several shots we wanted—we just didn’t make them,” said South Spencer Coach Willis McClure.

  • Bulldogs dominate Rappites

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held New Harmony to 15.4 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rappites 54-23 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit 36.0 percent (18 of 50) from the field themselves and outrebounded the Rappites 45-33.

    Julia Allen grabbed 11 rebounds for Cannelton and Sammie James added nine.

    In a rarety for the Bulldogs in recent years, “we had the height advantage on them for sure,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Goffinet repeats as MVP in TC girls cross country

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet was a repeat winner as Tell City’s most valuable girls cross country runner at the school’s fall sports banquet last Thursday.

    Zach Wilson was named the boys cross country most valuable runner.

    Senior Elizabeth Kohnert won the volleyball MVP award and freshman Anjan Kashyab won the boys tennis MVP award.

    In football Trent Gunn was named the offensive MVP and Matt Leistner was named the defensive MVP.

    No MVP award was presented in girls golf.

  • Tell City 5th in relay meet; routs Rebels in dual meet

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone and Erika Hauenstein placed third in three relays to lead Tell City to fifth place in its own eight-team girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Mount Vernon won with 140 points. Tell City scored 62, which was only six behind second-place Jasper.

    Malone, Amanda Wagner, Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress placed second in the 200-yard stroke/free relay in 1:54.67.

    Malone, Hauenstein and Jessica Ballman were second in the 150 backstroke relay in 1:34.66.

  • Goffinet scores 14 in Kentucky Wesleyan debut

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet scored 14 points for Kentucky Wesleyan in her college basketball debut Tuesday as the Panthers beat Oakland City 83-61.

    Goffinet did not start but played a game-high 27 minutes. She hit 5 of 13 shots from the field and 3 of 6 free throws.

    Her scoring total was second best in the game to another Panther freshman, Jordan Ogle, who had 17 points.

  • Indiana 66 work bumped to 2016

    TELL CITY – Improvements to Indiana 66 between Cannelton and Tell City projected for 2011 has been delayed until 2016, according to a document provided by Alvin Evans, who said it may not occur at all.

    The president of J.H. Rudolph and Co. and of the Perry County Port Authority was fielding a question from The News after a special meeting Monday of the latter body when he reported the delay.

    "Essentially it's being scrapped because there's no money after 2013," he said, "but (officially) it's delayed until 2016."

  • Smoking, pregnancy don't mix

    PERRY COUNTY – Ranking high in statewide statistics can be a blessing or a curse. To Lincoln Hills Development Corp. employees Jan Sprinkle and Christal Moskos, Perry County's standing in the percentage of expectant women who smoke is a lot like an ashtray.

    It stinks.

    A 2006 study ranked the county second in the state in the percentage of pregnant women who admitted smoking. A 2007 study  pegged the percentage at 47 percent, behind only LaGrange and Washington counties.

  • Smoking and pregnant women

    INDIANAPOLIS — Here are some statistics about the effects of smoking on pregnant women and their unborn children.

    • In the United States, more than 20 percent of women smoke. However, only 9 percent of women in underdeveloped countries smoke.

    • If all the pregnant women in the U.S. stopped smoking, there would be about an 11-percent reduction in stillbirths and 5-percent reduction in newborn deaths.

    • Smoking doubles a woman's risk of having a low birth weight baby and preterm deliveries.