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Today's News

  • Academy doubles number of Oscar nominees to 10

    The Oscar nominees are out and the Academy will name the best film of 2009 March 7.

  • Last year's movies qualified 2009 for a top-15 listing

    I know the norm is a "top 10," but I couldn't help myself. I thought 2009 was a great year for movies, most notably sci-fi films. Before I set out my list, though, I need to name the films that I didn't get a chance to check out this year due mainly to availability: "Precious," "A Single Man," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "An Education," "Nine" and "Brothers."

    "A Serious Man" - I'm a huge Coen brothers fan and I thought this dark comedy was brilliant.

  • Tell City prepares to begin CSO project

    Editor's Note: Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing submitted this guest column to explain in a first-person question and answer format details about the city's upcoming combined-sewer overflow project. She also addresses upcoming rate increases.

    The city of Tell City is about to embark on the largest single project in its history. This monumental project is called our combined-sewer overflow project, or CSO.

  • Electra crash anniversary services scheduled

    MILLSTONE - The Tell City Kiwanis Club and its committee of community members have finalized plans for the memorial services March 13-14 to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Froehlich 5th in state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in the 215-pound weight class at the IHSAA state wrestling tourney Saturday.

    That tied Nick Lain’s 2002 mark for the highest finish ever for any Tell City wrestler. And Froehlich is only the sixth Perry Countian to ever finish in the top five in any individual event in IHSAA state competition.

    Froehlich went 3-1 in the 16-man bracket, losing only to eventual state champion Nathan Cleveland of Lowell.

  • Rogier propels Perry Central to OT win

    LANESVILLE—Alex Rogier scored the first seven points in overtime to lift Perry Central over Lanesville 60-50 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Playing with four fouls, Rogier scored the opening overtime points on a drive to the basket.

    “I was open at the top of the key and my teammates found me,” said Rogier. “No one came out to guard me, so I just took it to the basket.”

    He made a three-point play on another inside move and free throw and then made two more free throws to put the Commodores up 51-44 with 1:33 left.

  • 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.