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Today's News

  • No more icy adventures, please

    I pounded out this column on Friday as the area was preparing for another round of snow. I won't mind the few inches that were forecast as long as it doesn't turn to ice like it did last Tuesday and moves us one step closer to spring.

  • 75 years of forest stewardship

    Editor's Note: The Hoosier National Forest will celebrate its 75th anniversary Feb. 6. Over the next year, Teena Ligman, a public-affairs specialist for the forest, will share aspects of the history of the forest and land-restoration efforts in southern Indiana.

    Congress gave the president authority in 1891 to create forest reserves out of the public domain. Since public-domain lands existed almost entirely in the West, most of the early forest reserves were in the West.

  • Crawford County’s hot shooting tops Perry Central

    MARENGO—Crawford County hit 65.9 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 69-62 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Parker Hudson, a 6-foot-7 center, hit 4 of 4 shots in the first 12 minutes to help the Wolfpack build a 28-20 lead.

    After Perry Central pulled within three points, 41-38, on a 15-footer by Ian Hahus midway through the third quarter, Andrew Curl and Jordan Newkirk hit consecutive three-point shots to build the Wolfpack’s lead to nine.

    The Wolfpack hit 5 of 9 from three-point range for the game.

  • Hollen, Sears Sprinkle join TC Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY—A four-sport coach and two four-sport stars have been elected to the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle will be inducted into the hall at a banquet at Tell City’s cafeteria 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. They will also be honored at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with Heritage Hills that night.

  • Jones shoots Hornets past Marksmen

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hot shooting by Hilarie Jones propelled Hancock County to an early lead as the Hornets beat Tell City 55-29 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Jones, a senior forward, scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes as the Hornets jumped to a 13-6 lead.

    She scored 17 of the Hornets’ first 22 points on three three-point baskets, two low-post moves, a fast-break layup off a steal, and two free throws.

    “She can flat shoot it,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And she posts up well. She’s a good player.”

  • Rappites clip Bulldogs

    NEW HARMONY—New Harmony scored 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 77-62 victory over Cannelton in boys basketball Friday.

    “We lost track of Perry in the first quarter,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett referring to New Harmony’s 6-foot-5 senior center, Robert Perry.

    Perry scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the first quarter.

    The 9-6 Rappites also grabbed seven offensive rebounds in the first quarter to build an 11-point lead. 

  • Cannelton girls beat Trinity; fall to Tigers

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Sarah Powers scored a career-high 30 points as Cannelton beat Whitesville Trinity 46-40 in girls basketball Wednesday.

    Powers hit 16 of 17 free throws. “She was driving well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs hit only 35.3 percent from the field. But they hit 72.0 percent of their free throws and held the Aces to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting.

    The Bulldogs also outrebounded Trinity 41-30. Allicyn Garrett grabbed nine rebounds, Jaci Garrett eight, and Sammie James seven for the Bulldogs.

  • 'Money Wise' available here

    The 2010 edition of our Money Wise special section is available on this site. It contains information on investing wisely, retirement planning, saving for college, insurance tips and more. To read it, simply click on "Special Sections" in the blue bar near the top of this page, then "Money Wise."

  • Sheriff race swells

    TELL CITY - The number of names on Democrats' May primary election for sheriff grew by one Wednesday as Tell City resident William "Bill" Schroeder filed for the office.

    New to the political circle, Schroeder served on the Tell City police force for less than a year in 1973 and also served four years in the U.S. Marines. While stationed with the military, he was given White House and top secret clearance  that he needed to help safeguard President Richard Nixon at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

  • National magazine recognizes Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School has earned recognition from U.S. News and World Report for the second year in a row, Principal and Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 21.

    "Our high school was chosen again as one of the top high schools in the country," he said, adding that only 30 high schools in Indiana earned the distinction. Among them, seven earned silver rankings and one was given a gold rating.