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Today's News

  • Accurate census count crucial

    By this time you have probably heard it, seen it or read about Tell City U. S. Census 2010 coming in March. While we realize this is repetitive, we feel it is so extremely important we should repeat it once again.

    Census 2010 data is used for a number of things, but we feel the three most important ones are:

  • Marksmen hold off Hancock County

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City used a strong inside game to build a 16-point lead in the first 21 minutes and then hit just enough free throws to hold off Hancock County 55-51 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen were only 1 for 7 from three-point range, and 14 of their 15 two-point field goals came from within five feet of the basket.

    They scored inside on drives, passes to the low post, rebound baskets, and fast-break layups off steals.

  • PC nips Rams in OT

    PAOLI—Perry Central held Paoli to 36.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rams 54-52 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Rams hit only 9 of 32 shots from two-point range and 7 of 12 three-point attempts.

    Despite their shooting better from three-point than two-point range, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “I thought we did a good job defending their three-point shooters. They had four guys on the floor at any one time who could shoot the three.”

  • Rangers pull away from Commodores

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit its first six shots from the field in the third quarter to pull away to a 67-53 boys basketball victory over Perry Central Wednesday.

    The first half was close all the way, with both teams hitting below 40 percent from the field.

    The teams were never separated by more than three points until Nathan Bromm scored on a drive to put Forest Park up 26-22 at halftime.

    The Rangers improved their shooting in the second half, though.

  • Trinity whips Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled on both ends of the floor in a 64-41 boys basketball loss to Whitesville Trinity Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 22.2 percent from the field and gave up several easy buckets on defense.

    The Raiders made all 18 of their two-point field goals in the lane within eight feet of the basket.

    “We just did not stop their penetration,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “They took the ball from end to end off of rebounds several times and we never stopped the ball.”

  • Patriots rout Tell City

    TELL CITY—A combination of Heritage Hills’ playing its best game and Tell City’s playing one of its worst led to the Patriots’ beating Tell City 67-42 in boys basketball Friday.

    “This is probably the best we’ve played this year,” said Heritage Hills Coach Matt Sisley. “We pushed the ball and got high percentage shots.

    And if we didn’t have anything (on the break), we pulled it out and ran our stuff. Early in the year we would’ve turned the ball over if we didn’t have anything.”

  • Hayes makes All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City freshman center McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Tuesday.

    Hayes was the only non-upperclassman named to the 10-girl honor squad. Seven seniors and two juniors completed the team.

    She is the second Tell City freshman to ever make all-conference in girls basketball, joining Jennifer Butler who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1993-94.

  • Coyle to vie for commissioner's seat

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians asking for Democrat ballots May 4 will decide a contested race for county commissioner. Chris Coyle, a Tell City native and 1995 graduate of Tell City High School, filed Wednesday morning for the seat now held by Gary Dauby.

    In the final year of his first four-year term, Dauby filed last month for re-election.

  • 11,808 Boxes of Cookies

    PERRY COUNTY — One hundred Perry County Scouts sold 984 cases of cookies for a total of 11,808 boxes.

    Booth sales in Perry County are from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Noble's IGA and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fifth Third, Noble's IGA and Orscheln Farm and Home Store.

    Cookies will also be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Sunday and Feb. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cash Savers March 6.

  • School system works to cut costs

    TELL CITY - "We are in the throes of some pretty severe budget cuts," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said during a Feb. 9 school-board meeting.

    Brainstorming the problem resulted in "several suggestions which we think are going to make a huge impact on the school corporation," he continued before asking the board to consider ideas in three areas as a package.

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