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Today's News

  • Holiday traditions good and bad

    The holiday season isn't just about eating, but meals seem to be an important part of year-end celebrations for many of us. They certainly are for me.

    One of my holiday goals has been finding more time to spend with family, friends and others in the community. With one holiday down and two to go, my record is mixed, but I'm still determined to spend more time enjoying others' company and less time working.

  • Recovery home makes sense

    I am perplexed. I am confused. I am disappointed. And more importantly, I am ashamed. Why? Because of the recent negative debate and denial of the proposed halfway house on Girl Scout Road.

  • Film offers little beyond destruction

    "This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper." Director Roland Emmerich would wholeheartedly disagree with T.S. Eliot on that point. Emmerich destroys the planet in the loudest possible way he can and when he’s showcasing the planet’s destruction, "2012" works and is entertaining.

    When Emmerich tries to build characters and emotional connections - not so much.

  • Tell City defeats Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s full-court press helped force 32 Cannelton turnovers as the Marksmen won 70-35 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “I think this group has a whole lot more athleticism than last year’s team,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I think when we started pressing a little bit, obviously that was the turning point.”

    Cannelton jumped to an early 4-0 lead as center T.J. James hit two free throws after being fouled inside and scored a field goal inside.

  • Rogier propels PC past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Alex Rogier had 23 points and nine rebounds in the second half to lift Perry Central past Tell City 70-69 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Rogier scored 21 points in the last 12 minutes after Tell City built a 50-41 lead on Trent Gunn’s driving layup and free throw with 3:56 left in the third quarter.

    “There’s no question he was the difference in the game,” Tell City Coach John Hayes said of Rogier.

  • Cougars claw Cannelton

    CALHOUN, Ky.—Cannelton hit only 19.6 percent from the field in a 76-38 boys basketball loss to McLean County Tuesday.

    While the Bulldogs were cold, McLean County hit 46.0 percent from the field, including making 10 of 26 three-point shots.

    Facing Cannelton’s zone defense, the Cougars took over 40 percent of their shots from three-point range.

    “We’re not deep enough to play man-to-man (defense),” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • PC pulls away from Eagles

    LANESVILLE—Perry Central used pressure defense in the third quarter to pull away to a 54-33 girls basketball victory over Lanesville Monday.

    The Commodores led only 22-15 at halftime but outscored Lanesville 19-7 in the third quarter with the help of their press.

    “I thought our defensive pressure made the difference,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “They’re pretty big but we made it hard for them to run their half-court offense.”

  • Cannelton girls split games

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 34 turnovers as it beat Whitesville Trinity 49-41 in girls basketball Monday.

    Trinity led 31-15 early in the third quarter. Then the Bulldogs “got after the ball a little bit with our (1-2-2) press,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “I think they only went seven deep, so they started getting a little worn out.

    “We got some layups and we also started hitting the offensive boards a little better.”

    Sophomore guards Sarah Powers and Payton Reed scored 17 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Cannelton.

  • Tell City girls outswim Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Bailey Malone won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Boonville 110-75 in girls swimming Monday.

    Malone won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.17 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.04.

    She teamed with Amanda Wagner, Chelsea Malone and Erika Hauenstein to win the 400 free relay in 4:03.75.

    Chelsea Malone won the 50 freestyle in 26.66 seconds.

    Wagner won the 100 free in 57.91 and Hauenstein took the 100 butterfly in 1:11.49.

  • Four forfeits hurt Tell City wrestlers

    NEW ALBANY—Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled but had to forfeit four weight classes and lost to New Albany 44-30 Tuesday.

    “We actually beat them head to head, but it’s tough when you have to give up 24 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    Tell City won four consecutive matches by pins. Dillon Hedinger (160-pound weight class), Matt Leistner (171), Dustin Gould (189) and Dylan Froehlich (215) earned them.

    Leistner scored his pin fastest, in 43 seconds.