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Today's News

  • Mater Dei's inside game beats Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Mater Dei made 28 of its 34 field goals from within 7 feet of the basket and beat Tell City 86-64 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Wildcats, with a starting frontline that was 6-foot-7, 6-5 and 6-4, towered over Tell City, which started 6-2 Jesse Stow and no one else over 6 feet.

    They used that height advantage to outrebound the Marksmen 40-30. They made seven field goals and three free throws after grabbing offensive rebounds.

    “We tried to box out,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “But sometimes they could just go up over us.

  • Marksmen 2-3 Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON—Jessie Lawalin, A.J. Flynn, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich each went 4-1 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen beat PAC foe North Posey 45-21 and Evansville Central 42-34.

    They lost to Castle 58-9, Reitz 64-9 and Mount Vernon 42-39.

    “Overall we wrestled pretty well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Castle’s pretty loaded. I think Castle’s ranked 10th in the state and Reitz is ranked eighth, and Castle beat Reitz.

  • South Central beats Bulldogs by 6

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton had better than usual perimeter shooting but lost to South Central 56-50 in girls basketball Saturday.

    Payton Reed hit four of five three-point shots for Cannelton and finished with 14 points, one fewer than teammate Sarah Powers.

    Nakaa Myers added nine points on three three-point baskets in the first nine minutes.

    Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller said fatigue may have been a factor in the Bulldogs’ loss, as they were playing their fifth game in eight days and had played New Harmony just 15 hours earlier.

  • Kohnert lifts Tell City past PC

    TELL CITY—Chris Kohnert made a driving three-point play with 2.8 seconds left to give Tell City a 30-28 freshman basketball win over Perry Central Saturday.

    Perry Central’s Marcus Peter was fouled on a three-point shot with 8.5 seconds left and hit 1 of 3 free throws to put the Commodores ahead 28-27.

    Kohnert replied with a driving layup and was fouled. He also hit the free throw to put the Marksmen ahead by two.

    Perry Central was unable to get a shot off after that, as Tell City’s Jordan Heck intercepted a long Commodore pass.

  • County parks board receives two donations

    CANNELTON — The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department received two donations Wednesday to help develop its parks.

    The Perry County Community Foundation donated $9,200 to the parks board to erect a second shelter house at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    Foundation Director Sally Houzanme and community foundation board member Pat Crawford presented the check to Edd Ransom, president of the parks and recreation board.

    The community foundation also provided the funds for the first shelter built at Eagles Bluff.

  • $2 million renovation plan moves 2 steps forward

    TELL CITY – Members of a Tell City-Troy Township Building Committee and the Tell City-Troy Township School Board adopted in separate meetings Tuesday resolutions supporting approximately $2 million worth of work at Tell City High School.

    To be funded through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond, the work will achieve School Superintendent Ron Etienne's goal of moving special-education students from the basement area where they meet and begin other renovations that will be continued later in a $10 million project that will be subject to a referendum.

  • It's Downright Cold!
  • City officials OK accident reports system

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the employment of a Greenwood company to provide accident reports online.

    "They'll sell them to insurance companies and reimburse us quarterly," Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems told the board. "If we sell them online, it saves us having to make copies and running to the bank."

  • Marshal's contract extended

    TROY – Expressing a desire for the town's part-time law-enforcement officer to spend more time enforcing ordinances against junk and tall grass, members of the Troy Town Council voted Wednesday to extend by three months a contract with the man who currently holds the position of marshal.

    "I hate to see us go without a marshal. Who will enforce our ordinances?" Councilman Ed Sweeney asked during a discussion of whether J.D. Pyle's six-month contract should be renewed.

  • Accident aftermath