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Today's News

  • Cannelton Elementary assemblies

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary School students will celebrate first-semester honors during two celebration assemblies Wednesday.

    At 9:30 a.m., children in preschool through first grade will be at the Cannelton Community Center and students in second through fifth grade will be honored at 1:30 p.m. at the center. The public is invited to watch students receive honor roll and other special awards.

  • Palin's complaints about media don't hold water

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an interviewer last week that she thinks Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of a New York U.S. Senate seat than Palin did as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy's social class. But we think Palin's criticism misses the mark on several points.

  • Heeding the Golden Rule

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule isn't just a religious directive but a simple guide many of us try to live by.

    Treating others like we want to be treated. I try to live by this concept, though I've certainly not followed it perfectly. I break it when I judge people before I know them, when I let my temper get the best of me without a just cause and by taking advantage of others for my own gain.

  • Wildcats hold off Tell City

    MOUNT VERNON—Turnovers and missed free throws hampered Tell City’s comeback in a 61-50 boys basketball loss to Mount Vernon Friday.

    The Marksmen fell behind 13-4 in the first 6:45. Wyatt Newman, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, scored 11 points for Mount Vernon in that stretch.

    He got them mostly on jumpers from 15-20 feet, including one three-pointer, but he also made a fast-break layup in that streak.

  • TC splits meets with Spencer County teams

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City past South Spencer 96-63 in boys swimming Wednesday.

    Clayton won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:49.94 and the 200 free in 2:08.48.

    He teamed with Jerry Ammon, Nick Bower and Trevor Nelson to win the 200 free relay in 1:45.50.

    Clayton, Nelson, Bower and Justin Peter won the 400 free relay in 4:01.58.

    Peter teamed with Jarrod Clayton, Austin Clayton and Ammon to win the 200 medley relay in 2:05.37.

  • Wagner propels Tell City girls past Heritage Hills

    LINCOLN CITY—Amanda Wagner won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced Heritage Hills 111-63 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Wagner won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.79 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.75.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Jessica Wagner to win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.36.

    Those same four girls won the 200 free relay in 1:47.88.

    Hauenstein won the 200 individual medley in 2:29.39.

    C.J. Fentress won the 100 free in 1:02.85 and Jessica Ballman won the 100 backstroke in 1:14.36.

  • Cannelton native May named to Indiana Hall

    NEW CASTLE—Tom May, a 1966 Cannelton graduate who won two state titles as Crown Point’s girls coach, has been elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    He will be one of 10 people inducted at a banquet in Indianapolis April 25.

    May has been at Crown Point since graduating from Indiana State University in 1970. He coached the boys junior varsity basketball team for six years before getting out of coaching for four years.

  • Those wanting sixth class are hypocrites

    Southwestern Indiana’s Class 5A football schools have been campaigning for a sixth class in that sport for several years and brought up the issue again at the recent Indiana Football Coaches Association’s Region 9 meeting.

    Evansville North and Castle are the only Southwestern Indiana schools currently in Class 5A.

    North, ranked 60th in the state this year in enrollment with 1,524 students, thinks it is unfair that it has to compete with schools nearly three times as big (such as Ben Davis, with 4,495 students).

  • Resistance arises against road-planning system

    TELL CITY – A brand-new county commissioner and brand-new county-council member spoke out Monday against a $100,000 pavement-management system the commissioners are considering for purchase.

    Bill Amos voted at his first meeting since being elected in November against pressing ahead toward a contract with the Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates engineering firm, represented at the meeting by David Goffinet and Judy Thomann.

  • Reorganized council begins 2009 duties

    TELL CITY – Leadership remained the same in an annual reorganization of the Perry County Council Monday.

    Pete Franzman will continue to serve as council president, and Alan Cassidy retained his vice-president title as the county's fiscal body welcomed new member Ron Crawford to their midst. His first meeting of a term secured in the November general election saw the council crammed into a back room of the courthouse.