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Today's News

  • Cannelton nips Rappites in OT

    CANNELTON—Cannelton took its first lead of the game in overtime as it defeated New Harmony 37-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs outscored New Harmony 15-4 in the fourth quarter to tie the score. “We pressed them quite a bit,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    Freshman Sammie James hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send the game into overtime.

    Jaci Garrett and Nakaa Myers hit field goals in overtime to give the Bulldogs the lead. Garrett later added two free throws to preserve the lead.

  • Chinn MVP; Kast academic all-state

    TELL CITY—Andy Chinn was named Tell City’s boys tennis Most Valuable Player at that sport’s awards banquet Nov. 12.

    In addition, Andy Kast was recognized for being one of 50 boys statewide named Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.

    In order to be recognized, a player must be nominated by his coach and selected by the Association’s board.  The award is based on grade-point average, test scores, and academic standing.

  • Internet has changed coverage of sports

    The expansion of sports coverage on the Internet in the last 10 years has been a boon for sports fans, but it has also led to some sports publications biting the dust.

    Sport Magazine, Basketball Digest, Basketball Weekly, Hockey Digest and Street & Smith’s sports annuals are among the once successful magazines that are no longer published.

    Others have cut back on their frequency. Baseball Digest, long known as “baseball’s only monthly magazine,” has gone from 12 to 10 and now eight issues per year.

  • Hall, Schwartz, Schwartz are Perry Central MVPs

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was named Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player at Perry Central’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall won the award in a team vote.

    Cousins Jake Schwartz and Lavina Schwartz were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country.

    No volleyball MVP was selected.

    The complete list of awards presented:

    Football

    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

    All-PLAC: B.J. Farmer, T.J. Lamon, Ryan Hanan, Clint Schank, Robbie Piper, Austin Hauser, Dane Ransom, Alex Schroeder, T.J. Hall

  • Tell City girls face rebuilding season

    TELL CITY—A basketball team than wins 17 games and a sectional title and returns four seniors including its leading scorer—a player who should finish at least in the top three on the school’s all-time scoring list—might think it is in great shape.

    But a team that returns only one starter, lacks overall quickness, and has a guard for its tallest player might be worried about its upcoming season.

    Both those descriptions fit Tell City’s girls team this year, so it’s kind of hard to predict how the Marksmen will fare.

  • News collecting letters

    PERRY COUNTY– The News staff is again gathering letters to Santa Claus from children. Letters will be published in our annual Holiday Greetings section Monday, Dec. 22 — just in time for Santa to read them.

    To ensure we have enough time to prepare letters for publication, we ask that letters be sent to us by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. No letters will be accepted after this date. Look over letters for content and to make sure children’s first and last names are legible.

  • Dance benefits dog-attack victim

    CANNELTON — A dance beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cannelton American Legion hall at 516 Knight St., will raise money to help defray medical and related costs for a 1-year-old child attacked by a dog Oct. 29.

    Chandler Humphrey was to have undergone a third surgery Nov. 11 at Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., for an injury to his forehead.

    His parents, Daniel Humphrey and Ashley Demme, are unable to work due to medical appointments and frequent trips to Louisville. The benefit will feature entertainment by Oddbody.

  • Other life issues are equally important to abortion issue

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2007 “Faithful Citizenship” guidelines took a strong stand against abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty and embryonic-stem-cell research and also brought up other issues for voters to consider, such as social justice, the economy and opposition to unjust wars.

    But last week several bishops said abortion should be the main issue Catholic voters should look at when deciding which candidates to back.

  • County well-positioned for growth

    During the past several months, our conversations have been laced with new terms such as housing bubbles, gas prices, market swings, Wall Street meltdown, recession and others that do not bode well for our national economy.

    Our government leadership has taken unprecedented steps to instill confidence in our financial markets and has provided equity to be injected into the most troubled areas.

  • Help others enjoy the holidays

    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. I’m sure that will never change, no matter how commercialized the holidays become, but generosity will be  more of a challenge this year because of the ongoing economic crisis.