Today's News

  • Raiders run past Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge got several fast breaks off Tell City turnovers in the third quarter and beat the Marksmen 65-51 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The first half was close all the way, with Southridge taking a 28-25 halftime lead on a rebound basket by 6-foot-6 junior center Austin Rasche.

    But the Raiders scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to take control.

    Rasche hit a three-pointer from the top of the key to start that period’s scoring.

    The Raiders then made three fast-break layups off steals.

  • Rappites' rebounding subdues Cannelton

    CANNELTON—New Harmony used strong rebounding and a big first half by Robert Perry to defeat Cannelton 57-33 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Rappites led only 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

    The Bulldogs had no answer for the 6-foot-5 Perry in the second quarter, though, as he totaled 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in the period and New Harmony increased its lead to 11 at the half.

    Perry finished the first half with 20 points and nine rebounds as the Rappites outrebounded the Bulldogs 29-13 in the half.

  • PC girls can’t stop Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central did not play strong defense consistently in a 40-36 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    Tecumseh outshot the Commodores from the field 50.0 percent to 30.2 percent.

    “We didn’t play very good defense,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We really had a letdown there—I was really disappointed with that. We just played two or three minutes here and there.

    “Eight of their (nine) two-point baskets in the second half came from within five feet of the basket.”

  • Tell City girls second to Jasper

    JASPER—Tell City won seven of 12 events but defending sectional champion Jasper used its depth to win in girls swimming Thursday.

    Three teams swam together but it was scored as two dual meets. Jasper beat Tell City 105-77 and Tell City beat Wood Memorial 129-30.

    Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and two relays for Tell City.

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.64 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.52.

    She teamed with Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and Charissa Lahee to win the 200 medley relay in 2:00.54.

  • Jeeps roll past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t penetrate Northeast Dubois’ 2-3 zone defense or hit from outside in a 54-15 girls basketball loss to the Jeeps Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit only 1 of 13 shots from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 25-2.

    They were shorthanded, playing without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, sidelined with a high ankle sprain, and top reserve guard Courtney Young, out with a foot injury.

  • Jasper’s depth sinks Tell City boys

    JASPER—Tell City won one event and tied for first in another in a 118-50 boys swimming loss to Jasper Thursday.

    Nick Bower won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.13 seconds and Jerry Ammon placed third in 26.83 to give the Marksmen their highest scoring event.

    Tell City’s Taylor Maddle tied Jasper’s Heath Hanselman for first in diving, each with 199.75 points.

    Bower placed second in the 100 free in 57.43.

    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only other second place in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.81.

  • There are two great athletes in Blind Side

    The Blind Side, the story of current Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher and the wealthy family that rescued him from the street, is currently the No. 1 movie in America.

    It certainly has a lot to attract viewers’ interest—an uplifting story and a great actress in Sandra Bullock playing Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman who takes Oher in when she sees him on the street without a coat in winter weather.

  • City officials eye state help for levee work

    CANNELTON - Hawesville, Ky., Mayor Charlie King was able to secure state funding for a required match to perform mandated levee work, and could help Cannelton in a similar effort, Smokey Graves said Dec. 7.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council, Cannelton's mayor said he's working to get details on how King secured a 10-percent match from the Kentucky governor's office, required to accompany federal funding aimed at ensuring levees will hold up against flooding.

  • Grant to lessen hit on sewer bills

    TELL CITY - A $4.4 million grant to Tell City for its pending combined-sewer-overflow elimination project will reduce, though not erase, wastewater-rate increases in 2010. The higher rates will help the city pay for the state-mandated $11.7 million project.

  • Perry County native ordained eighth bishop of Cheyenne