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Today's News

  • Perry Central has young girls squad

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's young and short girls basketball team plans to rely on its quickness this year.

    The Commodores have no seniors on their roster. And among their three juniors and six sophomores, only 5-foot-11 Megan Hedinger, who is sidelined several weeks with mononucleosis, is taller than 5-7.

    Junior forward-guard Rachael Rayford, the team's quickest player, will also miss Friday's season opener, as she is still recovering from a foot injury.

  • 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.

  • Remembering the dead

    I head an interesting story recently about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • Democracy works!

    Election Day 2008 is, at last, history - but what history was made Tuesday! In the surest sign our nation remains true to its democratic ideals, Americans turned out in record numbers to choose their 44th president.

    Local supporters of Barack Obama and John McCain have every reason to be proud of their candidates and the national dialogue they led on the crucial issues we face: wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, threats to our national security, a struggling economy, health care and even race.

  • Cannelton's defense stops Cloverport

    CANNELTON - Cannelton used a strong defense to beat Cloverport 36-21 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

    "We played a 2-3 or 2-1-2 zone and packed it in tight because they had a real big kid," said Cannelton Coach Corey Jennings. "He was an inch or two taller than Quinn (Duke, Cannelton's 6-foot center)."

    Dylan May had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Cannelton.

    Duke added nine points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Hunter Herzog had six points, six rebounds and four steals.

  • Obama's election will help hoops popularity

    Basketball coaches and fans across the United States, regardless of their political party affiliation, should be happy about Barack Obama's election as our country's next president.

    That's because any sport the president chooses to participate in usually gains greatly in popularity during his term.

    And Obama's sport of choice is basketball. He played it in high school in Hawaii and at 47 he still plays it fairly regularly. He played for two hours with friends and staff Tuesday while awaiting election results, a habit he got into during the primaries.

  • Sisters win MVP awards

    TELL CITY - Sisters Lauren and Sarah Goffinet won two of the four Most Valuable Player awards presented at Tell City's fall sports banquet Wednesday.

    Lauren, a senior, won the volleyball MVP award in just her second year playing that sport.

    Sarah, a freshman, won the Most Valuable Runner award in girls cross country.

    In boys cross country Alex Fenn won the Most Valuable Runner award for the third year in a row.

    Amber Thomas was named the girls golf MVP.

    No MVP award was given in football.

  • Huber makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior Jessica Huber was named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber, who made the conversion from setter to middle hitter this season, led the Commodores in kills with 204, the fifth highest total by any Perry Central player in the eight years since the rally-scoring format came into effect.

    Her attack average (kills minus bad spikes divided by total spike attempts) was also fifth best for Perry Central in the last eight years.

  • Nine PC players make All-PLAC grid team

    LEOPOLD - Five members of Perry Central's state leading defensive unit were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Commodores also placed four players on the offensive unit, giving them at least nine players on the team for the fifth year in a row.

    Senior defensive tackle Robbie Piper and senior linebacker Ryan Hanan were repeat selections from last year's team.

    Other Commodores named to the 15-man defensive unit were T.J. Lamon at outside linebacker, B.J. Farmer at cornerback, and Clint Schank at defensive end.

  • Two officers honored for daring post-pursuit rescue

    Lawalin, Galloway commended for saving life after pursuit

    TELL CITY - Police Chief Greg Hendershot and members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety honored two city officers last Monday for risking their lives Sept. 14 to help save a man trapped inside his burning truck.

    The man they saved, 32-year-old James Wheatley of Hawesville, Ky., would have certainly burned to death had Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and Reserve Officer Jeremy Galloway not acted decisively, Hendershot said during the Nov. 3 meeting of the works board, held at Tell City High School.