Today's News

  • ‘Sell by’ dates on food could soon see needed change

    How much food gets tossed into waste baskets at home? Is it spoiled or do you just think it is?

    The two largest trade groups in the grocery industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have announced new standards of labeling grocery products. The decision could eliminate some of the confusion surrounding “sell by” or “best by” dates.

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention. Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.

    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom. Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • Hammack 2nd in state middle school wrestling

    NEW CASTLE—William Tell Elementary sixth grader Coy Hammack placed second among 37 wrestlers in the 75-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School State Championships Sunday.

  • Duncan hired as PC’s head girls track coach

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Saying she wanted to continue the winning tradition of her mentor, Michelle Duncan was hired Monday to succeed Becky Genet as Perry Central’s head girls track coach.

  • Teague falls to eventual champion

    EVANSVILLE—Dawson Combest of Columbus East defeated Tell City’s David Teague 9-1 in a 132-pound first-round semistate wrestling match Saturday.
    Teague thus ended his senior season with a 23-9 record.
    Combest went on to win the semistate, beating Donald Campbell of Ben Davis in the finals.
    Brownsburg won the team title with 148.5 points.
    Fifty-four teams were represented by at least one wrestler at the semistate, which was held at the Ford Center.

  • Kohnert, Hayes make All-PAC

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City’s Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Tell City guard Katie Goffinet received honorable mention, so all three players Tell City Coach John Hayes nominated received some recognition.
    He said the voting went “better than I expected.”

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County used its athleticism and depth to beat Cannelton 63-31 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Hornets forced 25 Cannelton turnovers - 16 in the first half, even though they pressed in only the first four minutes - and scored eight layups or dunks directly off them. Center Kane Logsdon made two dunks.
    They also scored well inside in their half-court offense.
    And when Cannelton tried to collapse its defense inside, the Hornets hit open three-point shots.

  • Turnovers contribute to Bulldogs’ 60-43 loss

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved in several areas, but its 23 turnovers contributed to its 60-43 boys basketball loss to Shoals Saturday.
    Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder missed the game with the flu. But after watching the game film he said, “Our defense was much better in the halfcourt but we still gave up too many transition points as a result of our turnovers.

  • Vikings repulse PC

    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Turnovers and cold shooting in the second quarter hurt Perry Central in a 61-48 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    The Commodores trailed by only three, 17-14, at the end of the first quarter.
    After North Posey’s Noah Scheller made 1 of 2 free throws Jacob Kelly scored on a 4-footer to pull the Commodores within two at 18-16 with 6:08 left in the first half.

  • Tell City’s defense stops Titans

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s perimeter shooting and ball-handling have improved since the start of the season and its rebounding has always been good.
    But defense has become the main calling card for the Marksmen’s boys basketball team and was especially on display in Saturday’s 61-45 PAC win over Gibson Southern.