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Today's News

  • Marksmen hold off South Spencer

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO – Clinging to a slim lead late, Tell City was in a familiar situation. And like the previous instances, the Marksmen were able to hold on for a win - this time at South Spencer 59-57 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    “In my mind, I was saying, ‘Here we go again, but hopefully we can stop it,’” Tell City Coach Matt Lynch said. “Good thing is we never gave up the lead and it’s our first true road win of the season.”

  • Free throws help Tell City edge Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The main difference in the game was free throws, so it was apropos that Katie Goffinet scored the winning points at the line as Tell City edged Perry Central 39-37 in girls basketball Monday.
    Perry Central’s Catie Hauser hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game 37-37 with 27.3 seconds left.
    Tell City missed its next shot but got the ball back on the possession arrow on a jump-ball situation with six seconds left.

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  • Cannelton Elementary releases honor rolls

    Cannelton Elementary has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year.

    First-grade distinguished honor roll:Brooke Evans, Caitlyn Embry, E.J. Holman, Parker Joyal, Kyla Little, Jaicey Salmon, Lily Weedman and Logan Rice.

    First-grade honor roll:Leslie Hall and Arianna Hulse.

    Second grade distinguished honor roll:Summer DuPont, Isaac Fuqua and Nora Lawson.

    Second-grade honor roll:Jackson Joyal, Gaige Masterson, Dodge Roestch and Ayla Snyder.

  • Can the media hold politicians accountable?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

  • Don’t forget what’s in the root cellar

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.

    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable amount of time.)

  • Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

    Guest Column by Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack

     

    Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality.

  • USI, Trilogy embark on unique public-private partnership

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness announces its first public-private partnership to increase educational and career opportunities for students interested in working with older adults. Trilogy Health Services has committed $50,000 to fund six annual scholarships for USI undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World entertainment lineup for 2017

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2017 cast of entertainers will be held at the theme park later this month and in March.

    This season’s entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    Country: LIVE!: Contemporary and classic country hits performed by a live band

    WOW: World of Wonder: Singers, dancers and specialty acts “wow” audiences

    EPIC Praise: Inspirational Contemporary Christian music

    Legacy: Themed music performed a cappella throughout the park

  • Tell City High School students to take the Polar Plunge Feb. 4

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School students will run into an icy cold lake in Boonville Feb. 4, to raise money for Special Olympics Perry County.

    The Polar Plunge team needs community support. It’s much easier to help out financially than to run into an icy, cold lake.