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  • Reflections in body and soul

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  “Close your eyes and focus on your breathing,” Jennifer Theriot, proprietor and instructor at the Tell City Yoga Center, advises as the echoes of ocean waves reflect in the studio. “Let go of all your tension, anything you might be dealing with, let it go for the next 75 minutes.”

  • Library receives monster grants

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Two modest grants to the Cannelton Public Library will power the imaginations of readers in 2018 and connect a new generation of sci-fi fans to a classic story.

    More than 70 communities, including the local library, have been awarded “Frankenstein”  Community Read Grants of $1,000 to bring the classic 19th-century tale to life in their communities and participate in a statewide reading of the book.

  • Insurance changeover impact to be small

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Despite a change in insurance providers overseeing the county employees’ healthcare plan, most workers won’t see much other impact to deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Under the soon-to-be implemented coverage from Group Pension Administrators, under the Cigna network umbrella, the personal contributions each staffers pays toward their individual county offered policy will remain the same for 2018.

    The changeover is expected to take place Jan.  1.

  • Corydon girls outswim Tell City

    CORYDON—Emma Armstrong won two events and Tell City set several personal records despite losing to Corydon 506-261 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Armstrong won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:40.48.
    She teamed with Brea Haller, Destiny Little and Samantha Stephens to win the 400 free relay in 4:51.41, their best time of the season.
    Stephens set a personal record as she placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:18.73.
    She also took second in the 200 free in 2:33.69.

  • TC boys 3rd in relay meet; outswim Corydon Tuesday

    TELL CITY—Tell City won one relay and placed second in three as it finished third in its five-team boys swimming relay meet Saturday.
    Bedford North Lawrence won with 114 points. Jasper scored 83, Tell City 76, Providence 53, and Corydon 34.
    Tell City’s Thomas Simpson, Drew Ettensohn and Neal Hollinden won the 150-yard breaststroke relay in 1:43.69, 3.88 seconds ahead of runner-up Bedford North Lawrence.
    Miles Brown, Hollinden and Ettensohn placed second in the 150 butterfly relay in 1:25.34.

  • Bulldogs split two games

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Caressa Sloss had 28 points, 22 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots as Cannelton trounced Burgin 54-19 in the second round of the girls basketball Trinity Shootout Saturday.
    Sloss scored eight points in the first quarter as the Bulldogs jumped to a 15-4 lead.
    “We pressed a little bit and got a few turnovers off it,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “And we got their big girl in foul trouble - she had three fouls in the first quarter.”

  • Senators stop Perry Central late

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had trouble scoring against West Washington’s man-to-man defense and lost 55-37 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores held West Washington to 4 for 17 field-goal shooting in the third quarter to pull within nine points after a slow start.
    West Washington had played a zone defense most of the game, but “in the fourth quarter they went man-to-man and we didn’t execute very well in the halfcourt,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Forest Park sectional favorite

    Sectional 48, this area’s Class 2A boys basketball sectional, has traditionally been one of the strongest - if not the strongest - in its class in the state.
    It has produced two state champions and one state runner-up in the last 15 years. And one of the teams currently in it, Mater Dei, won the state title in 2004 when it was in another sectional.
    This year the sectional looks possibly stronger than ever. Four of the seven teams in it could go a long way in the state tourney if they survive the sectional.

  • Mater Dei bops Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Mater Dei scored the first nine points and defeated Perry Central 80-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Logan Carter, a 6-foot-10 center, scored the first basket from two feet out.
    After a Commodore turnover, Dawson Caswell made a three-pointer. After a Perry Central miss, Sam Fulton made two free throws. Then Carter made another short shot.
    Perry Central’s Ty Mullis scored to end Mater Dei’s run with 4:47 left in the first quarter.

  • Wolfpack holds off Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Crawford County held Perry Central scoreless in the last three minutes to beat the Commo-dores 47-39 in PLAC boys basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central led most of the first three quarters but Crawford County went on a 5-0 run by getting the ball inside and drawing fouls to take a 41-36 lead.
    Ryan Hubert hit his fifth three-pointer of the game to pull Perry Central within two points with 3:12 left.