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Today's News

  • Lions hold off Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG - Rock Creek Christian hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 50 seconds to hold off Cannelton 71-60 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Lions had hit only 13 of 32 free throws before they got hot at the end.

    Rock Creek led by four or five points most of the game.

    Cannelton forced a turnover with about a minute left and Chase Gerber shot a three-pointer that appeared to be going in to cut the Lions' lead to two points.

    "How that shot didn't go down I don't know," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "I was already calling a timeout."

  • Three join Tell City Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY - Three former Tell City High School athletes were officially inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    1938 graduate Bill Nuetzel, 1967 graduate Craig Blackford and 1991 graduate Beth Carlson Hibbard are the hall's new members.

    Each starred in at least two sports and played one in college. Nuetzel was a forward for Purdue in basketball, Blackford was a record-setting quarterback for the University of Evansville in football, and Carlson swam for Ball State.

  • Turnovers hurt Perry Central in loss to Eagles

    LANESVILLE - Lanesville forced 19 Perry Central turnovers - 13 in the second half - and beat the Commodores 65-54 in boys basketball Saturday.

    "In the first half when they used a 2-2-1 trap, we only had six turnovers," noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. "In the second half we cut their lead to seven and in the frontcourt we throw it away.

    "We did a good job of handling their press up front, then when we got in the frontcourt and made bad decisions."

    The Commodores cut the Eagles' led to seven, 45-38, as Nick Huber made two free throws with 5:51 left.

  • Tell City falls to Paoli

    TELL CITY - Paoli was hot and Tell City was cold as the Rams beat Tell City 73-62 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Marksmen hit a season-low 39.6 percent from the field, one of the few times they have hit less than 50 percent.

    The Rams, ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A, hit 53.3 percent from the field as they improved to 13-1.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes was not pleased with his team's defense as the Marksmen lost a home game for the second night in a row.

  • Gerber's 35 points, 22 rebounds lift Bulldogs

    EVANSVILLE - Chase Gerber dominated inside with 35 points and 22 rebounds as Cannelton beat Evansville Day 62-48 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "They were covering our shooters, so that opens up the post," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And Chase plays well in the post - he's hard to guard down there."

    Day School built a 14-9 lead in the first 11:07 of the game.

    But Gerber scored eight of Cannelton's next 10 points--and had an assist to Dillon Powers on the other two points--as the Bulldogs built a 19-16 lead.

  • Tell City 4th in wrestling sectional

    NEWBURGH - A.J. Flynn, Andy Kast, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich placed second in their weight classes to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    Joey Woznicki and Greg Batie, who placed third, also qualified for the regional.

    The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the regional, but Tell City had no fourth-place finishers.

    The Marksmen scored 151.5 points, 12.5 behind third-place Princeton. Castle, ranked seventh in the state, won with 348 points.

  • Heart disease can strike any time

    The elderly man hunched over from age, shuffling down the sidewalk. The older lady in the wheelchair with oxygen feeding through her nostrils.

    Those are the faces of heart disease in America, aren't they?

    Look at the face on this column mug. A healthy-looking 40-year-old woman. That's also the face of heart disease and a heart-attack survivor.

  • Storm rips, roars across county

    Home heavily damaged in Leopold; wind peels roofs from barns

    PERRY COUNTY - Severe thunderstorms packing wind gusts of up to 70 mph roared across the county Tuesday evening, leaving a path of peeled roofs and downed trees and limbs across several areas.

    The small community of Leopold was hardest-hit, with one home heavily damaged and several downed trees in and close to the town. Powerful winds also pulled off roofs and destroyed a large farm-storage building along Ashland Road in Anderson Township.

  • Township assessors lose jobs

    Duties did, funds may go to county officials

    TELL CITY - Six township trustee-assessors in Perry County lost their deputy-assessor designations at the end of the year for not complying with certification requirements, according to County Assessor Mendy Ward, who assumed the assessment duties and is seeking the funds supporting them.

  • TCHS 2008 homecoming

    Seniors Casi Hay and Dimitri Hemmings were crowned the Tell City High School 2008 basketball homecoming queen and king Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity games against Paoli.