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Today's News

  • Torch relay will mark bicentennial celebrations

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re No. 3!” according to an announcement Thursday from the governor’s office.

    A news release and map show the route for a torch run intended to mark the state’s bicentennial next fall, and Perry County is the third of the state’s 92 counties to be part of the 2,300-mile route.

  • Alvey credits staff for correctional center success

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    BRANCHVILLE – An Indiana correctional facility currently home to more than 1,400 men is led by a woman who brings a wealth of experience to her new job – and a talented staff.

    Kathy Alvey, a Perry County native who has worked at the medium-security facility since 1992, became superintendent Oct. 19. She succeeds Gil Peters, who remains with the Indiana Department of Correction as an assistant to the department’s commissioner.

    Alvey served as acting superintendent since Peters left in April.

  • Tell City boys 4th in own relay meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City placed third in three of the six relays it entered to finish fourth in overall team standings in its five-team boys swimming relay meet Saturday.
    Jeffersonville won with 122 points. Tell City scored 40, 10 more than fifth-place Vincennes Lincoln.
    Tell City’s Aaron Vincent, Stephen Houle, Luke Thomas and Lucas Montgomery placed third in the 200-yard stroke/free relay in 2:03.12.
    Vincent, Thomas and Montgomery took third in the 150 backstroke relay in 1:53.69.

  • Clausen scores 26 points as Bulldogs get first win

    CANNELTON—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 26 points as Cannelton beat Cloverport 56-26 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs led only 24-11 at halftime and by only 10 points with five minutes left in the third quarter. But Clausen scored 16 points in the second half to help them pull away.
    She scored eight points in each the second and third quarters, including hitting two three-pointers in each of those quarters.
    Nicole Harris added 17 points for the Bulldogs, who earned their first win in seven tries this season.

  • PC thwarts Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Eighteen steals and 15 offensive rebounds helped Perry Central’s girls basketball team take 64 shots from the field Monday.
    The Commodores made 26 of them (40.6 percent) in a 69-38 PLAC win over West Washington.
    The Commodores used some man-to-man full-court pressure in the first quarter and jumped to a 25-2 lead.
    West Washington played a 2-3 zone defense that period and Sarah Spires hit three three-pointers over it.
    Skyly Cummings added eight points inside in that quarter.

  • Marksmen 3-2 in own tourney

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Davin Davis and Jarrett Hawhee each went 5-0 as Tell City finished 3-2 in its own six-team, wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    Tell City beat Providence 42-33, Jeffersontown, Ky., 37-34, and Washington 42-36 but lost to LaRue County, Ky., 43-30 and to Tecumseh 42-36.
    Davis and Hawhee each pinned three opponents.
    Joe Craig and Mason Waninger each also earned three pins as they each went 4-1.
    Aubrey Craig and Elliott Brown each also went 4-1.

  • Lions outshoot Bulldogs

    BLOOMINGTON—Three-point shooting and rebounding proved the difference in Bloomington Lighthouse’s 52-29 boys basketball win over Cannelton Saturday.
    Neither team shot well from the field overall, with Cannelton hitting 26.8 percent and the Lions 30.6 percent.
    But the Lions hit 6 of 21 three-point attempts compared with 1 for 10 for Cannelton.
    They hit two key three-pointers in the third quarter as they outscored the Bulldogs 14-3 to build a 31-19 lead after leading just 17-16 at halftime.

  • Crawford County edges Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—For three quarters Tuesday Crawford County did not look like the fundamentally sound basketball team that always does the little things right.
    But the Wolfpack did do those things, specifically free-throw shooting and taking care of the ball, well in the fourth quarter to hold off Perry Central 56-52 in PLAC action.

  • Forest Park drives past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t stop Forest Park’s drives to the basket and lost to the Rangers 60-43 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City trailed just 35-29 after Gant Miller hit a three-pointer to start the third-quarter scoring.
    Damon Wilmes then scored on three consecutive drives, though, to put the Rangers up 41-29, with 4:56 left in the third quarter.

  • First Baptist to perform live Nativity

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First Baptist Church will perform a live Nativity beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.

    The Rev. Dan Hopkins and First Baptist members invite everyone to attend. The church is located at the corners of 13th and Jefferson streets in Tell City.

    The performance will restart every 15 minutes from 5 to 7 p.m. and will tell the story from prediction to the arrival of the wise men.