Today's News

  • KWC signs Fackler

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Citing a desire to stay close to home, Tell City senior Hayley Fackler signed Thursday to play softball for Kentucky Wesleyan College.
    Fackler, a catcher/infielder, also had offers from Transylvania University of Lexington, Ky., Newberry College in South Carolina, and Virginia Wesleyan.
    She was also scouted by Wright State University, an NCAA Division I school in Ohio.

  • Goffinet gets hot to propel Tell City girls past Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Katie Goffinet sat out much of the first half in foul trouble but made up for it with a 15-point third quarter to lead Tell City past Cannelton 60-30 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Goffinet was scoreless in the first quarter but hit an 18-footer early in the second period to put the Marksmen up 17-11.
    However she picked up her third foul with 5:36 left in the half and the Marksmen leading 20-11.

  • Marksmen hold on for 42-40 win over Hancock County

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City fast-breaked to a 15-point third-quarter lead and held on to beat Hancock County 42-40 in eighth grade girls basketball Monday.
    The Marksmen went on an 8-0 run early in the third quarter fueled by fast-break layups by Jenna Arnold, Lainey Peter and Victoria Weatherholt and a rebound basket by Peter.
    That put them up 35-20, and they still led by 15 at the end of that quarter.

  • Tell City coach still sorting out young girls swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls swim team will open the season by hosting a relay meet Saturday, but Coach Stacy Marion is still sorting out who will swim what.
    She has 11 girls on the team, which she said “is around what I expected. I have one senior, five juniors, and five freshmen.

  • 31 turnovers lead to PC girls loss

    LEOPOLD—Claire Davis had a strong game inside, but Perry Central committed 31 turnovers in a 57-40 girls basketball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    Corydon used two types of full-court presses, but the Commodores committed only a few turnovers in the full court.
    However, “when we got across half-court we just threw it away,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Or we’d get a running start when we caught the ball and travel.”
    Corydon jumped to a 17-5 first-quarter lead.

  • PLAC honors Roark again

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Terissa Roark has been named to the All-PLAC volleyball team for the second year in a row.
    The team, selected by conference coaches, was released Sunday.
    The 5-foot-9 Roark led the Commodores in kills with 276, more than twice as many as anyone else on the team, and in serving percentage at 94.7 percent.
    She was fourth on the team in blocks with 12 and tied for fifth in digs with 79 even though she was known primarily as a hitter.

  • 4 PC players on All-PLAC football team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players, including repeat selection Cole Harpenau, were named to the All-PLAC football team released Sunday.
    Harpenau, a 5-foot-10, 280-pound senior center, made the team as an offensive lineman for the second year in a row.
    Other Commodores on the 32-man team were junior receiver Clay James, senior linebacker Lane Hilgenhold, and senior at-large offensive player Creek Wright.
    Harpenau was one of seven repeat selections on the team.

  • Borden edges Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback late, but poor free-throw shooting and turnovers proved costly to the Bulldogs in a 43-41 girls basketball loss to Borden Saturday.
    The Bulldogs never trailed in the first half but missed six consecutive free throws in the third quarter as they fell behind 32-27 with 1:47 left in the period.
    McKenzi Rothbauer hit a three-pointer for Borden late in the third quarter and another one early in the fourth quarter as the Braves built a 38-31 lead.

  • Saving for higher education

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47


    Planning for children to receive a college degree can seem like a daunting task, and I understand that firsthand as the mother of three young kids. Over the last several years, we have seen what seems like annual increases in the costs of higher education.

  • Lamar man sentenced on sex crimes following plea

    ROCKPORT – Jason S. Tribbie, 38, of Lamar was sentenced on Nov. 3 in Spencer Circuit Court for one count of aiding, inducing or causing child molesting as a Class C felony, one count of aiding, inducing or causing sexual misconduct with a minor as a Level 4 felony, and one count of maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony. 

    Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt handed down the sentence after accepting the terms of a plea agreement entered into by Tribbie with the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office.