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Today's News

  • Workers need 21st-century strategy to ensure future

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.

     

    The preservation of more than 800 Hoosiers’ jobs restores their hope and eases their worries going into 2017. For most working-class folks, such peace of mind is a daily goal.

    A deal struck between the state of Indiana and Carrier Corp. – brokered by President-elect Donald Trump – led the heating-and-cooling company to keep open its plant on Indianapolis’ west side. The company got $7 million in taxpayer-funded breaks to stay in Indiana.

  • Why fake news is dangerous

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.”

    He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake Internet news, he’d have said the same thing – except maybe with more pointed words.

  • DNA data bank proposed for felony arrests

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

     

    Our law enforcement officers and criminal justice system do an outstanding job at keeping our communities safe and taking dangerous individuals off the streets. With technological and scientific advancements, we have an opportunity to provide the criminal justice system with tools to identify individuals who have committed felonies and potentially connect them to unsolved crimes.

  • Corydon outswims Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Corydon won seven of the 11 events to beat Tell City 91-74 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Taylor Kratzer, Samantha Stephens and Sydney Burton each won one individual event and a relay for Tell City.
    They teamed with Brenna Franzman to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:53.23.
    In the closest race of the meet Burton won the 100 breaststroke in 1:28.84, edging teammate Shay Brager by 32-hundredths of a second.
    Stephens won the 100 backstroke in 1:22.71 and Kratzer took the 500 free in 6:42.33.

  • Aces pass Bulldogs late

    CANNELTON—Cloverport overcame a four-point deficit in the last 20 seconds to beat Cannelton 60-56 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    “We had a couple of bad turnovers and they tied it,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then we had to foul towards the end and they hit their free throws.
    “We had a really good third quarter. And Nicole (Harris) shot well in the first half - she hit a couple of threes.”
    But Cloverport had a strong fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 24-14.

  • Senators subdue Commodores

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central hit only 29.8 percent from the field and committed 26 turnovers in a 67-38 PLAC girls basketball loss to West Washington Monday.
    The Senators used a 1-2-1-1 full-court press early “and we had problems with it,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “I thought Crawford County was a lot faster than they were, and we handled Crawford’s press pretty well.”
    The Commodores fell behind 15-2 in the first quarter, going 1 for 8 from the field.

  • Tell City 1-1 Saturday

    TELL CITY—David Teague, Trey Mucker and Kyle Hagedorn each went 2-0 as Tell City went 1-1 in wrestling Saturday.
    The Marksmen lost to Providence 33-19 but bounced back to beat Corydon 39-24.
    Hagedorn dominated in the 182-pound weight class, pinning Corydon’s Brendan Ayers in just 37 seconds and winning a 15-3 major decision over Providence’s Jenson Tate.
    “Once again, I’m really impressed with how Hagedorn has really turned up his intensity and focus this year,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.

  • 400 free relay pushes Tell City past 2 teams

    TELL CITY—The 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event of a swim meet, is becoming clutch for Tell City’s boys team.

  • Mater Dei holds off Perry Central rally

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Fourth-quarter turnovers hurt Perry Central’s in a 64-57 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Saturday.
    Mater Dei went to a 1-2-2 half-court trap to slow down the Commodores’ offense. The Wildcats forced 10 Commodore turnovers in the fourth quarter.
    Perry Central trailed by 12, 54-42 with 3:43 left but scored on its next three possessions to make a late run.

  • Tell City hits jumpers to upset Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit four three-pointers in the first 9 1/2 minutes and beat Forest Park 55-53 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen had struggled from the perimeter in their first two games, but Trent Arnold and Tretter Lyons each hit a three-pointer as they built a 13-5 first-quarter lead.
    Lyons and Arnold each added another one in the first 1:24 of the second quarter as the Marksmen extended their lead to 19-5.