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Today's News

  • Hot 3-point shooting propels Vikes past PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—North Posey jumped to a 19-4 lead behind 5 of 7 three-point shooting and beat Perry Central 58-40 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    Madison Worman hit three three-pointers and Kayla Sanford and Emma Werry each added one in the Vikings’ hot start in the first 7 1⁄2 minutes.
    Their only points that didn’t come on three-pointers in that span were a rebound basket by Hayley Harness and a transition layup by Rachel Ungetheim.

  • Hornets clip Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played perhaps its best boys basketball game of the year but lost to Hancock County 72-66 Saturday.
    Just as they did the previous night, the Bulldogs got off to a fast start in the first quarter.  They hit 10 of 14 from the field in the quarter, including 2 of 2 from three-point range, to build a 22-19 lead.

  • Rebels edge PC 52-50

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central missed a three-point shot at the final buzzer in a 52-50 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    Michael Schwartz’s three-pointer from the left wing gave the Commodores their last lead of the game, 42-40, with 7:37 left.
    On South Spencer’s next possession Grant Allen was fouled driving the lane. He made the basket and free throw, putting South Spencer up one with 6:35 left.

  • Tell City stops Cloverport

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong defense, especially in the first half, propelled Tell City past Cloverport 81-50 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen used a variety of defenses in the first half.
    In all of them “I just thought our defense in the first half was really aggressive,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen. “We had a lot of steals that led to easy baskets.

  • Tell City 7th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Bailey Powell placed in the top nine in two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to seventh place in the 11-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 147 points, just 13 behind sixth-place Pike Central. Jasper won with 492.
    Kassi Peter, Powell, Sydney Brown and Samantha Allen placed sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:22.41.

  • A great weekend for birding

    Trina Severson
    Feature Writer
    lifestyles@perrycountynews.com

    This winter’s weather has brought birds to my feeders in droves. The seed and suet stations along my back deck are always active with winged visitors, but never so much as the days when snow and freezing rain fall.

    On those days, it’s standing-room only as birds line up along the railing and wait for an open seat at the table. During cold, dreary days when winter has overstayed its welcome, these feathered bursts of color can be both entertaining and spirit-lifting.

  • Who are these men?

    Tony Collignon with the Tell City Historical Society provided us this photo from 1904. Only one of the 12 men has been tentatively identified.

    Collignon said the second man from the right in the back row is William J. Ray.

  • Holiday World accepting applications for 2014 season

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,100 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – we have quite a variety of jobs available.”

  • Great Backyard Bird Count begins tomorrow, participants sought

    NEW YORK – Bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count Friday through Monday. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at www.birdcount.org.

    The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track the health of bird populations at a scale that would not otherwise be possible.

  • Saint Meinrad to host Black History Lecture Tuesday

    ST. MEINRAD – Greg C. Adams, an archivist at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will deliver the annual Black History Lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    His lecture, “The Banjo and the American Experience: Looking Behind the Mask of ‘America's Instrument,’” will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

    He will trace the development of what we know as the modern banjo from its African origins through American slavery to the present time.