Today's News

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during Cannelton's annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus waves to the crowd Friday night on Washington Street. A large crowd attended the annual event hosted by Cannelton American Legion Post 142, the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. Tell City's parade and Christmas in the Park activities were scheduled for Sunday, but were postponed to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 due to rain. Leopold's Christmas parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. See "Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday" for more information on those parades.

  • O'Bannon Legacy

    Three-year-old Kadie O'Bannon, top photo, decorates her father, Jon with a remnant from a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted moments earlier to mark completion of the Frank O'Bannon Highway north of St. Croix. The granddaughter, wife and son of the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, state and local officials and contractors for the Wednesday-morning event. Rain forced participants indoors from the Indiana 37-Interstate 64 intersection to the nearby Phil Etienne's Timber Harvest-Bear Hollow Woodcrafters showroom.

  • Hunter injured Friday

    GERMAN RIDGE - An Evansville man hunting near the German Ridge Recreation Area was injured Friday morning after falling from a tree stand.

    Mark Farmer, a public-information officer for Indiana conservation officers, said Stanford E. Schultz, 52, apparently lost his balance and fell approximately 12 feet, landing upon a log on the ground. His brother, who was hunting nearby, heard his cry for help and alerted authorities of the accident.

  • LHDC hosting author's visit Dec. 7

    TELL CITY - A woman with three decades' experience in helping companies and people mobilize their skills and develop their talents will share her wisdom with employees of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. next week. She'll also sign copies of her books.

  • Depth, quickness are Perry Central's assets

    LEOPOLD - New Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter hopes his team's quickness and depth will overcome its lack of height.

    Though the Commodores graduated their all-time leading scorer, Aaron Carter (Matt's brother) from last year's 13-9 team, they return seven lettermen, including three starters.

    Matt Carter said the Commodores have better "overall quickness at each position, top to bottom, than last year."

    They should be able to go all out using that quickness, as Carter can rest them when they get tired.

  • Ball-handling, defense main keys for Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City's boys basketball team finished 14-10 last year and fell one-point short of winning the Class 2A sectional against a team that's now in Class 3A.

    Despite the loss of nine seniors from that team, including four who started for at least two years, Coach John Hayes thinks the Marksmen could be just as good this year.

    "We've got pretty good size," he said. "I don't think we're as athletic as we were last year, but I think this is the best post team we've had since I've been here. We will absolutely stress we need to get the ball inside this year."

  • Trojans blast Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 20.0 percent from the field and had trouble with Wood Memorial's half-court trap in a 56-24 boys basketball loss to the Trojans Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs committed nine turnovers and went 1 for 12 from the field in the first quarter as they fell behind 19-2.

    They would get no closer the rest of the way, as cold shooting and turnovers continued to plague them the next two quarters.

    They trailed 48-11 with five minutes left in the game but outscored the Trojans 13-8 the rest of the way.

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Cold shooting hurt Tell City in a 45-41 girls basketball loss to Reitz Tuesday.

    "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well and we had too many turnovers," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    On the positive side, he said, "We didn't give up as many offensive rebounds (as in previous games)."

    Lauren Goffinet had 15 points and four assists to lead Tell City.

    Dana Sibrel added eight points and nine rebounds and Lacy Padgett grabbed seven rebounds as Tell City won the board battle.

    Sara Blair, a 5-foot-7 junior, led Reitz, 1-2, with 14 points.

  • Archers win seventh grade tourney

    LEOPOLD - Tell City used strong man-to-man defense to beat Tecumseh 34-13 to win Perry Central's seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    "They were tall, but our defense was really good," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We held them to six points the first three quarters. Our girls understand help-side defense."

    McKenzie Hayes led Tell City, 3-1, with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals.

    Hannah Schaefer added five rebounds, four assists and three steals, Brianna Brickey scored six points, and Lacy Briggs made four steals.

  • Commodores hold off Northeast Dubois

    LEOPOLD - Neal Schwartz scored 11 points as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 37-33 in freshman basketball Monday.

    Kyle Troesch and Garrett Miller each added eight points and Kyle Rasche scored five.

    "We played pretty decent," said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier. We hit a couple of free throws late to help us keep the lead."

    The Commodores hit 13 of 18 free throws overall for 72.2 percent.

    This was the Commodores' season opener. They will host Tell City Monday at 6:30 p.m.