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Today's News

  • School board may have to vote again on contract

    UPDATE: The school board will convene at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the Tell City High School Auditorium to vote again on the superintendent's contract. TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted at a regular meeting Tuesday to renew Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne's contract, but their vote appears to have been illegal.

  • Series of year-end nature programs coming to Patoka

    PATOKA LAKE - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Patoka Lake Visitor Center will have two events Dec. 1, 15 and 29 at the center.

    Mid-morning matinees begin at 10 a.m. at the center. Programs are free and snacks are provided. Visitors will be able to experience Patoka in winter with an indoor program.

    Experience the wonderful world of eagles with a close-up look at Bald Eagle C52 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Enjoy an exciting winter adventure with family and friends with activities for all ages.

  • Cannelton council denies fee waiver, approves other requests

    City faces hefty hike in insurance cost

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Public Works and Safety Board members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 12 to deny a request to waive the city's monthly $15 trash fee for one resident.

  • Citizen Leaders Share Their Views

    Leadership Perry County Class participants, from left, Maggie Evrard, Justin Martin and Arvina Bozarth, show off their efforts at placing stories on the front page of a mock newspaper during a communications session Thursday afternoon at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Working with News Editor Vince Luecke, members of the 2007-08 class prioritized stories for a front page and then talked about challenges facing the county in coming years and ways citizen leaders can help confront them.

  • New highway's dedication scheduled for Wednesday

    ST. CROIX - Indiana Department of Transportation officials will join state and local leaders and relatives of former Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday on a new section of Indiana 37 in northern Perry County.

    The ceremony will signify the opening of the new state route, known as the Frank O'Bannon Highway, that connects Interstate 64 and Indiana 64, a project long sought after by many in southern Indiana and the subject of discussion and public hearings.

  • Better ball-handling could help Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Improved ball-handling and shooting could help Cannelton' s boys basketball team improve on last year' s 1-20 record.

    The Bulldogs often committed at least 20 turnovers in a game last year.

    When Chase Gerber became eligible to play for them in the second half of last season, Coach Brian Garrett often used him at point guard even though he was the team' s tallest player at 6-foot-3. He led the team in assists with 2.0 per game.

    Now Tyler Greathouse, a 5-foot-10 sophomore who moved in from Michigan, looks ready to take over the point.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City girls

    MARENGO - Crawford County jumped to a 12-3 first-quarter lead and beat Tell City 50-31 in girls basketball Friday.

    "We didn' t shoot the ball very well in the first quarter and we didn' t play very well overall that quarter," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    "The second quarter we played better and the third quarter we played pretty well. We came out and played hard and stepped it up on defense and got some better shots."

    The Marksmen outscored Crawford County 11-6 in the third quarter to pull within 10 points, 33-23. But they could get no closer.

  • Offensive rebounds propel Rangers past Perry Central

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored several rebound baskets as it jumped to a 22-2 lead and beat Perry Central 58-25 in girls basketball Thursday.

    "We started out in a zone defense, and they moved the ball so well," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "And they got a lot of second-chance points because we missed a lot of block-outs.

    "We switched to man-to-man in the second quarter and we did better."

    The Commodores also struggled on offense, though, hitting only 11 of 39 field-goal attempts for 28.2 percent.

  • TC wrestlers shooting for PAC championship

    TELL CITY - With about the same experience and numbers as in recent years, Tell City' s wrestling team is shooting for another winning season.

    The Marksmen have seven full-time starters returning and 12 lettermen on their 25-man roster (anyone who wrestled at least one varsity match last year lettered).

    Most of their returnees are in the lower weight classes and the 215-pound and heavyweight classes, so Coach Joe Litherland expects those to be the team' s strengths.

  • Cannelton girls' shooting cold in loss to Tecumseh

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 19.4 percent from the field in a 74-27 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    The Bulldogs also hurt themselves by committing 24 turnovers.

    And Tecumseh found enough seams in the Bulldogs' 2-3 zone defense to hit 10 three-point baskets.

    The Braves hit three three-pointers and scored two baskets directly off steals as they jumped to a 19-3 lead in the first 6:20 of the game.

    "Turnovers killed us," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. "We' ve got to get away from throwing lazy passes."