Today's News

  • Capitol Hill cuts may affect port authority's plans

    Local officials continue press for funding

    TELL CITY - An effort in Congress to reduce earmarks could affect the Perry County Port Authority's ability to obtain funding for an infrastructure-upgrade project.

    "This Congress promised to be more ethical and work on funding; they slashed earmarks in half," Adam Dickey told port-authority board members at a regular meeting Jan. 11. A field representative in Rep. Baron Hill's office, Dickey said that promise means less money is available for needed projects.

  • Cannelton police officer on paid leave

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Officer Mike Humphrey remains on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation that had state-police troopers search his home Dec. 7, according to the city's police chief, Kenny Kellems.

    Documents normally available to the public in connection with police searches were treated as confidential in Humphrey's case. No one was arrested, no charges have been filed and the state police have refused to provide any information about the case.

  • Tell City wrestlers 0-5 at Reitz

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City's wrestling team usually scores well in the lower weight classes. But the Marksmen were shorthanded there Saturday and they went 0-5 in Reitz's round-robin tourney.

    They lost 75-0 to Castle, which is ranked eighth in the state, and 71-3 to Reitz, which is ranked seventh.

    They also lost to Evansville Central 54-15, North Posey 48-30, and Mount Vernon 56-18.

    "Mount Vernon has a good team too - they'll win the Big Eight (Conference)," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. "But we had too many holes and we didn't wrestle very well either."

  • Garrett records triple double as Bulldogs beat Cloverport

    CLOVERPORT, Ky. - Jaci Garrett amassed a statistical triple double without scoring a point as Cannelton beat Cloverport 48-12 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Garrett, a sophomore forward, grabbed 15 rebounds, made 13 steals, and had 10 assists.

    Her steal total tied the school record set by Theresa Alvey against Faith Heritage Jan. 29, 2002.

    Nakaa Myers led Cannelton in scoring with 19 points and Brianna Simpson added 12. Myers hit 9 of 14 from the field.

    No one scored more than four points for Cloverport, 0-10.

  • Offensive rebounds help Glasgow beat Bulldogs

    GLASGOW, Ky. - Strong offensive rebounding in the second quarter propelled Glasgow to an 83-50 boys basketball victory over Cannelton Saturday.

    Cannelton trailed only 12-10 after one quarter.

    But Glasgow "got a lot of put-backs" in the second quarter, said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett, and outscored the Bulldogs 33-8 that period to build a 27-point lead.

    The Bulldogs' two tallest starters, Ethan DuPont and Dillion Powers, were in foul trouble and played little that quarter.

  • Bulldogs hold off Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky. - Cannelton forced 27 turnovers to beat Cloverport 59-55 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "We played at a fast pace and had greater depth than Cloverport," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    The fast pace set by the Bulldogs contributed to Cloverport's turnovers.

    But, it was also their focus on fast pace that cost the Bulldogs a nearly 20-point lead over the Aces. As they continued to rush play in the fourth quarter, Garrett told them to slow down.

  • TC girls outshoot PC

    TELL CITY - Tell City held Perry Central to 17.9 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Commodores 56-28 in girls basketball Monday.

    Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler thought her team relied too much on perimeter jump shots.

    "When you miss 25 outside shots, you'd think you'd get it inside," she said. "All the shots we took weren't bad shots, but when you don't hit them you've got to try something else.

  • Marksmen's defense stops Mater Dei

    TELL CITY - Tell City held taller Mater Dei to 28.8 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Wildcats 57-49 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Wildcats missed a lot of shots in the lane and several open three-point shots. But Tell City's aggressive 2-3 zone defense also deserved some credit for their cold shooting.

    "I thought we defended very well," said Tell City Coach John Hayes. "We knew their two big kids (6-foot-9 center Jake Hassler and 6-6 forward Matt Dickerson) were tough and very talented, but we played as strong as they did. I don't think Dickerson even scored.

  • Tell City takes control early against Rebels

    TELL CITY - Tell City jumped to an 18-point lead in the first 9 1/2 minutes and beat South Spencer 68-54 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    South Spencer edged Tell City in field-goal shooting 51.3 percent to 50.0 percent and in rebounds 27-26 for the game.

    But Tell City shot free throws better (68.1 percent to 50.0 percent) and committed seven fewer turnovers.

    Those factors helped the Marksmen hold the lead after their hot start.

  • Boonville beats Tell City

    BOONVILLE - Junior forward Meagan Collins scored 15 points as Boonville beat Tell City 40-36 in girls basketball Thursday.

    "She's an athlete," said Tell City Coach John Lyons. "And they're a lot better than their record (4-10) says.

    "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well and our defense wasn't as good as it usually is."

    Kara McClintic led Tell City with 15 points, including four three-point baskets.

    Lauren Goffinet and Dana Sibrel each added nine points.