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Today's News

  • Officials agree to back port bonds

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members provided in a regular meeting Jan. 24 financial backing the county's port authority needed in order to issue bonds for an infrastructure upgrade.

  • Billy Reed writes about Kron's life in magazine

    Billy Reed, a longtime college basketball writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader and Sports Illustrated, now writes a regular column for Basketball Times, which is the basketball junkie's bible.

    In the current (January) issue of Basketball Times Reed has a nice full-page profile of Tom Kron, the former Tell City and University of Kentucky star who died Nov. 29.

  • Knights outshoot Tell City

    TELL CITY - Castle's hot three-point shooting and Tell City's turnovers in the first half helped Castle jump to a 22-point lead and beat the Marksmen 89-58 in boys basketball Friday.

    Tell City committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter. Castle scored some layups and free throws off them and hit 4 of 7 three-point shots that period to build a 26-13 lead.

    "We didn't handle their press very well early," said Tell City Coach John Hayes. "That was a little disappointing because we'd talked about it and knew what they were going to do.

  • Bulldogs cold in loss to Orleans

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 6 of 32 shots from the field in a 54-16 girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    The Bulldogs trailed only 21-8 at halftime but had trouble getting the ball inside against Orleans' aggressive defense in the second half and usually settled for outside shots.

    Orleans scored the first 18 points of the third quarter before Cannelton guard Nakaa Myers hit a three-point shot from the wing with 1:15 left in the period.

    The Bulldogs did not score again until Chelsea Johns hit a three-pointer from the corner with 3:32 left in the game.

  • Commodore girls dominate boards against Rock Creek

    SELLERSBURG - Perry Central dominated the rebounding at both ends to beat Rock Creek Christian 67-30 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores grabbed 52 rebounds, including 25 at their offensive end.

    Center Alie Schroeder played just over two quarters and grabbed 15 rebounds, eight on offense.

    Rachael Rayford added seven rebounds and Hilarie Hahus grabbed six.

    The Commodores turned some of their defensive rebounds into fast breaks with quick outlet passes.

    They also got some fast breaks off steals.

  • Strong first half carries Bulldogs past Rappites

    NEW HARMONY - Cannelton built a 37-20 lead early in the second half and held on to beat New Harmony 61-53 in boys basketball Friday.

    Chase Gerber scored 10 points and Tyler Aud added nine in the Bulldogs' strong first half.

    "The first half we had good ball movement and were doing the things we need to do on offense," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    "The second half we started dribbling the ball too much and we had kids taking the ball one-on-three. If it's one-on-three, obviously two people have to be wide open.

  • Frigid Start to Friday

    The thermometer in front of First State Bank registered a frigid 5 degrees just after 8 a.m. Friday after logging a low of minus 3 before dawn. The cold had employees at City Hall (background) arriving for their jobs hurrying inside. While Friday was sunny, the mercury never reached the freezing point. Forecasters were calling for cloudy but warmer conditions today, with a high of 49.

  • Visitors bureau planning for 2008 Dogwood Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County will again play host to its 46th annual Dogwood Tour April 26-27.

    The tour takes visitors and locals alike through Perry County to marvel as winter surrenders to the beauty of spring. The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking applications from businesses that want to participate in this year's tour. Applications must be received by the CVB office no later than Feb. 15 to be included in the annual printed brochure.

  • Chief justice to speak at 2008 Lincoln Day Program

    LINCOLN CITY - Frank Williams, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and one of the country's most renowned experts on Abraham Lincoln, will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Program Feb. 10.

    The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City.

    Following the indoor program, the traditional pilgrimage to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln for a wreath-laying ceremony will be held.

  • Conversational Spanish course begins Feb. 4

    LEOPOLD - Vincennes University Jasper Campus, in cooperation with the Community Learning Center of Perry County and Perry Central High School, will offer a course on conversational Spanish.

    This adult-education course is designed for beginners and will be an introduction to word phrases that are useful in everyday situations. Students will learn proper pronunciation and vocabulary that may be used day-to-day when traveling or at work and also learn about Hispanic culture and society.