Today's News

  • Republican headquarters open

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Republican Headquarters will be open 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The public can pick up signs or sign up to vote absentee.

  • Students to participate in mock election

    TELL CITY - Eighth-grade students at Tell City Junior High will conduct a mock election Tuesday.

    Students will use an online voting system as they participate in a mock election program sponsored by the Youth Leadership Initiative, a national civic education program based at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. With millions of students expected to vote nationwide during the voting period, the mock election is the largest secure, online mock election in the nation.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Office distributing emergency food stamps

    TELL CITY - Perry County residents impacted by the Sept. 14 windstorm that damaged roofs and downed trees in many areas can apply for emergency food stamps through 8 p.m. Saturday at a temporary office located at 204 Indiana 66, next to Orscheln Farm Store. The office is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday. It opened Tuesday, but neither the Perry County Emergency Management Agency nor The News were notified until Thursday. Approximately 20 minutes is required for each application.

  • School musicians compete for $1,000

    Marksmen supporters can vote early, often in Battle of Bands

    TELL CITY - Tell City blew its competition off the field in the eighth week of TV station WFIE's promotional Battle of the Bands, and now goes head-to-head with winners and runners-up from other weeks in vying for a $1,000 cash prize.

  • Senators blank PC

    CAMPBELLSBURG - Perry Central never got its offense going in a 36-0 seventh grade football loss to West Washington Tuesday.

    "We couldn't get anything started," said Perry Central Coach Neal Stahly. "We just didn't play very well."

    Ethan Emmons recovered a fumble on defense but "we had some trouble tackling," said Stahly.

    He said that problem "carried over to the eighth grade game," where the Commodores lost 46-0.

  • Archers split with Chargers

    PETERSBURG - Brennan Malone scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in the final two minutes to give Tell City a 12-6 seventh grade football win over Pike Central Monday.

    "We got some decent blocks on the right side and he found a seam," said Tell City Coach Kelly Malone.

    Pike Central had tied the game 6-6 on a touchdown just before Malone's kickoff return.

    Tell City scored the game's first touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Malone to Austin Paulin.

    On defense for the Archers Logan Smithson and Drew Mowery each intercepted a pass and C.J. Rowe recovered a fumble.

  • P C shuts out Paoli

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central stopped Paoli's option attack and shut out the Senators 20-0 in reserve football Monday.

    "They probably only had two or three first downs all night," said Perry Central Coach Ron Gibson. "They really couldn't move the ball on the ground.

    "I think the JV kids learned a lot Friday night, watching how we took away their option (in the varsity matchup)."

    Perry Central scored one touchdown in each of the first three quarters.

  • North Knox to visit Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Tell City will try to stop North Knox's running game when the two meet in a Class 2A football sectional first-round game Friday at 7 p.m.

    Tell City assistant coach Matt Goffinet said Tuesday that Derek Chambers, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound sophomore running back, is the 7-2 Warriors' top runner.

    "He's very, very quick," said Goffinet. "He's able to make cuts and he's a very good downfield runner."

    Chambers became the team's main running back after gaining 254 yards on just 22 carries last year as a freshman.

  • P C, Trojans facing rematch

    LEOPOLD - Wood Memorial has tweaked its football offense since playing Perry Central Sept. 26, but Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer hopes for the same result when they meet in a sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Commodores shut out Wood Memorial 31-0 in the regular-season meeting, holding the Trojans to 38 yards rushing on 37 attempts.

    The 2-7 Trojans have since gone to a more wide open passing attack.

    "Against North Daviess (Oct. 3) they probably threw 80 percent of the time," Spencer said Monday. "They were in several wide formations," including a lot of shotgun.

  • Perry Central boys, girls third in regional

    MARENGO - Perry Central had four boys and four girls place in the top 20 as it finished third in both races at the IHSAA cross country regional Saturday.

    Both Perry Central teams thus qualified for the semistate, to be held this Saturday at Brown County at 9:30 a.m., Perry County time.

    Three Tell City runners also qualified. Sarah Goffinet placed third and Tiffany Davis 14th in the girls race and Alex Fenn 10th in the boys race.

    Each Tell City team finished sixth in a 10-team race. The top five teams and the top 15 individual runners qualified for the semistate.