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Today's News

  • PC girls win in overtime

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central held Tecumseh without a field goal in overtime to beat the Braves 52-45 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Tecumseh led 44-39 with 0:40 left in regulation but missed three front ends of one-and-one free-throw situations in the next 40 seconds.

    Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson hit two free throws after the Braves’ first miss.

    After their next miss, Perry Central’s Rachael Rayford hit a driving shot and was fouled. She also made the free throw to tie the score 45-45 with 0:20 left.

  • Tell City girls fall to Jeeps

    DUBOIS—Cold shooting and poor ball-handling hurt Tell City in a 51-31 girls basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.

    “We didn’t play very well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We couldn’t hit a thing and we just made unforced turnovers, one after another.”

    Senior guard Lauren Goffinet, returning after a week off with a lung ailment, led Tell City with 18 points, her lowest total of the season.

    No other Marksman scored more than four points.

  • Perry Central stops Tell City

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central played strong man-to-man defense to beat Tell City 36-19 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores also made some steals and turned some of them into layups as they jumped to a 10-0 lead.

    Tell City scored its first points on a three-point basket just before the first-quarter buzzer.

    Perry Central also held the Archers scoreless the first 5:15 of the third quarter.

    Abe Schwartz led Perry Central with 13 points and two assists.

  • Local jobs impacted as recession deepens

    PERRY COUNTY – The nation's worsening economic downtown is threatening jobs in Perry County, with one longtime employer possibly closing its doors before the end of the year. At the same time, transportation-related companies are feeling the impact of the ongoing automotive crisis.

  • Business at port slows with economy

    TELL CITY – "There will be slim picking around here, not to say that it's not slim now," Dick Neumann said at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority board of directors Dec. 8.

    The vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad was discussing material-movement projections for the holiday period, expected to be affected by a downturn in the automotive industry.

  • Troy eyes planning funds for utilities

    TROY – An application for a $40,000 planning grant will be dispatched next month to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to fund a study of Troy's water, sewer and stormwater utilities.

    Theresa Criss-Hartwig, project administrator for the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, spoke at Wednesday's town-council meeting and said a grant through the state's Community Focus Fund would allow for the master-utility study.

  • Community foundation awards $50,000 in grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Grants totaling more than $50,000 have been awarded by the Perry County Community Foundation to 13 local projects offering childhood education, recreation and youth-development activities.

    Joe Malone, grants committee chairman for the foundation, announced the awards last week. Members of the board of trustees will present checks during meetings with recipients in coming weeks.

  • Television broadcasts going digital after Feb. 17

    PERRY COUNTY – Television has come a long way from the small black-and-white screens with rabbit ears first available in the 1930s. Now people can choose from small flat screens to large home entertainment centers that can rival movie theaters.

    The public also has several different ways to feed images through their TVs including antennas, satellite and cable, but people who own analog televisions and rely on antennas will soon have to upgrade to  digital-compatible TVs or buy digital-to-analog converter boxes to watch over-the-air broadcasts.

  • Houzanme tapped for director's post

    TELL CITY – A new face is behind the director's desk at the Perry County Community Foundation. Sally Houzanme joined the organization Nov. 3 and follows Kim Embrey, who left the post earlier this year.

    A 1993 Tell City High School graduate with experience working for nonprofit groups serving people with disabilities, Houzanme said the director's position provides her a "good opportunity" to use her skills to serve the community and promote the foundation's mission of connecting citizens with needs in the community.

  • County council sends spending issue to special meeting

    TELL CITY – County-council members opted Thursday to schedule a special meeting after Ron Etienne asked their approval to pursue bond funding of construction work at Tell City High School.

    That meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commissioners room at the county courthouse.