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Today's News

  • Not all sources created equal

    Sources matter if we are to have any hope of understanding the complex of issues facing our nation at this or any future moment.

    Granted, the average working man or woman may have little time, resources or energy to sort these things out. But the worst we could do in the face of uncertainty is accept at face value the particular absolutisms – generally recycled and unverifiable – of demagogues of either right or left.

  • Women for Women announce grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation announces its 2009 grant cycle. A grant award of up to $5,000 is available. The Perry County Women for Women wants to fund projects that support the following goals:

    • To raise awareness of Perry County females about gender issues.

    • To increase self-esteem of Perry County females.

    • To increase awareness about the opportunities to females.

    • To provide positive role models for young females.

  • Brockman joins EverBody’s to help with overall health, wellness

    TELL CITY - After only a month at EverBody’s Fitness Center, Dr. Adam Brockman said he’s had a good response from the community.

    Brockman, who has a private chiropractic practice in Hawesville, Ky., said having an office in EverBody’s is the “perfect fit for both parties to help with the wellness of the community.”

    In addition to chiropractic care, he also provides rehabilitation services, exercise programs and functional training. “I combine chiropractic care with other programs to help with healthy living,” Brockman added.

  • TCJHS silent auction, dodgeball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Junior High School Parent Teacher Community Alliance will hold a silent auction, book fair, student showcase and dodgeball tourney from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the school. To enter the dodgeball tourney call Terria Zuelly at 719-4864 or sign up that night. Cost is $20 per five-person team.

  • PC boys edge Tell City

    LEOPOLD—Robbie Piper, Dane Ransom, Eric Scheiber and Samson Benjamin each won one event as Perry Central edged Tell City 37-36 in a storm-shortened, season-opening boys track meet Thursday.

    Tell City won five of the nine events completed, including two by Jamal Noland.

    But Perry Central scored second places in five of the seven individual events.

    Perry Central won both throws, with Piper taking the shot put at 50 feet, 111⁄2 inches and Ransom the discus at 124 feet, 1 inch.

  • Kohnert wins twice as TC girls nip Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Kohnert won two of the nine events completed to lead Tell City past Perry Central 38-35 in a storm-shortened girls track meet Thursday.

    Kohnert cleared 5 feet in the high jump to win it by two inches over Perry Central freshman Lindsey Gengel-bach.

    Kohnert also won the 400-meter dash in 1:05.90.

    “She ran the best 400 she has for a long time—I’m not sure she ran it that fast last season at any meet,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn. “She has worked hard over the winter.”

  • TC thinks pitching, hitting are top assets

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach Dusty Beard thinks hitting and pitching could be his team’s main strengths this season.

    Lauren Goffinet led the team last year with a batting average “around .340,” said Beard. And several starters batted under .200.

    But this year in practice “we’re hitting the ball real against live pitching,” said Beard. “We’ve had more days outside than we did last year.

    “Last year we were only outside one day before our first game.”

  • PC golfers look to build on last season’s finish

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team sneaked up on several opponents late last season and placed third in the 14-team Jasper sectional to qualify for the regional for the first time.

    Opponents may be watching out for the Commodores more this season. But with three lettermen returning, the Commodores are hoping to build on that finish this year.

    Zach Graves, a fourth-year starter, returns as the team’s No. 1 golfer. He tied for seventh in the PLAC last year to make all-conference.

  • Sanders no-hits Commodores

    LYNNVILLE—Audra Sanders threw a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led Tecumseh to a Class A state runner-up finish last year and has earned a softball scholarship from Ball State University, struck out 14 batters in the five-inning game.

    “Her out pitch is a rise ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We swung at a ton of pitches that were basically neck high but looked like they were coming in right down the middle (of the strike zone) until they started rising.

  • Design work OK'd for new hospital

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees took another step toward building a new facility Tuesday, voting to allow a Louisville, Ky.-based architectural firm to prepare plans for a health-care center that, if approved, will be built on 38 acres near Indiana 237.