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Today's News

  • Obama's election will help hoops popularity

    Basketball coaches and fans across the United States, regardless of their political party affiliation, should be happy about Barack Obama's election as our country's next president.

    That's because any sport the president chooses to participate in usually gains greatly in popularity during his term.

    And Obama's sport of choice is basketball. He played it in high school in Hawaii and at 47 he still plays it fairly regularly. He played for two hours with friends and staff Tuesday while awaiting election results, a habit he got into during the primaries.

  • Sisters win MVP awards

    TELL CITY - Sisters Lauren and Sarah Goffinet won two of the four Most Valuable Player awards presented at Tell City's fall sports banquet Wednesday.

    Lauren, a senior, won the volleyball MVP award in just her second year playing that sport.

    Sarah, a freshman, won the Most Valuable Runner award in girls cross country.

    In boys cross country Alex Fenn won the Most Valuable Runner award for the third year in a row.

    Amber Thomas was named the girls golf MVP.

    No MVP award was given in football.

  • Huber makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior Jessica Huber was named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber, who made the conversion from setter to middle hitter this season, led the Commodores in kills with 204, the fifth highest total by any Perry Central player in the eight years since the rally-scoring format came into effect.

    Her attack average (kills minus bad spikes divided by total spike attempts) was also fifth best for Perry Central in the last eight years.

  • Nine PC players make All-PLAC grid team

    LEOPOLD - Five members of Perry Central's state leading defensive unit were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Commodores also placed four players on the offensive unit, giving them at least nine players on the team for the fifth year in a row.

    Senior defensive tackle Robbie Piper and senior linebacker Ryan Hanan were repeat selections from last year's team.

    Other Commodores named to the 15-man defensive unit were T.J. Lamon at outside linebacker, B.J. Farmer at cornerback, and Clint Schank at defensive end.

  • Two officers honored for daring post-pursuit rescue

    Lawalin, Galloway commended for saving life after pursuit

    TELL CITY - Police Chief Greg Hendershot and members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety honored two city officers last Monday for risking their lives Sept. 14 to help save a man trapped inside his burning truck.

    The man they saved, 32-year-old James Wheatley of Hawesville, Ky., would have certainly burned to death had Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and Reserve Officer Jeremy Galloway not acted decisively, Hendershot said during the Nov. 3 meeting of the works board, held at Tell City High School.

  • Hoosiers have until Nov. 18 to join Indiana's do-not-call list

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday, Nov. 18, is the next deadline to register for Indiana's do not call list.

    Phone numbers placed on the list by 11:59 p.m. EST that day will begin receiving benefits of the law starting Jan. 1.

    There are currently more than 1.9 million phone numbers registered on the do not call registry.

    Re-registering is not necessary if you retain the same phone number. The law currently benefits more than 3.5 million people.

  • Pappanos to continue repair-grant oversight

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners designated Insight 2000 as administrator for housing-repair grant funding at a regular meeting Nov. 3 and opted to seek bids for courthouse janitorial services.

    Tony and Katie Pappano's Insight 2000 has been seeking and administering grants used to make needed repairs to homes of people who'd be unable to make them otherwise. Katie Pappano said Friday one obtained approximately a year ago is being finished out and they hope to apply for another for Perry County in January.

  • Job blown away? Help is available

    Nov. 17 is deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone in Perry and three other Indiana counties whose job was swept away by the Sept. 14 remnants of Hurricane Ike has until Nov. 17 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.

    That deadline is sooner than one The News reported Monday for applying for help in other areas related to recovering, such as property damage, and also applies to Floyd, Washington and Scott counties. Deadlines for 13 other counties expired Monday or Wednesday.

  • TAG adds teen involvement to library offerings

    TELL CITY - Involvement in the library's Teen Awareness Group is good, Lisa Hammack told the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board Wednesday.

    Hammack said their Halloween movie night Oct. 21 was a success and some group members would like to have a lock-in where they would stay in the library and read all night. "These kids really want to be here and do this," she said. "That just shows that the ones who are involved are really involved."

  • County's property-tax bills due today

    Web site, local financial institutions accepting payments

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County property owners have until today to pay fall installments of their property-tax bills.

    Property-tax bills can be paid in person until 6 p.m. today at the courthouse. Payments can also be made at Old National Bank locations in Tell City and Rockport, as well as Fifth Third Bank in Tell City and First State Bank branches in Tell City and Rockport.