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Today's News

  • Honor system lacks honor

    Fifty cents won't buy a cup of coffee any more, or even a candy bar. But a pair of quarters will still get you a copy of this newspaper, whether from the counters of the stores that sell The News or from one of the blue news boxes scattered around town.

  • Take a stand: Let's stop drug, underage drinking problems

    It's time to take a stand, Perry County. The underage drinking cases, driving-while-intoxicated arrests and overall drug problems need to end.

    Each week, The News goes to the county courthouse and sorts through the criminal, civil and small-claims files to compile our records section. And each week the same names keep popping up, often for the same offense, and even worse, the ages keep getting younger and younger.

  • Braves outspike Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Two Tecumseh girls made 10 kills apiece as the Braves beat Perry Central 25-14, 25-11, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central with five kills and Megan Hedinger added four.

    Tessa Lynch had eight assists and Sloan Harpenau added five.

    Lynch also made seven digs and Hilarie Hahus made six. Lynch served two aces.

    Tecumseh won the junior varsity match 25-14, 25-21. Olivia Schroeder made six kills and served five aces for Perry Central.

  • Marksmen down Lanesville for fourth consecutive victory

    LANESVILLE - Leslie Poole served 17 points and made 10 digs and seven kills as Tell City beat Lanesville 25-19, 25-14, 25-23 in volleyball Thursday.

    Three of Poole's points came on ace serves.

    Lauren Goffinet made 17 digs and four kills for the Marksmen. Brittney Harth added six kills and Julie Davis had 13 assists.

    Paige Gelarden made 11 digs and served two aces and Jamie Brinksneader served six points.

    "We played pretty well," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "They had a couple of good hitters, but our passing was good and our hitting was good."

  • PC girls first, Tell City 2nd at North Harrison

    RAMSEY - Tell City had three of the top 16 finishers but Perry Central had better grouping between its first and fifth runners as it won the North Harrison girls cross country invitational Thursday.

    Perry Central scored 94 points to win the 19-team meet. Tell City, led by individual winner Sarah Goffinet in 19:46.4, placed second with 123 points.

    Perry Central placed third in the 26-team boys meet behind Floyd Central and New Albany. Tell City finished sixth.

    All five Perry Central scorers placed in the top 30 of 140 runners in the girls race.

  • Rebels overpower TC

    TELL CITY - Strong offensive line play helped South Spencer rack up 414 yards of total offense and beat Tell City 42-0 in PAC football Friday.

    Behind the Rebels' stronger and more experienced line, they rushed for 316 yards.

    They used nine different ball carriers . Four of them scored touchdowns and none of them lost yardage until their final play of the game - and that was only because they fumbled.

    "They were making holes and we weren't filling them," Tell City Coach Don Hitz said about the Rebels' line.

  • Perry Central runs over Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central rushed for 308 yards and shut out Crawford County 42-0 in PLAC football Friday.

    The Commodores also caused six turnovers, five fumbles and an interception. Two of Perry Central's six touchdowns were set up by Wolfpack fumbles.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, "Our offensive linemen did a good job with their blocking schemes. We had a couple of problems early but straightened them out."

    "We are still not getting off the ball as quickly as I would like," he added.

  • Whitesville holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Brooke Powers made 15 spikes but Cannelton lost to Whitesville Trinity 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.

    Hannah Baur added 10 spikes and four blocks and Sarah Powers had nine spikes, including five kills, for the Bulldogs. Nakaa Myers made five spikes and two blocks.

    Tora Walls made four blocks.

    Myer served four aces and Baur added three.

    Jaci Garrett made five digs.

    Despite the loss, "we played a lot better than we did against Orleans," said Cannelton Coach Heather Daum. "We communicated better and we passed better."

  • Deployed soldiers include elite sniper unit

    Lifetime love of shooting pushes man to qualify

    TELL CITY - A National Guard soldier assigned to the Tell City armory turned a lifelong talent into an extra way to serve his country before he deployed to the Middle East early this year.

    Rockport resident Russell Christian's rank is specialist and his duty title is infantryman.

    He's also a sniper.

    "I joined because I wanted to fight for my country, and am from a military family," Christian said in responding to News questions by e-mail. "The school benefits are good too."

  • Upcoming forum to test candidates

    Your questions needed for Sept. 25 event

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Sept. 25, giving voters a close-up opportunity to assess candidates seeking to represent them in county and Statehouse offices.