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Today's News

  • Cannelton outlasts Rock Creek

    CANNELTON - A balanced spiking attack carried Cannelton past Rock Creek Christian 14-25, 25-15, 25-23, 18-25, 15-10 in volleyball Friday.

    This was the Bulldogs' first varsity victory since they beat Trinity Lutheran in the Orleans tourney Sept. 2, 2006.

    Sarah Powers made six spikes, Shy May and Hannah Baur five apiece, and Brooke Powers and Jaci Garrett four each.

    Three of Brooke Powers' spikes went for kills. Sarah Powers and May each added two kills.

    May was the team's leading setter. Brooke Powers and Nakaa Myers each made two blocks.

  • PC outspikes Lanesville

    LANESVILLE - Megan Hedinger made 14 kills and four blocks as Perry Central beat Lanesville 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 15-12 in volleyball Monday.

    Hedinger went 36 for 42 spiking overall.

    Jessica Huber added 11 kills on 28 for 30 spiking.

    Sloan Harpenau had 18 assists and Tessa Lynch added 15.

    Huber made 17 digs, Hilarie Hahus 15, and Lynch nine.

    Harpenau served three aces and Huber added two.

  • Thomas heading to regional

    JASPER - Tell City senior Amber Thomas shot a 94 in the IHSAA girls golf sectional Saturday to qualify for the regional.

    The top three teams in the nine-team sectional and the top three individuals not on those teams advanced.

    Tell City finished fifth with 477 strokes. But Thomas placed sixth overall and second among individuals not on the top three teams.

    "She hit the ball very well," said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. "Had she putted better, she had a real shot at winning it outright.

  • Southridge turns back Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City split three-set doubles matches but Southridge won all three singles matches to beat the Marksmen 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

    Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Phil Buening and Tyler Messmer 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles for Tell City's victory.

    Patrick Hagedorn and Trent Wheatley won their first set in No. 2 doubles but eventually lost to Austin Rasche and Clay McConnell 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Tell City to host Southridge

    TELL CITY - Tell City will host its fourth state-ranked opponent of the season when the Marksmen face Southridge in PAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.

    The 4-1 Raiders are ranked eighth in Class 2A in the Associated Press media poll and ninth in the coaches poll.

    They have a fast running back in Brett Roesner, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior who frequently scores on long plays.

    He ran 52 yards for a touchdown in last week's 28-6 win over South Spencer and made an 81-yard touchdown run in the Raiders' overtime loss to North Posey two weeks ago.

  • Inconsistent Trojans to take on Commodores

    OAKLAND CITY - Wood Memorial, which will host Perry Central Friday at 7 p.m., is a hard football team to evaluate this year.

    For the most part the Trojans have beaten the teams they should and lost to the ones they should. They are 1-4 but have lost to three 5-0 teams after beating 0-5 Princeton.

    However their 16-8 home loss to 1-4 Eastern Greene was somewhat unpredictable.

  • TC holds off Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Lauren Goffinet served 17 points and made 13 kills as Tell City beat Cannelton 25-12, 25-23, 25-5 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Goffinet served the last nine points of the match - most of them unreturned. She finished with six ace serves.

    Tell City jumped to leads of 6-0 and 14-4 in the second game but Cannelton came back to tie it 23-23.

    Nakaa Myers served seven consecutive points to start that comeback and also served the tying point.

    The Marksmen scored the final two points of that game, though, when Cannelton was unable to return their hits.

  • Funding sought for River Road project

    Cities, county will be asked to sign interlocal agreement

    TELL CITY - With a larger project headed toward launch, board members for the Perry County Port Authority turned their attention to another that had been put on hold.

    Improvements to River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House would help divert truck traffic from Tell City streets.

  • Candidates airing views this evening

    Public invited to 6 p.m. forum; WLME carrying event live

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News, Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Cromwell Radio Group will sponsor a political forum today, giving voters an opportunity to assess candidates seeking their votes in the Nov. 4 election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center and will be aired live on radio station WLME, 102.7 FM. The public is encouraged to attend. Questions, including those submitted from Perry County residents, will be posed by Editor Vince Luecke.

  • Cannelton Council split on proposed budget

    Two members object to closed-door meetings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's mayor had to cast a vote to break a deadlock Monday in approval of the city's projected 2009 budget after two council members voted against it.