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Today's News

  • Cannelton falls to New Harmony

    NEW HARMONY - Sammie James served 15 points but Cannelton lost to New Harmony 25-16, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 in volleyball Saturday.

    James served three aces. Hannah Baur added nine points, including two aces, for the Bulldogs.

    Jaci Garrett and Whitney Nugent each made four kills and Baur added three.

    Cannelton Coach Heather Daum said the Bulldogs played "probably our worst match of the season. "We didn't hit the ball - we had absolutely no offense. And we missed four serves in the first game alone."

  • Forest Park edges Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Forest Park held off Tell City 27-25, 26-24, 25-22 in PAC volleyball Tuesday but "we did a lot of nice things tonight," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    "I thought we played a lot better than we did this weekend," she added. "Our passing was really good and our hitting and blocking were good."

    Elizabeth Kohnert led the Marksmen with 10 kills and seven blocks.

    Lauren Goffinet added nine kills and Julie Davis had 17 assists.

    Goffinet made 12 digs and Paige Gelarden added 10.

    Tell City went 1-3 in a tourney at Corydon Saturday.

  • PC goes 1-3 in Evansville tourney

    EVANSVILLE - Jessica Huber made seven kills, six digs and three blocks as Perry Central beat Bosse 26-24, 28-26 in the Evansville Invitational volleyball tourney.

    Perry Central went 1-3 in the tourney. But the win over the Bulldogs ended a 12-match losing streak for the Commodores.

    Megan Hedinger added five kills in that match. Sloan Harpenau had 10 assists and Tessa Lynch added eight.

    Hilarie Hahus served three aces and made six digs. Harpenau also made six digs.

  • Sagarin favors PC over TC by 24 points

    Though Friday's second varsity football meeting between Tell City and Perry Central isn't being as highly anticipated as the first one, it should still produce a standing-room-only crowd at the Commodores' field.

    Neither team has as much experience or speed at the skill positions as last year.

    But Perry Central does have a senior, returning starter at quarterback while Tell City is starting a sophomore there.

    And Perry Central has a huge edge in size and experience on the offensive and defensive lines, led by 6-foot-4, 400-pound senior all-state tackle Robbie Piper.

  • PC wins under 1,000 races

    NASHVILLE - Perry Central placed three runners in the top 10 to win Brown County's Eagle Classic boys cross country race for schools with under 1,000 enrollment Saturday.

    The Commodores also won the girls race, with all five of their scorers placing in the top 32.

    Jake Schwartz placed fourth in the boys race in 17:23.45 and Rachael Rayford fourth in the girls race in 20:49 to lead the Commodore teams.

    Tell City finished third in the girls race and fifth in the boys race.

  • PC boys, Tell City girls win

    TELL CITY - Jake Schwartz was the individual winner and Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top nine to win the Lincoln Trail Invitational boys cross country meet Tuesday.

    Sarah Goffinet won the girls race to lead Tell City to that title, giving the Perry County schools sweeps of the top spots.

    Perry Central placed second in the girls race and Tell City was fifth in the boys race.

  • Driver pulled from burning truck after 18-mile chase

    Wheatley crashes vehicle on IN-70; saved by officers he tried to outrun

    CANNELTON - A Kentucky man nearly burned to death early Sunday before being pulled to safety by the very police officers he tried to outrun during a pursuit that crossed portions of Perry and Spencer counties and ended only when he crashed his truck west of Troy.

  • Event supports drug-awareness group

    Donations sought for festival

    TELL CITY - Organizers of a benefit Drug Awareness Festival planned for Oct. 25-26 at the Orscheln's Farm and Home store are seeking donations to help make the event a success.

    To be conducted in conjunction with the national Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, the local observance will include guest speakers, a silent auction, games, a car and bike show, games, a children's store and baby contest.

  • Children get free books monthly

    TELL CITY - A free children's book every month.

    No bills sent to parents. No income guidelines to follow. The only requirement is for children to be no older than 5 years old.

    This is made possible by Imagination Library, which was started by Dolly Parton in the 1990s to provide books to every preschool-aged child in her home county of Seiver County, Tenn. Since then, more than 900 communities in 47 states, Canada and the United Kingdom have taken advantage of this program.

  • PC musicians earn fourth place

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Marching Commodores earned fourth place in a field of six bands participating in Class D in the F.J. Reitz Invitational Saturday in Evansville.

    "I was pretty happy with the way the performance went," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday. "I thought they improved a lot, and their score went up quite a lot, so I'm pretty happy. I'm excited about the next couple of weekends."