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Today's News

  • 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."

  • TC band earns third place

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen placed third among six bands competing at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville Saturday, demonstrating "a definite improvement, score-wise" from the previous week's performance, their music director said.

    "The overall reaction I have," Barry Reasoner said Wednesday, "is the students are starting to get more confident with their performance of a really difficult show."

  • Commissioners approve rifles purchase, truck transfer

    Chief says nonlocal source saves money

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday a firearms purchase they tabled at their previous meeting so they could seek further information.

  • Southern Indiana Power expects to have power fully restored by Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power had approximately 500 members without power Wednesday morning. The windstorm that blasted through the area Sunday initially left close to 4,000 members without power.

    Of the 500 members who have not had power restored, 200 are individual outages that will require more time for restoration, the utility said.