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Today's News

  • County assessor feels position should remain elected

    Ward counters recommendations from commission

    TELL CITY - Mendy Ward isn't convinced a plan proposed by the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform is good for Perry County.

    The county assessor said Thursday suggestions contained in a 46-page report prepared by the commission could cause problems in several areas.

    Formed by Gov. Mitch Daniels last summer to examine the structures of local government and make recommendations intended to reduce the costs that go into them, the commission released its findings in December.

  • JA seeks classroom volunteers for area schools

    TELL CITY - Will you help inspire young people and impact the workforce of tomorrow as a Junior Achievement volunteer?

    This spring, eighth-graders at Perry Central Junior High School will participate in the Junior Achievement Economics for Success Program. In this program, students explore the subject of personal finance as well as their education and career options based on their skills, interests and values.

  • PC Learning Academy students garner credits

    TELL CITY - Students attending the Perry County Learning Academy have earned 65 credits this semester, according to a report by Executive Director Mike Bishop to its two-member board of directors Jan. 8.

    The state Education Department notified him Dec. 5, he said, the learning academy is eligible for $7,584 from its adult-education division for the period Feb. 1 to June 30. He also noted that under a collaboration with Joe Hall and the Perry County Lifelong Learning Network, 43 students enrolled in GED-preparation classes during 2007.

  • TC beats Alices, falls to Wildcats

    MOUNT VERNON - Chelsea Malone won the 100-yard freestyle for Tell City's only victory in a three-team girls swim meet Saturday.

    Though all three teams swam together, the meet was scored as two dual meets.

    Tell City beat Vincennes Lincoln 110-63 but lost to Mount Vernon 125-45.

    Malone swam the 100 free in 1:00.99 to beat Mount Vernon's Kirstie Kleeman by 34-hundredths of a second for first place in the combined meet.

    Malone placed second in the 50 free in 26.44 seconds and teammate Katie Clemens was third in 28.04.

  • Tell City boys 1-1 Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON - Tell City won the 400-yard free relay as it finished second in a three-team boys swim meet Saturday.

    Tell City beat Vincennes Lincoln 87-63 but lost to Mount Vernon 129-54.

    Zach Avallone, Isaac Schaefer, Justin Peter and Greg Clayton swam the 400 free relay in 3:51.11 to win by 4.43 seconds.

    Avallone placed second in the 50 free in 24.47 seconds and third in the 100 free in 55.95.

    Bryson May placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.75 and third in the 200 individual medley in 2:30.67.

  • TC wrestlers go 3-2 Saturday

    CLARKSVILLE - Andy Kast went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 3-2 record in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

    Tell City beat Providence 39-37, Shawnee 84-0, and Paoli 57-24.

    The Marksmen lost to Southwestern 47-25 and to Milan, which went 5-0 to win the tourney.

    Tell City actually tied Milan 37-37 but lost on a tie-breaker because Milan had more pins.

    Kast wrestled his first match of the season only eight days earlier after being sidelined with a broken arm from a preseason car wreck.

  • Bulldogs lose three games

    CANNELTON - Cold shooting and foul trouble contributed to three Cannelton girls basketball losses Friday through Monday.

    The Bulldogs lost to Rock Creek Christian Academy 52-40 Friday and then fell in road games to Whitesville Trinity 65-29 Saturday and to Christian Academy of Indiana 45-33 Monday.

    On the bright side, the Bulldogs showed big improvement in their ball-handling.

  • Vikings slay Commodores

    POSEYVILLE - Perry Central could not get its inside offense going and lost to North Posey 55-34 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores hit 3 of 7 three-point shots but only 9 of 29 from two-point range.

    Their three starting frontline players combined for just 10 points on 4 for 13 field-goal shooting and 2 for 6 free throws.

    The Commodores also had trouble getting the ball to their frontliners, as they committed 22 turnovers.

    Sophomore guard Alyssa Like led North Posey with 19 points.

  • Braves run past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Turnovers and hitting only 30.3 percent from the field contributed to Cannelton's 70-28 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.

    The Bulldogs committed 23 turnovers, 14 more than Tecumseh.

    "Tecumseh is a good team and play fundamentally sound," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And we played flat."

    Two Cannelton players were ineligible because they missed practices during the Christmas break.

    Tecumseh moved the ball with precision to hit 57.5 percent of its two-point shots.

  • Rangers outshoot Perry Central

    FERDINAND - Forest Park's superior size inside helped the Rangers beat Perry Central 79-66 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Jordan Myers, the Rangers' 6-foot-8 junior center, had 22 points and 11 rebounds and hit 9 of 12 shots from the field.

    He hit one 12-foot shot from the wing but his other eight field goals came from within 7 feet of the basket, including two on rebounds.

    And when the Commodores collapsed two people on him, he made some nice passes to teammates for backdoor layups.