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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Primary Election Results

    The following are Perry County results from the primary election. They do not include statewide or national results.

    DEMOCRAT PARTY

    President

    Hillary Clinton.......3612

    Barack Obama.......1986

    Governor

    Jim Schellinger..............3336

    Jill Long Thompson.......1913

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater........700

    Baron Hill........................4005

    Lendall Terry...................221

    John Bottorff...................301

  • We suffer while oil companies profit

    One of the biggest topics in Spencer County news for the past few weeks has been the future of the North Spencer Alternative Education Center, which provides, among other services, opportunities for adults to finish their high-school education and move onto post-secondary education.

    The North Spencer Alternative Center recently learned that it has the best director and the best adult learner in the state for 2007, and those are just a couple of the higher-profile accomplishments of the center.

  • Folks who deserve our thanks

    I think the newspaper does a good job of extending thanks and congratulations to individuals and businesses who are recognized for their work, hard work and commitment to community.

    Many of the letters to the editor we publish each week voice thanks to our neighbors who lend their time, talent and treasure to various projects. Our Hometown Heroes feature published approximately every two weeks offers an opportunity to thank individuals who might not otherwise receive the thanks they deserve. But, sometimes, good works go unnoticed.

  • Let voters decide if a candidate's age matters

    Voters should decide how much a candidate's age matters.

    Lately considerable attention has been focused on Sen. John McCain's age, with some saying he is too old to be president.

    If elected, McCain would be 72 at his inauguration, making him the oldest man to become president. If elected to a second term, he would be 80 at the end of it - also the oldest ever. Ronald Reagan, who was almost 78 when he finished his second term, is the oldest to serve as president so far.

  • Boonville holds off Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City dominated No. 1 and 2 singles but lost to Boonville 3-2 in girls tennis Thursday.

    Kathi Kassen defeated Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

    Bethany Peter beat Marissa Hodges 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2.

    Stephani Wrye played a close first set in No. 3 singles before losing to Sarah Foley 6-4, 6-2.

    Boonville also won both doubles matches.

    Erika Katterjohn and Chloe Likping beat Alisha Patton and Trish Solbrig 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Fancy Conner and Amy Ward beat Kari Gladish and Jenelle Clausen 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2.

  • Huber sets 200 record as PC 2nd in quadrangular

    REO - Nick Huber won three events as Perry Central placed second in a four-team boys track meet Wednesday.

    Forest Park won with 98 points. Perry Central scored 68, South Spencer 41, and Tecumseh 21.

    Huber won the 200-meter dash in 22.89 seconds, breaking the school record of 22.9 set by DeWayne Brown in 1989.

    That was the fifth different event in which Huber set a school record in a nine-day span.

  • Pfeifer's grand slam propels TC past PC

    TELL CITY - Cody Pfeifer's fourth-inning grand slam lifted Tell City past Perry Central 9-7 in baseball Wednesday.

    Perry Central had taken a 2-0 first-inning lead on a home run by Bo Gibson and still led 3-1 going into the bottom of the fourth.

    Consecutive singles by Kyle Osborne, Ryan Zuelly, Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson tied the score, though.

    Andy Chinn followed with a bunt single to load the bases.

    After the next batter struck out, Pfeifer worked the count to 2-2 before blasting a shot over the center-field fence to put the Marksmen up 7-3.

  • Raiders out-putt Tell City for win

    TELL CITY - Tell City made some good drives but had some putting problems in a 169-188 boys golf loss to Southridge Thursday.

    Ian Reed led Tell City with a 7-over-par 42. "He hit the ball very well but had 21 putts," said Tell City Coach Jim Meek.

    Other Tell City scorers were Victor Schutzius with a 45, Corey Young 47, and Logan Bolin 54.

    Jake Roland and Tyler Jennings also played for the Marksmen and each shot 56.

    Southridge's Bryson Bolling was the medalist with a 36.

    Southridge won the junior varsity match 212-227. Alex Cole led Tell City with a 45.

  • Perry Central second in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG - Travis Goffinet shot a 7-over-par 43 to lead Perry Central to second place in a boys triangular golf match Wednesday.

    Southridge won with 162 strokes. Perry Central shot 189 and South Spencer 199.

    Besides Goffinet, Perry Central scorers were Zach Rogier and Charlie Weatherholt each with a 47 and Zach Graves 52.

    Graves, usually the Commodores' leader, had a little trouble on the fourth hole as he hit two shots in the water.

    Anthony Rennie, who shot a 54, and Blake Kleaving, 56, also played for the Commodores.

  • Corydon shuts out Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Five errors hurt Tell City in a 6-0 girls softball loss to Corydon Wednesday.

    The Panthers, ranked 11th in the state in Class 3A, scored an unearned run in the second inning and two unearned runs in the fifth as they built a 5-0 lead.

    That was more than enough support for Corydon pitcher Jenna Keinsley, who held the Marksmen to two hits--a second-inning single by Kyli Smithson and a sixth-inning single by Sidney Grass.

    Keinsley struck out six and walked one.