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Today's News

  • County commissioners' meeting rescheduled

    The regular county commissioners' meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, has been postponed due to weather, according to County Administrator Charlotte Rogier. The commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Raiders dominate boards to down TC

    TELL CITY—Southridge outrebounded Tell City 41-21 and beat the Marksmen 65-51 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    Tell City led most of the game, as Southridge got off to a cold shooting start.

    The Marksmen led 39-32 with 2:31 left in the third quarter after Andy Chinn scored a four-point play on a three-point basket out front and a free throw.

    The Raiders went on an 11-0 run the rest of that quarter to take the lead for good, though.

    Three of their five field goals in that stretch came after offensive rebounds.

  • Trojans overtake PC late

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial aggressively attacked the basket and defeated Perry Central 47-45 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Trojas  attempted 23 free throws to the Commodores’ four.

    “They were more aggressive and took the ball to the basket and that is why they shot more free throws than us,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    Perry Central’s Reuben A. Schwartz made a three-point shot with 4:28 left to give the Commodores their final lead, 43-42.

  • Rappites nip Bulldogs in OT

    NEW HARMONY—Cannelton’s well balanced offensive performance in regulation was not enough to overcome poor free-throw shooting in overtime as New Harmony beat the Bulldogs 66-61 in boys basketball Friday.

    Justin Dooley hit a three-pointer with 33 seconds left in regulation to give the Bulldogs a 53-51 lead.

    But New Harmony took control in overtime, ending the game with an 8-1 run in the final 80 seconds.

    Tyler Aud led the Bulldogs with 20 points. T.J. James, Dillon Powers and Ethan Herzog each added 10.

  • PC girls win in overtime

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central held Tecumseh without a field goal in overtime to beat the Braves 52-45 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Tecumseh led 44-39 with 0:40 left in regulation but missed three front ends of one-and-one free-throw situations in the next 40 seconds.

    Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson hit two free throws after the Braves’ first miss.

    After their next miss, Perry Central’s Rachael Rayford hit a driving shot and was fouled. She also made the free throw to tie the score 45-45 with 0:20 left.

  • Tell City girls fall to Jeeps

    DUBOIS—Cold shooting and poor ball-handling hurt Tell City in a 51-31 girls basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.

    “We didn’t play very well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We couldn’t hit a thing and we just made unforced turnovers, one after another.”

    Senior guard Lauren Goffinet, returning after a week off with a lung ailment, led Tell City with 18 points, her lowest total of the season.

    No other Marksman scored more than four points.

  • Perry Central stops Tell City

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central played strong man-to-man defense to beat Tell City 36-19 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores also made some steals and turned some of them into layups as they jumped to a 10-0 lead.

    Tell City scored its first points on a three-point basket just before the first-quarter buzzer.

    Perry Central also held the Archers scoreless the first 5:15 of the third quarter.

    Abe Schwartz led Perry Central with 13 points and two assists.

  • Local jobs impacted as recession deepens

    PERRY COUNTY – The nation's worsening economic downtown is threatening jobs in Perry County, with one longtime employer possibly closing its doors before the end of the year. At the same time, transportation-related companies are feeling the impact of the ongoing automotive crisis.

  • Business at port slows with economy

    TELL CITY – "There will be slim picking around here, not to say that it's not slim now," Dick Neumann said at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority board of directors Dec. 8.

    The vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad was discussing material-movement projections for the holiday period, expected to be affected by a downturn in the automotive industry.

  • Troy eyes planning funds for utilities

    TROY – An application for a $40,000 planning grant will be dispatched next month to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to fund a study of Troy's water, sewer and stormwater utilities.

    Theresa Criss-Hartwig, project administrator for the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, spoke at Wednesday's town-council meeting and said a grant through the state's Community Focus Fund would allow for the master-utility study.