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Today's News

  • United Way seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 2. Junior- and senior-high school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H clubs and other groups are invited to assist local nonprofits in this community.

    Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, raking leaves, weeding flower beds and helping those in need.

  • City leaders eye fast-track plan for combined sewers

    5-year implementation could save more than $600,000

    TELL CITY - Reducing by half the number of years Tell City will take to eliminate its combined-sewer overflows could save the community more than half a million dollars and lessen the impact on monthly sewage bills, members of the city council learned last week.

    However, city residents will eventually pay several dollars more each month because of federal and state mandates to eliminate sewer discharges into public waterways.

  • County workers to get $1,000 raise in '09

    Auditor projects tax rate will drop

    PERRY COUNTY - Full-time county employees will see an additional $1,000 in their annual pay next year, and part-timers will get an additional $500, after Perry County Council members adopted Thursday a salary ordinance for 2009. Hourly workers will see a 3-percent raise in their pay.

  • Clean-up crews target TCHS

    Board approves budget resolutions

    TELL CITY - For several years, Tell City High School Principal Dale Stewart said at a school-board meeting Sept. 9, he heard teachers say they'd gone to other schools in April to help them out.

    "Why can't we get that?" he wondered.

    "It's called Outreach to Teach, and we'll be the school this year," Stewart told the board members. Fifty to 100 teachers and prospective teachers will arrive in Tell City to work April 17 or 18 to perform painting, landscaping and other clean-up jobs.

  • 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.