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Today's News

  • Rangers’ offensive rebounds stymie TC

    FERDINAND—Forest Park took advantage of 24 offensive rebounds and 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 58-31 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Forest Park outrebounded Tell City 48-25 overall.

    “We didn’t box out,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We tried to rebound with them straight up, and we’re not going to win that battle.”

  • PC loses 2 close games

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge scored on a power move in the final minute to beat Perry Central 38-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus hit two free throws with a minute left to put Perry Central ahead 37-36.

    After Southridge scored its go-ahead basket, Perry Central missed a shot.

    The Commodores fouled with 0:15 left and Southridge missed both free throws. But Perry Central missed another shot from the top of the key in the closing seconds.

  • Piper picks Panthers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Robbie Piper signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play defensive tackle for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s football team.

    Piper was scouted by at least two Big Ten Conference teams and visited Iowa University.

    But he said he chose Wesleyan because “it’s close to home and they said they can use one or two defensive tackles to help them get to the (NCAA Division II) tourney.

    “They said if I come in and work hard, there should be no reason why I can’t start.”

  • Senators rip PC 58-31

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central hit only 19.1 percent from the field in a 58-31 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Friday.

    “Obviously we had our worst shooting performance of the season—9 for 47,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “They were real active in their zone and our shot selection was pretty poor.

    “They got a hand on three or four of our three-point shots, which tells you we weren’t taking good shots.

    “Most of our shots were contested. We rushed a few and we didn’t use shot fakes.”

  • Recycling will resume Monday

    TELL CITY – Last week’s ice and snow prevented pickup of recyclables in Tell City, and residents are asked to place items to be recycled out for pickup next week, Office Manager Janet Damin said Wednesday morning. Anyone with questions can call 547-3266.

  • Officials retain district positions

    TELL CITY –  In an annual reorganization of the Perry County Recycling Management District conducted Jan. 22, Jody Fortwendel, a county commissioner, retained the chairman’s title and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing was named vice chairwoman.

    Executive Director Paul Alvey retains that role for another year, as do the district’s attorney, Jeff Hagedorn, and controller, Jerry Hoagland.

  • Round-up board taking applications for philanthropic distributions

    PERRY COUNTY – The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Feb. 15 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and at www.sinpwr.com. Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link. Due to the possible volume, blank applications will not be mailed.  

  • Agency offers Valentine Day cards

    PERRY COUNTY – Valentine's Day is filled, for some, with romance and friendship. For others it is filled with anxiety, fear and violence.

    To help people form healthier relationships and prevent violence, Crisis Connection is focusing on providing resources for people to build trust and respect with each other.

    Sometimes, through no fault of their own, those who have experienced relational

    aggression are more likely to binge drink, get into fights, have low self-esteem, experience depression, attempt suicide and be victimized again.

  • Prosecutor funds purchase of tactical rifles

    CANNELTON – City and state law-enforcement officers hope new tactical rifles they received Monday will only be used at the practice range. However, should the need arise, the Colt AR-15A3 tactical rifles will provide added power officers will need to protect the public and themselves.

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins presented the 13 rifles, cases and ammunition to officers from the Tell City and Cannelton police departments and Indiana State Police troopers who regularly work in the county.

    Each accessorized rifle is valued at $1,200.

  • Amendment allows riders to join off-road drivers on county roads

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners amended in a regular meeting Monday an ordinance they adopted Dec. 1 to allow off-road vehicles to travel on county roads.

    Once enacted after it's been advertised twice, the amendment will permit the number of riders intended by each vehicle's manufacturer to accompany its licensed driver, and will require the same amount of insurance that is required for cars.