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Today's News

  • Turkey-hunting challenge coming to Perry County

    Teams from across the nation converging here April 23-25

    PERRY COUNTY - Teams of turkey hunters from across the county are training their sights on Perry County as a nationally televised outdoors program prepares to make a three-day visit next month.

    The Campbell Outdoor Challenge, seen by millions of people each week on the Outdoor Channel, showcases the growing sport of videotaping hunts. Teams of hunters spend three days hunting game and are scored on success in bagging game and the quality of their videos and interviewing skills.

  • Township assessors may retain part of their duties

    They, county official will negotiate; jobs may still vanish

    TELL CITY - Township trustee-assessors who lost part of their duties at the first of the year will negotiate with County Assessor Mendy Ward to determine how they'll perform the remainder of their duties and how much money they'll receive.

  • Bueltel's 3-pointers spark Wildcats past Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG - Brett Bueltel hit four three-point shots in the second half as Mater Dei overtook Tell City to win the Huntingburg Class 2A basketball sectional 54-41 Saturday.

    Tell City's defensive strategy was "to make them beat us from outside because their big guys (6-foot-9 center Jake Hassler and 6-6 forward Matt Dickerson) were so good inside," said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    That strategy meant playing a 2-3 zone and double-teaming Hassler whenever he got the ball inside.

  • Free-throw shooting makes difference as Braves oust Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY - Tecumseh used 85.7 percent free-throw shooting and strong defense to beat Cannelton 78-45 in Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Foul trouble hurt Cannelton early, as the Bulldogs' leading scorer, Tyler Aud, picked up his third foul with 3:32 left in the first quarter.

    "We probably gave up 40 points in missed free-throws and shots from the paint in the first half," remarked Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    Tecumseh committed 23 fouls, three more than Cannelton, in the very physical game.

  • Marksmen's 2-3 zone stops South Spencer

    HUNTINGBURG - After falling behind early, Tell City switched to a 2-3 zone defense and beat South Spencer 56-46 in Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Marksmen were scheduled to play Mater Dei, a team they beat 57-49 at Tell City Jan. 15, in the championship game Saturday.

    Friday South Spencer built a 10-5 lead against the Marksmen's man-to-man defense in the first five minutes.

  • New Deer Creek Church nears completion
  • Deputy: Shred your documents

    TROY - Someone got into several Troy residents' trash overnight, Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said Wednesday morning, "and I want people to know what's going on" because identity theft could have been their motive.

    He'd heard rumors a homeless person may be living in the area, and may have been responsible, he said. As a precaution, however, people should shred any documents that contain personal information before discarding them, he urged.

  • RCD hopes to beautify gateway with wildflowers

    PERRY COUNTY - Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation Development Area members are looking to beautify an important gateway to the county with wildflowers and could add other areas to a roadside wildflower project taking shape for 2008.

    Meeting Tuesday evening in Leopold, the RC&D council discussed establishing wildflower plots near St. Croix, close to the intersection of Interstate 64 and Indiana 37. The area would be seeded with a variety of wildflowers and prairie grasses that would add color to the interchange.

  • Musicians earn state medals

    Director: Performers demonstrate independence

    INDIANAPOLIS - Of the eight Tell City High School entries in state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Saturday, five earned gold medals, according to their director. Of the three that earned silver medals, two were only a half point shy of gold ratings and one was only a point away.

    Earning gold medals were soloists Nick Hawkins, snare drum; Benji Koelling, drum set; Amber Mueller, trombone; Jessica Niswonger, alto saxophone and Sarah Roccia, clarinet.

  • Perry County primary-election filings

    PERRY COUNTY - The following candidates have filed for office for Perry County's May 6 primary. Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to declare their candidacies. However, political parties can still fill vacancies this summer.

    The News will continue to profile candidates for office in upcoming issues.

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