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Today's News

  • High water closes two stretches of state highway

    PERRY COUNTY - The rising Ohio River had two sections of Indiana 66 closed Friday.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation said Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to State Road 70 in Derby was closed. Indiana 66 from Derby to Indiana 62 in Sulphur was also closed.

  • Mayor names members to two governing groups

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing announced several appointments to two governmental bodies last Monday.

    Gilbert Spindler was reappointed to the Perry County Alcoholic Beverage Board. Joining the Tell City Plan Commission for four-year terms are Kaye Kleeman and Ryan Oberhausen.

    Ewing announced that Dennis Graves has resigned from the commission, leaving her with another seat to fill.

  • Tell City stops Rangers in semifinals

    TELL CITY - When a basketball team is struggling with its outside shooting, it will often decide to work the ball inside to its center.

    Tell City's girls team followed half of that prescription in beating Forest Park 33-25 in the Class 2A sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Marksmen led 16-14 at halftime despite hitting only 7 of 22 shots from the field, as Forest Park had also hit only 7 of 22 from the field.

    The teams were also even in rebounds (15 apiece), turnovers (six each) and free throws (each 0 for 0) at that point.

  • Marksmen whip Wildcats for sectional title

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet scored 27 points as Tell City beat Mater Dei 58-42 to win the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Marksmen, 17-7, will play Austin, 20-3 and ranked third in the state, in the second game of the Forest Park regional Saturday at approximately 11:40 a.m., Tell City time.

    The championship game will be at 6:30 that night.

    Tell City dominated Saturday's sectional final. Mater Dei's only lead was 1-0 in the first 30 seconds and the Marksmen built a 23-9 lead in the first 12 minutes.

  • Features added to News Web site

    Readers using the Perry County News Web site may have noticed some features added recently.

    A test-version archive-search box has been added to the upper-right side of each page. Unlike the search box above it, which finds only the stories in the current edition, the test version locates stories as far back as mid-October, when The News was switched by its parent company to a new Web-site system.

  • UPDATE - Police: Car was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - Police have released the name of a Tell City man whose charred remains were found inside a car on Boyd Road Wednesday evening.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.

  • Rebels edge PC in OT

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central missed three shots in the last 0:37 of overtime and lost to South Spencer 57-55 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores missed two shots within six feet of the basket, then had to foul to stop the clock.

    The Rebels' Jake Haynes missed the front end of the one-and-bonus free-throw situation, giving the Commodores another chance.

    T.J. Lamon got an open three-point shot on the right wing, but it bounced off the rim as the horn sounded.

  • Cannelton beats Shoals

    CANNELTON - After a tough road loss at Hancock County Friday, Cannelton had just enough stamina to defeat Shoals 57-50 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs improved to 7-10, giving them their most wins in five years. The Jug Rox fell to 0-15.

    Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett said, "We were tired and standing up straight."

    Dillon Powers came off the bench to give the Bulldogs a lift half way into the first quarter, though. He hit their first three-point and was also the first to score for the Bulldogs in the second quarter.

  • Marksmen nip Titans in OT

    FORT BRANCH - Ryan Zuelly scored 27 points, including five in overtime, as Tell City beat Gibson Southern 49-46 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Marksmen basically beat the Titans at their own game, working the ball patiently for good shots and hitting a high percentage from three-point range.

    They outshot the Titans from the field overall 55.6 percent to 41.9 percent.

    Tell City hit 8 of 12 from three-point range, with Zuelly making 5 of 7 and fellow guard Andy Chinn hitting 3 of 5.

  • Balanced Marksmen pull away from Vikings

    TELL CITY - Tell City overcame a slow start on offense by beating North Posey's trap and beat the Vikings 53-43 in Class 2A girls basketball sectional first-round action Tuesday.

    Tell City, 15-7, will face 16-5 Forest Park in the semifinals Friday at 6 p.m.

    Tell City's win Tuesday avenged a four-point regular-season loss to North Posey that cost the Marksmen a share of the PAC title.

    "The last time their 2-2-1 half-court trap gave us fits," said Tell City Coach John Lyons. "This time we were ready for it.