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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Power-restoration efforts continue

    1,200 Southern Indiana Power customers still in the dark Tuesday morning

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power continues to make progress restoring service to residents and businesses impacted by Sunday's windstorm. Of the approximately 4,000 members who lost power Sunday, 1,200 were still without electricity as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Gov. Palin has a bridge to sell you

    Reading Monday's (story on Republicans and GOP vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin), it was remarkable to see people gushing about the Alaska governor.

    Knowing little about Palin, I had listened intently to her convention speech. In it were several inaccurate attacks on the Democratic candidate, Sen. Barack Obama.

    It is not surprising that Palin was so uninformed about Obama's legislative record, since she is apparently pretty uninformed about the government in general.

  • Few other gifts reach so many

    As noted on the front page of this newspaper a couple of weeks ago - and by the signs across the community - United Way of Perry County's annual fund-raising drive is under way.

    United Way hopes to raise $125,000 to support nearly 20 groups that provide a wide range of services within our community and few of us aren't touched each year by the groups who rely on United Way for a portion of their funding.

  • Education has to be top priority for our community

    Public funds should never be expended without a plan and plenty of public scrutiny. Without one or the other, taxpayers feel left out and are less likely to give their support to the project at hand - and the next one coming down the pike.

  • Tell City falls twice

    ROCKPORT - Tell City won the top two singles matches but South Spencer won the rest to nip the Marksmen 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.

    Andy Chinn beat Matthew Belcher 6-0, 6-4 in No. 1 singles and Jake Roland beat Michael Chamness 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 for the Marksmen's victories.

    All but one set of the other three matches were close.

    South Spencer's Kyle Mason edged Chris Kohnert 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in No. 3 singles.

    The first set of No. 1 doubles also went to a tie-breaker and it took the Rebels three sets to win in No. 2 doubles.

  • Improved passing, blocking help Marksmen defeat Commodores

    TELL CITY - Tell City volleyball coach Dalonda Hayes said better passing and defense helped the Marksmen beat Perry Central 25-17, 25-11, 29-27 Thursday.

    "I think our passing was a key tonight," said Hayes. "When we can get the ball to our setter without having to run her everywhere, Julie (Davis)'s going to get the ball to our hitters.

    "And our defense was better. Our (back-row) coverage was better and we had more blocks tonight - we hadn't been blocking very well (in recent matches)."

    Lauren Goffinet made six blocks and Elizabeth Kohnert added four for the Marksmen.

  • Chargers beat Tell City

    TELL CITY - Pike Central rushed for 293 and defeated Tell City 26-7 Friday in Pocket Athletic Conference football.

    The Chargers' Travis Frazier was faster than any Tell City player and used his superior speed to rush 16 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns.

    He ripped off runs of 30, 49, and 39 yards, getting outside each time.

    Tell City's lone score came from Kyle Osborne on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

    Osborne carried the ball 23 times for 72 yards to lead the Marksmen.

  • Commodores stop Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG - Perry Central's bend-but-don't-break defense stopped two West Washington drives inside the 20-yard line in the second half to beat the Senators 14-6 in PLAC football Friday.

    The Commodores won despite playing most of the game without T.J. Hall, who entered the game as the leading rusher in southwestern Indiana.

    Hall suffered an ankle injury with 10:14 left in the second quarter after carrying the ball 11 times for 42 yards.

    He may return to action against Tell City this week.

  • Vigil honors all those touched by Sept. 11

    Veterans, community members gather for Patriot Day event

    TELL CITY - Current and veteran military members, the families of those now serving and an assortment of community members gathered in Tell City's Sunset Park on Patriot Day to pay tribute to all who, according to one of the speakers, embody the Biblical concept that "there is no greater love than another man lay down his life for a fellow man."

  • BREAKING NEWS - Early-morning pursuit ends in fiery crash

    CANNELTON - A Kentucky man nearly burned to death early Sunday before being pulled to safety by the very police officers he tried to outrun during a pursuit that crossed portions of Perry and Spencer counties and ended only when he crashed his truck west of Troy.