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Today's News

  • Tell City hopes to reach state podium

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team placed 10th in the state meet last year and hopes to do even better this season.
    The Marksmen return all but one runner, including their top three.
    They also have two talented freshmen and a senior who was their No. 4 runner two years ago but did not run last year.
    Any of those nine “could be varsity on any given day,” said Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Tell City hopes to reach state podium

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team placed 10th in the state meet last year and hopes to do even better this season.
    The Marksmen return all but one runner, including their top three.
    They also have two talented freshmen and a senior who was their No. 4 runner two years ago but did not run last year.
    Any of those nine “could be varsity on any given day,” said Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Perry Central ‘fairly quick’

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Coach Greg Gibson thinks his Perry Central football team is “fairly quick,” but he’s concerned about “our overall lack of experience at different places.”
    Cameron Bland, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound freshman, will start at quarterback. “I think he handled himself fairly well in the scrimmage (against Southridge Friday),” Gibson said.
    Creek Wright, a senior who has not played since his freshman year, and sophomore Josh Smith will split time at tailback.

  • Tell City features more diverse skill players

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More speed and a little more well rounded offense could help Tell City’s football team improve this season.
    The Marksmen went 1-9 last year and were shut out four times.
    This year “I would say our team speed is improved and our skill-position players are a little more diverse,” said Coach Josh Teague. “We have guys on the wings that can catch and run. We’re a little more well rounded.”

  • PC holds off Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Maddie Labhart’s serving turned the second game around as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-15, 25-22, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Cannelton built leads of 14-6 and 17-13 in the second game.
    Then Labhart served six consecutive points, including at least one ace, as Perry Central took a 19-17 lead. The Commodores never trailed again.

  • Schweizer Saturday
  • Humane Society sees record turnout ahead of proposed shutdown

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Around 30 members of the community attended a Humane Society of Perry County meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, to voice their concern about the organization’s recent announcement it would be shutting down.

    Charles Falls, one of the chairmen of the organization, began the meeting by explaining his letter from the July 27 edition of the News.

    “I wanted to stir emotions,” he said, about the letter headed with the word ‘betrayal.’

  • Team LaGrange wins 2017 Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Members of Team LaGrange, Kent, Cindy and Taylor LaGrange, had their entry chosen in a drawing Monday and won this year’s Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They correctly identified the 18 locations scattered around the city and win a 12-month subscription to the Perry County News.

     

    For the record the locations were:

    1. Boat shop (former roller rink) at 714 Tell St.

    2. Sign at An Island in the 300 block of 12th Street

    3. Metal pipe at 413 Main St.

    4. Pint Haus, 1515 11th St.

  • Cannelton to increase its volunteer fire department membership

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Under-appreciated and under-paid? Many in the firefighting field would probably say yes they are.

  • Animal welfare group proposes education program for students

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to curbing animal-control issues, local officials could soon seek assistance from the youngest of residents.