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Today's News

  • James propels PC past Jasper

    LEOPOLD—Grace James made nine blocks, eight kills and 15 digs and had 23 assists as Perry Central beat Jasper 25-22, 26-24, 26-24 in volleyball Thursday.
    Jordan Sprinkle added eight blocks as the Commodores played strong defense at the net.
    Parker made 21 digs, Hannah Edwards 13, Hubert and Ryann Lynch seven apiece, and Casey James six.
    Besides James’ eight kills, Brittany Parker made nine, Sprinkle eight, and Maddie Hubert seven in a balanced spiking attack.

  • Tell City 2nd in tennis sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Castle won four matches in straight sets and beat Tell City 5-0 in their boys tennis sectional championship match Thursday.
    Castle won the sectional for the 21st year in a row.
    Tell City’s Jake Swihart made several ace serves as he  beat Ashwin Prasad 6-3 in the first set of No. 1 singles.
    But Prasad came back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-1 after a rain delay in the second set.

  • Vikings best Tell City

    By MICHAEL WEBSTER
    Mount Vernon Democrat

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey ran all over Tell City and won 36-15 Friday in a PAC football game that was played much more evenly than the final score.
    A six-minute stretch spanning the halves in which they gave up 22 unanswered points. doomed the Marksmen.
    Tell City scored first, as Elliot Brown scooted 39 yards for a 7-0 lead.
    North Posey fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Marksmen marched down to the North Posey 2 but turned the ball over on downs.

  • Commodores run to win over Senators

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Nathan Shaw led a strong running game that carried Perry Central past West Washington 13-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    Shaw rushed for 164 yards on 19 carries and scored both Commodore touchdowns.
    Devin Martin added 122 yards on 13 carries as the Commodores amassed 304 of their 325 total yards on the ground.

  • COLUMN: A great place to call home

    By MARK WAHL
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is sharing stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.

    As I read the Perry County News, I notice the letters written by community members who have moved into the area. The letters are interesting and heartfelt. Then it clicked that I should write a letter that would encapsulate the move my family made from Santa Claus to Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.

  • EDITORIAL: The benefits of keeping it local

    Last Tuesday’s state-candidates forum included a question about ways the legislature can promote shopping, buying and eating locally. Responses included setting an example by committing to local buying, more aggressive marketing efforts, passing legislation that makes it easier for producers and merchants to sell their products at farmers markets, and closing corporate loopholes to shift the tax burden off of families and individuals, thereby increasing disposable income.

  • Flu shots available this week

    TELL CITY – The offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, located at 421 Seventh St., in Tell City, will host a flu-shot clinic Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10.

    Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35.

    For information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.

  • Coming Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to the News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Young professionals group to meet Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Smackwater Cove restaurant in Derby.

  • First Family form deadline Saturday; Daughters to offer help, scan photos at Cannelton museum

    CANNELTON – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 11 a.m until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, to help anyone needing to fill out their First Family applications.

    That day is the deadline to submit an application.

    A pinning ceremony will take place during the Perry County Bicentennial Celebration at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.