Today's News

  • $29 million loan to deliver broadband boost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    ST. MEINRAD – A U.S. Department of Agriculture representative announced Monday Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc., has been awarded $29,139,000 in loan funds “to start the process of designing and building FTTP broadband services across its service area.”

  • Two Perry Central opponents semistate bound this weekend

    Perry Central’s football team finished with a 5-5 record this year, which nearly everyone connected with the team called a disappointment.
    That tied the Commodores’ worst record in the last 17 years (the 1998 team also went 5-5).
    But it would have been considered great 30 years ago, when the Commodores completed back-to-back winless seasons.
    One of the reasons the Commodores’ record wasn’t quite as good as they had hoped this year, though, was they played a really strong schedule.

  • Marksmen sink Rebels

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 11 events to rout South Spencer 114-36 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    The Marksmen also took second place in all eight individual events and two of the three relays.
    Loren Braunecker and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events for the Marksmen.
    Braunecker took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:23.51 and the 500 free in 6:29.09.
    Wagner won the 200 individual medley in 2:24.38 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.33.

  • Turnovers plague Perry Central in opening loss

    CORYDON—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 55-29 season-opening girls basketball loss Saturday.
    “We broke their press most of the time, but we threw it away once we got down,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We didn’t attack their pressure once we got across halfcourt.
    “They’re pretty good, and we just played OK in spurts.”

  • PC girls hold off Rebels

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong offensive rebounding and hot medium-range shooting to beat South Spencer 48-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.

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  • Huebschmann on national team

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus—Former Tell Citian Ray Huebschmann was selected to the eight-member U.S. men’s masters weightlifting team Nov. 5 at the 2011 IWF World Masters Champion-ship, where he placed sixth in his class and qualified to compete in the 2012 IWF Masters Championship in Liv, Ukraine.
    His last clean and jerk total was 135 kilograms, exactly the qualifying total for his weight class for the 2012 IWF Masters.
    The U.S. men’s team finished sixth overall.

  • LaGrange, Newton, Peter named PC MVPs

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Hunter LaGrange, Alex Newton and Cathryn Peter were named their teams’ most valuable performers at Perry Central’s fall sports awards program.

  • Tell City holds off late Bulldog charge

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes had 26 points, 26 rebounds and seven blocked shots as Tell City defeated Cannelton 81-68 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

  • COLUMN: Input needed for hometown-competitiveness program

    By CHERI TAYLOR, Guest Columnist

    Perry County is participating in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness program based on a successful application submitted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. The Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness is a program to empower our "hometowns" to enhance their prosperity and quality of life. IHTC is operated out of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and is based on a similar program that began in Nebraska to help their communities that had been shrinking for over 100 years.