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Today's News

  • Blackhawks’ versatile backfield to test PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—The Perry Central at Springs Valley football game Friday at 7 p.m. will feature two teams with similar philosophies on offense.
    Like Perry Central, the 4-3 Blackhawks’ “running game has been their strong suit, even though they mix in the play-action pass fairly well,” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said Monday.
    He added that the Blackhawks “are fairly quick. I think we match up pretty well there.”

  • PC’s defense stops Forest Park

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 22 blocks and 65 digs to beat Forest Park 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Ashley Gengelbach and freshman Jordan Sprinkle each made six blocks. Grace James added five and Hannah Harpenau four.
    “The team had a great blocking night,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    The Commodores’ back-row defense was also strong. Harpenau made 17 digs, Brittany Parker 12, James and Lauren Davis 10 apiece, and Jennifer Kemp eight.

  • Rebels edge Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer beat Cannelton 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday, but Cannelton was only a few missed serves away from winning the match in three games.

  • TC boys second in PAC

    PETERSBURG—In preseason Tell City was heavily favored to repeat as PAC boys cross country champion. So Coach Chris Hollinden was not pleased with Saturday’s second-place finish in the conference meet.
    Forest Park won with 35 points, 37 ahead of Tell City.
    “We simply got outworked, out-hustled, outmanned and out-willed during the race today,” said Hollinden. “What we all saw was a team that wanted to win this meet much more than we did.

  • Marksmen beat Vikings to clinch conference title

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 24 kills as Tell City beat North Posey 25-10, 25-17, 25-14 Saturday to clinch its first volleyball conference championship.
    The Marksmen, ranked fourth in the state in Class 2A this week, improved to 7-0 in the PAC with one conference match left. The other eight teams in the conference all have at least two PAC losses.
    Hayes also made eight blocks (three solo) and served four aces Saturday.
    Logan Flannagan added 11 kills and Hannah Schaefer made three blocks. Charissa Lahee had 19 assists.

  • PC boys, girls repeat as PLAC champions

    PAOLI—Only the top five runners constitute a cross country team’s score, but Perry Central’s two teams combined to have 13 runners make All-PLAC Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: War of 1812 to be discussed

    By DONNA MASON, Guest Columnist

    The Second War for Independence played a great part in the settlement of Perry County. A reward for being a soldier in the War of 1812 was a bounty of land. Many families of those who received bounty land in Perry County still live here. Some of those family names are Weatherholt, Cunningham, Frakes, Connor, Alvey, Murphy, Weedman and many others who settled in Perry County and are buried here.

  • COLUMN: Ordinance strives to be fair

    By JAMES CARTER, Guest Columnist

    After reading Mr. Robinson’s articles and his concerns about his obvious confusion concerning the proposed animal ordinance, the Humane Society needs to clear up some misconceptions.

    The first and foremost misconception that Mr. Robinson has is his lack of understanding of why the commissioners agreed to have a committee form in the first place.

  • COLUMN: I’m a skin cancer poster boy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Sunscreen, hats and less skin exposed to the sun are among my life’s priorities after a skin-cancer scare had my stomach in knots for nearly two weeks. A few good friends helped preserve my wits before the good news arrived last week. I don’t have melanoma, the most serious and most fatal cancer of the skin.

  • EDITORIAL: Cutting employees’ Social Security tax again serves no useful purpose

    President Barack Obama and most Democrats in Congress say they are committed to preserving Social Security for future generations. But one part of Obama’s current proposal to increase jobs could jeopardize Social Security’s long-term viability.

    Obama has suggested cutting employees’ Social Security taxes to 3.1 percent through 2012. Under one of his previous stimulus programs, the rate was already cut from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent this year Social Security taxes are paid only on the first $106,200 of income.