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Today's News

  • Bulldogs outhustle Rock Creek

    SELLERSBURG—Sammie James made 42 good sets and Cannelton made more kills than usual to beat Rock Creek 25-16, 26-24, 25-13 in volleyball Friday.
    Allicyn Garrett made six kills, Sarah Powers five, and Taylor Childers four.
    James and Childers each served three aces.
    Hunter Childers and Mikah Hemmings each made five digs.
    “We were into the game,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. We played really well together, and we moved and we hustled. We came to play.

  • PC team hits well to upset Boonville

    LEOPOLD—Strong spiking and surviving a marathon first game propelled Perry Central past Boonville 35-33, 25-21, 14-25, 25-18 in volleyball Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau made 18 kills, Ashley Gengelbach 14, and Sydney Goffinet 11 for the Commodores.
    Grace James had 38 assists to aid the hitters.
    Gengelbach also made five blocks. Jordan Sprinkle added three and James two.
    Gengelbach went 25 for 25 serving with three aces. Harpenau, Jennifer Kemp and Brittany Parker each added two aces.
    Kemp made 24 digs, Harpenau 19, and Parker 12.

  • Strong hitting leads Tell City past Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 36 kills on 58 spiking attempts as Tell City beat Tecumseh 26-28, 25-14, 25-22, 25-15 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Marksmen improved to 15-2 overall and 5-0 in the PAC as they seek their first conference title ever. They have beaten every team that finished with a winning record in the PAC last year.
    Logan Flannagan added 10 kills for the Marksmen and Stori Beard made four kills with only one spiking error.

  • Kick return keys PC’s win over TC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central scored two touchdowns in the first three minutes, including one on the opening kickoff return, and beat Tell City 21-0 in football Friday.

  • COLUMN: Space junk ‘probably’ won’t hit you, NASA predicts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Helmets for sale! Get yours before NASA’s six-and-a-half-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite plunges to Earth, probably in your neck of the world!

    A report by Clara Moskowitz, senior writer for space.com, posted Tuesday at Yahoo News, said the former climate probe, now space junk, has been slowly losing altitude since 2005 and “will make a final uncontrolled plunge through Earth’s atmosphere” the last week of this month.

  • COLUMN: Plan now for autumn fun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Visiting my parents late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for a few weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.

  • EDITORIAL: Animal-control rules need to be fair but have teeth

    We commend county officials, members of an ordinance-draft committee and Perry Countians with a deep concern for animals for their work crafting a set of animal-control regulations. As we’ve reported repeatedly, and as late as Thursday, work on the ordinance continues.

    We believe the ordinance, once tweaked, will serve the interests of animals, their caretakers and the taxpaying public.

  • Free plane rides to be offered Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Saturday.

    Activities for the day include displays of civilian aircraft, skydivers, hayrides and free plane rides for kids from the Young Eagles program. It is for kids aged 8 to 18 and riders need to get their parents to sign a waiver for them to fly.

  • Ganging up against bullying

    Sally Wolfe, school counselor at William Tell Elementary School, accepts checks from Clarence Franchville (left) and Ron Crawford in support of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday.

    The tour includes routes consisting of a metric century (64 miles), a half century (32 miles) and a quarter century (16 miles). All rides travel through the hills of Perry County and at times pass through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River.