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Today's News

  • Sheriff hopes to cut paper-service costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Gas is killing us,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 7 about the cost his department incurs in serving court papers to people in the county. He was addressing the county commissioners at a regular meeting, and wants to deliver more documents by certified mail.

  • Cannelton water park
  • Incoming schools chief asks board for fewer sick days

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incoming Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger asked school-board members at a regular meeting March 8 to give him the same number of sick days a new teacher gets.

  • Earthquake, tsunami rock Tell City native

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The rescue teams are finally able to search,” Jim Miller said when The News asked him Wednesday to explain what was happening in Japan. “They were and are hampered by ongoing quakes, cold weather and snow. They are finding very few survivors ... mostly the dead. They ran out of body bags. The tide washed over 2,000 bodies back to shore in one day. Entire villages disappeared – think places the size of Tell City with populations of 10,000 or more.”

  • Records made to be broken-and have been

    One of the best known cliches in sports is records are made to be broken.
    This winter that was proven true, as several school records were set by Perry County boys and girls basketball players and teams.
    They included Perry Central’s 17 victories in girls basketball, Ashley Graves’ 60.7 percent field-goal shooting for Perry Central’s girls team (also a county record), and McKenzie Hayes’ average of 13.4 rebounds per game for Tell City’s girls.

  • Jasper tops Marksmen

    JASPER—Jarrett Hawhee and Elliott Brown won major decisions, but Jasper won all the other matches to beat Tell City 80-8 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Hawhee shut out E. Wigand 11-0 in the 105-pound weight class.
    Brown blanked B. Popp 8-0 in the 145 class.
    Tell City, 10-10, was scheduled to conclude its season in the PAC tourney Saturday.

    Jasper 80, Tell City 8
    70-Double forfeit.
    75-Double forfeit.
    80-C. Williams (J) won by forfeit.
    85-D. Hurst (J) dec. Reed Goffinet 7-0.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas make All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were elected to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    “I thought we had a chance to get both on there,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their numbers are so similar, I thought both were equally deserving. And they averaged in the conference about what they did overall.”

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson, Lavina Schwartz and Ashley Graves were named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Dickerson and Paoli’s McKinzie Laswell, both senior forward-guards, made the team for the third time and tied for the top vote-getter on the team.
    “That’s a nice honor for Deidra—I’m proud of her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Wilkerson on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Mikey Wilkerson has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored this year by Grange Insurance, will be played Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m. Perry County time at Indianapolis North Central.
    Wilkerson is listed on the roster as an inside linebacker, though the South coaches will have the option to play him at running back if they want.

  • Community News, March 14

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.