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Today's News

  • Southridge outruns Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City dominated the distance races but lost to Southridge 81-49 in girls track Tuesday.

    Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run in 5:56 and the 800 in 2:41.

    She teamed with Andyn Rowe, Hanna Goffinet and Courtney Young to win the 3200 relay in 11:42.

    Rowe won the 3200 in 13:12 and Hanna Goffinet was second in 13:48.

    Young won the 400 dash in 1:08.16.

    Katlyn Braunecker cleared 7 feet, 6 inches, a personal record, in the pole vault, for the Marksmen’s only field-event victory.

  • PC outshoots 2 of 3 opponents

    ENGLISH—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 5-over-par 41 for medalist honors as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 179-213 in boys golf Tuesday.

    Jonathan Flamion was the Commodores’ second scorer with a 45, including a birdie on the par-4 No. 3 hole.

    Brad Douglas shot a 46 and Blake Kleaving 47 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

    Logan Shearn was their fifth man with a 48 and Nathan Bashor shot a 52.

    Shearn led the Commodores Thursday with a 10-over-par 45 as they finished second in a triangular meet at Huntingburg Country Club.

  • Marksmen fall to North Posey

    TELL CITY—North Posey scored in every inning but one to beat Tell City 12-2 in PAC girls softball Friday.

    The Vikings’ biggest inning was a five-run third in which they had six hits, including a three-run homer by senior catcher Tabi Thurman.

    The Vikings outhit Tell City 12-8 overall. The Marksmen also did not help themselves by committing nine errors.

    Hana Reed and Courtney Cain each hit a double and a single to lead Tell City’s offense.

  • Panthers pound Commodores

    CORYDON—Corydon had 19 hits in a 15-run second inning en route to beating Perry Central 25-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Perry Central also committed three errors in that 40-minute inning.

    Perry Central starting pitcher Kristi Brumfield gave up three runs, including a home run, in the first inning.

    Then she left the game with a pulled muscle in her arm and was relieved by Cassie Wilgus.

    Corydon, 4-0 and ranked 11th in the state in Class 3A, had 24 hits for the game.

  • A physician's thoughts on the health-care reform bill

    Anyone reading this has surely heard by now that health-care reform has become reality. Some of you have likely heard plenty of arguments for and against this bill. I, like many of you, had questions about what exactly was in it. I also wanted to know how it would impact me as a family physician and health-insurance consumer.

  • Waupaca adding jobs as orders rebound

    TELL CITY - Perry County's largest employer will add up to 150 jobs in the next six months as it responds to an increase in orders and returns to an eight-hour work schedule.

    "We've seen a definite uptick in orders, both in the automotive and agriculture sectors, and that means more work within the plant," Ed Zellers, personnel manager for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's Tell City foundry, said last week.

  • Power plant mercury emissions up, group says

    ROCKPORT - American Electric Power's plant at Rockport is 11th in a list of the top 50 emitters of mercury, by total pounds emitted, according to a report compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project.

  • Tell City eyes additional neighborhood funds

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman received an update Tuesday on several grant-funded projects under way or soon to begin in Tell City, including a $4.4 million grant that will eliminate combination-sewer overflows in the city and expand the capacity of the city's wastewater treatment system.

  • Program redirects offenders' behavior

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 5 an annual renewal of a community-corrections grant that Traci Flamion said provides $167,545 each year.

    The Perry County director of community corrections said this will be the third year the county has received the money. In reporting its launch in November 2007, The News quoted Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet as describing it as "one step above probation, one step below prison" and "stricter supervision for the county's criminals."

  • County resident seeks help from commissioners

    TELL CITY - "I was told in 2008 if I bought a culvert, the county would put it in," Walter Shephard, 5992 Old Indiana 237, told the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 5.

    He has had problems getting to and from his property from what used to be a state highway, he said, and a school bus that could have transported his daughter wouldn't venture off the thoroughfare with the culvert in its current condition.