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  • Recycling district continues effort to obtain shredder

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Office paper is one of the highest-priced commodities that can be recycled, Ken Smith said Jan. 26, but the Perry County Recycling Management District gets only a portion of what it could for a couple of reasons.

  • Permanent fix sought for courthouse roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The roof on the county courthouse was built improperly. County officials didn’t become aware of problems until it was too late to make the contractor correct it. When it was repaired four years ago, the county didn’t have enough money to do it right. Now permanent repairs are being planned at an estimated cost of $200,000.

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  • Perry Central’s James, LaGrange All-Region 9

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central’s Travis James and Hunter LaGrange have been named to the Region 9 senior all-star football team in voting by the region’s coaches.
    Only players from the South’s five all-region teams are eligible for Indiana’s North-South all-star game in July. The South team will be selected in March.
    James made all-region on the offensive line, where he has been a star blocker for Perry Central’s potent running game the last two years.

  • Girls hoop sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central drew into the bracket they preferred and Cannelton drew a key rematch in girls basketball sectional pairings drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City and Perry Central will play in the seven-team Class 2A sectional at Forest Park. Both drew into the bracket opposite Mater Dei, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, and Southridge, which is ranked No. 6.
    Tell City will play Forest Park in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Turnovers doom Tell City

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City committed 32 turnovers in a 52-23 girls basketball loss to Mount Vernon Saturday.
    “We played a pretty good first quarter (trailing only 12-11),” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “Then we just started making turnovers and it went downhill from there.
    “We took a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter; then Mount Vernon went on a 33-0 run. It was 46-14 in the fourth quarter before we scored again.

  • Patriots force TC turnovers

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—A swarming defense helped start a late second quarter rally which catapulted Heritage Hills past Tell City 47-34 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Patriots (7-13 overall, 5-2 in the PAC) created 22 turnovers, forcing the Marksmen (7-12, 2-5) to give the ball away on their final six possessions of the first half. The Patriots ended the half on an 8-0 run to take a commanding 24-13 lead.

  • PC girls fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 27 turnovers in a 42-37 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    “We played hard but we didn’t play with very much mental intensity,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Mitchell pressed a little bit, but it was not anything we didn’t see at (Springs) Valley.
    “It’s just really frustrating to play like that when we’ve been playing a lot better.”

  • Cold Bulldogs fall to Rappites

    NEW HARMONY—Cannelton hit only 19.6 percent from the field in a 53-35 girls basketball loss to New Harmony Friday.
    The Bulldogs shot better from three-point range (24.0 percent) than from two-point range (16.1 percent).
    “We couldn’t do anything,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We had almost as many fouls as we had points.
    “We couldn’t get to the basket (because of charging calls) and we missed a lot of defensive rebounds we should’ve got.”