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Today's News

  • Balloon boy and a caring nation

    I'm sure plenty of Perry Countians were among the millions of Americans glued to their television screens earlier this month as a silver balloon, thought to be carrying 6-year-old Falcon Heene, floated through the sunny Colorado sky.

    As we all know now, the elf-sized boy was never aboard and it's likely, authorities tell us, that the drama was all a stunt for fame-starved parents. If so, Richard Heene needs to set off in a balloon of his own, en route to prison, joined by his wife if she knew about the stunt.

  • Soldier pens book on Baghdad fight

    Editor's Note: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Farina, a native of St. Meinrad, has written a book about his unit's service in Baghdad during the summer of 2008. "Angels in Sadr City — The Final Battle for Baghdad, Iraq," will be released in coming months and he said profits will go to families of fallen service members. Excerpts from the book forwarded by Farina are published here.

    As I stared deeply into the fine aged wood of the piano, I realized it was the one thing in this world beside the Lord our God that could bring me peace.

  • PC rips Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central built a 48-0 lead before Springs Valley gained a first down as the Commodores cruised 55-0 in a Class A football sectional first-round game Friday.

    The Commodores did most of their damage on offense with their running game, gaining 349 yards on 39 attempts, an average of 8.9 yards per carry.

    Six of their seven rushing touchdowns came on runs of at least 15 yards, and four different players scored them.

  • Marksmen crush Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Tell City ran off 47 straight points in defeating Crawford County 47-7 in the opening round of the Class 2A football sectional Friday.

    After Crawford County scored on its first possession, the Marksmen scored on their next three possessions.

    Only the fact that they ran out of time at the half kept them from scoring on their fourth possession.

    The Marksmen held the Wolfpack to 184 total yards while racking up a season-high 405 yards themselves.

    They also had a season-high rushing total of 291 yards and a season high for points scored.

  • Rangers top Tell City in semifinals

    TELL CITY—Bad serves at key times hurt Tell City in a 25-20, 25-11, 25-27, 25-20 Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Wednesday.

    The Marksmen trailed only 9-6 in the second game when they made a bad serve.

    Amanda Braunecker then served eight consecutive points for Forest Park to put the Rangers up 18-6. A kill by Josalyn Ress finally ended her serving turn.

    Tell City also made bad serves in the first game when trailing only 22-19 and in the fourth game when trailing only 17-15.

  • Breaking News UpdateState police investigate 19-year-old's death

    FRIDAY UPDATE - TROY - State police spokesman Chad Dick notified The News Thursday they haven't yet determined how a 19-year-old man died near Troy Wednesday. They believe the rifle shot that killed him was self-inflicted, but don't know whether it was accidental or intentional.

    INITIAL STORY:

    TROY - State police believe a 19-year-old found Wednesday in a wooded area near Troy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Grant funds add new cars to two departments

    CANNELTON - "I am excited," Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said. "We finally got chosen for a criminal-justice grant for a car."

    It was similar news at Tell City's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Oct. 5 as Chief Greg Hendershot announced that his department had been approved for a similar grant.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the board of public works and safety and common council Monday, Dickenson said the city qualified for $26,060 to boost a police-car fleet he called "deteriorating."

  • Local pastor named bishop of Cheyenne

    TELL CITY - The Rev. Paul D. Etienne, a Tell City native who returned home this summer to shepherd two Perry County congregations, was named Monday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo.

    The 50-year-old Etienne, who is pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and St. Mark Catholic Church north of Tell City, will be ordained a bishop and installed as the eighth bishop of Cheyenne in early December.

  • TC marching band advances to semistate

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City's Marching Marksmen didn't feel good about the performance at regional competition Saturday, but did well enough to advance to the semistate level this weekend.

    Director Barry Reasoner seeks his students' feedback when they return to their buses after performing and before awards tell them how judges liked their show. He pointed out, however, that the students are their own worst critics and "hold themselves to a very high standard."

  • Local bands battle for $1,000

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can help the Perry Central Marching Commodores or Tell City Marching Marksmen win $1,000 in television station WFIE's Ultimate Battle of the Bands from 6 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Voting is conducted by going to www.14wfie.com, clicking on "Sports" and "Click here to vote for Battle of the Bands."