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Today's News

  • Board asked to re-examine student drug-testing rules

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A drug-testing policy for Tell City-Troy Township students adopted earlier this year may be re-examined at the request of a parent who told school board members last week that special-needs students shouldn’t be subject to drug screens that would likely create anxiety.

  • Teamwork brings happy ending to canine rescue

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    DERBY – A pair of Great Pyrenees dogs trapped on a cliff near Derby were rescued Thursday morning, courtesy of the Perry County Rescue Squad and sheriff’s department. Brenda Peter said she noticed the two dogs, owned by Chris Coyle, while walking in the area that was quarried many years ago. Both had fallen or jumped onto a ledge about 20 feet below the face of the steep cliff, which isn’t far from Coyle’s home.

  • Santa on his way to weekend parades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus will be the guest of honor at two weekend parades as Perry County kicks off the holiday season.
    Cannelton’s parade begins at 6 p.m. Friday with Tell City’s parade getting under way at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Leopold will host its annual parade Dec. 4.

    New Lineup Location for Cannelton Event

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Legion Auxiliary Post 142 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

  • Forest Park outshoots Perry Central for win

    FERDINAND—Forest Park shot well from outside to beat Perry Central 44-34 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Rangers hit four three-point shots, including two they banked in.
    “We played a little zone at first and they hit a couple of outside shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Then we went man-to-man the rest of the game but they still hit some (outside) shots.”
    Perry Central, on the other hand, had trouble hitting inside.

  • Wolfpack nips Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Chelsea Jellison’s transition layup with 21 seconds left lifted Crawford County past Tell City 38-37 in girls basketball Friday.
    Tell City led 37-32 after McKenzie Hayes hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2:11 left.
    Jellison scored the last six points of the game, though, hitting a driving 6-foot baseline shot, a 15-footer out front, and then the go-ahead layup off a Crawford County steal.

  • TC wrestling team young, lacks depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team has its fewest boys in years and will start at least four freshmen.
    There are only three seniors and three juniors (one a first-year wrestler) on the 14-man roster. And because some are in the same weight class, the Marksmen will be able to fill only 11 of the 14 weight classes.
    Still the Marksmen have some talented individuals. Coach Joe Litherland hopes to have “three or four” PAC or sectional champions after having none last year.

  • Cannelton boys will rely on quickness

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s boys basketball team lacks experience and outside shooting but hopes to make up for it with improved quickness and ball-handling.
    The Bulldogs graduated three starters from last year’s 3-18 team and had two of their top seven players from that squad transfer to another school this fall.
    That leaves them with just two returning lettermen, 6-foot-3 sophomore center Quinn Duke and sophmore guard Elijah Littles.

  • Cannelton girls split with Braves, Hornets

    CANNELTON—Sarah Powers scored 28 points as Cannelton beat Medora 72-50 in girls basketball Friday.

  • Church News, Nov. 17

    Agape day of celebration, Thanksgiving Sunday
    CANNELTON – Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton, will host a day of celebration and Thanksgiving Sunday.
    A special invitation is extended to former members of the church.
    A video presentation, special music and a fellowship meal followed by a mortgage burning ceremony are planned for the day.
    Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP the church at 547-2772 or e-mail agape@psci.net.

  • Community News, Nov. 17

    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.