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Today's News

  • United Way invites you to give to others

    Would you consider a year-end donation to United Way of Perry County? Before you say no, please take a minute to read on. To date the 2009 campaign has raised almost $65,000, only half of our goal of $125,000.

    While we are obviously short of our goal, we sincerely understand how we have all been forced to tighten our belts during these rocky economic times. The campaign, however, is more than simply talking about dollars. More importantly, the campaign affects many people in Perry County.

  • 'The Road' offers a miserable journey worth taking

    The film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's bestselling novel, "The Road," has had a long trek of its own into theaters. It was supposed to have been released over a year ago but was delayed time and time again. It was finally released into a handful of theaters a month ago and is now being slowly expanded across the country. Typically, when a movie is completed and shelved for over a year, that means it is terrible or just too weird to find an audience. I'm happy to say "The Road" is neither.

  • Christmas for Kids

    Tell City firefighters joined hands with Santa Claus Saturday to brighten the holiday for 20 local youngsters, delivering presents to wide-eyed children. In turn, parents and even firefighters wiped the occasional moist eye.

    It was the fifth year for the department’s Christmas for Kids project. Firefighters raised money at area stores, placing out their boots and asking customers to fill them with donations. Other contributions come from people in the community, Chief Greg Linne said, including sizable gifts from two families.

  • Rogier propels PC past Springs Valley

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central used defensive pressure in the second half to defeat Springs Valley 51-48 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores overcame a 10-point deficit, 41-31 with 4:07 left in regulation, using a full-court press and a half-court trap to bottle up the Blackhawk offense.

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “We forced some quick shots and traveling (violations) that we were able to capitalize on and tightened things up.”

    The Commodores outscored Springs Valley 13-3 over the last 4:00 of regulation.

  • Tell City cold at line in loss to Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City Coach John Hayes thought the Marksmen did several things wrong in their 63-57 PAC boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Friday.

    But he laid most of the blame on their cold free-throw shooting.

    The Marksmen hit only 9 of 17 at the line and missed four front ends of one-and-bonus situations.

    The Marksmen shot free throws well in the first half (5 for 7). But turnovers plagued them (eight in the first quarter) as they went into halftime trailing 29-23.

  • Hauenstein, Wagner lead Tell City past Southridge

    TELL CITY—Erika Hauenstein and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Southridge 106-74 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.30 and the 500 freestyle in 5:49.90.

    Wagner won the 50 free in 25.64 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.94, just 20-hundredths of a second off her personal best set in last year’s sectional.

    Those two teamed with Chelsea and Bailey Malone to win the 200 medley relay in 2:01.47.

  • PC pulls away from Orleans in final quarter

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used its pressure defense to outscore Orleans 16-8 in the fourth quarter and beat the Bulldogs 41-32 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores led only 25-24 after three quarters but held Orleans to just two field goals in the final period.

    “I think we wore them down a little bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We got some steals and got loose on some breaks.

  • Tell City girls fall in OT

    TELL CITY—Tecumseh scored 15 points in overtime to beat Tell City 63-55 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    “We played really well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “But we made  a few key turnovers (in overtime) and they hit some key shots.”

    Tecumseh had trouble hitting three-point shots most of the game against Tell City’s aggressive man-to-man defense. “We got out and played hard,” said Lyons.

  • Raiders outswim Tell City boys

    TELL CITY—Tell City swept the diving but won only one other event as it lost to Southridge 92-60 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Junior Taylor Maddle won the diving with 216.50 points, his first time above 200 points this season.

    Logan Bolin placed second with 185.15 points, also a personal record, and Chris Martin took third with 104.60 points.

    Tell City also won the 200-yard freestyle relay. Nick Bower, Jerry Ammon, David McDaniel and Greg Clayton swam it in 1:46.66 to win by 12.60 seconds.

  • Cannelton gets $254,700 Focus Fund grant

    CANNELTON - Cannelton was one of 33 communities reaping more than $15 million in Community Focus Fund grants Dec. 14 in Indianapolis.

    Cannelton's share was $254,700, and will help the city improve its storm-water infrastructure.