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Today's News

  • Perry Central boys qualify for state meet

    NASHVILLE—Eric Scheiber placed 13th to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the 20-team Brown County boys cross country semistate Saturday.

    That qualified the Commodores for the state meet, to be held at noon Saturday at LaVern Gibson Championship course at Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute.

    “We ran pretty well from a team perspective,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We weren’t that far out of third place (12 points behind Bloomington South).

  • Braves spike Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton made no kills or ace serves in a 25-3, 25-8, 25-9 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    After Cannelton had a side out on its first serve, Teri Newmaster served nine consecutive points for the Braves to give them a 10-0 lead. The Bulldogs were unable to successfully return most of her serves.

    Rebecca Brown added 11 consecutive points, including one ace, as Tecumseh increased its lead to 22-1.

    Tecumseh also had big serving turns early in the next two games.

  • No. 5 Perry Central to host No. 4 Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will try to contain one of the state’s leading rushers when two of the top five Class A football teams in the state meet in the sectional semifinals Friday at 6:30 p.m.

    The Commodores, 9-1 and ranked fifth in the final Class A state coaches poll, will host North Daviess, 9-1 and ranked fourth in that poll.

    The Cougars’ offense is led by Ryan Webster, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior running back.

  • Tell City, North Posey in football rematch Friday

    POSEYVILLE—Continued improvement on defense could be the key to Tell City’s chances in its football sectional semifinal game at North Posey Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Marksmen scored 22 points in a regular-season loss to North Posey Oct. 2, which was then their highest total of the season.

    But they gave up 45 points that night. However they have not given up more than two touchdowns in regulation play in any of their three games since.

    The 7-3 Vikings will test Tell City’s defense with a strong running game.

  • Schlichter helping Tell City offense improve

    TELL CITY—A trip to a jewelry store produced a jewel of an offensive coordinator for Tell City’s football team.

    Art Schlichter recalls, “I was in Roland’s (on Main Street in Tell City) buying something for my daughter and Ken Roland said, ‘Would you be interested in helping the high school team?’ I said I might, and Don Hitz (Tell City’s head coach) gave me a call a day or two later).”

  • Mater Dei knocks off Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had some serve-reception problems in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-15 loss to Mater Dei in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Tuesday.

    “We just had a hard time with serve-receive,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they were a very strong team—we would have had to play our best game.”

    The Commodores made several errors on receiving serves and making return hits as they fell behind 7-2 and 14-5 at the start of the first game.

  • Girl Scout Road won't get recovery home

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners declined to act Wednesday on a rezoning request that would have led to a substance-abuse recovery home being opened near the Girl Scout camp outside Cannelton.

  • Pay raises not certain in TC 2010 budget

    TELL CITY - A 2010 budget Mayor Barbara Ewing called one of the most challenging in her memory will mean no immediate pay raises for city workers in 2010. However, employees could receive 25-cent hourly increases later in the year, once the city's budget and tax rate receive final approval by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

  • Governor offers hero's salute to BCF employee

    BRANCHVILLE — Mike Hubert, a Branchville Correctional Facility maintenance employee critically injured by three offenders who escaped in March, was presented a certificate of heroism Tuesday by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    Hubert continues to recover from head injuries he suffered during the attack. The three men, who were later captured, struck him in the head with a blunt object before cutting through prison fences and fleeing.

  • Chief wants to send officer to school

    CANNELTON - Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson wants to assign a resource officer to the city's schools and sell a surplus vehicle through an auction company.

    "I'm looking closely at having a school resource officer," he said at an Oct. 12 meeting of the city's common council. The schools would like one, but can't afford it, he added, saying "a true resource officer is full time."