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Today's News

  • No easy sectional draws for local volleyball teams

    INDIANAPOLIS—Each Perry County team drew one of the favorites in volleyball sectional pairings announced Monday by the IHSAA.

    In the six-team Class 2A sectional at Perry Central, Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first match 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. That will be followed by South Spencer vs. North Posey at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    The winners of those two matches will meet in the first semifinal match at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

  • Tell City spikes Rebels

    REO—Elizabeth Kohnert made nine kills and three blocks as Tell City beat South Spencer 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 in PAC volleyball Monday.

    McKenzie Hayes added eight kills and Josalyn Ress made seven. Hayes had 13 assists and Miranda Zuelly added seven.

    Hana Reed made 14 digs and served 15 points—three of them aces.

    Leslie Poole served 13 points, getting four aces. Kohnert and Hayes each added two aces.

    The Marksmen had more aces than usual as they experimented with several different serving styles. But they also made 11 bad serves.

  • Memorial outspikes Perry Central

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central had only two players with more than one kill in a 25-15, 25-6, 25-18 volleyball loss to Evansville Memorial Monday.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills and 11 digs to lead Perry Central. Hilarie Hahus also made 11 digs and Megan Hedinger added six kills.

    Hedinger made three blocks and Ashley Gengelbach added two.

    Tessa Lynch had three assists and Sloan Harpenau served two aces.

    Memorial won the junior varsity match 25-15, 25-13.

  • South Central beats Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made more spikes than usual but lost to South Central 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 in volleyball last Thursday.

    Sarah Powers made 10 spikes to lead Cannelton. Jaci Garrett and Hannah Baur each added eight and Whitney Nugent and Tora Walls each made five.

    Baur also made two blocks and served three aces. Nugent added two aces and Walls led the team in digs with five.

    Nakaa Myers and Shy May rotated at setter, “and when Shy was not setting she played back row and made some really good pass returns,” said Cannelton Coach Heather Garrison.

  • Flooding creates major mess

    TELL CITY - Heavy overnight rains sent streams out of their banks in several areas of the county Friday morning, closing roadways, flooding low-lying cropland and canceling classes for students at Perry Central Community School.

    Between 3 and 4 inches fell Thursday night and before dawn Friday. With the ground already saturated from previous rain, water had no place to flow but into already swollen ditches and creeks. The Perry County Highway Department reported water over roads along the Anderson River and its tributaries in western and northern areas of the county.

  • Council endorses school project

    TELL CITY - Elected officials in Tell City gave their endorsement last Monday to a planned $10 million renovation of Tell City High School that will go to township voters during a Nov. 3 referendum.

    Superintendent Ron Etienne outlined the project during the council's regular meeting Oct. 5.  It would finish work undertaken over the past couple of years to improve the high school, including renovations to the original 1928 building.

  • Lutgring joins News writing team

    TELL CITY - A new writer welcomed to the Perry County News will write feature stories and handle social news for the print and online versions of the newspaper.

    Trista Lutgring, a native of Tell City, is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., graduating in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism. She also worked as a sports correspondent for the News earlier this year.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Frieda Lutgring of Tell City.

  • March for Babies a success
  • Even Start awarded four years' funding

    TELL CITY - The advisory board for Perry County's Even Start program includes representatives from a broad array of educational and social-services agencies. A meeting of that board Tuesday revealed the value it brings to the community as resources elsewhere decline or disappear.  

    The Even Start program is one of six remaining in the state and has been funded for another four years, Director Darryl Irvin said in opening the meeting in a William Tell Elementary School conference room.

    "There were 24 (Even Start programs) when we started."

  • Firefighters memorial