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Today's News

  • Patriots turn back Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Strong serve reception helped Heritage Hills beat Perry Central 25-10, 25-10, 32-30 in volleyball Thursday.

    Perry Central was able to get only two ace serves down against the Patriots.

    The Commodores had a strong spiking game, though. Jessica Huber made nine kills, Megan Hedinger eight, and Ashley Gengelbach seven.

    Those three combined to go 62 for 78 spiking overall.

    Gengelbach made four blocks and Huber added two.

    Tessa Lynch had nine assists and Sloan Harpenau added five.

  • How do fans pick which teams to root for?

    When the NFL used replacement players during the 1987 players strike, some said fans wouldn’t mind because they root for their team’s shirts, regardless of which players are wearing them.

    Crowd were down, but still thousands attended each game. So perhaps those fans did root for the shirts of their hometown team.

    But living hours away from any major professional team, how do Perry Countians choose which pro teams to root for?

  • Rain forces postponements Thursday

    Three sports events involving Perry County teams were called off Thursday due to rain and wet fields.

    Tell City’s boys tennis match at Crawford County and Perry Central’s junior varsity and junior high boys and girls cross country races at Paoli will not be rescheduled due to a shortage of available dates.

    Tell City’s home junior high football games with South Spencer were also called off Thursday. School officials will try to reschedule them because they are conference games.

  • Roadside memorials discussion stirs emotion

    TELL CITY - County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said at a regular meeting Sept. 2 he wanted input from county residents about a possible ordinance on roadside memorials. He got nearly an hour's worth at the commissioners' latest meeting Wednesday.

    Approximately 20 people attended the meeting, many of them high-school students.

    "We're here in protest of any kind of time limits," said Jeff Jones, an adult who noted, "it's the way we pay tribute to our lost loved ones."

  • Waupaca idling its Tennessee foundry

    ETOWAH, Tenn. - The idling of a ThyssenKrupp Waupaca foundry in Tennessee could bring extra production to the company's Tell City facility in 2010. Some employees of the Tennessee plant will be offered positions here or in Waupaca, Wis.

    The Daily Post-Athenian  in Athens, Tenn., reported that the company would idle the plant Jan. 1, 2010, eliminating 276 local jobs.

  • Recertification Day

    Local officers gathered last Monday at the Tell City Police Department's shooting range off of Indiana 66 for their annual firearms recertification. Above, Perry County Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who is a certified firearms instructor, tallies fellow Deputy Daymion Marsh's score. Officers fire their service weapons at varying distances and have to achieve scores of at least 80 percent of a maximum 240 points to obtain their recertification. Tell City and Cannelton officers, as well as sheriff's deputies, passed.

  • Student count virtually unchanged

    PERRY COUNTY - This year's enrollment in Perry County schools is up only one-and-a-half students over last year, according to their superintendents.

    Superintendent Al Chapman said 253 students were in Cannelton City Schools buildings Sept. 18, the state's official "count day" for this year. While the student population may continue to fluctuate as people move into or out of the district, state funding is based on that number. Chapman said the figure is two students lower than he reported last year.

  • ISTEP scores low statewide

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Central Community School fared better than the other two school systems in Perry County in results of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress released Sept. 16 by the state's Education Department.

    In areas examined by The News, Perry Central achieved rates higher than state averages in 35 categories and lower in 22. Tell City-Troy Township students achieved higher-than-average passing rates in 30 areas and lower rates in 28. Cannelton City Schools students achieved rates higher that state averages in three areas and lower in 49.

  • Utility eyes site for new substation

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety gave a green light Sept. 21 to an electric-department request to survey and appraise a 2.3-acre parcel of land it wants to purchase for a proposed new substation.

    Marlow Smethurst, superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department, said the new site on the northeast side of Tell City along Spring Road would serve areas in and near the city that will likely see development in coming years, including land that might be annexed into the city.

  • County clerk: Registration deadline nears for special election

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters of the Tell City-Troy Township School District, including Tell City, the town of Troy and Troy Township, that Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in the special election to be held Nov. 3. The election is being held to decide if proposed improvements to Tell City High School will occur.