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Today's News

  • Rebels shut out Perry Central

    ROCKPORT—South Spencer scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 12-2 baseball victory over Perry Central Saturday.

    Perry Central took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on three singles and Clint Schank’s sacrifice fly.

    South Spencer took control in the bottom of the inning, though.

    Four walks, a double and an error led to six runs for the Rebels and chased Commo-dore starter Tony Backer before he recorded an out.

  • TC golf team expects to improve from last year

    TELL CITY—With four of the five players from last year’s conference roster returning, Tell City’s boys golf team expects to improve on last year’s 15-37 record.

    The Marksmen graduated leading scorer Ian Reed. And with only seven boys on their roster this year, they don’t have a lot of depth.

    But they return their second through fourth scorers and their fifth man from last year’s PAC tourney.

  • Goffinet powers Tell City to win

    HUNTINGBURG—Lauren Goffinet had three hits and drove in four runs as Tell City beat Southridge 6-3 in PAC girls softball Tuesday.

    Goffinet hit an RBI single in the first inning, a two-run triple down the left-field line in the second inning, and a solo home run over the right-field fence in the seventh.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter for the win. She gave up three walks and struck out two.

    The game was the season opener for the Marksmen.

    They will visit North Posey for another Pocket Athletic Conference game Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Raiders outrun Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—Southridge won nine of 15 events to beat Tell City 73-50 in girls track Tuesday.

    The Raiders swept all three places in three events.

    A highlight for Tell City was its sweeping the three places in the 1600-meter run. Sarah Goffinet won it in 5:50.7, Tiffany Davis was second in 5:50.9, and Andyn Rowe was third in 6:20.

    Goffinet also won the 3200 in 13:14 and Rowe placed second in 13:32.

    Those two teamed with Brittany Waninger and Davis to win the 3200 relay in 11:05.

  • Local officials object to some stimulus rules

    TELL CITY - Former Tell City Mayor Bill Goffinet doesn’t like the way stimulus money that could fund expensive projects the federal government requires is being distributed.

    Since the federal government gets its money from the American people, he said March 26, it makes no sense that some of it will come as loans whose repayment could significantly increase local-community residents’ bills.

  • Spring cleanup at TCHS April 18

    TELL CITY - In two weeks hundreds of volunteers will converge at Tell City High School to spruce up the facility as part of a community-service project.

    During the April 18 Indiana Student Education Association Outreach to Teach Project, TCHS teachers, students and community members will paint, clean and complete minor repairs to the school with the help of a $1,000 grant from the National Education Association Student Program’s Community Learning through American’s Schools

  • Conservation corps offers summer jobs

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will hire 2,000 young people to spend the next two summers improving Indiana’s parks, trails, state forests and other natural wonders. Some of the work will take place close to home.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced plans last week for the Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps. The program will tap federal stimulus funds designated for employment and training of people 16 to 24 years old.  

  • Perry County’s jobless rate climbs to 9.7 percent

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County’s unemployment rate continues to climb amid the national recession but remains under jobless percentages posted by Crawford and Spencer counties, Indiana Department of Workforce statistics show.

    An estimated 9.7 percent of Perry County’s labor force was unemployed in February, up six-tenths of a percent from January and nearly double from last year. The county’s unemployment rate in January was 9.1 percent.

  • Officials approve capital, home improvements

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved in their regular meeting March 18 a three-year capital-improvement plan, an agreement with the county’s redevelopment corporation and a three-year grant to cover home repairs.

  • Correctional facility hosting community meeting Saturday

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting Saturday morning at Perry Central Community School will give the public a chance to learn more about Branchville Correctional Facility. The 9 a.m. gathering will take place in the elementary cafeteria-gymnasium, Gil Peters, the correctional facility’s superintendent said last week. He will share information about the facility, including changes made since the March 20 escapes by three people. He will also field questions and solicit input from the public.