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Today's News

  • 'Paranormal State' episode has local angle

    PERRY COUNTY - Tuesday's episode of "Paranormal State," broadcast on the television network A&E, will feature a Perry County family's experience with a possible haunting. The show was taped in October and includes interviews with the family about their experiences.

    News Editor Vince Luecke was interviewed for the program. A "Paranormal State" production crew that included host Ryan Buell spent two days in the county.

    The show airs at 9 p.m. CST. A preview can be found at www.aetv.com/paranormal-state.

  • Legion schedules 'hard times' party Jan. 15

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a "hard times" party from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15.

    Bean soup with ham hocks, corn bread and ham will be served. Dancing and euchre games will also be held. Attendees are encouraged to take music to be played. Legion, auxiliary and SAL members and military service men and women are invited to join.

  • 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.