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Today's News

  • Truth, health care and tort reform

    As an attorney in this community, I feel compelled to respond to the recent guest column of Dr. William Marcrum regarding the ongoing health-care debate.

    While I cannot directly address some of Dr. Marcrum's finer points regarding the value of services he provides or the rates at which he is reimbursed for care to Medicare or Medicaid patients, I can certainly address the biggest inaccuracy in his commentary - tort reform as a prong of health-care reform.

  • Tell City downs Chargers

    PETERSBURG—Tell City amassed 415 yards of offense and took advantage of four Pike Central turnovers to beat the Chargers 34-14 in PAC football Friday.

    Pike Central had 292 yards of total offense and 17 first downs, numbers usually good for more than two touchdowns.

    But the 0-4 Chargers fumbled three times and Ty DuPont, Trent Gunn and Justin Hagan recovered them for Tell City.

    Ryan Henrickson intercepted a pass at the Tell City 8-yard line to end another Pike Central drive.

  • PC stops Senators

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s defense forced four turnovers in defeating West Washington 51-13 in PLAC football Friday.

    Perry Central’s T.J. Hall returned a Senator fumble for a  61-yard touchdown. Kegan Hubert recovered a fumble that set up a touchdown.

    Mikey Wilkerson returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown. Dakota Huff returned an interception 40 yards to set up a field goal and another interception 41-yards to set up a touchdown.

  • PC nips Tell City in five games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had strong digging and took advantage of some Tell City errors to beat the Marksmen 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 10-25, 15-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    “We missed 10 serves in the first two games—that’s enough to turn those game around,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “I just think it’s lack of concentration.

    “We also had a lot of errors at the net—things I felt like we killed ourselves on. But we came back and played pretty well the third and fourth games.”

  • Tell City splits matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City swept the singles matches and won in No. 1 doubles to beat South Spencer 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.

    Anjan Kashyab and Trent Wheatley won No. 1 and 3 singles in straight sets and Greg Hollinden won the No. 2 singles match in three sets.

    Mike Richmer and Christopher Kohnert also won in three sets in No. 1 doubles.

    Tell City lost to Pike Central 3-2 Thursday. Kashyab and Wheatley were the Marksmen’s winners.

    Tell City, 2-6 overall and 1-6 in the conference, will host Boonville today at 4:30 p.m.

  • County may regulate roadside memorials

    TELL CITY - One county commissioner wanted to seek public input on rules that could be imposed for roadside memorials, some of which he called "the shrines people put up."

    "I think there should be a time limit, maybe a year," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said at a regular meeting Sept. 2.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said a landowner had asked about memorials along state highways, and noted some have been set up in county rights-of-way, as well.

  • Meeting on jail open to public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting this evening.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

  • Paving the Way
  • Hospital honored for performance

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital has been recognized by its Louisville, Ky.,-based management-services firm for strong financial results and overall performance.

    Alliant Management Services presented the hospital its Financial Performance and Overall Performance awards during a July 31 ceremony in Louisville. The hospital's staff has been celebrating the awards this week and employees working all shifts will be treated to a cookout today.

  • Port officials seek share of stimulus funds

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners granted in a regular meeting Sept. 3 permission for the county's port authority to apply for a share of $1.5 billion in stimulus funding.

    Alvin Evans, president of the board of directors for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, said freight railroads and ports can apply for the money, and the port authority is seeking $16 million.