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Today's News

  • Community needs recovery home

    Editor's Note: Due to its size, this column about a planned recovery home on Girl Scout Road will run in two parts, today and in Thursday's edition.

    First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Randy Paris. I am currently the president of Recovery Connection Inc. I am also a resident of Perry County, work in Perry County and have served on boards such as the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee and the Troy Township Water Association.

  • Local teams open football seasons Friday

    Area football teams will open their regular season this Friday.

    Perry Central will host Corydon for its season opener at 7 p.m.

    Tell City will travel to Mount Vernon for its opener, also at 7 p.m.

    Complete season previews for both Perry County teams will appear in the News Thursday.

  • Balanced spiking attack will help Tell City team

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting at every position could propel Tell City’s volleyball team to a winning season.

    The Marksmen finished 14-14 last season after posting a school-record 24 wins the previous year. But they return four senior hitters who lettered for both those teams and they have some talented underclassmen as well.

    Sometimes they have had one or two good hitters and opposing defenses would key on them. But this year “we’ve got hitters in every spot that I feel comfortable going to,” said fourth-year Tell City coach Dalonda Hayes.

  • Perry Central team to depend on strong hitting, good serving

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team hopes to improve its passing and setting to rebound from last year’s 5-30 record.

    The Commodores return two strong hitters in Jessica Huber and Megan Hedinger. “And we serve well,” said Coach Becky Genet.

    “Basically we’re working on our passing and improving our setting,” added Genet. “We need to become more consistent.”

    The Commodores will have more experience in those areas. Setters Sloan Harpenau and Tessa Lynch return from last year’s starting lineup.

  • With 8 seniors, Bulldogs banking on experience

    CANNELTON—With eight seniors and 16 players on the roster, Cannelton’s volleyball team has its most experience and depth in several years.

    Third-year coach Heather Garrison thinks defense is the Bulldogs’ strongest suit but thinks they are stronger in most areas than the last two years.

    But she said one of their biggest obstacles may be “overcoming our past,” as they seem to lack confidence that they can win after going 2-18 last year and not winning more than three matches in any of the last five years.

  • Tell City tennis team expects improvement

    TELL CITY—With four returning starters and a freshman who has won numerous USTA tourneys, Tell City’s boys tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 3-10 record.

    The Marksmen have only eight boys on their roster—just one more than the number needed to fill a varsity lineup.

    But they have some talent. Junior Greg Hollinden started at No. 1 doubles last year, Chris Kohnert started at No. 3 singles, and Trent Wheatley and Patrick Hagedorn started at No. 2 doubles.

  • TC girls golf team shooting for .500 mark

    TELL CITY—Despite having only four girls on the team, Tell City girls golf coach Jim Meek thinks the Marksmen could win half their matches this season.

    Though lacking in numbers, the Marksmen have experience. They return three starters from last year and one from the year before.

    They bring a variety of strengths to the team.

    Sophomore Jessica Ballman “is probably the most consistent driver from a form point of view,” said Meek. “Her mechanics are more consistent than the others.

  • Marksmen to start 2nd JV soccer season

    TELL CITY—Tell City starts its second junior varsity soccer season with 17 players, three more than last year.

    That turnout should help backers of the sport to convince the Tell City-Troy Township School Board to give it varsity status next year.

  • County parks board hopes to hire new director by October

    CANNELTON—The Perry County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors hopes to hire a county recreation director by October.

    The new employee would replace Dan Adams, who resigned from the position in July to devote more time to his winery business.

    Parks board president Edd Ransom told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the job description board members agreed to at their previous meeting had been submitted to county auditor Connie Berger and had been approved with no major changes.

  • Collision injures young bicyclist

    TELL CITY - A teenager riding his bike on a sunny morning suffered multiple skull fractures and a broken leg Monday after colliding with a truck on Franklin Street, Tell City police said.

    According to Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, Tyler J. Fuentes, 14, of 3410 Tell St., was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville after being taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.