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Today's News

  • PC’s turnovers key factor in loss

    ORLEANS—Orleans took advantage of its strong inside game and Perry Central’s 20 turnovers to beat the Commodores 65-53 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores fell behind by 11 points in the first nine minutes and never led.

    But they battled back to tie the score three times late in the third quarter, the last at 34-34 on a driving basket by Alex Rogier with 1:44 left in the period.

    Then Orleans went on an 11-0 run to take control.

  • Roach leads Rebels past Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—South Spencer center Samantha Roach scored 25 points as the Rebels beat Tell City 66-57 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Roach, a strong 6-foot sophomore, hit 11 of 16 shots from the field and 3 of 8 free throws.

    She hit one 10-foot baseline shot but scored all the rest of her baskets inside.

    Three came on offensive rebounds, one on a nice pick-and-roll move, and the rest from strong low-post moves.

  • Marksmen pounce on Panthers

    TELL CITY—Tell City jumped to a 31-8 halftime lead and beat Corydon 39-31 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    “Offensively we moved the ball real well against their 1-3-1 zone,” Tell City Coach Dan Lacy said of the Marksmen’s hot first half. “We hit shots, we got the ball inside, and we got some baskets off their 1-2-2 press.

    “In the second half they put a little more pressure on us and we were going into their traps with our heads down, not seeing the floor.”

  • Commodores sink Wood Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central improved its free-throw shooting in the second half and beat Wood Memorial 40-36 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores hit only 1 of 8 free throws in the first half but made 8 of 12 in the second half.

    Their point total was 10 points higher than their previous high.

    “We played well enough to win,” said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier.

    He said about half the Commodores’ field goals came inside and half came from the perimeter.

    Trent Brown led Perry Central scorers with 15 points.

  • Health screenings provide baseline data

    TELL CITY – All of the students at William Tell Elementary School underwent voluntary health screenings just before Christmas, Principal Laura Noble reported at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 13, providing baseline information for comparisons over the next two years.

    Height, weight, body-mass index, blood pressure and other information was gathered "in a very professional way," Noble told the board. Funded through a Welborn Foundation wellness grant, information from the examinations will remain confidential, she emphasized, and is being provided to parents.

  • County port board honors founding member

    TELL CITY – A man who served as charter member of a number of local organizations was honored posthumously Jan. 14 for his role in launching the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, where he served as general manager for three years.

    Gerald D. "Gerry" Thomas, who also served as president of the Indiana Rail Transportation Group, was honored in a resolution adopted by the port authority's board of directors in a regular meeting. He died Dec. 12 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Police net stolen goods; more charges possible

    TELL CITY – Laptop computers, kitchen appliances, DVDs and even a stuffed toy dog, all allegedly stolen from Wal-Mart stores in three cities, were seized Tuesday night by Tell City police officers.

    "Someone could get a good start furnishing a small apartment with what we found tonight," Patrolman Roger Smith said while showing off items that included a Sony laptop computer, coffee maker, mixer and a collection of several DVDs.

  • Judge rules Tell City man incompetent to stand trial

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with attempting to kill his father has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be treated at a state hospital before his case is reviewed this spring.

    Special Judge William Weikert signed an order last week declaring Patrick C. Hagedorn lacks comprehension of the criminal charges facing him and is unable to assist in his own defense.

  • Perry County among five receiving federal aid

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Baron Hill announced this month that Perry, Spencer, Floyd, Orange and Scott counties will receive federal emergency-grant funds.

    The $720,000 grant will be administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • United Way accepting applications for funding

    TELL CITY – Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Applications are available at the United Way office at 1012 31st St. in Tell City or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the United Way distributed more than $71,500 to health and human-service organizations that provide services in Perry County.

    Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Applications received after the deadline or those incomplete will not be considered.  Applicants must have 501c3 tax status.