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Today's News

  • Line battle could decide Commodores' game

    LEOPOLD - Two strong running games helped by big, physical offensive lines will battle when Perry Central hosts North Daviess for a Class A football sectional semifinal game Friday at 7 p.m.

    Perry Central, led by 6-foot-4, 400-pound Robbie Piper, usually has the size advantage on the offensive and defensive lines.

    But the 7-3 Cougars will be bigger at some positions on the line.

    They start a 6-foot-3, 315-pound center and guards who are 6-4, 290 pounds and 5-8, 228 pounds.

    They also have a 6-foot, 230-pound tackle. But their other tackle is only 5-11, 193 pounds.

  • Perry Central boys, Goffinet qualify for state

    NASHVILLE - Perry Central's boys team placed fifth in the 20-team Brown County semistate Saturday to qualify for the state cross country meet for the second year in a row.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet also qualified for state, as she placed 10th in the girls semistate.

    The top six teams and the top 15 individual runners from each race qualified for the state meet, to be held Saturday at LaVern Gibson course in Wabash Valley Sports Center, Terre Haute. The girls race will start at noon Perry County time, the boys race at 12:45 p.m.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark School Building

    Cannelton 1, Cannelton Community Center

    Cannelton 2, Cannelton Community Center

    Clark 1, Bristow Community Center

    Clark 2, Bristow Community Center

    Derby, County highway garage

    Leopold, County highway garage

    Oil, County highway garage

    Rono, County highway garage

    Tell City 1, VFW Post 2939

    Tell City 2, Humboldt Street fire station

    Tell City 3, City Hall

    Tell City 4, Schergens Center

  • Project fraught with concerns

    The Citizens Action Coalition has legally intervened against the construction of a coal-gasification plant proposed by Leucadia to be located in Rockport in Spencer County.

    CAC is a consumer watchdog group of 70,000 statewide members. CAC represents residential ratepayers and homeowners before the Utility Regulatory Commission and the state legislature on energy and utility issues and environmental issues related to energy policy.

  • Working by the moonlight

    Ivan James was a rare gem of a man who inhabited the hinterland of northeast Perry County.

    His occupation was farming, a most noble pursuit he'd been born into. Ivan was a wide-brimmed-hat sort of fellow, blue-denim overalls, handkerchief spilling out the back pocket, whittlin' knife hidden in the front one.

    His hands were out-of-doors worn from a lifetime of hard use, but there was a softness in his eyes that revealed something of his old soul.

  • Vigilance is voters' sacred duty

    Our duty in the voting booth is a sacred one even in good times. The gravity of our task is multiplied many times when we're sending our loved ones into the paths of bombs and bullets, and when national and global financial systems are collapsing. For that reason, the trust we place in our voting systems must be absolute.

  • Commodores squash Rebels

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central improved its passing and spiking accuracy and beat South Spencer 25-13, 25-4, 25-16 in first-round Class 2A volleyball sectional action Thursday.

    "I know they're not the strongest team in the world, but in most of the games we lost we beat ourselves," said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

    "Tonight at least we passed the ball and made some things happen. We passed the ball a lot better and went to the floor and got the ball.

  • Passing woes hurt TC in loss to Forest Park

    LEOPOLD - Forest Park did an excellent job receiving serves while Tell City had some problems in that department Thursday.

    The result was a 25-23, 25-15, 25-9 win for Forest Park in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional.

    "We knew to compete with them we had to block and we had to pass," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We got the blocking part down. We probably had our best blocking game we've had all year. We got hands on every one of their hits.

  • Tell City's defense lacking in 49-27 loss

    TELL CITY - Tell City's football team compiled the sort of statistics Friday that one might expect would give the Marksmen their first win.

    They had two 160-yard rushers and gained 14 first downs as they scored a season-high 27 points.

    But their defense continued to struggle as they lost to North Knox 49-27 in Class 2A first-round sectional action.

    The Marksmen finished the season 0-10, their first winless season ever, as they gave up an average of 43.8 points per game. That ranked 312th among 318 teams in the state.

  • PC records 7th shutout in win over Trojans

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central held Wood Memorial to 54 total yards as the Commodores romped 45-0 in the first round of the Class A football sectional Friday.

    Perry Central also rolled up 332 yards of total offense.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, "Our intensity off the ball was good. The last time we played them we let the (Trojan) defense come off blocks and make plays."

    The Commodores scored on seven of their first eight possessions.