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Today's News

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  • Area festivals usher in fall

    Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Saturday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans.

    Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic style performances.

  • Candidates discuss partisanship, other issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

  • Mater Dei defeats Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Emma Kohnert made 11 kills but Tell City lost to Mater Dei 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 in volleyball Thursday.
    Mary Steen added five kills for the Marksmen and Brenee Leibering made two blocks.
    Natalie Peter had 23 assists and Cassie Bryant made 12 digs.
    Mater Dei won the JV match 25-15, 25-10.
    Jana Lacy made three kills and Natalie Sanders added two for Tell City. Emilie Stephens made two blocks and served three points (one ace) and Chelsey Billings made 10 digs.

  • James propels PC past Jasper

    LEOPOLD—Grace James made nine blocks, eight kills and 15 digs and had 23 assists as Perry Central beat Jasper 25-22, 26-24, 26-24 in volleyball Thursday.
    Jordan Sprinkle added eight blocks as the Commodores played strong defense at the net.
    Parker made 21 digs, Hannah Edwards 13, Hubert and Ryann Lynch seven apiece, and Casey James six.
    Besides James’ eight kills, Brittany Parker made nine, Sprinkle eight, and Maddie Hubert seven in a balanced spiking attack.

  • Tell City 2nd in tennis sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Castle won four matches in straight sets and beat Tell City 5-0 in their boys tennis sectional championship match Thursday.
    Castle won the sectional for the 21st year in a row.
    Tell City’s Jake Swihart made several ace serves as he  beat Ashwin Prasad 6-3 in the first set of No. 1 singles.
    But Prasad came back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-1 after a rain delay in the second set.

  • Vikings best Tell City

    By MICHAEL WEBSTER
    Mount Vernon Democrat

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey ran all over Tell City and won 36-15 Friday in a PAC football game that was played much more evenly than the final score.
    A six-minute stretch spanning the halves in which they gave up 22 unanswered points. doomed the Marksmen.
    Tell City scored first, as Elliot Brown scooted 39 yards for a 7-0 lead.
    North Posey fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Marksmen marched down to the North Posey 2 but turned the ball over on downs.

  • Commodores run to win over Senators

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Nathan Shaw led a strong running game that carried Perry Central past West Washington 13-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    Shaw rushed for 164 yards on 19 carries and scored both Commodore touchdowns.
    Devin Martin added 122 yards on 13 carries as the Commodores amassed 304 of their 325 total yards on the ground.

  • COLUMN: A great place to call home

    By MARK WAHL
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is sharing stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.

    As I read the Perry County News, I notice the letters written by community members who have moved into the area. The letters are interesting and heartfelt. Then it clicked that I should write a letter that would encapsulate the move my family made from Santa Claus to Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.