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Today's News

  • Whitesville holds off Cannelton

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Five bad serves hurt Cannelton in a 24-26, 25-20, 25-15 volleyball loss to Whitesville Trinity Thursday.

    Cannelton did have “a lot of good spikes,” said Coach Heather Garrison. “I’m definitely seeing improvement.”

    Sarah Powers and Allicyn Garrett each made six spikes and Jaci Garrett and Sammie James each added five. Three of Allicyn Garrett’s went for kills.

    Nakaa Myers made 28 good sets.

    Cannelton served nine aces, including three by Jaci Garrett.

  • Tell City subdues Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all three singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Crawford County 4-1 in boys tennis Wednesday.

    The Marksmen swept the singles matches in straight sets.

    Anjan Kashyab beat C.J. Shelton 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1, Greg Hollinden beat Jared Purcell 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2, and Christopher Kohnert defeated Jarret Denzinger 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3.

    Mike Richmer and Trent Wheatley outlasted Patrick Allen and Jesse Baize 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Archers score late to top PC

    LEOPOLD—Reese Miller scored a tie-breaking touchdown on a 41-yard sweep in the fourth quarter as Tell City beat Perry Central 22-14 in eighth grade football Thursday.

    Brennan Malone threw a two-point conversion pass to Drew Mowery to put the Archers up by eight points. Their defense then stopped Perry Central’s final drive.

    Miller had scored earlier on a 66-yard run and a two-point conversion run.

    Malone threw a 15-yard pass to Mowery for Tell City’s first touchdown.

  • What are your kids saying?

    It's easy for people like me without children to preach to people with kids. I do that sometimes with my siblings, all married with children. I complain about nephews who are far too young to talk like sailors and who seem to think they're smarter than their parents, or their uncle.

  • Perry Central shuts out South Decatur

    GREENSBURG—Perry Central used a balanced rushing attack and strong defense against the run to shut out South Decatur 21-0 in football Saturday.

    The Commodores held South Decatur to 18 yards rushing on 22 carries while gaining 207 yards themselves on 47 carries.

    The Cougars did complete 17 of 34 passes for 164 yards.

    But they also had one intercepted by Andrew Harpenau and one knocked down by Lucas Bryant. And their quarterback was sacked twice, by T.J. Hall and Kegan Hubert.

  • Area post offices won't close, despite rumors

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's post office did not appear on a Sept. 2 list of 413 proposed for closing, squelching a rumor Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson said had a couple of residents concerned.

    She reported at a special meeting of the city's common council Aug. 27 she had heard a rumor the city's postal facility was to be closed.

    The meeting was a rescheduled gathering of the council originally set for Aug. 25 to discuss next year's budget. That meeting was bumped two days due to a lack of quorum.

  • Jail issues to be shared with 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 next week.

    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.

  • IDEM wants to sample water from local wells

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting a statewide groundwater quality survey and is looking for residential well owners in Perry County to participate. IDEM is in the first year of sampling, and hopes to revisit each of the sites annually, said Kris Vance, coordinator for Lincoln Hills Rural Conservation and Development.

    The sampling won't cost homeowners anything and they'll receive copies of the results. Individual results will be kept confidential with collected data helping to gauge the quality of groundwater in the area.

  • Saving William Tell

    William Tell's steady aim saved the life of his son. Hundreds of years later, two local brothers have devoted their time and talents to preserve a 60-year-old painting of the Swiss leader.

  • Port officials accept low bid from Kentucky firm

    TELL CITY - Associated Railroad Contractors Inc., of Louisville, Ky., was the low bidder for work needed along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line with a proposal $20,000 under the engineer's estimate.