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Today's News

  • PC girls first, Tell City 2nd at North Harrison

    RAMSEY - Tell City had three of the top 16 finishers but Perry Central had better grouping between its first and fifth runners as it won the North Harrison girls cross country invitational Thursday.

    Perry Central scored 94 points to win the 19-team meet. Tell City, led by individual winner Sarah Goffinet in 19:46.4, placed second with 123 points.

    Perry Central placed third in the 26-team boys meet behind Floyd Central and New Albany. Tell City finished sixth.

    All five Perry Central scorers placed in the top 30 of 140 runners in the girls race.

  • Rebels overpower TC

    TELL CITY - Strong offensive line play helped South Spencer rack up 414 yards of total offense and beat Tell City 42-0 in PAC football Friday.

    Behind the Rebels' stronger and more experienced line, they rushed for 316 yards.

    They used nine different ball carriers . Four of them scored touchdowns and none of them lost yardage until their final play of the game - and that was only because they fumbled.

    "They were making holes and we weren't filling them," Tell City Coach Don Hitz said about the Rebels' line.

  • Perry Central runs over Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central rushed for 308 yards and shut out Crawford County 42-0 in PLAC football Friday.

    The Commodores also caused six turnovers, five fumbles and an interception. Two of Perry Central's six touchdowns were set up by Wolfpack fumbles.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, "Our offensive linemen did a good job with their blocking schemes. We had a couple of problems early but straightened them out."

    "We are still not getting off the ball as quickly as I would like," he added.

  • Whitesville holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Brooke Powers made 15 spikes but Cannelton lost to Whitesville Trinity 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.

    Hannah Baur added 10 spikes and four blocks and Sarah Powers had nine spikes, including five kills, for the Bulldogs. Nakaa Myers made five spikes and two blocks.

    Tora Walls made four blocks.

    Myer served four aces and Baur added three.

    Jaci Garrett made five digs.

    Despite the loss, "we played a lot better than we did against Orleans," said Cannelton Coach Heather Daum. "We communicated better and we passed better."

  • Deployed soldiers include elite sniper unit

    Lifetime love of shooting pushes man to qualify

    TELL CITY - A National Guard soldier assigned to the Tell City armory turned a lifelong talent into an extra way to serve his country before he deployed to the Middle East early this year.

    Rockport resident Russell Christian's rank is specialist and his duty title is infantryman.

    He's also a sniper.

    "I joined because I wanted to fight for my country, and am from a military family," Christian said in responding to News questions by e-mail. "The school benefits are good too."

  • Upcoming forum to test candidates

    Your questions needed for Sept. 25 event

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Sept. 25, giving voters a close-up opportunity to assess candidates seeking to represent them in county and Statehouse offices.

  • Main Street green

    Top photo, Steve Goffinet, an employee of the Tell City Street Department, irrigates grass and trees on Main Street last week as a late-summer dry spell continued. Some rain fell Thursday and Friday. Bottom photo, Jo Flohr looks over Marilyn Hagedorn's vegetable selection while she weighs green beans last week in City Hall Park. Farmers markets there feature crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables and honey. Times are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m.

  • Waldo found

    Where's Waldo? From the two legs sticking out from this round bale of hay near Magnet, he fell victim to a farming accident. The fake legs and sign have undoubtedly turned the heads of motorists traveling by the area. "Where's Waldo" is the title of a series of popular children's books.

  • March for Babies Oct. 5

    TELL CITY - The March for Babies event for Perry and Spencer counties will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at Tell City High School in Tell City with check-in at 2 p.m. and the march beginning at 3 p.m.

    The public can register for March for Babies online at marchforbabies.org or call the March of Dimes at (800) BIG-WALK.

    The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

  • Cannelton plans Oct. 11 Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival will be held Oct. 11 on Washington Street in Cannelton. A full schedule of activities is planned with food and vendor booths opening at 10 a.m.

    Several local musicians will perform throughout the day, featuring folk, blues, contemporary and original music.

    Children's activities include pumpkin painting, kids games and face painting.

    The Perry County Courthouse Museum, along with local churches, businesses and schools, will be open for tours.

    Guided walking historic and haunted-history tours will also be offered.