Today's News

  • Wolfpack’s offensive rebounds scuttle PC

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County got a lot of offensive rebound baskets in defeating Perry Central 51-44 in boys PLAC basketball Tuesday.

    With 4:58 left in the fourth quarter, Perry Central’s Austin Hauser made a free throw tying the game at 36-36.

    On the Wolfpack’s next possession, Dustin Bowling missed a free throw.  Unfortunately for the Commodores, he got the rebound and scored three points on a basket and free throw.

  • Paoli blitzes Tell City

    PAOLI—Tell City played a strong first quarter but followed that with two bad quarters in a 76-52 boys basketball loss to Paoli Saturday.

    The Marksmen had a nice inside-outside balance the first quarter.

    Center Jesse Stow scored six points inside and Jordan Rhodes was 3 for 3 on three-point shooting (with Stow getting kick-out assists on two of them) as the Marksmen built a 22-17 first-quarter lead on 9 for 14 field-goal shooting.

  • Goffinet breaks scoring record for Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—Lauren Goffinet became Tell City’s career girls basketball scoring leader but the Marksmen lost to Heritage Hills 56-48 Tuesday.

    Goffinet scored 19 points to give her 1,116 for her career. The previous school record was 1,110 held by 1998 graduate Kara Kessans.

    Goffinet broke the record when she hit a three-point shot with about 30 seconds left in the third quarter. She hit it off the dribble after grabbing a defensive rebound at the other end.

    The game was stopped, and she was presented the game ball.

  • Tell City girls nip PC

    LEOPOLD—Jaycee Guillaume and Lauren Goffinet each scored six points in the last four minutes as Tell City beat Perry Central 51-47 in girls basketball Monday.

    The game was tied four times in the fourth quarter, the last time when Perry Central’s Hilarie Hahus hit a 7-foot baseline shot to make it 39-39.

    A rebound basket by Guillaume, a 9-footer in transition by Goffinet, and two free throws by Goffinet then gave Tell City a 45-39 lead with 0:34 left.

  • Lawalin champion as TC third in sectional

    NEWBURGH—Jessie Lawalin won the 103-pound title and seven Tell Citians qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished third in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    A.J. Flynn (119-pound class) and Dylan Froehlich (215) placed second.

    Andy Kast (130), Justin Kleemann (160) and Dustin Gould (189) placed third.

    Matt Leistner (171) placed fourth to also qualify for the regional. But he will not compete in it due to a knee injury.

  • Storm Update: Some Southern Indiana Power customers still in the dark

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power employees, aided by outside crews, are working to restore power to members still without electricity Monday morning.

    As of 8 a.m. 511 homes and businesses were without power due to 135 separate outages.

    More than 6,500 customers were affected by the ice storm Tuesday night and Wednesday and crews have worked around the clock to restore power in Perry and Spencer counties. Southern Indiana Power also serves small areas of Warrick and Dubois counties.

  • Breaking NewsLawmakers to eye county-government changes

    INDIANAPOLIS – Several bills that could change the structure of government in Perry and other Indiana counties are scheduled for discussion in a state legislative committee Wednesday, according to information provided by County Commissioner Gary Dauby. He provided The News an e-mail message Monday from Association of Indiana Counties Executive Director David Bottorff, who advised the organization’s members earlier in the day that Senate bills 359, 506 and 550 and Senate Joint Resolution 7 are scheduled for hearings in the state Senate Local Government Committee.

  • Storm Update:Shelter will be closed Tuesday evening

    TELL CITY – An American Red Cross shelter established last week at St. Paul Catholic Church will close this evening. Southern Indiana Power has restored power to nearly all of its customers, allowing individuals and families to return home.

    The shelter opened Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City but was relocated to the church’s hall. It has housed up to 15 people and served between 15 and 20 meals each day. Other meals were taken to a shelter in Hawesville, Ky.  

  • UPDATE: Shelter to move to St. Paul Church Friday morning

    TELL CITY – Perry County American Red Cross Director Llynn Enmen told The News that the Schergens Center in Tell City is now open to help people affected by the winter storm.

    Enmen said people should bring toiletries, books or games, pillows, blankets and medicine.

    If anyone has extra air mattresses or cots, it would help if they brought those also, she added.

  • Ice, snow deliver one-two punch

    PERRY COUNTY — A two-day midwinter storm plastered Perry County with ice and snow Tuesday and Wednesday, closing roads and schools and cutting power to thousands of homes.

    County commissioners declared a state of emergency at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and urged drivers to stay off roadways unless absolutely necessary. Unless lifted or extended, the order remains in effect until noon Friday.

    The state of emergency did not close roads but state police said travel will remain hazardous. Temperatures aren't forecast to rise above the freezing point until the weekend.