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Today's News

  • WEDNESDAY-AFTERNOON UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS UPDATE — Soldiers to get larger escort into city than previously announced

    UPDATE - 3:55 p.m. Wednesday - Wayne Hubert, veterans-services officer for Perry County, said Wednesday afternoon firefighters from Anderson Township and Central Perry departments will meet returning soldiers at approximately 6:30 p.m. today. They'll escort the soldiers south on Indiana 37 to Indiana 145, where the motorcycle groups mentioned below will join them.

  • Perry Central boys to rely on quickness

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys basketball team may not have the dominant scorer the Commodores have had in recent years with Aaron Carter and/or Nick Huber.

    But Coach Matt Carter said the Commodores will have more quickness and depth than they’ve had in several years.

    Carter is starting his second year as head coach after five years as the Commodores’ assistant coach.

  • Trojans sink Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial outrebounded Cannelton 38-22 and beat the Bulldogs 73-52 in their boys basketball season opener Wednesday.

    Cold shooting by the Bulldogs, who looked a little hesitant or nervous in their season opener, didn’t help their cause.

    They fell behind 11-1 before Ethan Herzog scored their first field goal on a 15-footer with 1:03 left in the first quarter.

  • Reitz nips TC in OT

    TELL CITY—Reitz hit 10 of 18 free throws in overtime to beat Tell City 62-58 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    After trailing by 15 points with 11 minutes left in regulation, the Marksmen rallied to tie the score 52-52 on Lauren Goffinet’s three-point basket with 11 seconds left in regulation.

    But Tell City made a couple of turnovers and missed a shot in overtime to fall behind 57-52.

    The Marksmen pulled back within two points on Goffinet’s three-pointer with 0:21 left and again with 2.8 seconds left when Emily Dauby hit the first of two free throws.

  • Tell City should be strong in freestyles

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team should be strong in freestyle races but lacks depth overall.

    The Marksmen have 11 boys on their roster, three fewer than started last year.

    Eight are returning lettermen, but the other three have never swum competitively before.

    The returnees include sophomore Greg Clayton, who placed second in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200 free in the PAC last year.

    “We’ll be searching for someone to go with him in those events,” though, said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

  • TC takes down Pioneers

    BOONVILLE—First takedowns led to wins for Tell City as the Marksmen beat Boonville 39-32 in wrestling Tuesday.

    The Marksmen scored the first takedown in 10 of the 13 matches (the other weight class was a double forfeit) and won nine of those 10 matches.

    “That’s something we’ve really been stressing this year,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Usually first takedowns lead to wins.”

  • County voter turnout slightly below state level

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County was 3 percentage points behind the rest of the state in the number of voters who cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the office of Todd Rokita, Indiana secretary of state.

  • Here comes Santa!
  • New wildflower project to take root in 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area is looking to brighten up areas of the county next year through a new wildflower-planting program.

    The group's fish and wildlife committee sponsored a wildflower pilot site this summer along Interstate 64 at the Carefree exit. Despite a late planting date, the plot of wildflowers flourished through the summer. The success prompted the group to seek sponsors for several plots in 2009.

  • Woman charged with bank fraud, theft

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of taking more than $5,000 while employed by a local bank has been formally charged in Perry Circuit Court with four felonies.

    Emily A. Moskos, 24, 901 Sixth St., faces two counts each of fraud on a financial institution and theft.

    The fraud charges are Class C felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison. The theft charges are D felonies and carry a sentence of up to three years.