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Today's News

  • Pioneers spike PC

    BOONVILLE - Megan Broshears made 11 kills as Boonville defeated Perry Central 25-9, 25-9, 25-11 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jessica Huber and Deidra Dickerson each made three kills to lead Perry Central. Sloan Harpenau had six assists.

    Huber went 16 for 21 spiking overall.

    Hilarie Hahus made 12 digs and Dickerson made two blocks.

    Boonville won the junior varsity match 25-17, 25-22. Olivia Schroeder made five kills and served three aces for Perry Central.

  • Commodores rush past Marksmen

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's offensive linemen opened some nice holes and the Commodore running backs hit them well Friday.

    The Commodores rushed for 421 yards as they defeated Tell City 42-0.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said his offensive line's "timing is pretty good right now. The big thing we're trying to work on right now is the push after contact so those holes don't suddenly get smaller."

    The Commodore backs also showed good timing in hitting the holes as soon as they opened. And they also gained some key yardage after getting through the line.

  • Al Anon offers two podcasts for families

    PERRY COUNTY - Two new podcasts from Al Anon Family Groups describe how relatives and friends deal with the confusion and fear that a loved one's drinking can cause.

    "All six parts of the series, 'First Steps to Al Anon Recovery,' will be available by free subscription at www.AlAnonFamilyGroups.org," said Nicolette Stephens, information analyst for Al Anon's World Service Office.

  • Pioneer Days Oct. 3-4

    TROY - A beard contest and car show are only two of the many events going on for Troy Pioneer Days Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4.

    Friday events include Crosswinds performing from 6 to 9 p.m. and the beer garden opening at 5 p.m.

    Events Saturday begin with car-show registration at 8 a.m. The beer garden opens at noon with the pet show at 1 p.m. Other events include a talent show, fireworks and music by Tammy Cassidy.

    Food will be served both days and souvenirs include Troy history books, cook-books and T-shirts.

  • Hubert seeks sponsors

    TELL CITY - Ashley Hubert, who was crowed Miss Schweizer Fest 2008, will compete at the state festival pageant Nov. 8 at the Indianapolis Adams Mark Hotel.

    She is looking for Perry County businesses or individuals who want to promote themselves statewide as her sponsor.

    Any business or person interested can stop by or call Cinderella's at 547-1051 to fill out a sponsor form.

  • FSA extends sign-up deadline for programs

    ROCKPORT - Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties who were attempting to meet a Sept. 16 deadline for certain disaster assistance programs but couldn't due to the impacts of the remnants of Hurricane Ike have until Sept. 29 to file at the Spencer-Perry Farm Service Agency Office near Rockport.

  • Story-time series begins Sept. 30 in TC

    TELL CITY - It's registration time for kids who want to attend Small Talk: Listening With Our Hearts - Signing With Our Hands story time series at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The series is for children ages 2 to 6 years old and features songs, games, crafts and a video that teaches children how to sign beginning words and phrases.

  • Harvest hopes dashed by wind

    Farmers face steep losses after gusts down corn just ahead of harvest

    TELL CITY - A months-long - and mostly successful - growing season for Perry County corn farmers was blown way, literally, Sept. 14 as powerful winds flattened maturing fields. Damage varied depending on location and maturity level of plants, with the fields closest to harvest sustaining some of the worst damage.

    Many fields were virtually flattened and will be difficult to harvest, although some farmers planned to purchase special attachments that will help pick up some of the downed stalks.

  • United Way seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 2. Junior- and senior-high school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H clubs and other groups are invited to assist local nonprofits in this community.

    Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, raking leaves, weeding flower beds and helping those in need.

  • City leaders eye fast-track plan for combined sewers

    5-year implementation could save more than $600,000

    TELL CITY - Reducing by half the number of years Tell City will take to eliminate its combined-sewer overflows could save the community more than half a million dollars and lessen the impact on monthly sewage bills, members of the city council learned last week.

    However, city residents will eventually pay several dollars more each month because of federal and state mandates to eliminate sewer discharges into public waterways.