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Today's News

  • Nation's legal drinking age should stay at 21

    College presidents from about 100 of the nation's top universities are calling for lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, the Associated Press reported last week. However, their arguments in support of that position seem flawed.

    "This is a law that is routinely evaded," John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College told AP writer Justin Pope. "It is a law that the people at whom it is directed believe is unjust and unfair and discriminatory."

  • Perry Central falls to Orleans

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had good digging numbers but lost to Orleans 25-16, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus made 10 digs for the Commodores. Sloan Harpenau added nine and Jessica Huber and Alex Bashor each made eight.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills, Megan Hedinger six, Kyla Edwards three, and Molly Harth two.

    However, those four combined to hit 15 spikes out of bounds.

    The Commodores also had some serving problems, with their top three servers combining for seven bad serves.

  • Bad passes hurt Tell City in loss

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City made good serve receptions only 33 percent of the time in a 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 PAC volleyball loss to Southridge Thursday.

    "It was just one of those nights we could not get the ball to the setter," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    "And our serving percentage was only 75 percent tonight. We just could not get things going."

    Elizabeth Kohnert led Tell City with five kills and Brittney Harth made two blocks.

    Paige Gelarden made 10 digs and Leslie Poole and Julie Davis each added seven.

  • Heritage Hills nips Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City's game-tying goal was disallowed, allowing Heritage Hills to escape with a 3-2 win in junior varsity soccer Thursday.

    Tell City led 2-1 after Heritage Hills accidentally booted the ball into Tell City's goal with 21:48 left.

    But Heritage Hills scored two goals in the next 2:40 - one on a penalty kick after a Tell City foul in Heritage Hills' box - to take a 3-2 lead.

  • TC girls team lacks depth

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls cross country team has some strong runners but has little margin for error, as there are only six girls on the team.

    The Marksmen started last season with 13 girls but graduated three seniors and brought in only one freshman this year.

    And their top runner from last year, Sidney Strobel, has moved to Harrison.

    This is the second time in three years the Marksmen have had a star runner move away after her freshman season.

  • Tell City boys favored to win PAC again

    TELL CITY - Despite heavy graduation losses, Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden thinks "we have a shot at being better than last year."

    The Marksmen graduated six seniors, including five who lettered, last year. "We lost a really deep senior class," said Hollinden. "So we have a pretty inexperienced team."

    They return No. 1 runner Alex Fenn, though. He has won the PAC meet the last two years and placed eighth in the Bedford semistate last year to qualify for the state meet, where he finished 53rd.

  • Wildcats shut out TC

    TELL CITY - Mount Vernon held Tell City to 2 yards of total offense and beat the Marksmen 45-0 in a football season opener Friday.

    Tell City tailback Trent Gunn rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.

    But some losses by teammates, including the quarterback's being sacked three times on the first two possessions, reduced the Marksmen's net rushing gain to 5 yards.

    And they lost 3 yards on their only completed pass.

    They did not gain a first down the entire game.

  • Perry Central wears down Corydon

    CORYDON - T.J. Hall rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns as Perry Central trounced Corydon 43-6 in football Friday.

    Hall did his damage in 25 carries.

    Mikey Wilkerson added 84 yards on eight carries and scored a 4-yard touchdown run.

    Fullback Ryan Hanan gained 34 yards on five carries and Ethan Wheatley added 22 yards on three carries.

    Overall the Commodores averaged 7.9 yards per carry as they rushed for 381 yards.

    They also had a potent passing game. Quarterback Austin Hauser completed 3 of 5 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Paving the Way

    Employees of Clarksville-based Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc. lay down fresh asphalt on Tell City's 12th Street Friday. Crews worked several days milling the old surface and then putting down new asphalt. Friday's work was focused on the sides of the roadway, which serves as Indiana 66 as well as 12th Street. As part of the same project, the company earlier this month repaved Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City. The 12th Street project stopped at the intersection with Washington Street.

  • Businesses close in TC mini-mall

    TELL CITY - A pair of stores in the Tell City Shopping Center on Indiana 66 have shut their doors in the past couple of weeks.

    Domino's Pizza and Cato have closed and their signs have been removed. Telephone numbers for the two businesses still worked as of Friday but there was no answer at either location.