Today's News

  • Matt Damon perfect in his finest work yet

    "The Informant!" the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's 11"), is a strangely funny take on corporate whistleblower movies like Michael Mann's "The Insider." This isn't a spoof movie or anything, though. It's actually based on the true story of Mark Whitacre, a vice president of an agri-business company that has been involved in price fixing, who turned FBI informant on his company, ADM, in the early to mid 90s.

  • Safe Stops

    Traffic stops. If any part of a police officer's job can be called routine, it's pulling over motorists for a faulty taillight, unsafe start or excess lead in their foot. The reasons an officer has for initiating a traffic stop are many and while nearly every encounter between patrolman and driver ends with nothing more serious than a citation, the truth is that every traffic stop poses risks. Local officers learned skills this summer that lessen those dangers.

  • Tell City downs Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Kohnert made 14 kills and McKenzie Hayes served 14 points as Tell City defeated Cannelton 25-14, 25-5, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Hayes was officially credited with only three aces, but the Bulldogs had trouble stopping her serves.

    She served eight consecutive points as the Marksmen jumped to an 8-1 lead in the first game.

    She served nine in a row, including one ace, as the Marksmen built a 14-1 lead in the second game.

    She then made a bad serve, but Cannelton gave the ball right back on a bad serve of its own.

  • PC's power game will test Trojans' defense

    LEOPOLD—Wood Memorial will likely have a hard time containing Perry Central’s offensive line and power running game when they meet in football Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Trojans are 0-5 despite scoring an average of 20.4 points per game. Their problem has been on defense, where they are giving up 41.6 points per game.

    Dillon Tepe, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior lineman who starts both ways, is the Trojans’ only defensive lineman who weighs more than 215 pounds.

  • Forcing turnovers key for Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG—Forcing turnovers may be Tell City’s best chance of beating Southridge in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Raiders entered last Friday’s game with South Spencer ranked third in the state in the Class 2A coaches poll, having lost only to Jasper, which is ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A coaches poll this week.

    The Raiders’ running game remained strong against South Spencer as they rushed for 221 yards.

    Kyle Holzbog, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound senior, gained 130 yards on 16 carries.

  • Marksmen place second in North Harrison tourney

    RAMSEY—Elizabeth Kohnert made nine kills and four blocks as Tell City beat Salem 25-14, 25-16 in the first round of North Harrison’s volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Josalyn Ress and McKenzie Hayes each added five kills. Hayes had 11 assists and Ress eight.

    Leslie Poole made 19 digs and Hana Reed added 15.

    Tell City then lost to North Harrison 25-16, 25-18 in the championship match of the four-team tourney.

    Kohnert and Hayes each made 11 kills in that match. Jamie Brinksneader and Mackenzie Weyer each added five.

  • Commodores spike Eagles

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used a balanced spiking attack to beat Lanesville 25-13, 25-20, 25-19 in volleyball Monday.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills, Megan Hedinger and Olivia Schroeder each added five, and Ashley Gengelbach and Victoria Lutgring each made three.

    Tessa Lynch had 14 assists for the Commodores.

    Lynch served four aces and made nine digs.

    Hilarie Hahus added eight digs and three aces. Huber made five digs and Sloan Harpenau and Jennifer Kemp each served three aces.

    Gengelbach made four blocks.

  • Goffinet, Peter, Newton 2nd at Crawford County

    MARENGO—Three Perry County runners placed second in their grade at Crawford County’s cross country invitational Saturday.

    Unique among area cross country meets, this one features separate finishes for runners in each grade. Each school’s team score is then determined by adding the total times of its top five runners—regardless of which race they ran.

    Perry Central finished sixth among 23 complete boys teams despite not running is top six runners. Tell City finished seventh.

  • Marksmen 7th in girls golf sectional

    JASPER—No Tell City player shot under 120 as the Marksmen finished seventh among seven complete teams in the Jasper girls golf sectional Saturday.

    Jasper won with 341 strokes. Tell City shot 489, five behind sixth-place Springs Valley.

    Jessica Ballman shot 120, C.J. Fentress 121, Amber Fentress 123, and Kelly Hess 125 for Tell City.

    A bright spot for the Marksmen was “our putting improved greatly over the year,” said Tell City Coach Jim Meek.

  • Perry Central runs past Tell City 32-6

    LEOPOLD—Levi Hilgenhold and Hunter LaGrange combined for 222 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Perry Central beat Tell City 32-6 in reserve football Monday.

    Hilgenhold carried the ball 14 times for 114 yards and one touchdown. LaGrange ran 13 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns.

    “Our line opened up some good holes,” said Perry Central Coach Nathan Toothman. “This is one of the better games they’ve had.”