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Today's News

  • Port authority moves $2 million closer to goal

    Grant will contribute to 286,000-pound rail upgrades

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad are $2 million closer to realizing upgrades to their rail infrastructure that will allow them to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars.

    News releases from Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Baron Hill announced Wednesday a grant in that amount had been awarded by U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Ike's remnants pummel county with hurricane-force winds

    (NOTE: An update to a story we posted at 9 a.m. Monday is included beginning with the eighth paragraph of this story.) PERRY COUNTY - A 22-year-old man died Sunday and at least one other person was injured as powerful winds blasted over the county, sending trees crashing onto homes and cars and across city streets and county roads. Hundreds of people were still without power Monday morning as Southern Indiana Power crews worked to repair lines in Perry and Spencer counties downed by trees and limbs.

  • Senators to try to stop PC's running attack

    CAMPBELLSBURG - Perry Central has rushed for over 300 yards in every football game this season, so Coach Mike Spencer expects West Washington to concentrate on stopping the Commodores' running game when they meet Friday at 7 p.m.

    The 2-1 Senators usually play a 4-4 defense. But "against us (in recent years) they've played a 5-3 and even a six- or seven-man line trying to stop the run," said Spencer Monday. "So we think they're going to bring a lot of people."

  • PC boys, girls win Perry-Spencer meet

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had five of the top 10 finishers as it won the Perry-Spencer boys cross country invitational Tuesday.

    Perry Central also won the girls meet, though Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet was the individual winner.

    Tell City finished third in both meets.

    Heritage Hills star Cody Stein won the boys meet in 17:08.50. Tell City's Alex Fenn was second in 17:29.00.

    But five of the next eight finishers were from Perry Central.

  • Marksmen top Pats for first win

    TELL CITY - Tell City won two singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

    Andy Chinn beat Zane Young 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1 and Jake Roland defeated Luke Zarnoth 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in No. 2 for the Marksmen's singles victories.

    Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Josh Hancock and Max Schelle 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.

    Gibson Southern won both doubles matches and No. 2 singles to beat Tell City 3-2 at Gibson Southern Monday.

    Chinn beat Trent Wallace 6-3, 6-2 in No. 1 singles.

  • PC 8th at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE - Perry Central's boys and girls cross country teams could have easily won the smaller schools race at the Artesian Classic Saturday.

    But since the state cross country tourney is not divided into classes, both Commodore teams chose to enter the big schools race to see how they compare with some of the top teams in the southern half of the state.

    Both Perry Central teams finished eighth in the 13-team meet.

  • TC favored vs. Chargers

    TELL CITY - Tell City's football team has struggled to score this year but will be favored to get its first victory Friday, according to the Sagarin computer ratings.

    The Marksmen will host 0-2 Pike Central for a PAC game Friday at 6:30 p.m. Among 318 football teams in the state, Tell City is ranked 240th and Pike Central 269th by Jeff Sagarin.

    Knowing they have a reasonable chance to win could be a morale boost to Tell City's young players.

  • PC band captures awards

    Director: Students 'light years ahead' of last year

    LINCOLN CITY - The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned third place and two caption awards Saturday at their first competition of the season, the Heritage Hills Fall Festival Marching Band Invitational.

    Band Director Rob Cason said Tuesday he's not too concerned about placings, but was very happy his students earned awards for best music and best color guard because "it's been a while since Perry Central won best music, and three years since we won best color guard."

  • Director: Judges love TC band show

    Performers take fifth place in field of six

    LINCOLN CITY - Except for a medal handed out to each of the drum majors, Tell City High School musicians came home empty-handed from their first marching-band competition of the season Saturday at Heritage Hills High School.

    Music Director Barry Reasoner's post-performance pep talk was more upbeat than the fifth-place ranking among six bands would indicate.

  • Candlelight vigil honors troops today

    TELL CITY - "Everyone, of any age, 2 to 102, is welcome to attend" a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. today in Tell City's Sunset Park, according to one of its organizers.

    "We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for the program, which will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers. The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.