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Today's News

  • Cannelton on board with River Road project

    Citizen concerned about traffic

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders voted last Monday to join Tell City and Perry County in an interlocal agreement with the Perry County Port Authority to improve River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66.

  • Perry County added to disaster declaration

    Individual assistance available in wake of Sept. 14 windstorm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County has been added to a presidential disaster declaration offering federal assistance to residents affected by the Sept. 14 windstorm that downed trees and damaged roofs across much of the state.

    Perry, Floyd, Scott and Washington counties were added to the declaration last week. Federal and state officials are asking affected homeowners, renters and businesses to register for federal aid calling (800) 621-3362 or logging on to www.fema.gov.

  • Absentee voting continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 4 election continues through Nov. 3 at the county courthouse. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will also be open Saturday and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Absentee voting can also be done through the mail by filing an application through the county clerk's office. The deadline for receiving absentee-by-mail applications in the clerk's office is Oct. 27.

  • Marcrum hopes to unseat Stilwell in District 74 race

    TELL CITY - An incumbent Democrat who wants to continue representing Perry Countians is facing a local challenger in the Nov. 4 election.

    Six-term incumbent Russ Stilwell and Tell City physician Dr. William Marcrum, a Republican, are facing off for the District 74 seat, which covers Troy and Tobin townships and portions of Union and Clark townships. Other areas of Perry County are in the 73rd district.

    In his opening statements during a September political forum, Stilwell said he has enjoyed serving residents of the district, which covers portions of four counties.

  • Memorial's defense scuttles Commodores

    LEOPOLD - Evansville Memorial stopped Perry Central's spiking attack and beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-7, 25-8 in volleyball Monday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central in kills with four. Tessa Lynch had five assists and Sloan Harpenau added four.

    Hilarie Hahus made eight digs for the Commodores.

    Perry Central won the junior varsity match 25-13, 13-25, 15-13 as Brittany Overstreet made 17 digs and served two aces.

    Deidra Dickerson also served two aces.

    Olivia Schroeder and Kayla Carter each made three kills and Lindsey Gengelbach had five assists.

  • TC thumps Rebels

    TELL CITY - Elizabeth Kohnert made eight kills as Tell City defeated South Spencer 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 in PAC volleyball Monday.

    Brittney Harth added seven kills and Lauren Goffinet and Jamie Brinksneader each made five. Julie Davis had 19 assists.

    Davis and Leslie Poole each made seven digs.

    Davis and Catelyn Zuelly each served four aces.

    The Marksmen made only one block, as South Spencer wasn't making many spikes for them to block.

    Tell City won the junior varsity match 25-8, 25-12 as Devon Lott made nine kills and Miranda Zuelly had eight assists.

  • Rangers' power running to test Tell City

    FERDINAND - Another power running attack will test Tell City's defense when the Marksmen face Forest Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    "They'll come out in several different sets," Tell City Coach Don Hitz said of the Rangers. "But they use primarily a power running game off tackle, and that's what I would do against us."

    The Marksmen had trouble stopping Gibson Southern's power running in a 41-18 loss last week.

    Hitz said the Rangers are also similar to Gibson Southern in size. "On film they look to be bigger than us."

  • Former Colts quarterback rooting for Commodores

    I was eating lunch at the Tell City Dairy Queen Friday when a man approached my table and asked, "Aren't you the sports editor?"

    After I replied that I was, he asked how I thought Perry Central's football team would do the rest of the season.

    I said I expected the Commodores to go undefeated in the regular season. Then he asked if I thought they could beat Linton in the sectional.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Perry Central each drew into the long bracket of the Perry Central Class 2A volleyball sectional in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday.

    The six-team sectional will start with two matches next Thursday, Oct. 23.

    Tell City will play Forest Park at 6 p.m., followed by Perry Central vs. South Spencer at approximately 7:30 p.m.

    The winners of those matches will meet in the first semifinal match 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

    That will be followed by North Posey vs. Mater Dei, the two teams with first-round byes, at approximately 12:30 p.m.

  • Perry Central, Paoli in battle of unbeatens

    PAOLI - Perry Central's 18-game PLAC football winning streak, the longest current winning streak in any conference in southwestern Indiana, will be on the line when the Commodores face unbeaten Paoli Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Commodores have won the last four conference titles and have not lost a conference game since falling 16-7 at Springs Valley Oct. 10, 2003.

    They are 8-0 overall this season and are up to No. 4 in the state in this week's Class A coaches poll.

    Paoli is also 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference this year and is ranked 12th in the Class 2A coaches poll.