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Today's News

  • Spencer County man charged with murder

    ROCKPORT - A Spencer County man was arrested Thursday for the alleged murder of a Kentucky woman whose body was found Tuesday in a field near Rockport.

    Lonney Dale Schroeder, 41, allegedly knew the woman, who was identified through tattoos as 42-year-old Sheila Renee Denson of Philpot.

    Thursday's investigation allegedly led detectives to determine there was probable cause that Schroeder was responsible for the woman's death.

    Police said Denson died from asphyxiation and multiple blunt-force injuries to her head and neck.

  • Republicans applaud McCain's VP choice

    TELL CITY - Even when anti-war protesters caused a commotion in the crowd Thursday night, Sen. John McCain didn't miss a beat during his speech accepting his party's nomination for president, telling the crowd not to be distracted by "static."

    Perry County Republicans watched the Arizona senator's speech at party headquarters in Tell City and applauded him and his choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

  • Blessings by the box

    Angel Food Ministries helping families stretch their dinner dollars

    PERRY COUNTY - Kenny Ambrose has no doubt that a nationwide outreach ministry that distributes hundreds of thousands of boxes filled with high-quality food each month is catching on in Perry County.

    People hearing about the program that offers $30 boxes of high-quality food valued at $60 or more keep ringing his phone or stopping him on the street.

  • County officials struggle with budget requests

    Clerk, veterans' officer seek position boosts, EMS wants ambulance upgrade

    TELL CITY - The Perry County clerk, veterans-services officer and director of emergency medical services pleaded for extra funding before the county council Wednesday, but Council President Pete Franzman said extra money is unlikely to be available in the 2009 budget.

    County Clerk Doris Davis said she needs to convert a part-time position to full time to avoid losing the person filling it.

  • Perry County tracts part of Kimball sale

    27,000 acres being offered at auction

    PERRY COUNTY - Kimball International plans to sell 27,000 acres it owns in Indiana and Kentucky, a decision that will place four tracts of Perry County forestland, totaling about 480 acres, on the auction block.

    The Jasper-based company announced this month it will auction its large holdings of undeveloped land used for many years to provide lumber for its manufacturing operations. Auctions dates are Nov. 6-8.

  • Tecumseh beats TC

    TELL CITY - Tell City won in No. 1 doubles but Tecumseh won all the other matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

    Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden overcame a first-set loss to beat Kraig Bowen and Robb Clifton 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.

    Tecumseh's Kyle Fischer and Jordan Lamborn shut out Trent Wheatley and Patrick Hagedorn 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles.

    Tell City's Andy Chinn shut out Adam Westerman 6-0 in the first set of their No. 1 singles match. But Westerman came back to win the next two sets 6-4, 7-5.

  • Tell City 3rd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY - Amber Thomas shot a 49 to lead Tell City but the Marksmen lost to Jasper and Floyd Central in girls golf Tuesday.

    Jasper won with 187 strokes. Floyd Central shot 197 and Tell City 250.

    Britney Hendershot was Tell City's second leading scorer. She shot a season-best 60 despite having a little trouble with her short game (22 putts).

    Megan Neyenhaus shot 67 and C.J. Fentress 74 to complete the Marksmen's scoring.

    Jessica Ballman was their fifth player with a 75 and Amber Fentress was sixth with a 76.

  • Perry Central 1-2 in tipoff tourney

    LEOPOLD - Megan Hedinger made nine kills and served six aces as Perry Central beat South Spencer 25-15, 23-25, 15-8 in the Perry Central tipoff volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Perry Central lost its other two matches to Southridge 25-9, 25-8 and to Northeast Dubois to finish third in the four-team round-robin.

    Jessica Huber backed Hedinger with six kills against South Spencer. Molly Harth and Kyla Edwards each added three.

    Tessa Lynch and Sloan Harpenau each had eight assists. Hilarie Hahus made five digs.

  • TC tops Bosse, goes 2-1 in tourney

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet made 13 kills and seven digs as Tell City beat Bosse 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Elizabeth Kohnert added seven kills and six digs and Leslie Poole also made six digs.

    Julie Davis had 19 assists.

    Jamie Brinksneader served 12 points, including two aces, and Kohnert added 11 points.

    No one made more than one block for the Marksmen because "we didn't have a lot of opportunities to block," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Tell City went 2-1 in Harrison's six-team tourney Saturday.

  • PC boys win Boonville meet

    BOONVILLE - Perry Central placed four runners in the top 11 to win the Boonville invitational boys cross country meet Saturday.

    Tell City, led by fourth-place finisher Alex Fenn, placed fourth in the 14-team meet.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the girls race to lead the Marksmen to third place in it. Perry Central finished fourth.

    Jake Schwartz placed third in 16:43, one second ahead of Tell City's Fenn, to lead Perry Central in the boys race.