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Today's News

  • All eyes on the polls!

    Perry Countians will add their voices - and votes - to closely watched Election Day races for president, governor and Congress, as well as local contests for commissioner and county council.

    Polls in Perry County open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until 6 p.m. The county courthouse will be closed for the day but employees of the county clerk's office will be available by telephone to field questions from voters and precincts. Call 547-3741 for assistance.

    Absentee voting ends at noon today in the courthouse.

  • Schools chief reports positive cash flow

    Chapman continues to project improved fiscal outlook

    CANNELTON - "September was a positive month for us," Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, explaining revenues were slightly higher than expenditures.

  • City to begin flushing hydrants

    CANNELTON - City workers will flush fire hydrants in Cannelton Thursday and Friday, Utilities Superintendent Phillip Ball said, beginning at the water-treatment plant on First Street.

    Residents will notice water discoloration and should avoid doing laundry as the process is under way.

  • Bankers association warns of mystery-shopper scam

    INDIANAPOLIS - A member bank of the Indiana Bankers Association has reported a recent consumer scam involving fraudulent cashier's checks and a bogus mystery shopper business.

    The phony business mails fraudulent cashier's checks in the amount of $4,998 to consumers, with a letter inviting recipients to join the company as a mystery shopper.

  • Newspapers' sale suspended amid crisis in credit markets

    News' parent company may not be sold for yearsNORFOLK, Va. - The crisis in the nation's credit markets has shelved, at least for now, plans to sell Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News.

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday it was suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, including Shelbyville, Ky.-based LCNI.

  • Some athletes still excel in two sports a season

    Sophie Etienne of Heritage Hills was named to the All-PAC girls soccer team last week.

    Three weeks earlier, Etienne, the granddaughter of Tell City-Troy Township superintendent Ron Etienne, also made all-conference in another fall sport, cross country.

    She was the individual champion in the Crawford County girls cross country regional and helped the Patriots win team titles in the conference, sectional and regional and qualify for the state meet.

  • No Tell City girls make All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert received honorable mention, but no Tell City girl made the All-PAC volleyball team selected by conference coaches Wednesday.

    Forest Park, Heritage Hills and Southridge tied for first in the nine-team conference and each placed three girls on the 12-player all-conference team.

    Pike Central placed two girls on the team and North Posey had one.

    "I thought Southridge, Forest Park and Heritage Hills would each have at least two girls on it," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "But I wasn't sure if they'd get three.

  • North Daviess holds off Commodores 7-6

    LEOPOLD - North Daviess shut down Perry Central's running game and beat the Commodores 7-6 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores, who normally rely mostly on their running game, were held to 21 yards rushing on 27 carries.

    T.J. Hall gained 36 yards on 18 carries, Mikey Wilkerson gained 1 yard on one carry, and their other three players who carried the ball ended with minus yardage.

    Thus the Commodores trailed 7-0 when they got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with 2:14 left in the game and no timeouts remaining.

  • Braves oust Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY - Tecumseh used more spiking and better serving to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-7, 25-6 in the first round of Wood Memorial's Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The smaller Bulldogs made only five kills and one block.

    Sometimes a small team can make up for a lack of dominant front-row hitting with strong passing and serving.

    But the Bulldogs had 13 dropped balls and made eight bad serves, including five in the first game. They had no ace serves.

    They trailed only 5-2 in the first game before they made their first serve into the net.

  • PC falls to Rangers

    LEOPOLD - A strong effort on receiving serves helped Forest Park defeat Perry Central 26-24, 25-9, 25-18 in Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Perry Central was able to get only one ace serve, by Kyla Edwards, to the floor against the Rangers.

    Perry Central had an excellent serving percentage. Hilarie Hahus went 11 for 11, Jessica Huber 8 for 8, Tessa Lynch 7 for 7, and Edwards 9 for 10.

    The Commodores also had one of their best blocking matches. Megan Hedinger made five blocks, Molly Harth three, and Huber two.