Today's News

  • 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.

  • PC 2nd, Tell City 3rd in girls sectional

    JASPER - Perry Central put four runners in the top 10 but placed second due to injuries to their fifth and sixth runners in the girls cross country sectional Tuesday.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the race and led Tell City to third place.

    Thus both Perry County teams were among the five qualifying for the regional, to be held at Crawford County Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

    Heritage Hills won the seven-team sectional with 50 points. Perry Central scored 79 and Tell City 91.

  • PC boys win third sectional in a row

    JASPER - Perry Central placed four runners in the top nine Tuesday to win the nine-team Jasper boys cross country sectional for the third year in a row.

    Tell City placed second with five finishers in the top 19.

    Thus both Perry County team qualified for the regional, as the top five teams advance.

    Cannelton did not have a team score, as it had only two boys competing.

    Perry Central junior Jake Schwartz placed third in 16:54.31.

  • Fall Tour festivities

    Top, Marsha Byers buffs her hard-to-miss 1941 Chevrolet coupe shortly after noon Sunday as the 19th annual Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car Show got under way in Bristow. Hundreds of cars and trucks and thousands of visitors filled the community for up-close looks at vehicles, live music and food. Byers' visit was bittersweet, she said. Her husband, Mike, died of leukemia weeks after last year's Bristow show and Marsha said she wanted to make the return visit from her Memphis, Ind., home to recall their time together last year.

  • Witches Walk set for Oct. 30 on Main Street

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will "treat" local residents to a safe Halloween during this year's Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

    Families are invited to go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking "goodies" from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy giveaway.

  • Bands look to regionals

    REO - While Tell City and Perry Central's bands didn't win awards or place in the top three at South Spencer High School's marching invitational Saturday, Rob Cason, director for Perry Central, and Barry Reasoner, director for Tell City, were both pleased with their bands' performances.

    "Our point total went up six points," Cason said, adding the band probably had its best show of the season. Looking to regionals Saturday at Jeffersonville High School, he said the band is going to change a little of the ballad and try to refine the show as much as possible.

  • County seeks proposals for administering housing grant

    TELL CITY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger told county commissioners last month she is seeking proposals for a grant administrator to oversee a housing-rehabilitation grant provided through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Smoke testing Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Sewer Department will conduct smoke testing of the sewers Tuesday and Wednesday from new Indiana 237 to old Indiana 237.

    Testing will be done on the north east side of Indiana 66. Smoke testing will not occur if it rains.