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Today's News

  • $200,000 in federal highway funding goes to Huffman Mill Bridge repairs

    PERRY COUNTY - A little history will get a lot of help thanks to a $240,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration.

    The Huffman Mill Covered Bridge, which spans the Anderson River between Perry and Spencer counties was awarded the grant as part of the National Historic Covered Bride Preservation Program. The bridge, which was built in 1864 by William T. Washer, was named Huffman Mill because of the close proximity of the mill built by George Huffman.

  • County school systems achieve AYP designation

    Improvements needed in special education

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's three public schools failed, individually, to achieve "adequate yearly progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but their parent school corporation, like the two others in Perry County, were designated as attaining the status in 2007, according to reports from the Indiana Department of Education.

  • MicroVote fined after machines decertified

    Attorney places blame on Congress

    PERRY COUNTY - Results of a January 2006 special election in Cannelton remain valid even though the electronic voting machines on which citizens recorded their preferences were decertified at the time.

    Cannelton voters went to the polls then to determine if their city's school board should be converted from an appointed to an elected body. The election was the first to occur after county commissioners approved in September 2004 the purchase of electronic machines to replace punch-card systems.

  • UPDATE - Escaped inmates believed to be in Madisonville, Ky., area

    BRANCHVILLE - Indiana State Police believe two men who escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility Friday night are in the Madisonville, Ky., area.

    Conan Helsley, 20, and Kent Day, 45, are believed to have stolen a pickup truck from the J.H. Rudolph Co. asphalt plant just north of Interstate 64.

  • Rain forces more postponements

    Rain continued to play havoc with Perry County sports schedules, forcing postponement of seven events Thursday through Saturday.

    Wednesday was the only day last week that no local sports events were called off due to rain.

    Thursday Perry Central's home boys and girls track meets with Wood Memorial and Heritage Hills, Tell City's home girls tennis match with Paoli, and Perry Central's boys golf match with Southridge and Tecumseh at Old English were postponed.

  • Raiders' depth beats Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG - Southridge used its superior depth to overwhelm Tell City 81-42 in girls track Tuesday.

    "They had a lot of girls," said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn. "They had at least 10 people in the 800(-meter run)."

    Dana Sibrel won both throwing events to lead Tell City.

    She tossed the discus 97 feet, 6 inches and the shot 33 feet, 6 inches.

    Elizabeth Kohnert cleared 4 feet, 10 inches to clear the high jump, giving the Marksmen wins in three of the four field events.

  • Cannelton's softball team lacks experience

    CANNELTON - Many people consider fastpitch softball primarily a pitcher-catcher game, so the good news for Cannelton's girls team is it has its starting pitcher and catcher returning from last season.

    The bad news for the Bulldogs is they have only one other starter returning from last year's 2-12 team--and she will be playing a different position this year.

    There are no seniors and only two juniors on the Bulldogs' 14-girl roster. "We're very, very young," said Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Memorial's big bats beat Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Evansville Memorial pounded out 13 hits, including four for extra bases, to beat Tell City 13-2 in baseball Saturday.

    The Tigers scored in every inning but the fourth as they won the game in six innings by the 10-run rule.

    They hurt Tell City pitching throughout their batting order. Their No. 9 batter went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs and they got three hits, including two doubles, from two batters in the No. 8 slot.

  • PC dominates triangular

    RAMSEY - Rachael Rayford won two individual distance races to lead Perry Central to victory in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.

    Perry Central scored 89 points, North Harrison 46, and Paoli 26.

    The Commodores used their depth to dominate the meet. They won only six of the 13 individual events but took the top three places in three of them. They also won all three relays.

    Rayford won the 1600-meter run in 6:01.95 and the 800 in 2:45.9.

    She teamed with Lavina Schwartz, Tessa Lynch and Audra Gehlhausen to win the 3200 relay in 11:23.37.

  • Lyons named coach of year; McClintic makes all-district

    TELL CITY - Tell City's John Lyons has been named District 2 coach of the year and his point guard, Kara McClintic, was chosen all-district by the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association.

    Lyons will be co-coach of the East team with District 1 coach of the year Jason Lane of Vincennes Lincoln in the HBCA's girls all-star game April 20 at the Evansville Sports Academy.

    But McClintic apparently will not get to play in the game due to a format change this year.