Today's News

  • Patriots dig past Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Heritage Hills did a good job receiving serves and digging Perry Central's hits to beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-10, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.

    The Commodores were able to serve only one ace against the Patriots' defense.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central in kills with seven and Megan Hedinger added five.

    Hedinger made three blocks and Huber added two.

    Sloan Harpenau had seven assists and Tessa Lynch had six.

    Hilarie Hahus made nine digs and Huber added six for the Commodores.

    Heritage Hills won the junior varsity match 25-24, 25-18.

  • Tell City knocks off Wolfpack

    MARENGO - Lauren Goffinet made nine kills and 10 blocks as Tell City defeated Crawford County 25-18, 25-13, 25-12 in volleyball Wednesday.

    Brittney Harth also made nine kills and Elizabeth Kohnert added five blocks. Julie Davis had 15 assists.

    Leslie Poole served 16 points, Goffinet 10, and Kohnert nine for the Marksmen. Davis served two aces.

    Davis led the team in digs with 11.

    "We played a lot better tonight as a team," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We did a lot of nice things."

    Crawford County won the junior varsity match 25-13, 21-25, 15-13.

  • Raiders rack up 360 rushing yards vs. TC

    TELL CITY - Southridge scored on its first six possessions as the Raiders rushed past Tell City 60-0 in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.

    Tell City attempted an onside kick to start the game, but Southridge recovered at its 40-yard line.

    Southridge's Brent Duncan ran the ball down the field on two long runs of 21 and 25 yards.

    Zeth Whitsitt ran 5 yards for the touchdown to make the score 7-0 just 1:10 into the game.

    Three plays later, Tell City punted.

    Southridge scored again seven plays later on a 21-yard run by Brett Roesner.

  • Perry Central uses passing game to repulse Trojans

    OAKLAND CITY - Perry Central's football offense is known mainly for its running game. But the Commodores got two touchdowns and more than half their yards passing as they conquered Wood Memorial 31-0 Friday.

    Perry Central quarterback Austin Hauser completed five of his first six passes for a season-high 111 yards.

    "They were jumping so many people up there trying to stop the running game - a lot of times they were putting nine people up there in the box," said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer. "So we went ahead and went to the play-action passing game.

  • Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday continue county's fall tour

    Rickenbaugh House open this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - This year's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour resumes Friday and Saturday with Pioneer Days in Troy.

    Friday events include a performance by the band Crosswinds from 6 to 9 p.m. and a beer garden that opens at 5 p.m.

    Events Saturday begin with registration for the Pioneer Days car show from 8 a.m. to noon. The beer garden opens at noon with the pet show at 1 p.m. Registration for this year's talent show lasts from 3 to 3:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 4.

    Entry forms are available at the Troy Utility Office.

  • Decisions may be imminent on high-school construction

    Public input still sought

    TELL CITY - School officials and members of two committees that worked to define construction needs in Tell City-Troy Township schools have been urging residents of the district to become informed about their work, and hope to see good turnout at a meeting set for 1 p.m. Thursday in the high-school auditorium.

  • Accident claims life of Tobinsport man

    23-year-old loses control of motorcycle on Deer Creek Road

    DEER CREEK - A Perry County man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Deer Creek Road.

    John Williams, 23, of Tobinsport, was traveling north on Deer Creek Road shortly before 12:30 p.m. when his 1986 Yamaha traveled off the roadway, Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Kenny Blinzinger said.

    A rural mail carrier was one of several people to dial 911 to report the accident after seeing a motorcycle veer off the roadway.

  • Open burning banned

    Drought-like conditions heighten risk of wildfires

    PERRY COUNTY - Open burning is banned under an order issued Thursday by the county's fire chiefs.

    Hot, dry conditions over the past several weeks have created tinderbox conditions in which small fires started to burn limbs or other materials could spread quickly out of control. All burning of debris, including limbs and branches from the Sept. 14 windstorm, is prohibited until further notice, said Steve Hauser, Perry County Emergency Management Agency director.

  • Registered to vote?

    Deadline is Oct. 6; absentee balloting begins same day

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Countians wanting to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, but who have not yet registered, have until next Monday to complete the necessary paperwork at the courthouse or by Saturday at Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches.

  • Cannelton school bonds to be sold next month

    Funding change will also help relieve financial stress

    CANNELTON - The superintendent of Cannelton City Schools projected at a Sept. 18 school-board meeting that bonds will be sold next month, allowing the school corporation to pay off debt and start making needed improvements to the high school.