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Today's News

  • Explore final weeks of autumn

     

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • SWCD accepting supervisor applications

     

    PERRY COUNTY – If conservation of our soil, water and other related natural resources is an important priority with you, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District may be what you’re looking for. That’s the message from the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District, which is accepting applications for an elected supervisor position. The individual will serve as an elected district supervisor for a three-year term, beginning in January 2015.

  • Tell City woman seeks pageant support

     

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pageant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

  • Ruling a victory for transparent government

     

    The Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling this month that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels is a decision worth applauding.

    That we favor the ruling probably comes as no surprise. As journalists, we vigorously defend the concept of transparency in government. But the unanimous ruling released Tuesday, which reversed the lower courts’ decisions, is one that is in the best interests of all Indiana residents.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings drawn Monday

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in the semifinals of next week’s Forest Park volleyball sectional.
    Both local teams drew into the long bracket of the six-team sectional in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday.
    Perry Central will take on Forest Park in the first match Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time followed by Tell City versus North Posey at approximately 7 p.m.
    The winners of those matches will meet in the first semifinal match Thursday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Mater Dei versus South Spencer in the other semifinal.

  • Cannelton falls to Shoals, Hancock County

    CANNELTON—Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-9, 25-16, 25-8 in volleyball Tuesday but “we actually played well,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    “It was a fun game to watch,” she added. “They work a lot better with Melissa (Clausen). Maybe it’s because she gives us that senior leadership.”
    Clausen, playing her second consecutive match after missing the first 22 with a broken ankle, led the Bulldogs with five digs.

  • South Spencer upsets Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Kerrigan Shourds made nine kills and four blocks as South Spencer beat Tell City 25-19, 12-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert made 14 kills and four blocks for Tell City. Brenee Leibering added nine kills and Mary Steen eight. Natalie Peter had 36 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 23 digs and Taylor Gentry served two aces.
    This was South Spencer’s first win over the Marksmen since Sept. 23, 1993.

  • Football sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will host 4-4 North Daviess while Tell City will have a long road trip in first-round football sectional games Oct. 24.
    Pairings for each sectional were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    If Perry Central wins its first game in its Class A sectional, it will likely play 7-1 Linton-Stockton, which hosts winless Wood Memorial in the first round, in the semifinals Oct. 31. That game would also be played at Perry Central.

  • Rangers to battle Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Two 1-7 teams will try to gain some momentum for the sectional when Tell City visits Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Rangers have been bothered by several injuries this year, which makes it a little harder to prepare to face them.

  • Commodores will try to stop Bluejackets’ runs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—A few years ago Mitchell was a pass-happy football team. But now under first-year coach Todd Pritchett the Bluejackets are primarily a running team.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson, whose team will visit the 3-5 Bluejackets Friday at 6:30 p.m., said they are mainly a power-running team. “They line up in a double-tight wing-T and run powers and dives.”
    Gibson said they passed only six times against Providence despite getting behind and losing 20-0.