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Today's News

  • New faces coming to school boards

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Each of Perry County’s three school boards will see a new face in January. Voters divided their support Tuesday for incumbent members and newcomers seeking their first terms on boards for Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central Community School.

    Cannelton School Board

  • Democrats win county vote

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry James said after final results were in for Tuesday’s election he felt “real good” about his victory over incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Tom Hauser, a Republican.

  • County voters look to new faces for prosecutor, commissioner

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to incumbents and newcomers alike Tuesday in an election that will bring new faces to the county courthouse and local school boards.

    Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo was pummeled for a second term by Democrat Jason Hoch. In the most watched local race, Hoch won 4,256 votes, or 73 percent of the total, to Acchiardo’s 1,540 votes.

  • Ritter edges Perry Central in semistate

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Strong blocking and all-around play helped Cardinal Ritter of Indianapolis edge Perry Central 25-21, 24-26, 25-14, 23-25, 15-12 in the Class 2A volleyball semistate semifinals Saturday.
    “They were quicker on the front line than any team we’ve played,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • Carbo: Baseball has had steroids for ages

    I get a lot of phone calls from a variety of people involved in sports at various levels.
    But I have to admit that I was surprised a couple of weeks ago when I answered a call and the voice on the other end said, “This is Bernie Carbo.”
    For those of you too young to remember, Carbo was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals (twice), Boston Red Sox (twice), Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates 1969-80.

  • Tell City’s Kohnert makes All-PAC volleyball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City sophomore Emma Kohnert was named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches last week.
    Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 sopohomore, led the Marksmen in kills with 308, in hitting percentage at .208, in kill percentage with 38.5 percent  of her spikes going for kills, and in blocks with 40, including 31 solos.
    She also made 84 digs.

  • Linton routs Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage in defeating Perry Central 63-13 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.
    On Linton-Stockton’s first play, Tyler Meurer took a pitchout and ran around the right side for 19 yards.
    Three plays later he rushed for another 19 yards on another sweep. On nearly all their sweeps the Miners pulled at least one guard, who did a good job really getting into the Commodore defense.

  • Vikings run over Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t stop North Posey’s power running game as the Vikings beat the Marksmen 42-21 in the Class 2A football sectional semifinals Friday.
    Lance Inkenbrandt ran for 169 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns for North Posey.
    Fullback Dalton Rankin, a 6-foot, 230-pound sophomore, added 104 yards on 11 carries and scored one touchdown.

  • Trivia night scheduled for Jan. 24

    The Perry County Community Foundation’s annual Trivia Night will be conducted Jan. 24 at the Schergens Center.



    As in the past, the winning team will get to name a 501c3 charity to receive a $500 grant.

More details, including how to register your team, will be provided later.

    Contact the foundation at (812) 547-3176 or send email to its director, Renate Warner, at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org with any questions or if you’d like to be contacted when registration information is available.


  • TC annexation hearing set Nov. 20 in Dubois Circuit Court in Jasper

    TELL CITY – A hearing concerning Tell City’s attempt to annex 1,776 acres of land along its boundary has been scheduled for Nov. 20 in Jasper.

    “The more the merrier,” Joe Meyer told people who expressed interest in attending. He and Randy Cole, who have been spearheading efforts to block the annexation, conducted a meeting Oct. 9 to bring others up to date on their efforts. Details of that meeting will be reported in an upcoming edition.