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Today's News

  • 2013 fall tour kicks off this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – A number of autumn activities are planned during the 2013 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour that kicks off this weekend.

    The annual celebration of autumn will again draw visitors to communities across the county each weekend through mid-October.

    Rome will be a hub of activities this weekend. Fried-chicken dinners will be served at 11 a.m. and will include mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade. Serving will continue through the day.

  • Road-rage fit lands prison doc in jail

    RICHMOND, Ky. – A physician employed at Branchville Correctional Facility was jailed Monday on charges that he pointed a gun at another driver during a fit of road rage along a Kentucky interstate highway.

    Perrin T. Dobyns, 50, of 450 Big Indian Road, Corydon faces charges of wanton endangerment.  

  • Hot Shot Repair & Rental grand opening Oct. 2

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Hot Shot Repair & Rental today (Wednesday) at noon to celebrate their grand opening. 
    The grand opening celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hot Shot Repair & Rental is located in the old Lauer Floral building at 1904 Main Street in Tell City.  All are welcome to stop by to wish the owners well during their grand-opening celebration.

  • Par for the course can be ridiculous number

    I recall reading an article about a golf course that musician Willie Nelson had built on his property.
    A visitor was playing a round of golf with Nelson, who shot a 13 on one hole. The visitor was surprised when Nelson declared that he had parred that hole.
    Noticing the look of astonishment on his visitor’s face, Nelson said, “Hey, when it’s your own course you can make par whatever you want it to be.”

  • Wildcats shut out Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City got only six shots on goal in a 9-0 boys soccer loss to Mount Vernon Thursday.
    Tell City goalie Sam Rogers made 15 saves and the Marksmen’s defense stopped another seven Mount Vernon shots. But the Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and six in the second half.
    “Sam actually did pretty well, but they just picked us apart,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They have a lot of freshmen and sophomores who have played travel ball together.

  • Tell City sweeps singles in win

    MARENGO—Tell City swept the singles matches in straight sets to beat Crawford County 3-2 in boys tennis Thursday.
    Jake Swihart trounced Tim Knieriem 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, Jeff Yeung beat Drake Melton 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2, and Austin Paulin defeated Brennan Kannapel 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3.
    Paulin played singles for the first time this season.
    “We tried something different tonight and we got the win, but we still have work to do,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.

  • Flannagan leads Tell City past Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan made 13 kills and 13 digs as Tell City defeated Crawford County 25-10, 25-21, 25-22 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Kassidie Hayes and Emma Kohnert each added seven kills and Kohnert made two blocks.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists and Hayes added 13.
    Peter served four aces and Derrian Zabel added two.
    Tell City won the JV match 19-25, 25-19, 15-8 as Kelsey Gowers served 11 points, including six aces, and made 13 digs.
    Amy Hackbarth added nine points and Natalie Sanders six (two aces).

  • Commodores spike Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet combined for 31 kills as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 25-22, 25-8, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    Harpenau made 16 kills and 11 digs. Goffinet added 15 kills on 23 for 24 spiking.
    Grace James and Brittany Parker each added five kills and Jordan Sprinkle made four.
    James had 39 assists and made 15 digs. Parker added 11 digs and Hannah Edwards and Casey James each made seven.
    Sprinkle made two blocks. Parker served five of the Commodores’ 11 aces.

  • Southridge nips Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Using a ball-control running game and an occasional big pass, Southridge held off Tell City 24-21 in PAC football Friday.
    The Raiders ran an incredible 65 rushing plays (including taking a knee twice at the end of the game) for 224 yards.
    They also completed seven passes for 127 yards, including touchdown passes of 33 and 38 yards from Luke Stetter to Connor Craig.
    Tell City rushed for only 86 yards on 25 attempts and made only six first downs compared with Southridge’s 20.

  • Big plays propel PC past Trojans

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Big plays helped Perry Central beat Wood Memorial 40-6 in football Friday.
    On Wood Memorial’s first possession, the Commodores forced the Trojans into a punting situation at their own 28-yard line.
    The snap went over punter Collin Robinson’s head and rolled to the goal line. He picked up the loose ball and tried to run it but was tackled at the Trojan 11-yard line.