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Today's News

  • Site work for new hospital on schedule

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Site work for a new Perry County Memorial Hospital is going well ahead of a formal groundbreaking next month. Meanwhile a webcam overlooking the construction site along Indiana 237 offers an around-the-clock view of progress.

    “Other than the occasional deluge, things are going well,” Joe Stuber, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said Tuesday during a meeting of trustees.

  • INDOT wants more parking restrictions

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said several months ago she thought the city’s Seventh Street had become too cluttered with signs.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation, which oversaw improvements to that stretch of Indiana 66, wants 16 more added.

    Snyder presented at a common-council meeting Aug. 12 a copy of an INDOT memo proposing “certain traffic-control improvements” that it said “must be established” and to which it sought the city’s agreement.

  • IHSAA imitating T-ball: Everyone’s a winner

    Is there any point in holding a sectional if everyone in it is going to qualify for the regional? The IHSAA may find out at some of its cross country tourneys this year.
    For years cross country has had the most generous advancement of any IHSAA sport. The top five teams in each sectional and regional and the top six in each semistate advanced to the next level.
    Also the top 15 individuals (at one time it was just 10) advanced, regardless of whether they were on one of the advancing teams or not.

  • Hemmings hurt in Bulldogs’ loss

    LANESVILLE—A lack of strong spiking hurt Cannelton in a 25-14, 25-6, 25-9 volleyball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    “We did play a pretty decent first game,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman. “Then at the beginning of the second set she hurt her ankle and had to leave the match.
    “I think we lost a little confidence after that.”
    Bruggeman didn’t know yet the severity of Hemmings’ injury or how long she will be sidelined.

  • Commodores spike Orleans

    ORLEANS—Jordan Sprinkle made 10 kills and Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet each added seven as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-8, 25-19, 25-12 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Sprinkle went 16 for 20 hitting, Goffinet 13 for 13, and Harpenau 13 for 14 as the Commodores accurately placed their hits.
    Grace James aided the hitters with 28 assists.
    Hannah Edwards served five aces, Madeline Hubert four, and James three. Hubert went 10 for 10 serving.

  • Marksmen outspike Southridge for PAC victory

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kassidie Hayes made eight kills and three blocks and served two aces as Tell City beat Southridge 25-16, 25-21, 25-17 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Logan Flannagan added seven kills and Emma Kohnert made three kills and four blocks as Tell City dominated front-row play.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists to aid the hitters. She also served 13 points, including two aces.
    Hayes and Kassie Bryant each also served two aces.

  • Corydon nips Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon put together an 85-yard touchdown drive in the last 10 minutes to edge Perry Central 8-7 in season-opening football Friday.
    Perry Central played strong defense throughout. But eight fumbles—three of which it lost—and an interception hamstrung its offense.
    Corydon fumbled five times and had two passes intercepted in the defensive battle.

  • Brown, Tell City run to opening win

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City rushed for 331 yards on 26 carries to blitz Mount Vernon 34-14 in season-opening football Friday.
    Elliott Brown rushed 17 times for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Reese Miller carried six times for 63 yards.
    Tell City started its opening possession at its 40-yard line after a 20-yard kickoff return. The Marksmen picked up 13 yards on two carries, and a 15-yard face-mask penalty against the Wildcats moved the ball to the Mount Vernon 32-yard line.

  • Church sponsoring 5-K, 10-K Sept. 21 to raise mission money

    TELL CITY – Tell City United Methodist Church will host its first Miles 4 Missions 5-kilometer and10-kilometer run-walk Sept. 20 to raise money for the congregations’ ‘mission work.
    The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the back parking lot at the church, located at 702 10th St.
    Cost is $20 and participants can register until 7:45am on race day but must register by Sept. 9 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Participants can pick up shirts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 or on the morning of the race.

  • Birdseye 5K run-walk Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – The fourth annual five-kilometer run-walk is scheduled for Saturday, beginning with at 8 a.m. EDT.
    The event will begin in back of the Pentecostal church in town, north of the intersection of Indiana 64 and Indiana 145. Parking is available behind the church.
    The entry fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Birdseye Fire and Park Picnic Fund.
    For more information, call (812) 389-2878 or (812) 630-7962.