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Today's News

  • Castle tops Tell City for title

    BOONVILLE—Jake Swihart was Tell City’s only winner in a 4-1 loss to Castle in the boys tennis sectional finals Monday.
    Swihart beat Ashwin Prasad 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) in No. 1 singles.
    Since Swihart went undefeated in sectional play he advanced to the No. 1 singles sectional against Tecumseh’s Daniel Pemberton Tuesday.
    Swihart beat Pemberton 6-4, 6-2 but lost to Jared Hamilton of Evansville Central 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to place second in the individual sectional.

  • Perry Central’s speed may bother Blackhawks

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—For the second week in a row Perry Central will play a football team that has trouble with fast opponents, which should again play into the Commodores’ hands.
    They will visit 1-6 Springs Valley for a PLAC game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “Teams have hurt them outside, and we don’t mind going outside,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Versatile Titans pose big test for Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern’s depth and prolific, balanced offense will test Tell City when they meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 7-0 Titans, ranked No. 2 in the state in both Class 3A polls, have averaged 52.9 points per game while giving up just 12.6. Their lowest scoring game was a 45-7 win over Boonville.
    With more depth than any other PAC team, they use a full platoon system—11 different starters on offense and defense.

  • Perry Central passes Mitchell for PLAC title

    PAOLI—Perry Central passed Mitchell in the last 1 1⁄2 miles to repeat as PLAC boys cross country champion Tuesday.
    The Commodores also won the girls title with 27 points, 52 ahead of runner-up Paoli.
    Perry Central’s boys scored 36 points to beat Mitchell by five.
    The Commodores won the title for the eighth year in a row and Aaron Pierrard became their seventh consecutive individual champion. He finished in 16:42, nine seconds ahead of runner-up Cody Carlton of Crawford County.

  • Tell City PAC cross country champion

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City placed all five of its scorers in the top 12 to win the PAC boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 39 points, eight ahead of runner-up Gibson Southern.
    “The boys ran their hearts out,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “Gibson Southern prepared heavily for us throughout the week and had a strong plan to beat us.

  • Commodores overtake Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Sydney Goffinet made 23 kills and Grace James had 51 assists as Perry Central beat Forest Park 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Perry Central led only 14-11 in the final game before Brittany Parker served four points, including two consecutive aces, to increase the lead.
    James served the last five points of the match, including two with the help of power kills by Goffinet.

  • COLUMN: It’s time for an intervention

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

    Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches – reeling from crisis to crisis, each one self-manufactured in an effort to postpone the reckoning from some earlier crisis. It shut the government down over a temporary budget.

  • ‘Will Read (and sing) for Food’ at TCHS Sunday

    TELL CITY – “Guaranteed gut-busting laughs and great music are in store for you to help raise money for Catholic Charities in Tell City.” 

    That’s how organizers of an upcoming fundraiser bill the Sunday appearance of Tell City native Scott Saalman and his Will Read (and sing) For Food Players. Based in Dubois County, the group will perform a public show at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at the Tell City High School auditorium. The show offers a unique blend of humor essays and live music, organizers said.

  • Winter-weather watchers mourn loss of Dick Frymire

    IRVINGTON, Ky. – Dick Frymire’s forecasts were a treat people looked forward to every fall and the News had received several calls and emails in recent weeks asking if we had already published the Irvington man’s predictions.

  • Most offices open Columbus Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, regardless of whether the budget impasse in the nation’s capital has been resolved.

    State offices will also be closed and all Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday.

    City offices in Cannelton and Tell City will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup. County offices will also be open. There will be no mail delivered Monday and a one-day delay in delivery of that day’s News.