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  • County employees work to save funds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph suggested when she was campaigning for her office last year centralized purchasing could help the county save money. If all of the county departments work together to buy items such as office supplies, they could get volume discounts, she noted.

  • Council cuts half-million dollars from 2014 budget

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council needed to cut $528,105 from four funds when they began a two-day budget session Oct. 1, County Auditor Connie Berger told them, “so you’ve got your work cut out for you.”

    They spent the better part of that Tuesday and the following Wednesday working through details of spending for 2014, then returned to the courthouse for about an hour the next day to finalize their actions.

  • UPDATED: Southern Indiana Power line workers locked out of jobs in contract dispute

    TELL CITY – Line-crew employees of Southern Indiana Power were locked out of their jobs last week after voting to turn down a final offer over wages the electric cooperative offered to them in a proposed four-year contract.

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  • Tell City beats Boonville to advance to sectional finals

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won all three singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Boonville 4-1 in the first round of their boys tennis sectional Thursday.
    That put Tell City in the championship match against Castle for the second year in a row. That match was rained out Friday and Saturday and has been rescheduled for today (Monday) at 4:30 p.m.
    Tell City singles players Jake Swihart, Zach Fisher and Luke Thomas all won in straight sets against Boonville.

  • Cannelton falls to Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Crawford County had more bump-set-spike possessions than Cannelton in a 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 volleyball victory over the Bulldogs Thursday.
    “They played well together,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman. “They set the ball up twice as many times as we did.”
    Strong serve reception helped the Wolfpack get the ball to their setters. Cannelton was able to get only two ace serves against them.
    The Bulldogs made only one bad serve the entire match, though.

  • Wildcats nip Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei has won this area’s last three Class 2A volleyball sectionals and is one of the favorites again this year. But Tell City proved it could play with the Wildcats Thursday.
    Mater Dei edged Tell City 25-11, 23-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-9 but Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes called the match “very encouraging. We played really well. We played with heart and we played with emotion.

  • Jasper outspikes Perry Central

    JASPER—Perry Central made fewer kills than usual in a 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 volleyball loss to Jasper Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau led the Commodores with 11 kills. Sydney Goffinet added seven and Jordan Sprinkle five.
    Grace James had 23 assists. She and Sprinkle each made three blocks.
    The Commodores had a good serving percentage (their top four servers went 50 for 52), but no one served more than one ace, as Jasper did a good job receiving them.

  • PC takes advantage of Senators’ fumbles

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central capitalized on West Washington mistakes to beat the Senators 40-8 in PLAC football Friday.  
    West Washington moved the ball from its 19 to its 47 on its first possession. But on third and 10, the Senators fumbled the ball after a 2-yard loss.
    Perry Central’s Nick Coultas recovered it at the Senators’ 45-yard line.

  • Tell City overcomes shaky start to topple Vikings

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the last three quarters to beat North Posey 20-7 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but mounted a 73-yard touchdown drive early in the second quarter.
    That drive included nice runs by Elliott Brown, Brennan Malone and Reese Miller and was capped by Brown’s 18-yard touchdown run to the left side.
    The extra-point kick was no good, though, leaving the Vikings ahead 7-6.