Today's News

  • Some athletes still excel in two sports a season

    Sophie Etienne of Heritage Hills was named to the All-PAC girls soccer team last week.

    Three weeks earlier, Etienne, the granddaughter of Tell City-Troy Township superintendent Ron Etienne, also made all-conference in another fall sport, cross country.

    She was the individual champion in the Crawford County girls cross country regional and helped the Patriots win team titles in the conference, sectional and regional and qualify for the state meet.

  • No Tell City girls make All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert received honorable mention, but no Tell City girl made the All-PAC volleyball team selected by conference coaches Wednesday.

    Forest Park, Heritage Hills and Southridge tied for first in the nine-team conference and each placed three girls on the 12-player all-conference team.

    Pike Central placed two girls on the team and North Posey had one.

    "I thought Southridge, Forest Park and Heritage Hills would each have at least two girls on it," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "But I wasn't sure if they'd get three.

  • North Daviess holds off Commodores 7-6

    LEOPOLD - North Daviess shut down Perry Central's running game and beat the Commodores 7-6 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores, who normally rely mostly on their running game, were held to 21 yards rushing on 27 carries.

    T.J. Hall gained 36 yards on 18 carries, Mikey Wilkerson gained 1 yard on one carry, and their other three players who carried the ball ended with minus yardage.

    Thus the Commodores trailed 7-0 when they got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with 2:14 left in the game and no timeouts remaining.

  • Braves oust Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY - Tecumseh used more spiking and better serving to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-7, 25-6 in the first round of Wood Memorial's Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The smaller Bulldogs made only five kills and one block.

    Sometimes a small team can make up for a lack of dominant front-row hitting with strong passing and serving.

    But the Bulldogs had 13 dropped balls and made eight bad serves, including five in the first game. They had no ace serves.

    They trailed only 5-2 in the first game before they made their first serve into the net.

  • PC falls to Rangers

    LEOPOLD - A strong effort on receiving serves helped Forest Park defeat Perry Central 26-24, 25-9, 25-18 in Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Perry Central was able to get only one ace serve, by Kyla Edwards, to the floor against the Rangers.

    Perry Central had an excellent serving percentage. Hilarie Hahus went 11 for 11, Jessica Huber 8 for 8, Tessa Lynch 7 for 7, and Edwards 9 for 10.

    The Commodores also had one of their best blocking matches. Megan Hedinger made five blocks, Molly Harth three, and Huber two.

  • Government threatens to eliminate leap seconds forever

    What time is it in Perry County? As if that issue hasn't been overly scrutinized in recent years, the federal government wants to toss yet another complexity into the matter.

    We used to be happy in our little now-Central, now-Eastern corner of the world. Then the state imposed daylight-saving time upon us and got us to thinking about whether we should declare a time zone, and if so, which one?

  • Rides offered to polls Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters needing transportation to the polls Election Day can call either Republican or Democrat headquarters for rides. Republican headquarters can be reached at 548-0000 while Democrats' headquarters can be reached at 547-2744.

  • TC meetings at TCHS Monday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety will meet Monday in the Tell City High School auditorium. The works board meets at 6 p.m., followed by the council at 7.

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  • Rocket-parts carrying vessel draws attention

    312-foot long Delta Mariner bound for Kennedy Space Center

    DODD - Living along the Ohio River for years, Jack Brown has seen all sizes and shapes of watercraft ply the waters of the Ohio River. But Sunday's visitor was in a category by itself.

    The Delta Mariner, a 312-foot-long vessel carrying rocket components to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, drew the attention of several people. The News received photos from Brown (above) and Colleen Smith (below) of Tell City and fielded calls from others who had seen the large craft.