Today's News

  • Blackhawks outserve PC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had trouble handling Springs Valley's serves in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-9 PLAC volleyball loss to the Blackhawks Thursday.

    "Tonight we needed to improve our serve-receive," said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. "But they had some very strong servers."

    Genet also mentioned that the Commodores "have to hit the ball in," as several of their spikes went out of bounds.

    "But at the same time we did some things very well tonight. We saved more balls than usual."

    Hilarie Hahus made 12 digs for the Commodores and Jessica Huber added eight.

  • Tell City outspikes Paoli

    PAOLI - Leslie Poole and Julie Davis each made 15 digs as Tell City beat Paoli 25-18, 25-15, 25-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    Lauren Goffinet added 11 digs and Catelyn Zuelly made 10.

    "Our passing was a lot better tonight," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "If we can pass, we can win."

    The digs helped lead to 10 kills apiece for Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert. Brittney Harth added five.

    Davis set the ball for 21 assists and also made four blocks. Goffinet made five blocks.

  • Titans pull away from TC in 2nd half

    TELL CITY - Gibson Southern rushed for 491 yards, including 319 in the second half, to defeat Tell City 41-18 in PAC football Friday.

    Tell City stayed right with the Titans in the first half. The Marksmen had only four fewer rushing yards than the Titans and each team scored two touchdowns.

    Only the Marksmen's inability to convert extra points - they missed a kick and came up short on a run--gave Gibson Southern a two-point lead at halftime.

  • PC rushers pummel Springs Valley

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central scored on its first 10 possessions to crush Springs Valley 68-0 in PLAC football Friday.

    The Commodores built a 54-0 halftime lead over the winless Blackhawks.

    The entire second half was played with a constantly running clock.

    The only time the Commodores did not score was on their last possession, when they took a knee three times to run out the clock.

    They did most of their damage on the ground. Quarterback Austin Hauser threw only two passes and completed one.

  • Walk-to-School Day

    William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble, left, joined more than 250 students, teachers, parents and others in walking to the school Friday morning. Marking International Walk to School in the USA, the group marched from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to William Tell. During a brief talk before students headed to classes, Noble shared news about fundraising efforts for a new walking trail on school grounds that will complement a sidewalk the city plans to construct along Tell Street to connect the school and the library.

  • Ban on open burning lifted

    PERRY COUNTY - A ban on open burning in place for two weeks was lifted Thursday by the county's fire chiefs.

    Prohibitions on fires, including the burning of limbs and branches, was adopted Sept. 25 in response to drought-like conditions.

    Most areas of the county received at least an inch of rain last week.

  • Applications for crop disaster aid due by Dec. 1

    ROCKPORT - The Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production or prevented planting of an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to catastrophic insurance.

    Statutes limit NAP to each commercial crop or agricultural commodity, except livestock, for which CAT is not available.

  • Marching toward regional

    Tell City High School Marching Marksmen practice in a parking lot Thursday evening in preparation for an invitational two days later and regional competition this Saturday. They'll perform their show for the public at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legion Field. They'll also compete in WFIE-TV's Battle of the Bands, a contest that allows them and their supporters to submit votes by e-mail toward a $1,000 cash prize. To vote, anyone can go to www.14wfie.com and click on "Sports," then "Touchdown Live 2008," then scroll down to click on the "Battle of the Bands" icon.

  • March for Babies brings hundreds of supporters

    TELL CITY - Residents of Perry and Spencer counties joined together by the hundreds to raise more than $15,000 for March for Babies, formerly known as WalkAmerica, to benefit all babies - those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive.

    "I am proud that residents joined together to support the health of all babies," said Tammy Hatfield, March for Babies chairperson. "The efforts made and money raised by our volunteers this year will help the March of Dimes achieve its goal of ensuring that every baby has a healthy start in life that much sooner."

  • Eagles Bluff ready for debut

    Visitor center dedication set for Wednesday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department tentatively hopes to open Eagles Bluff Park, including its new visitor center and restroom building, to the public this weekend.

    The board had originally hoped to reopen the park, which has been closed during the construction project, Oct. 4. But the opening was delayed when a leak in one of the two wetland cells that treats sewage from the restrooms was discovered.