Today's News

  • Pirates edge Commodores 7-6

    LEOPOLD—Charlestown scored two runs in the seventh inning to beat Perry Central 7-6 in girls softball Friday.
    “That’s the best hitting team we’ve faced,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Pirates had 12 hits and also took advantage of a tight strike zone as Perry Central pitcher Miranda Claise walked five.
    Kendall Klein got the win in relief for the Pirates. She gave up one hit and no walks as she pitched the last two innings.

  • Marksmen fall to Huskies 11-8

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City gave up four unearned runs in the fifth inning of an 11-8 baseball loss to Evansville North Wednesday.
    Each team had eight hits. Hitting has been strong for the Marksmen all season, as they are averaging 9.5 runs per game.
    Hunter Rowe went 3 for 4 with two doubles to lead Tell City hitters.
    He drove in three runs.
    Austin Paulin added a single and a double and Reed Goffinet hit a double.
    Rowe pitched the first two innings, walking four, hitting one batter, and striking out three.

  • Commodore girls get big win

    MARENGO—Perry Central won 12 of 15 events to cruise to victory in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 94 points, Crawford County 38, and Paoli 23.
    Hannah Harpenau won two individual events and a relay to lead the Commodores.
    She took the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.28 seconds and the long jump at 14 feet, 9 1⁄2 inches.
    She teamed with Sarah Schlachter, Sarah Spires and Taysia Fulkerson to win the 400 relay in 53.38.

  • PC boys dominate tri-meet

    MARENGO—Andrew Huber won four events and Dacota Schaad, Aaron Pierrard and Bryce Lain each won three as Perry Central dominated a boys triangular track meet Thursday.
    Perry Central scored 96 points, Paoli 37, and Crawford County 20.
    This meet is usually a PLAC preview, with the top four teams from the conference competing.
    But Mitchell did not come because of a scheduling conflict with a sports banquet. “I would think they would be our best competition (in the conference),” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Marksman boys earn rare win over Castle

    NEWBURGH—Elliott Brown won two individual sprints and a relay to lead Tell City past Castle 71-61 in boys track Wednesday.
    The victory was the Marksmen’s first over Castle in a dual meet in 35 years, since their 85-42 victory May 15, 1979.
    Brown won the 100-meter dash in 11.40 seconds and the 200 in 22.84.
    He teamed with Malcolm Lincoln, Cameron Kessinger and Nick Buchta to win the 400 relay in 46.06.
    Brennan Malone set a personal record as he won the 110 high hurdles in 14.97.

  • Wolfpack’s 10-run 2nd conquers Commodores

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Problems with pitching control and defense hurt Perry Central in a 17-8 PLAC baseball loss to Crawford County Thursday.
    Perry Central outhit the Wolfpack 8-7.
    But the Commodores committed nine errors, walked nine batters, threw five wild pitches, committed two balks, and saw two runners reach base on dropped third strikes.
    The Wolfpack scored 10 runs in the third inning on five hits. Four walks, three errors and two wild pitches also contributed to that inning.

  • With facts out, time has come to act on Keystone XL


    Recent events in Crimea give President Obama  yet another reason to approve Keystone XL. Russia’s military incursion highlights the need for improved transportation of oil and natural gas from North America for energy-market stability.

    Immediately after Putin’s forces entered the Crimean Peninsula, the price of crude oil jumped to a sustained six-month high of nearly $105 a barrel. Every dollar increase adds cents-per-gallon at the pump and to heating-oil bills.

  • Good Friday reminder

    Vince Luecke

    Editor’s note: This article was first published in April 2010. At the request of several readers, it is being reprinted this Easter season.

    I didn’t make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus’ death but those who freed him from the cross.

  • Welcoming committee would be asset to community

    Last week, the News published an article by guest columnist Shawn Jones about the possible formation of a welcoming committee in Perry County. The community outreach group would serve to identify and support individuals and families new to the area and would be created by Quality of Life, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    According to Jones, the group is currently working to create such a committee. We hope they do.

  • Community Events

    PC football families meet Tuesday
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Football Families will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the high-school study-hall room.

    Oakwood to honor volunteers Wednesday
    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a volunteer recognition celebration for all community volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week.
    The event will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the assisted living dining area.

    William Tell Center supper, dance Friday