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Today's News

  • Perry Central wins triangular

    BOONVILLE—Proving that its third-place sectional finish last year was no fluke, Perry Central beat the second-place team from that sectional by one stroke Thursday.

    Perry Central shot 177, Southridge 178, and Tecumseh 208 in the triangular match on the Boonville Country Club course.

    Charles Weatherholt led Perry Central with a 5-over-par 40, just two strokes behind medalist Nick Olinger of Southridge.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Zach Graves with a 41, freshman Brad Douglas 45, and Jon Flamion 51.

  • Corydon's big inning sinks PC

    LEOPOLD—A nine-run third inning propelled Corydon past Perry Central 15-2 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Corydon outhit Perry Central 10-6 for the game. Three walks and an error also contributed to the Panthers’ big third inning.

    Cassy Schaad went 2 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters.

    She scored a run in the fifth inning when she doubled to left-center field, stole third base, and went home on a passed ball.

    Heather Cooper singled to left in the second inning to drive in the Commodores’ other run.

  • Trinity shuts out Cannelton

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity outhit Cannelton 9-2 and beat the Bulldogs 10-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs held Trinity to one run in each of the first three innings.

    But the Raiders scored four and three runs in the next two innings, as they tallied two unearned runs in each of those innings thanks to a two-out error each time.

  • BREAKING NEWS:State police investigate 28-year-old's death

    DOOLITTLE MILLS - State police have not released results of a weekend autopsy conducted on a man found dead Saturday in northern Perry County.

    Jonathan M. Neighbors, 28, was found alongside Okalona Road shortly before 11 a.m. Troopers and paramedics arrived in the area of 28511 Okalona Road a short time later and Neighbors' body was located on the south side of the roadway.

    Police said Neighbors lived at 28539 Okalona Road.

    An autopsy was conducted Sunday afternoon at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City, state police said.

  • Sheriff: Inspection didn't identify real jail issues

    PERRY COUNTY - County Sheriff Bob Glenn knows more problems exist at the county jail than were identified in a recent inspection report, and said Wednesday a committee is being formed to look at all of them.

    "They didn't even look at the issues that are issues," he said.

  • TC Council adds voice to climate discussion

    TELL CITY - Our nation's leaders should set goals of slowing global warming in ways that won't unfairly burden Midwest ratepayers, Tell City's common council concluded last Monday.

    Members signed a resolution endorsing a least-cost cap-and-trade approach to limiting carbon dioxide emissions. Such a plan would allow utilities to reduce emissions without having to pass on huge increases in costs.

  • Locomotive dedicated in memory of Gerald Thomas

    TELL CITY - The name of a man whose contributions were felt throughout Perry County during his life will be remembered in his death after a ceremony Thursday.

    "Gerry was one of the Perry County residents who had a vision for the Hoosier Southern Railroad, and he certainly worked very hard ... to make it become a reality," Dick Neumann said in opening the event commemorating Gerald D. Thomas by naming a locomotive in his honor.

  • Dogwood plans ready to bloom

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns April 25-26, extending a spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.

    Cannelton

  • Hospital grant will aid victims of sexual assault

    PERRY COUNTY - Thanks to a $3,000 grant, Perry County Memorial Hospital will soon have two nurse examiners trained to care for victims of sexual assault.

    The Perry County prosecutor's office received the grant from the Perry County Community Foundation to fund the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at the hospital.

  • Roads named in highway plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners amended in their regular meeting April 6 a three-year economic-development income-tax plan, which includes highway-construction and -re-construction projects.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said the EDIT plan was left vague at first until county officials could figure out what was going to happen with incoming stimulus dollars.