Today's News

  • City to get new flags for street displays

    CANNELTON - "They are quite adamant," Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said of American Legion members he'd talked to. "We fly flags, not banners. We celebrate Flag Day, not Banner Day. When we lay someone to rest, we present the family a flag, not a banner."

    "We'll come up with the money," he added, bringing common-council members up to date on previous discussions about replacing flags displayed along city streets on special occasions.

  • Dogwood tour returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's annual rite of spring returns for a 48th time Saturday and Sunday with adventurous stops across the county. The festival began in 1962 as a way to encourage residents to visit small towns and enjoy the county's greening woods.


    The Cannelton Foundation will host Cannelton's Dogwood Festival Saturday at the Perry County Museum and on Taylor Street between the blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.

  • More than 225 Special Olympians due in county May 1

    TELL CITY — Special Olympics Indiana of Perry County and Saint Meinrad Archabbey's Cooperative Action for Community Development will host the 45th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 1 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    "Everyone is welcome to attend this event," said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. "I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes."

  • Group gives large animals new life

    PERRY COUNTY - Imagine being up to your knees in mud. You take a look around and the place you call home is a large mud pit and you can't take a step without finding yourself covered in it. You're hungry, but there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

    That's what life was like for Ginny, a 25-year-old mule, until she was rescued by the Indiana Horse Rescue South Division in the fall of 2009.

  • Perry Central first, TC second in invitational

    TELL CITY—Michael Ernst won the 400-meter dash and 3200 relay to help Perry Central win the Tell City invitational boys track meet Saturday.

    Tyler Dauby and David McDaniel won the hurdles races to lead Tell City to third place in the 10-team meet.

    Cannelton, on the strength of T.J. James’ fifth-place discus throw, finished ninth.

    Ernst set a meet record as he won the 400 in 51.24 seconds, four-hundredths of a second ahead of Tell City’s Ryan Henrickson.

  • Hayes powers PC to sweep of Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Stephen Hayes drove in 10 runs as Perry Central swept Cannelton 16-4 and 17-3 in a baseball doubleheader Monday.

    Continuing a power show that he started Saturday, Hayes drove in four runs in three plate appearances in the first game.

    He hit an RBI double to deep center field and a sacrifice fly to center in an eight-run Perry Central second inning.

    He lined a two-run homer over the left-center-field fence in the fourth.

    He went 3 for 5 in the second game with a grand slam and two RBI singles.

  • Huber leads PC girls to third place in invitational

    TELL CITY—Jessica Huber set meet records in both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to third place in Tell City’s eight-team girls track invitational Saturday.

    Forest Park won with 136 points. Perry Central scored 114, Tell City was fourth with 94.5, and Cannelton was eighth with seven.

    Huber won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 16.84 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 49.59.

    Lindsey Gengelbach cleared 5 feet in the high jump for Perry Central’s other first place.

  • Hayes hits two grand slams in PC win over Barr-Reeve

    DUBOIS—Stephen Hayes hit two grand slams as Perry Central walloped Barr-Reeve 13-3 in the first round of Northeast Dubois’ baseball classic Saturday.

    The Commodores also won their other game by the 10-run rule, 14-2 over Northeast Dubois.

    Hayes went 3 for 4 and drove in eight runs in the first game with his grand slams in the third and sixth innings.

    That broke Perry Central’s single-game RBI record of seven set by Ron Gibson in 1982 and tied by Matt Karpowicz in 1986 and Grant LaMar in 2005.

  • Marksmen stop Titans 11-1

    FORT BRANCH—Shane Weedman threw a three-hitter as Tell City beat Gibson Southern 11-1 in PAC baseball Saturday.

    Weedman struck out six and walked none in the six-inning game. He did not give up a run until the fifth inning.

    “He had great command, worked the hitters well, and attacked the strike zone,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “It was a very well pitched game.”

    Nick Kleaving led Tell City’s 14-hit attack, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs.

  • TC wins 1 of 3 Saturday

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Josalyn Ress struck out 12 and walked only one as Tell City beat Owensboro 5-1 in Hancock County’s girls softball tourney Saturday.

    The only run Ress allowed was unearned as she raised her record to 6-2.

    She has struck out 83 and walked just five in 55 innings  this season while compiling a  1.40 earned run average.

    Courtney Cain hit a single and a double to lead Tell City’s nine-hit attack.

    Kyli Smithson and Hana Reed each added a double.