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Today's News

  • Perry Central’s Class of 2017 to receive diplomas Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Ninety-eight Perry Central High School seniors will receive their diplomas during a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony Sunday in the high school auditorium.

    The Commodore band will perform “Pomp and Circumstance” and Tylar Williams will sing the national anthem. Hannah Hubert, student council president, and Trey Novak will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, family and friends.

  • Spencer County inching closer to sale of Troy refinery

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – The former United Energy refinery site near Troy is not yet for sale, but Spencer County officials are working hard to change that. After years of clean-up work and legal wrangling, the county is tantalizingly close to making the property available to potential developers. One last hang-up still needs to be resolved before they reach that bridge, however.

  • Heritage Hills ousts Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in a first-round girls tennis sectional match Wednesday.
    The closest sets were in No. 1 doubles, where Sydney Rube and Caroline Guth beat Kaydi Backer and Alex Lawalin 6-3, 6-4.
    Tell City did not win more than three games in any other match in both sets combined.
    Tell City finished the season with a 1-10 record.
    Heritage Hills 5, Tell City 0
    Singles
    1. Kate Kaetzel (HH) def. Madilyn Hoskinson 6-2, 6-1.

  • Pike Central pulls away from Markmsen late

    TELL CITY—Pike Central scored four runs in the sixth inning to pull away to an 8-3 PAC softball win over Tell City Wednesday.
    Tell City took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Hayley Fackler hit her second home run of the season over the left-field fence in that inning.
    Chloe Carman hit a double to left in the sixth inning, when the Marksmen scored their final run.
    Annie Wood and Ava Hilgenhold each had one RBI for the Marksmen, who had five hits and struck out only two times.

  • Perry Central hitters struggle in two losses

    REO—Shelby Sitzman hit two home runs and was the winning pitcher as South Spencer beat Perry Central 10-1 in softball Thursday.
    Sitzman (four innings) and Rebel ace Hannah Epperson (three innings) teamed to pitch a three-hitter.
    Sitzman struck out eight and walked two and Epperson struck out three and walked one.
    Maria Hubert had two of Perry Central’s three hits.
    Olivia Hauser pitched the first 3 1/3 innings for Perry Central to take the loss. She gave up two hits and six walks and struck out three.

  • Blackhawks nip PC 3-1

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central had trouble stringing hits together in a 3-1 PLAC baseball loss to Springs Valley Wednesday.
    The Commodores had a chance to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the seven-team conference if they won. Instead they finished 3-3 to tie for third.
    The Commodores had five hits, including doubles by Ethan Myler and Luke Bishop. Myler went 2 for 4.

  • Marksmen split two games

    MARENGO—Tell City powered its way to an early lead en route to beating Crawford County 8-0 in baseball Thursday.
    Travis Burchett led off the game with a hit and one out later Nick Smith hit his second home run of the season to give the Marksmen a 2-0 lead.
    That was enough support for Tell City pitcher Ryan Morgan, who earned his fourth win of the season with last-inning relief help from Bryson Naviaux.
    “We hit the ball very well,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield.
    Tell City lost a PAC home game to Forest Park 6-4 Wednesday.

  • Tell City second in boys track sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won three events, Perry Central won two, and each set a meet record, but no one could match Jasper’s depth in the boys track sectional Thursday.
    Jasper won seven of the 16 events and won the 10-team meet with 171 points.
    Tell City was second with 119 and Perry Central sixth with 58.

  • Corrected: Footing a stronghold on social markets

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  • Farmers market changing days in 2017

    TELL CITY – Participants in the Perry County Farmers Market have voted to change the market days.

    Dates for 2017 will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

    Markets will continue to be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    The first day for the 2017 market will be Saturday, June 3

    The market should remain open into October depending on the growing season.