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Today's News

  • Animal-control officer resigns

    Jackson believes he carried out duties well

    TELL CITY - Perry County's animal-control officer has stepped down from the job he held since July.

    Micah Jackson submitted a letter of resignation earlier this month, saying he was looking for other opportunities. His last day was Thursday.

    "The past 10 months have been very rewarding. I enjoyed being part of a very successful team dedicated to animal control," Jackson wrote.

    During that time, Jackson responded to nearly 300 calls and captured 100 dogs and several cats.

  • Landowner seeks help in opening roadway

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners refused in a regular meeting April 7 to help a farmer who told them access to his land via a county road has been blocked by a neighboring landowner. County officials were unsure if the road belongs to the county. The adjacent landowner said it doesn't.

    Which road the farmer intended to have opened is uncertain.

    Herb Huff of Birdseye sought the commissioners' help in getting barricades removed from Odyssey Road, which runs between Old Indiana 37 and Indiana 62 south and west of St. Croix, according to a map he provided.

  • School funds won't come until summer

    Businesses can't operate without revenues, superintendent notes

    CANNELTON - In giving his financial report during a regular school-board meeting Wednesday, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said property-tax revenue isn't normally provided until May or June each year, but he'd received word it won't arrive until July.

    "I heard we probably won't see it until August," board member Barbara Beard told him. She presided over the meeting in the absence of Board President Christal Moskos, who was out of town, Chapman said.

  • Sunlight Hotel to be demolished

    Owner hopes to replace it with similar building, 'but Louisiana style'

    CANNELTON - The historic Sunlight Hotel in Cannelton will be knocked down beginning Tuesday, and its owner hopes to replace it with something more grand to lure visitors to the city from miles around.

    Cannelton leaders' attitude toward renovation of the Sunlight Hotel seemed to have changed after the mostly-new city administration took over at the beginning of the year, but the man responsible for it expressed Wednesday optimism his project will go forward.

  • Bulldogs win 1 of 4 games

    CANNELTON - Cannelton had just two hits but made the most of them to beat Whitesville Trinity 2-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs scored both their runs in the third inning, when they had just one hit.

    Justin Dooley drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second base on a balk, and scored on Cody Lawalin's single.

    Lawalin scored on an error by the first baseman, with the ball going into right field.

    Stephen Lane pitched a four-hitter for the win in the five-inning game. He walked none and struck out five.

  • PC falls to Rebels, Rangers

    ELIZABETH - South Central scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hold off Perry Central 9-5 in girls softball Saturday.

    The Commodores, who had been shut out in their previous three games, had their most productive offense of the season, amassing five hits.

    Hilarie Hahus went 2 for 4 with a double to lead the Commodores. She drove in two runs.

    Abby Preher was sidelined with a wrist injury so Cassie Wilgus pitched her first varsity game for the Commodores. She struck out two and walked five.

  • Perry Central boys win TC invitational

    TELL CITY - Nick Huber won four events to lead Perry Central to first place in the Marksmen Invitational boys track meet Saturday.

    Perry Central won the seven-team meet with 109 points, one more than runner-up Forest Park, to raise its season record to 15-0. Tell City finished fourth with 61 points.

    Huber won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 3 inches and took both hurdles races. He ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.57 seconds, breaking his own school record, and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 40.46.

  • TC boys pommel Rebels

    REO - Dalton Sweeney won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced South Spencer 86-37 in boys track Tuesday.

    Sweeney won the 1600-meter run in 4:43 and the 800 in 2:04.5.

    He teamed with Greg Hollinden, Spencer Sandage and Jordan Alvey to win the 3200 relay in 9:25.75.

    Sweeney, Patrick Swayne, Zach Avallone and Kyle Kessinger won the 1600 relay in 3:39.96.

    "Dalton ran easily his best meet of the year," said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. "That kind of surprised me because we've had so many meets lately I thought he'd have tired legs."

  • Ricker, Titans blast Tell City

    TELL CITY - Roman Ricker hit three home runs as Gibson Southern defeated Tell City 11-4 in PAC baseball Saturday.

    Four errors also hurt Tell City.

    A walk and an error on a dropped ball at first base set up a three-run homer by Ricker in the first inning.

    He added a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fourth, though Tell City assistant coach Mark Wahl said those last two were aided by a strong wind blowing out to left field.

    Tell City scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning, which was highlighted by Evan Rothgerber's two-run double.

  • PC wins 1 of 3 games

    DUBOIS - Perry Central's baseball team hit three home runs as it beat Barr-Reeve 12-2 in the Northeast Dubois Classic Saturday.

    Bo Gibson hit a two-run shot in the first inning, Clint Schank hit a solo shot in the fourth inning, and Wes Linette added a three-run blast later that inning.

    The Commodores' 10-hit attack also included two doubles by Austin Hauser, who drove in two runs. Gibson and Linette each drove in three.

    Perry Central batters did not strike out at all in the six-inning game.