Today's News

  • PC girls overtake Jeeps

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit a series of clutch shots late in the third and early in the fourth quarter to beat Northeast Dubois 38-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Jeeps outscored Perry Central 14-2 in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 26-17 lead.

    Then the Commodores began their comeback. Hilarie Hahus hit a three-pointer from the corner and Deidra Dickerson scored on a drive.

    After another Perry Central basket, Dickerson hit a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to put the Commodores ahead 27-26.

  • Bulldogs beat Lanesville

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit 26 of 45 free throws to beat Lanesville 53-39 in girls basketball Monday.

    Neither team shot well from the field (Lanesville 23.3 percent, Cannelton 30.2 percent) or the free-throw line (Lanesville 42.1 percent,  Cannelton 57.8 percent). But the Bulldogs made up for quality with quantity at the line.

    Sarah Powers was one Bulldog who did shoot well at the line. She hit 13 of 16 free throws and led the team with 19 points.

    She raised her season free-throw percentage slightly to 77.9 percent (88 of 113).

  • Orleans' quickness hurts Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Orleans used its quickness to score several layups off steals and drives as it beat Perry Central 55-45 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    After falling behind 10-2 at the start, Perry Central battled back to take a 20-17 lead when Alex Rogier scored a three-point play on an inside basket and free throw with 2:28 left in the second quarter.

    The Commodores got the ball back with a chance to increase their lead. But Jonathan Smith made a steal and a layup for Orleans.

  • Lewis’ high school coach started at Cannelton

    Most local fans probably sympathized from a distance when University of Southern Indiana basketball center Jeron Lewis died Jan. 14. But one former Perry Countian knew him well.

    Mike Novell, who was Cannelton’s baseball coach and assistant basketball coach to Dale Hein 1973-76, has been the head basketball coach at Fort Wayne North Side the last 10 years, where Lewis played for him.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City girls in loss to Rebels

    REO—South Spencer's 14 steals and unrelenting full-court pressure helped defeat Tell City 56-45 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    South Spencer jumped to a 12-0 lead before Marksman Karen Damin hit a three-point shot with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

    The Rebels’ first-quarter charge was fueled by 11 Tell City turnovers, including five steals forced by South Spencer’s full-court pressure.

    Tell City finished the game with 24 turnovers while South Spencer had only six.

  • Defense carries Bulldog girls past Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 31 turnovers and held Rock Creek Christian to 17.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Lions 58-22 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs jumped to a 36-10 halftime lead.

    “The first half we were overplaying the passing lanes in our zone and got a few steals that way,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also used a 1-2-2 full-court press and a half-court trap at times.

  • Wooldridge enters race for sheriff

    TELL CITY - A Tell City Police Department sergeant with 19 years of law-enforcement experience filed Friday for county sheriff, joining a growing field of Democrats vying for the nomination.

    Lynn Wooldridge, who resides on Brushy Fork Road, said he will work to provide the best leadership, experience and commitment to citizens.

    "I feel I possess these qualities and with the help of the people we can continue to make Perry County a safe and wonderful place to live," he said.

  • Schulthise, Berger file for May primary

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County officeholders filed their candidacies last week for new four-year terms.

    County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise filed for a full term as clerk. Connie Berger filed for a second term as county auditor. Both women are Democrats.

    Schulthise began working in the clerk's office in February 2008, assumed the first-deputy position in June 2008 and was appointed clerk in 2009 upon the death of Doris Davis. This will be her first attempt at running for the position of Perry County Clerk.

  • Smith enters primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - JoAnn Smith, currently chief deputy in the office of Perry County Treasurer, filed her candidacy Wednesday for the elected office of treasurer.

    She has served as chief deputy since December 2007 and before joining the treasurer's office, served 12 years as Troy Township Trustee, from January 1996 through December 2007. Smith also worked for Citizens National Bank, which later became Old National Bank, for almost 30 years, from October 1978 through December 2007.

  • Democrats file for county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - County-council contenders have begun throwing hats into the ring, with four filing candidacies as of press time for this edition.

    The council is responsible for establishing each year's county budget and meets monthly to approve spending from it. Its duties increased last year when it was handed the task of performing nonbinding reviews of other county entities' budgets.