Today's News

  • Goodson, Fortwendel seek county-council seats

    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Incumbent Steve Goodson and current County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel are two of four candidates vying for three at-large seats on the county council in this year’s election. They also attended the political forum held April 26 in the Perry Central High School library to discuss issues of the county and their platform for running for the office.

  • Cougars blank Commodores 7-0

    RAMSEY—Perry Central committed five errors in a 7-0 girls softball loss to North Harrison Tuesday.
    The Commodores also could not put their hits together, though they had doubles by Ashley Guillaume and Brittany Parker and Lexi Aders went 2 for 3.
    “Ashley played a very good third base and Lexi hit the ball well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We just had too many errors and we could not get on a roll on offense.

  • Tell City loses PAC games to Tecumseh, Forest Park

    LYNNVILLE—Tiffany Summers pitched a two-hitter as Tecumseh beat Tell City 16-1 in PAC girls softball Monday.
    “She throws pretty hard,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Hana Reed struck out for the first time all year on a rise ball that exploded at the end.”
    Summers struck out nine and walked two in the five-inning game.
    Tell City scored its only run in the fourth inning.
    Julie Lindauer hit a line drive that bounced off the top of the center fielder’s glove for an error.

  • Shoals’ 7-run 5th sinks Bulldogs

    SHOALS—Shoals scored seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Cannelton 12-7 in baseball Saturday.
    Cannelton led 3-2 going into the bottom of the fifth. But two bloop singles sandwiched around a throwing error started a rally for the Jug Rox.
    They later came up with some longer hits. Five of their nine hits for the game were doubles.
    Brandon Cook had three of Cannelton’s seven hits.
    Drake Duke drove in three runs for the Bulldogs and Larry Holman drove in two. Jayden Morris added an RBI double.

  • Rainey, Seibert power Tell City past Vikings

    POSEYVILLE—Trent Rainey and Dayne Seibert each drove in four runs as Tell City overpowered North Posey 10-3 in PAC baseball Saturday.
    Tell City jumped to a 4-0 first-inning lead. Trent Zuelly hit a one-one single and Jordan Heck reached base on an error.
    Seibert followed with a two-run double and then Rainey, a freshman, hit a two-run homer.

  • Filing time at hand for property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie A. Berger would like to remind taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.
    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2013. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Forest Park shuts out Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Forest Park won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.
    The closest matches were No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles.
    Sami Hopf beat Rachel Woznicki 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.
    Jordan Buechler and Kereston Hochgesang defeated Robyn Scarpa and Megan Teague by the same score in No. 2 doubles.
    Rachel Hentrup and Amelia Ebert beat Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • INDOT decides on Deer Creek bridge design

    Managing Editor

    ROCKY POINT – A replacement bridge over Deer Creek at Rocky Point will provide an additional three feet of clearance when it’s built in 2013, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Transportation said last week.

  • Memorials to honor Ed Whitcomb’s contributions


    INDIANAPOLIS – An effort under way in several Hoosier locations hopes to honor former Indiana Gov. Ed Whitcomb for the honor and distinction his life has brought to the state of Indiana as a military veteran and public servant.

  • Kleaving believes hospital, roads important to county

    LEOPOLD – During a political forum April 26 at Perry Central High School, county commissioner candidate Randy Kleaving explained to audience members he believed the development of a new hospital and maintaining roadways in the county are important issues he’d address if elected.