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Today's News

  • UPDATE - Meth cleanup in Cannelton stretches into night

    CANNELTON - State and local police worked Monday to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Son charged with trying to kill attorney father

    TELL CITY - A man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing his pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night, trying to kick down a door leading into the house and then brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

  • Looking back and learning

    Perry County's fourth-graders received quite an education Wednesday while taking part in the annual Old-Fashioned Day at the county fairgrounds.

    Several groups, including Purdue University's extension services in the county and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area help organize volunteers for a day of hands-on learning on what life in the past was like.

  • Animal-welfare efforts commendable, unfinished

    Perry County's response to animal-abandonment, -neglect and -cruelty problems, woefully inadequate not too long ago, has been developed over recent years into what can be described as a solid foundation. We have a state-of-the-art shelter, an animal-control-officer position and regulations he or she can cite in doing the job.

  • Rain forces postponements

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Wednesday through Friday were postponed because of rain.

    Tell City's boys golf match at Boonville Wednesday was rained out and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Tell City's girls tennis match at Tecumseh was rained out Thursday and Friday, the second and third times it has been postponed.

    It has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.

    Tell City's PAC baseball game at Southridge Thursday and at home against Heritage Hills Friday were also postponed.

  • Softball sectional pairings made

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Perry Central's girls softball teams drew Class 2A sectional opponents they have not faced this year while Cannelton drew the Class A sectional favorite.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday morning.

    This area's Class 2A sectional will be played at Forest Park's new field at Cedar Crest School, on Indiana 162 at the Bretzville junction.

    That six-team sectional begins Monday, May 19, with South Spencer facing Forest Park at 5:30 p.m., Perry County time.

  • Henning to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Tell City senior Tyler Henning has signed a national letter of intent to play football for Hanover College.

    As an NCAA Division III school, Hanover cannot offer athletic scholarships. But Henning will receive other grants and academic scholarships, including the Donner Scholarship (named after Hanover's first president).

    He was recruited as a quarterback and punter.

    The Panthers lost their starting quarterback from this year and have only two other quarterbacks on their roster for next fall, a sophomore and a senior who did not play in any games this year.

  • PC 4th in quadrangular match

    SANTA CLAUS - After shooting its best round ever Tuesday, Perry Central's boys golf team shot 22 strokes worse Thursday as it finished fourth in a four-team meet.

    Jasper won with 153 strokes on the Christmas Lake course. Southridge shot 175, Forest Park 180, and Perry Central 190.

    "We just didn't play very well," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson

    He noted that Christmas Lake is the longest course the Commodores play all year and it was wet. "It was just a little different for us.

  • Kessinger wins twice in PAC track meet

    FORT BRANCH - Tell City senior Kyle Kessinger won two sprints to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC boys track meet Thursday.

    Forest Park won the meet with 142 points, four more than runner-up Heritage Hills. Tell City scored 88.

    Kessinger ran the 100-meter dash in 11.12 seconds and the 400 in 51.22 for his two blue ribbons.

    His 100 time is the fifth best on Tell City's all-time honor roll in that event and is just 10-hundredths of a second behind Davin Harpe's school record.

    Kessinger's wins were the Marksmen's only first places.

  • Return to yesteryear

    Perry Central fourth-grader Corey Hall tries his hand at milking a goat during Wednesday's Old Fashioned Day at the 4-H fairgrounds. Fourth-graders from Perry Central, Cannelton and Tell City participated in a variety of old-time farm chores, from shelling corn by hand to making butter that was smeared on homemade bread. They were also treated to horse-drawn wagon rides, second photo, and learned about pioneer-survival skills, rug-making and blacksmithing. The event is sponsored each year by the county's Purdue University extension office with help from several volunteers.