Today's News

  • Student will advise state legislators

    Perry Central junior picked for youth advisory council

    LEOPOLD - Blake Kleaving is continuing a political career he began two years ago, even though he's a junior at Perry Central High School.

    He was one of several students nominated by guidance counselor Jody French for appointment to the first Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. He learned about it earlier, but his selection was announced in a news release from the state Department of Education Friday.

  • Congress aiming for economic, energy reform

    Hill offers legislative update; criticized for federal funding of Planned Parenthood

    TELL CITY - An Aug. 19 town-hall meeting gave Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill an opportunity to share his view on legislative issues before Congress - and bills he hopes will stimulate the U.S. economy and lower prices residents are paying at the pump.

    While some complain Congress is on a summer vacation, Hill said he has been busy meeting with Hoosiers concerned about the economy, gas prices and the need for the United States to become more energy independent.

  • Council approves township budgets

    But president still doesn't understand why

    TELL CITY - County Council President Pete Franzman said after approving four township budgets and tabling one for more information Monday he still doesn't understand why the state legislature gave the council that responsibility.

    The council approved in a special meeting the budgets for Anderson, Clark, Leopold and Union townships.

  • Complaints prompt jail inspection

    Health department finds no major problems

    CANNELTON - A number of problems were noted in a Perry County Jail inspection initiated "based on some complaints," according to County Sheriff Bob Glenn.

    "Jermie said most of it was bogus," Glenn said of an Aug. 13 inspection by County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer during a regular county commissioners' meeting Aug. 18. Farmer found "one small problem," the sheriff said, adding that a state inspector had visited "within the last couple of months."

  • PC fourth at Terre Haute

    TERRE HAUTE - Two Perry Central runners placed in the top 10 but the Commodore boys finished fourth in the Terre Haute South Early Bird Cross Country Invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores also placed fourth in the girls race.

    Perry Central junior Jake Schwartz was fourth among 52 runners in the boys race in 17:12.30.

    Teammate Eric Scheiber was 10th in 17:32.80.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Michael Ernst, 21st in 18:01.90; Ian Bashor, 27th in 18:25.40; and Neal Schwartz, 32nd in 18:58.90.

  • Raiders outshoot Tell City

    TELL CITY - Sarah Boeglin shot a 4-over-par 42 for medalist honors as Southridge beat Tell City 212-262 in girls golf Monday.

    Boeglin, the Jasper sectional runner-up last year, birdied two of the first three holes.

    Most of Tell City's golfers, meanwhile, got off to a slow start.

    "We've just got to do a better job putting," said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. "The greens have just been aerated, which makes putting different. But they were the same for everybody."

    Amber Thomas led Tell City with a 53.

  • Patriots' quickness will test Tell City's defense

    LINCOLN CITY - Tell City's football team will try to handle Heritage Hills' quickness when the two meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    Mount Vernon used its speed to make some big plays against the Marksmen last week.

    "Mount Vernon was pretty quick, and Heritage Hills will be like that, if not quicker," said Tell City Coach Don Hitz Monday.

    "They're just disciplined and fast," he added. "They move to the ball. And when they go to block, they're aggressive. They're a typical Bob Clayton coached team."

  • South Decatur offense hard for Perry Central to predict

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's defense plans to be ready for anything when the Commodores host South Decatur Saturday at 4 p.m.

    "Historically they've been a passing team, but in their first game (a 28-0 win over Cambridge City Lincoln Friday) they primarily kept it on the ground," said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.

    That was also the case in the Cougars' first game last year. But then against Perry Central they threw the ball 45 times, completing 19 of them for 329 yards. Perry Central did intercept five, though.

  • Boonville scores late to tie Tell City

    BOONVILLE - Boonville scored a goal on a breakaway in the last two minutes to tie Tell City 1-1 in junior varsity soccer Tuesday.

    Jason Hackbarth scored Tell City's goal in the first half on an assist from Taylor LaGrange.

    "We controlled the tempo of the whole game," said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand.

    "Our defense was really good tonight," he added. "We just had that one mistake when they got behind us on the breakaway."

    Tell City, 1-1-1, will visit Gibson Southern Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • Forest Park defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Tell City won No. 1 singles but Forest Park won all the other matches in straight sets to beat the Marksmen 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Monday.

    Andy Chinn defeated Brad Ketzner 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.

    Tell City won only one game in the other two singles matches, though.

    Jon Staff beat Trent Wheatley 6-, 6-1 in No. 2 and Marcus Beckman shut out Patrick Hagedorn 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3.

    Logan Mohr and Casey Van Winkle defeated Jake Roland and Andy Kast 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.