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Today's News

  • TC thinks pitching, hitting are top assets

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach Dusty Beard thinks hitting and pitching could be his team’s main strengths this season.

    Lauren Goffinet led the team last year with a batting average “around .340,” said Beard. And several starters batted under .200.

    But this year in practice “we’re hitting the ball real against live pitching,” said Beard. “We’ve had more days outside than we did last year.

    “Last year we were only outside one day before our first game.”

  • PC golfers look to build on last season’s finish

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team sneaked up on several opponents late last season and placed third in the 14-team Jasper sectional to qualify for the regional for the first time.

    Opponents may be watching out for the Commodores more this season. But with three lettermen returning, the Commodores are hoping to build on that finish this year.

    Zach Graves, a fourth-year starter, returns as the team’s No. 1 golfer. He tied for seventh in the PLAC last year to make all-conference.

  • Sanders no-hits Commodores

    LYNNVILLE—Audra Sanders threw a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led Tecumseh to a Class A state runner-up finish last year and has earned a softball scholarship from Ball State University, struck out 14 batters in the five-inning game.

    “Her out pitch is a rise ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We swung at a ton of pitches that were basically neck high but looked like they were coming in right down the middle (of the strike zone) until they started rising.

  • Design work OK'd for new hospital

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees took another step toward building a new facility Tuesday, voting to allow a Louisville, Ky.-based architectural firm to prepare plans for a health-care center that, if approved, will be built on 38 acres near Indiana 237.

  • Branchville won't house men serving long stays

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting April 11 will give the public a chance to ask questions about Branchville Correctional Facility and to learn about the steps to improve security since the March 20 escapes by three men.

    Among the changes announced Tuesday is a rule change that will keep offenders serving long sentences from being sent to the medium-security facility.   

  • 16 men convicted in Perry County serving time at BCF

    BRANCHVILLE - Sixteen men sentenced from Perry County are serving time at Branchville Correctional Facility, Department of Correction records show.

    Offenders, crimes they were convicted of and earliest projected release dates are listed below. This information was released before this week's news that men with more than eight years remaining on their sentences will no longer be sent to Branchville.

    • Michael James, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, September 2010.

    • William Wolf, dealing in methamphetamine, April 2013

  • Hall of Fame coach Talley dies

    TELL CITY — Joe Talley, who turned Tell City High School into a football powerhouse in the 1960s and '70s and later served as the school's athletic director, died Tuesday at age 80.

    The Marksmen had losing seasons in each of their first seven years playing 11-man football before Talley was hired as their coach in 1960.

    He posted a 6-2-1 record that year and went on to have only two losing seasons in 18 years as their coach. He had 10 seasons with two or fewer losses, including a 10-0 record in 1969 with a team that averaged a school-record 41.2 points per game.

  • Sheriff seeks grant to add two deputies

    TELL CITY - Sheriff Bob Glenn will add two deputies to his staff if an application he's submitting under the COPS Program is successful.

    He received at their March 26 regular meeting the county council's permission to submit an application under the U. S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services Program, which provides three years' grant funding for law-enforcement officers. Local communities are required under terms of the grants to employ them for a year after the initial period ends.

  • Newspaper prices set to increase Monday

    TELL CITY - Starting Monday, readers will need an extra quarter to buy a copy of The Perry County News inside a store or from a blue newspaper rack.

    The newsstand price of The News will jump to 75 cents from 50 cents due to rising prices for newsprint, fuel and other input costs. The change takes effect with the April 6 issue.

    The price increase is the first since November 1992, when single-copy prices rose to 50 cents from 35 cents.

  • Local businesses to get dumpsters for recycling cardboard

    TELL CITY - Board members for the Perry County Recycling Management District approved a shift to dumpsters from trailers now used to collect cardboard from businesses.

    As The News reported March 12, district Executive Director Paul Alvey was pursuing the shift from trailers he said are cost-inefficient to dumpsters that will be provided and emptied by Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste.