Today's News

  • Perry Central 2nd in golf triangular

    MARENGO—Brad Douglas shot a 3-over-par 39 for medalist honors as Perry Central finished second in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Crawford County shot 175 to edge the Commodores by one stroke on the back nine of the Old English course. Paoli was third with 181.
    Douglas started his match with a triple bogey on the par-4, No. 10 hole. But he birdied the par-5, No. 12 hole.
    Teammate Trevor Carter scored an eagle on the same hole, chipping in a shot from off the green.

  • Hornets’ big inning foils Tell City

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat Tell City 8-3 in baseball Friday.
    Tell City tied the score 1-1 in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Austin Paulin after a single by Trent Zuelly and two walks loaded the bases with no outs.
    “Unfortunately we were unable to get a big hit and take the lead,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    Tyler Morris led off the bottom of the fourth with a home run to put Hancock County back on top. “Then it got away from us,” said Wahl.

  • Brown, Hagan propel PC past Eagles

    LEOPOLD—Colt Brown pitched a two-hitter and Justin Hagan hit two triples and a single as Perry Central trounced Lanesville 11-1 in baseball Wednesday.
    Hagan drove in a run with each of his triples.
    Derek Thomas also went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Tanner Cassidy had two RBIs.
    Trent Brown and Zach Foster also hat doubles in Perry Central’s 11-hit attack.
    That was more than enough offense for Colt Brown, who struck out two and walked none in the five-inning game.
    He did not give up a run until the last inning.

  • PC girls 3rd at Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Grace James and Hannah Harpenau each won one event as Perry Central placed third in Southridge’s eight-team girls track invitational Thursday.
    James won the 800-meter run by three-tenths of a second in 2:27.4, a personal record.
    Just a freshman, she is closing in on the school record of 2:24.47 set in 1984 by three-time sectional champion Linda Waninger, mother of current Perry Central stars Lindsey and Ashley Gengelbach.
    Harpenau set a personal record as she won the long jump at 15 feet, 61⁄2 inches.

  • PC overtakes Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central scored three runs in the sixth inning on only one hit to beat Tell City 7-5 in girls softball Friday.
    Tell City scored a run on Sydney Goffinet’s triple and Julie Lindauer’s single to take a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
    With one out in the top of the sixth, Perry Central’s Ashley Guillaume beat out an infield hit as Tell City’s shortstop was unable to throw her out from deep in the hole.

  • PC boys edge Jeeps to win four-team meet

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Levi Hilgenhold tied Perry Central’s school record in the pole vault as Perry Central nipped Northeast Dubois to win a four-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Perry Central scored 61 points, Northeast Dubois 60, Springs Valley 32, and Cannelton 5.

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  • COLUMN: GO STEM comes to Holiday World

    District 74 State Representative

    Calling all girls … future scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians. On June 3-7 the University of Southern Indiana will host its second annual GO – Girls Only – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education camp with residents on the USI campus.

  • COLUMN: Facebook friends and drama


    I’m not the biggest user of Facebook. Far from it. I post photographs taken for the newspaper – and the occasional personal collection of pictures – and breaking news. Other staff and I also do that on The Perry County News’ Facebook page.

    In comparison, some people document their every move on Facebook, what restaurant they’re eating at, what movie they’re watching and, literally, when they’re doing the laundry on a Sunday night.

  • EDITORIAL: Financial literacy class needed and financially possible

    What caused the meltdown of the U.S. financial markets in 2008 that led to our country’s worst recession in decades?

    Risky moves by greedy financial institutions, inadequate government supervision of them, and misguided policies by President George W. Bush’s administration have all received shares of the blame.

    But most experts now say that a big reason for the meltdown was the financial illiteracy of a large portion of our population, especially young adults who were responsible for many mortgage defaults that contributed to the meltdown.