Today's News

  • Perry Central girls tie Paoli in junior high season opener

    LEOPOLD—Macey Emmons and Claire Davis each won two events as Perry Central tied Paoli 57-57 in junior high girls track Monday.
    Emmons won the 1600-meter run in 5:57 and the 800 in 2:42.
    Davis took both throwing events, tossing the discus 68 feet and the shot 24 feet, 6 inches.
    Madelyn Peter went 13 feet in the long jump and Hannah Myler cleared 4 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault for Perry Central’s other individual blue ribbons.

  • Tell City whips Southridge

    TELL CITY—Chase Beckort won two individual events as Tell City trounced Southridge 88-26 in junior high boys track Monday.
    Beckort won the 1600-meter run in 5:11.88 and the 800 in 2:23.84.
    The Marksmen also won all three sprints. Josh Perry took the 100 dash in 12.65, Will Simpson the 200 in 26.87, and Trey Mucker the 400 in 58.8.
    Tell City won both throwing events, with Lucas Labhart tossing the discus 123 feet, 7 inches and Jeff Miller throwing the shot 37 feet, 11 inches.
    Trent Arnold won the 110-meter hurdles in 20.63.

  • Gibson Southern shuts out Tell City

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Saturday.
    The No. 2 singles match did go to a second-set tiebreaker before Camille Greenwell defeated Cassie Bryant 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
    Holly Decker bet Addie Peter 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Rachel Jones beat Kelsey Gowers 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3.
    Arielle Graper and Taylor Kiesel shut out Megan Teague and Amy Hackbarth 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Storms force more postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—More storms and a tornado warning forced postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday.
    Events postponed were:
    • Tell City at Heritage Hills baseball
    • Perry Central at Corydon baseball
    • Tell City versus Southridge girls softball, rescheduled for April 20
    • Tell City’s home boys and girls track meets with Southridge
    • Perry Central’s home boys and girls track meets with North Harrison

  • Cannelton team reappears but is inexperienced

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Of the 10 girls on Cannelton’s softball team, four have never played softball at any level and only two have played varsity.
    “At least we have a team,” said Brian Lawalin, who takes over as coach of the Bulldogs.
    They didn’t have one last year, as there were not enough healthy girls wanting to play.
    Melissa Clausen, the team’s only senior, and junior Jordyn Vogt are the only ones on the team who played for the Bulldogs’ last squad two years ago.

  • Crawford County holds off Bulldogs for 3-1 win

    MARENGO—Each team had one earned run but Crawford County scored two unearned ones in the second inning to beat Cannelton 3-1 in baseball Monday.
    An error and a passed ball contributed to the Wolfpack’s scoring.
    “It should’ve been a 1-1 game,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    Cannelton scored its only run in the sixth inning. Damon Powers and scored on a grounder by Bryan Bratcher.
    The Bulldogs had two other scoring chances ended by double plays.

  • Strong hitting propels Perry Central past Springs Valley

    LEOPOLD—Every Perry Central batter had at least one hit as the Commodores beat Springs Valley 6-2 in PLAC softball Monday.
    Skyly Cummings went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.
    Autumn Lain and Lea Harbaville each went 2 for 4. Lain stole a base and Harbaville drove in a run.
    Madison Guillaume added a triple and Hannah Edwards a double. Edwards drove in a run.
    Lain pitched a three-hitter for the win. She struck out one and walked six.

  • Looking Back; April 9

    70 Years Ago

    April 9, 1945


    • Cpl. Wilfred Boehm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Boehm of New Boston, has been awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions in Normandy, France. He is currently fighting the fleeing Nazis in Germany.

    • Local farmers are battling an apparent invasion of foxes in Oil Township, the News reports. Several people have reported dead chickens and even dogs attacked by foxes. Areas near the Perry County-Crawford County line are among seem to be having the most problems.


    50 Years Ago

  • NWS confirms tornado touchdown near Branchville

    ST. CROIX – A line of powerful storms that downed trees and lifted sheds from their foundations in areas of northern Perry County Tuesday also spawned a tornado.

    Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said the National Weather Service toured storm-damaged areas Tuesday and confirmed an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado hit in the St. Croix-Branchville area.

  • Church News; April 9

    Gospel music spring fling Saturday


    The Revival Center Church of Jesus Christ will host a Gospel Music Spring Fling beginning at 6 p.m.  Saturday, April 11.

    This free event will feature The Childress Family, Holy Ghost Revival and LambSong and will take place at Cloverport United Methodist Church, located at 801 Elm Street in Cloverport, Ky.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information or directions, contact the Rev. Jesse Bolin at (270) 922-7331.