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Today's News

  • Bulldogs hope hitting will carry their team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—“I think we’ll hit the ball fairly well,” assistant coach Mike Snyder said of Cannelton’s baseball team.
    “From a contact perspective, I’d say our hitting’s a little below average,” he said. “I think we’ve got a couple who will probably have more strikeouts than total bases.
    “From a power perspective, I’d say it’s a little above average. Hopefully we can make up in power what we lack in contact.”

  • South Spencer shuts out Perry Central

    REO—Cole Dawson threw a one-hitter as South Spencer shut out Perry Central 16-0 in baseball Friday.
    Kage Kiplinger singled with one out in the third inning for Perry Central’s only hit.
    Dawson struck out five and walked none.
    “I didn’t think he was overpowering, but he hit his spots well,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards. “We did make some contact, but we didn’t hit the ball well.”
    South Spencer batted in just four innings and pounded out 14 hits against four Perry Central pitchers.

  • PC expects to compete for title again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team will start a new era Tuesday, as it will be its first meet in 40 years without Becky Genet as its coach.
    But new coach Michelle Duncan was an assistant to Genet the last 22 years and expects the team’s tradition to continue basically unchanged.
    “I think we’ll be right there in competition for the PLAC title like we are every year,” she said.

  • PC boys track team deeper than usual

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Having a lot of people on a track team doesn’t mean much if most of them can’t run, jump or throw very well.
    But Coach Jason Barnett thinks Perry Central’s boys team has some quality depth this year.
    He has 32 boys, “one of our biggest squads ever, and we’ve got some nice athletes,” he said.
    Senior distance runner Marcus Graham heads the team’s 11 lettermen.

  • Tell City nips Floyd Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Preston Hendershot and Ryan Morgan combined to pitch a five-hitter as Tell City beat Floyd Central 2-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hendershot gave up four hits and two walks and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings.
    “His pitching was phenomenal,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “He was getting ahead early in the count and he kept his pitch count low and let his defense work for him.”

  • Schuetter’s homer gives TC extra-inning victory

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Tell City an 8-7 softball win over Whitesville Trinity Wednesday.
    Tell City built a 7-2 lead in the first four innings, but Trinity scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to tie the score.
    The bottom part of the Raiders’ batting order did most of the damage in those innings, including a two-run homer by No. 9 batter Valerie Wilkerson in the fifth.

  • News project will give boost to pollinators

    As gardening season nears, the Perry County News will invite readers to share photos of annual and perennial plants that provide food and habitat for bees, butterflies and birds.

    Collectively called pollinators, the creatures we look forward to each summer are facing a tough future in some places around the country as land on which they formally thrived is cleared. Meanwhile, pesticides threaten insects and bees face threats from chemicals and parasites.

  • Head’s up: Property tax bills coming next month

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, property tax bills will be arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes next month. County Treasurer Judy Pund said tax bills will be mailed on April 10.

    The first installment of 2017 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. 

    The tax bills mailed in April will include coupons for May and November payments.

  • Main Street’s business climate alive and growing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Building upon continued economic adjustments, Tell City’s downtown shopping district is a thriving mix of longevity and up-and-comers. From eateries and retail shops, to medical services and residences, the atmosphere of commerce is vibrant, yet primed for growth.

    But what’s the make or break factor for those who succeed on the Main Street corridor? For one, dedication to the plan, whatever that may be.

  • Mother, son killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 60

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A mother and son spending time together on spring break week lost their lives Monday after their compact car collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 60 near Hawesville.

    Ericka Dowell, 35, and her 12-year-old son, Jacob A. Wagner, were pronounced dead at the scene, Hancock County authorities said.