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Today's News

  • PC holds off Springs Valley

    FRENCH LICK - Perry Central played "the best defense we've played all year" in a 7-6 PLAC girls softball win over Springs Valley Wednesday, said Coach Greg Gibson.

    The Commodores committed only one error and made several nice catches.

    Morgan Gibson and Hilarie Hahus each had two of Perry Central's seven hits.

    Hahus drove in two runs and Cassy Schaad and April Ransom each scored two.

    Abby Preher pitched a complete game for the win, walking five and striking out three.

  • Marian signs Gehlhausen

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central senior Audra Gehlhausen has signed a national letter of intent to run track and cross country for Marian College.

    Gehlhausen, who was also recruited by Manchester, said she chose the Indianapolis school because "I liked their coaches better and I liked the girls on the team."

    Dave Roberts, Marian's track and cross country coach, said, "I think she has a real good chance to run in our top five (in cross country) as a freshman."

  • Ress pitches, hits TC past Jeeps 5-0

    DUBOIS - Josalyn Ress pitched a two-hitter as Tell City shut out Northeast Dubois 5-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Ress struck out six and walked none, and her teammates backed her with errorless defense.

    She also went 3 for 3 with a double to lead Tell City's nine-hit attack.

    Tell City batters struck out four times - their fourth consecutive game with four or fewer strikeouts.

    "We do put the ball in play - that's one of our strengths," said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

  • Marksmen should like their draw for baseball sectional

    Drawing the first-round bye in next week's Class 2A South Spencer baseball sectional should make Tell City's team happy.

    But perhaps an even bigger plus for the Marksmen was they did not draw one of their three fellow PAC teams in the sectional.

    Going into Friday's game at Floyd Central, the Marksmen were 1-6 against PAC opponents (counting a second loss to South Spencer, which did not count in conference standings) and 9-1 against teams outside the PAC.

  • Pfeifer breaks jaw in 6-5 Tell City loss

    FLOYDS KNOBS - Despite outhitting Floyd Central 12-5, Tell City lost a baseball game and possibly a key player Friday.

    Floyd Central won 6-5, taking advantage of three Tell City errors, four walks, and a close call at first base that went against Tell City to end the game with the tying run on third base.

    But of more concern to the Marksmen was Cody Pfeifer's getting hit in the face by a pitch and breaking his jaw in the seventh inning.

    "He's going into surgery tomorrow (Saturday) morning," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

  • Huber, Kessinger double winners in track sectional

    JASPER - Perry Central's Nick Huber and Tell City's Kyle Kessinger each won two individual events in the boys track sectional Thursday.

    Perry Central also won the 3200-meter relay and finished fourth among 11 schools in team standings with 88 points.

    Tell City finished sixth with 62.5 points and Cannelton, with just one boy competing, was 11th with 2 points.

    Northeast Dubois won with 115 points.

    Most times and distances were not great because of the wet track conditions.

  • BMV enhances online help to customers

    EVANSVILLE - Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ron Stiver has announced more online services for BMV customers.

    Customers can now create a "myBMV" virtual account and avoid visiting, mailing or calling the BMV for help.

    The feature also allows customers, for the first time, to receive reminders from the BMV that their driver's licenses are about to expire, one of 10 new services added to the popular online license plate renewal option that has been available for many years. To date, more than 25,400 customers have opened myBMV accounts, according to Stiver.

  • School board learns of resignations, approves hirings

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members heard about or approved a number of personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Support-staff members who submitted resignations as the school year draws to a close included junior-high cook Kris Seamon, William Tell Elementary School yearbook editor Susan Newkirk and elementary science-bowl coach Leanne LeClere.

  • Gatchel residents kill five wolf-like animals

    Pack mauls family dog

    GATCHEL - If she had been home at the time, she'd probably be in the hospital now, too, Paula Patton said Thursday. She would have rushed outside to protect her dog.

    Kasey, a 15-pound Jack Russel-Yorkshire terrier mix and one of three dogs belonging to the Ray and Paula Patton family, was attacked at approximately 4:45 a.m. Wednesday by a pack of large canines they think are wolf-dog hybrids.

    "She's going to be at the vet's office at least a week, Ray said. "She was tore up pretty good."

  • Business-aid loans on hold in Cannelton

    Council approves ordinance for economic-development borrowers

    CANNELTON - Two requests for economic-development loans discussed by Cannelton city leaders a week ago have stalled, one due to a zoning problem and the other because paperwork wasn't provided in time.

    The latter was a request from Tell City residents Jeff and Cathy Dixon, who hope to launch a Chicago-style hot-dog operation in the Covered Wagon dance venue.