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Today's News

  • County up to date on ADA upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The county government is making strides to ensure adequate access to all of its buildings for those with disabilities. According to Teresa Kanneberg, the county’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, a steering committee has overseen development of plans to identify and  correct deficiencies on that front.

  • 2016 property-tax bills arriving soon

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills will soon be arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Bicentennial organizers want plant lovers to think blue and gold

    PERRY COUNTY – Betty Cash and other members of a local state bicentennial planning committee want to paint the town blue and gold. In fact, they’d like to see the county and all of its cities and towns covered in yellow and blue flowers this year as all Hoosiers mark their state’s 200th birthday.

    “Those are our state flag’s colors and we want individuals and businesses to consider flowers that will be covered in blue and yellow blossoms,” said Cash, who directs the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

  • Hackbarth awarded Lilly Endowment scholarship

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Amy Hackbarth will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

  • New Lincoln drama coming to county

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Cannelton softball team has experience

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—New coach Ashley Schroer inherits a Cannelton softball team that hasn’t won a game since 2012.
    The Bulldogs went 0-7 in 2013, did not have enough healthy players to field a team in 2014, and went 0-8 last year.
    But they do have six starters returning from last year and five seniors on the team.

  • Tell City shuts out Hornets

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Reed Goffinet threw a three-hitter as Tell City shut out Hancock County 3-0 in baseball Saturday.
    “The star of the day is Reed Goffinet,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “He threw just at 80 pitches in a complete game. He had six strikeouts.
    “Reed threw strike one consistently, worked ahead in the count, and was able to have them put the ball in play. Our defense took care of the rest.

  • Perry Central falls to Orleans, Corydon

    ORLEANS—Orleans exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Perry Central 14-4 in PLAC baseball Saturday.
    “We played very well defensively and had zero errors,” noted Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Orleans hit the ball very well and had two big home runs.
    “Our pitchers struggled a little bit and fell behind in the count some. Then we had to groove fastballs and Orleans took advantage of it.
    “At the plate, we had two big opportunities to put some runs on the board and didn’t produce.

  • Perry Central wins 14 events to rout Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Skylar Parker, Payton Emmons and Macey Emmons each won two individual events and a relay as Perry Central routed North Harrison 98-34 in girls track Tuesday.
    Parker won the high jump by clearing 5 feet and took the 400-meter dash in 1:07.22.
    Payton Emmons won both hurdles races, taking the 100 high hurdles in 17.08 seconds and the 300 lows in 55.53.
    Macey Emmons won the 1600-meter run in 6:04.3 and the 3200 in 13:48.
    She teamed with Elizabeth Dauby, Hannah Hubert and Ryann Lynch to win the 3200 relay in 12:27.

  • Commodores dominate North Harrison 100-34

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won all 11 running events to crush North Harrison 100-34 in boys track Tuesday.
    Luke Hilgenhold won four events, including all three sprints.
    He won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 seconds despite running against a slight headwind. “He looked really good,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.
    Hilgenhold also won the 200 in 25.0 and the 400 in 55.9.
    He teamed with Creek Wright, Clay James and Dylan Seibert to win the 1600 relay in 3:56.
    Marcus Graham won three distance races for the Commodores.