Today's News

  • Braves, Rangers nip Tell City

    LYNNVILLE—A shortage of clutch hits hurt Tell City in PAC girls softball road losses Monday and Tuesday.

    The Marksmen had only two hits in a 4-2 loss to Tecumseh Monday.

    The Marksmen scored all their runs in the first inning on a home run by Josalyn Ress, her fifth of the season.

    It also scored Hana Reed, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice after Kyli Smithson had walked.

    Tell City’s only other hit was a second-inning single by Jamie Brinksneader.

  • Cougars walk past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Perry Central had only one hit in a 12-2 girls softball loss to North Harrison Tuesday.

    Kristi Brumfield singled in the second inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    It did not figure in their scoring, as both their runs—one in the first inning and one in the fourth—came on a walk and passed balls.

    Brumfield took the pitching loss for the Commodores, walking three and striking out two.

    She left the pitching position in the fourth inning because she said her shoulder was hurting.

  • Hahus makes academic all-state again

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior Hilarie Hahus was named last week to her second academic all-state team of this school year.

    Hahus was one of 25 girls named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team after making the volleyball academic all-state team in the fall.

    Besides excelling academically, the basketball awards also go to key players on their teams.

    “It is an academic award, but they want someone who’s gotten quality playing time,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Candidates eye primary finish line

    PERRY COUNTY - A primary-election season that began in the deepest weeks of winter is set for a springtime finish Tuesday with candidates vying in contested races for sheriff, treasurer, coroner, three of four county-council seats and county commissioner.

    All of the locally contested races are on the Democratic ballot. Republican voters will decide contested races for U.S. Senate and the the Ninth Congressional District.

  • Breaking News Voter turnout light to moderate

    Voting precincts in Perry County were reporting light to moderate turnout Tuesday as Perry Countians joined other Hoosiers in choosing candidates for local offices as well as state legislative races, Congress and the U.S. Senate.

  • Election results

    Contested Perry County Races


    LEE CHESTNUT(D).....3,024

    Joe Lackey (D).....493

    Bill Schroeder (D).....200

    Lynn Wooldridge (D) .....815

    County Treasurer

    JUDY A. PUND (D).....2,470

    JoAnn Smith (D).....1,703

    County Coroner

    CHARLES A. BAUMEISTER (D).....2,201

    Keith Huck (D).....2,056

    County Commissioner, District 2

    GARY DAUBY (D) .....2,132

    Chris Coyle (D).....2,110

  • Commodores sweep two from Cannelton

    LEOPOLD—Big innings in both games carried Perry Central to a girls softball doubleheader sweep of Cannelton Wednesday.

    After falling behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning of the first game, Perry Central battled back with six runs in the bottom of the inning.

    The Commodores added a three runs in the third and four in the fifth to win 13-6.

    Kristi Brumfield’s two-run double to deep left-center field and two hits by Morgan Gibson—the second good for two RBIs—helped fuel the Commodores’ six-run first.

  • Tell City wins 1 of 3

    TELL CITY—Tell City had 14 hits, including seven for extra bases, to trounce Whitesville Trinity 19-2 in baseball Thursday.

    It was the eighth time in 13 games this season that the Marksmen scored at least 11 runs in a game. It followed their second lowest scoring of the season in a 9-3 loss at Jasper Wednesday.

    “We had 10 strikeouts against Jasper last night, so it’s nice to see us swinging the bats again,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl after Thursday’s game.

    The Marksmen had three innings with five or more runs Thursday.

  • Commodores split games

    LEOPOLD—Clint Cassidy pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Lanesville 4-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    Cassidy struck out one and walked one and his teammates committed only one error.

    “Clint got a lot of ground-ball outs,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “His ball kind of dives a little bit.”

    Cassidy fielded six balls hit back to him and catcher Lucas Bryant had assists on two swinging bunts in front of the plate.

  • Jeeps outrun PC boys

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won four of the five field events but lost to Northeast Dubois 68.5 to 59.5 in boys track Thursday.

    T.J. James scored four points for Cannelton in the throwing events.

    Northeast Dubois had won all but one field event in its seven-team invitational Tuesday and beaten Perry Central in all five.

    So Thursday the Commodores “were all happy to pull out wins in their field events,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.