Today's News

  • Ransome District 5 AD of year

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central Athletics Director Bob Ransome has been named District 5’s High School Athletic Administra-tor of the Year by the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
    Ransome and winners from the state’s other  five districts were honored at the IIAAA’s annual conference banquet March 20.
    District 6 covers 12 counties and 39 schools.

  • Cannelton adding boys golf team again

    Cannelton plans to field a boys golf team this spring for the first time in at least seven years.
    The Bulldogs had a team for four years, 1996-99 and finished as high as 10th in the 14-team sectional, though they never won a dual meet.
    Andy Conrad, who was a player on the 1996 team (though the IHSAA ruled him ineligible for varsity play because he was a transfer student whose parents did not move with him), tried to revive the team as its coach in 2004.

  • Defense, pitching depth help PC team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense and more pitching depth could help Perry Central’s girls softball team improve on last year’s 6-18 record.
    Kristi Brumfield, who did most of the pitching for the Commodores last season, returns. She gave up only two earned runs in a 4-3 eight-inning sectional loss to Mater Dei.
    Two freshmen, Miranda Claise and Kosha Wetzel, will also see varsity pitching action.

  • Tell City wins first two

    DUBOIS—Trent Gunn homered both days as Tell City won its first two baseball games of the season Monday and Tuesday.
    Gunn hit a towering solo homer over the left-field fence in the first inning of Monday’s 11-4 win over Northeast Dubois.
    That was the 17th homer of his career, breaking the school record he previously shared with Brett King.
    Gunn later added a double. He scored three runs and drove in two.

  • Harpenau, PC stop Paoli in season opener

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Harpenau pitched a two-hitter as Perry Central beat Paoli 6-1 in PLAC baseball in both teams’ season opener Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Perry County’s warm embrace is priceless

    DAVID LYNCH, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles from Perry County residents who have either moved here, chosen to remain here or who have returned after living elsewhere. Columns are sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a branch of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • COLUMN: ‘Sucker Punch:’ No substance, no problem

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • ‘Green’ volunteers sought for April 16 activities

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on cleanup activities for Green Volunteer Day April 16.

    Organizations that would like to assist with this project are asked to meet on Main Street in front of City Hall Park at 9 a.m. for supplies and assignments.

    This is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, church groups, etc. to get some service hours and to enhance the appearance of our community.

  • Tickets available for FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older and $8 for children. They are available at Circle S convenience-store locations in Tell City. Tickets will be available at the big top but will be more expensive.

  • Camp with a Cop signups being taken

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson told city leaders March 14 registration forms for this year’s Camp with a Cop can be obtained online at www. freewebs.com/canneltonpd.

    Supported by a coalition of representatives from local law-enforcement agencies, the camp is designed to help youngsters “gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication,” according to information included with the application.