Today's News

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Ohio River Sweep June 20, volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Hometown Collaboration: Initiative wants local feedback

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Commodores oust Tell City in softball sectional semifinals

    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Autumn Lain pitched a six-hitter and had three hits as Perry Central beat Tell City 6-1 in the Forest Park softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    Lain led a 14-hit Perry Central attack that also included two hits apiece by Brittany Parker, Lea Harbaville and Casey James.
    Her teammates also gave her strong defensive support, committing no errors in the first six innings.
    Parker made five putouts in center field, including two on balls that looked like sure extra-base hits in the gap.

  • Patriots pound Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Tyler Ward hit a home run and drove in four runs in Heritage Hills’ 19-0 rout of Perry Central in baseball Monday.
    The Patriots had 22 hits, with Ward being one of five players with three hits.
    Logan Wilkerson hit a double and two singles.
    Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter. Trey Mullis and Grant Pund each had a single for the Commodores.
    Ethan Myler, the first of three Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He gave up 10 hits and 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

  • All high school sports need at least 2 classes

    IHSAA officials have said in the past that tennis, cross country, wrestling and track don’t need to be divided into classes because they are individual sports.
    That has prompted some to ask why the IHSAA awards team trophies in those sports. Which is a very good question.
    Because individuals can advance without their teams in those sports, I could go for a compromise that divided those sports into two classes - enrollments of 1,000 and above and enrollments of 999 or fewer - instead of the four or more that most other sports are divided into.

  • Castle blanks Tell City in finals

    REO—Castle lost only two games as it beat Tell City 5-0 for its 19th consecutive girls tennis sectional title Saturday morning.
    Madison Devillez beat Cassie Bryant 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, the closest match of the day.
    Chrissie Fuller shut out Addie Peter 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Elizabeth Boik beat Kelsey Gowers by the same score in No. 3.

  • Hayes qualifies for state meet again in shot put

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City senior Kassidie Hayes was the top local scorer in Evansville Central’s girls track regional Tuesday.
    Hayes fell short of repeating as the shot put champion but did place third to qualify for the state meet, which will be held 2 p.m. June 6 at Indiana University’s track.
    Hayes threw the shot 40 feet, 6 1/2 inches.That was just a half-inch short of her winning throw from last year, but this year two girls threw it at least 41 feet.
    Evansville Memorial’s Stephani Sherwood won with a 41-foot-8 throw.

  • Trojans rout Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised past Cannelton 21-3 in a softball sectional first-round game Tuesday.
    Cannelton has just nine players and before the game started the plate umpire told catcher Maddie Briem she would have to remove her nose ring before she could play.
    “I guess that’s a rule, but it hadn’t been called all season,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin.