Today's News

  • Commodores held to 2 hits

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had only two hits in an 11-1 PLAC softball loss to Orleans Monday.
    “We had one of our worst hitting games of the season,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “And we did not pitch well at the beginning.
    “Getting behind on the count and walking some batters and a couple hit batters put us in the hole from the start. Orleans capitalized on it by hitting a grand slam in the first inning.”
    Orleans scored five runs that inning and three the next to take a quick 8-0 lead.

  • Perry Central 2nd in Springs Valley match

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley is usually one of the favorites in PLAC boys golf, but Perry Central beat the Blackhawks on their home course Monday.
    Forest Park won the three-team match with 160 strokes. Perry Central shot 175 and Springs Valley 181.
    South Central did not have enough players for a team score, as it had only two golfers competing.
    All six Perry Central golfers shot under 50. Zach James led the team with a 2-over-par 38, one stroke behind medalist Logan Russell of Springs Valley.
    James birdied the par-5, No. 7 hole.

  • New football sectionals favor PC over TC

    Tell City and Perry Central will be in the same class in football next year but are not likely to meet in the postseason.
    Though they are in the same county and roughly only 15 miles apart, the IHSAA, in its infinite wisdom, saw fit Monday to place them in different Class 2A sectionals for the next two years.
    Perry Central could have to make a long trip east to play Switzerland County in a sectional game. But the good news for the Commodores is they are in a much easier sectional than Tell City’s.

  • Tell City tops Bulldogs 19-2

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored 12 unearned runs in the first three innings en route to a 19-2 baseball win over Cannelton Tuesday.
    Cannelton committed eight errors in the five-inning game. Tell City had 10 hits and also took advantage of seven walks, two hit batsmen, a wild pitch and a passed ball.
    Travis Burchett walked to lead off the game. He stole second base and advanced to third as Trent Lindauer reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop.

  • Hoosier National Forest’s newest firefighter stays busy

    Sean Moreno is the newest full-time firefighter on the Hoosier National Forest and is stationed on the Tell City Ranger District. He came to the Hoosier National Forest from California. Since arriving, Moreno has been busy with preparing fire lines for the spring burning season and working on several prescribed fires. There have even been a few wildfires to keep him busy.

  • Yard sale will support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


    Staff Writer


    BRISTOW – In order to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delores Welp has had yard sales twice a year for the past three years. The next one will be at her home in Bristow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

  • Too much rain!
  • Special Olympians ready for Saturday field day
  • Vandals disrupt Troy water system


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Two days of testing Troy’s water resulted in an all-clear message from Indiana Department of Environmental Management for residents and businesses to resume using the water.

    The announcement around noon on Wednesday came two days after a door to one of the two town water system reservoirs  was found open. Vandals had apparently pried open the doors.

  • Cannelton Schools tax vote fails


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A property-tax referendum for Cannelton City Schools was narrowly defeated at the polls Tuesday by a vote of 73-70.

    In effect since 2011, the original referendum allowed the school corporation to take in an additional revenue of 41 cents per $100 of assessed valuation above the limits set by tax circuit breakers. For 2017, it allowed the tax rate to grow to $2.565 per $100. With defeat, that additional levy will expire at the end of 2017, giving a slight tax break to ratepayers.