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Today's News

  • $1.2 million in unpermitted improvements found

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Assessor Mendy Lassaline provided county-council members a list Thursday showing that out of 97 property improvements recently noted in Leopold Township, only two of the owners obtained permits.

  • Tell City man accused of rape

    TELL CITY – A 65-year-old Tell City man was arrested Friday after allegedly raping an elderly woman.

    Ronald R. Whitefeather of 824 Washington St., was jailed on a Class B felony charge.

    Police received a call just after 10 a.m. from a family member of the alleged victim. Police said the attack took place in the woman’s home on the west side of the city. She was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Whitefeather, who left the home on foot, was arrested a short time later.

  • PC outshoots Jasper, Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Trevor Carter shot 4-over-par 39 for medalist honors as Perry Central won a boys triangular golf match Monday.
    Perry Central shot 175, Jasper 182, and Tell City 205.
    Carter birdied the first and fourth holes.
    “He’s played well the last three matches—he’s really playing consistent,” Tell City Coach Keith Feldpausch said.
    James Rogier and Brad Douglas each shot 45 and Andrew Huber 46 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

  • Marksmen lose three

    RAMSEY—Tell City’s young baseball team is having trouble putting a complete game together.
    The Marksmen hit well and had their second highest run total of the season Monday but committed seven errors in a 12-11 loss to North Harrison, which is ranked sixth in the state in Class 3A.
    “Seven errors just doesn’t cut it against the sixth-ranked team in 3A,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “In the first inning we were able to get out of a jam and only give up one.

  • Bulldogs pounce on Tigers

    CROTHERSVILLE—Sammie James pitched a four-hitter and drove in two runs as Cannelton beat Crothersville 8-5 in girls softball Monday.
    Allicyn Garrett added a triple and a double to the Bulldogs’ eight-hit attack and Taylor Lawalin also had two hits.
    Lawalin and James each drove in a run in the first inning as the Bulldogs jumped to a 2-0 lead.
    “That kind of got us off to a good start and our kids played relaxed until the last inning,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • PC splits PLAC games

    LEOPOLD—Brooke Litherland drove in five runs with two doubles and a sacrifice fly as Perry Central trounced Crawford County 10-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.
    The Commodores scored in all four innings they batted. Their biggest inning was a four-run third highlighted by Litherland’s bases-loaded double.
     Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter for the win. She struck out eight, walked none, and hit one batter.
    Paoli jumped to an 8-1 first-inning lead Monday and beat the Commodores 9-5 in another PLAC game.

  • Paoli nips PC in last inning

    PAOLI—A hit batsman with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Paoli a 5-4 PLAC baseball win over Perry Central Tuesday.
    The Rams started the inning with a walk and a single and loaded the bases when Perry Central’s first baseman did not field a bunt cleanly.
    The next batter struck out, but then came the hit by pitch.
    Paoli outhit Perry Central 10-8, but it was Perry Central’s lack of clutch hitting that bothered Commodore Coach Phil Zellers most.

  • PC second in invitational

    DUBOIS—Alex Newton won two individual distance races and a relay to lead Perry Central to second place in Northeast Dubois’ seven-team boys track invitational Tuesday.
    The Commodores scored 108 points. Forest Park, widely considered the sectional favorite, won with 131 points.
    Perry Central competed without star sprinter and long jumper Dacota Schaad, who pulled a hamstring Saturday. “I think we would’ve beaten Forest Park if we’d had him,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • TC beats Cannelton, Lions in round-robin

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Sydney Goffinet drove in two runs as Tell City beat Cannelton 6-2 in girls softball Saturday.
    Makenzie Alvey threw a five-inning no-hitter as Tell City beat 20-0 earlier in the three-team round-robin.
    Sammie James drove in five runs with two doubles and a single as Cannelton beat Rock Creek 25-1 in the other game.

  • Gibson new PC football coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Longtime assistant Greg Gibson was named Perry Central’s head football coach at Monday’s school board meeting.
    Gibson, 50, becomes the seventh coach in the team’s history and the first former Perry Central player to hold the spot.
    He succeeds Mike Spencer, who retired three weeks ago.
    Gibson served as an assistant to the last five coaches, as he joined the staff in 1984 after graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan College.