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Today's News

  • Snyder wins Republican primary

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city’s mayor on the November ballot.

    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in the only contested race in the county for Tuesday’s primary election.

    “Whew!” Snyder said when asked for her reaction to the results.

    “Thank you very much for your support,” she added, “and I’ll see you in the fall.”

  • U.S. attorney visits county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – In a rare local appearance for a federal prosecutor, United States Attorney for Southern Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett pledged Monday to help keep Perry County neighborhoods safer through an initiative he said will attack violent crime, crack down on illegal guns and prosecute the most violent criminals encountered by police officers and the public.

  • Sisters’ students plan May 15 recital

    FERDINAND – Twenty music students of Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will present two spring music recitals on May 15 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana.
    The recitals, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. EDT in the Assembly Hall at the monastery.
    Students performing at 2 p.m. will be Jessica Bertke, Claire Dooley, Ivy Evans, Katelyn Davis, Madison Fella, Audrey Keepes, Aidan Muth, Sarah Pund, Olivia Schroering, Monica Steckler, and Jenny Weinzapfel.

  • Meth, cocaine seized in weekend drug bust

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night, police said, in a case that saw the arrests or detention of four people, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Birthdays, May 6 - May 12

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    May 6

  • Snyder wins Cannelton Republican primary

    CANNELTON - Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city's mayor on the November ballot.
    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in Tuesday's primary election.

  • Four arrested, meth, cocaine seized, in weekend drug bust

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night. In all, four people were arrested, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.  

    Cannelton Patrolman David Biever said the investigation began when he stopped a vehicle in a Cannelton cemetery. After approaching the vehicle, Biever said he saw drugs in plain view. A search of the vehicle, he said, turned up meth, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

  • Class 3A No. 6 Gibson Southern uses small ball to edge Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern used a strong bunting game to beat Tell City 3-1 in PAC girls softball Friday.
    “The way they beat us was they small-balled us,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Both their hits were bunts and a couple errors we made were on bunts.”
    Gibson Southern, ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 3A in the coaches poll, scored an unearned run in the first inning with the help of two Tell City throwing errors on bunts.

  • Brumfield pitches, hits Commodores to win over Paoli

    PAOLI—Kristi Brumfield hit a single and a double and pitched a six-hitter as Perry Central beat Paoli 2-1 in PLAC girls softball Friday.
    Brumfield struck out four and walked two, and her teammates backed her with errorless defense.
    Perry Central had eight hits and struck out only twice despite having played only one game in the previous 10 days.
    “We’ve been hitting inside off the machine forever,” said  Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We saw the ball really well.”

  • Hayes’ one-hitter blanks Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Stephen Hayes threw a one-hitter as Perry Central shut out Wood Memorial 2-0 in baseball Friday.
    “He really hit his spots tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “They had a hard time catching up to his fastball and he mixed his curveball in well too.”
    Hayes struck out five and walked none. The one single he gave up “was about the only hard hit ball for them,” said Zellers.
    Hayes, Derek Thomas and Andrew Harpenau each hit a single and a double to lead Perry Central’s eight-hit attack.