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Today's News

  • Perry Central splits twinbill

    CORYDON—Perry Central scored five runs in the third inning to beat Corydon 6-3 in the first game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Monday.

    The Commodores had seven hits for the game, with five of them coming in the third inning.

    Zach Foster’s two-run double was the big blow of that inning.

    Brad Douglas had two hits for the game and drove in one run for the Commodores.

    Joey Peter pitched a four-hitter for the win. He walked two and struck out two.

    Corydon won the second game 2-1 in six innings.

  • Tell City splits with Rangers

    FERDINAND—Jordan Heck pitched a shutout and hit a double as Tell City beat Forest Park 6-0 in the second game of a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    “Heck was great on the mound,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.

    The Marksmen backed him with great defense.

    “We had two double plays and threw out a runner at the plate on a double steal,” noted Wahl.

    Forest Park won the first game 3-1.

  • Benningfield gets second relief win for Rockport in Legion baseball

    ROCKPORT—Tell City senior Trent Benningfield struck out three in three relief innings as Rockport beat Henderson, Ky., 5-3 in American Legion baseball Saturday.

    Benningfield entered the game at the start of the seventh inning with the score tied 2-2 and went on to pick up his second relief victory for Post 254.

    He gave up one hit, two walks and one run.

    Rockport also beat Albion, Ill., 10-0 Saturday.

    Tell City senior Trent Gunn drove in two runs in that game.

  • Hair Razors improves to 7-0

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and a balanced hitting attack helped Hair Razors remain undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Allicyn Garrett had two hits and Taylor McFarling and Courtney Blinzinger each added a triple as Hair Razors beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 12-5.

    Katelyn Kaufman struck out six and walked only one in four innings as she picked up the win.

    Tori Payne had two hits for Braun’s.

    Hair Razors raised its record to 7-0.

  • How to contact us--and why you might want to

    We have a new telephone system at the Perry County News, so those who want to call me after 5 p.m. need to know my new extension number.

    From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can still call our same main line, 547-3424, and talk to a live person who will connect you directly to me if I am here or to my voice mail if I am not.

    People who call me with results in the evenings can now dial our newsroom at 548-2218 and I or editor Vince Luecke will likely answer it without your having to go through our voice-mail system.

  • Commissioners hire jail architect

    TELL CITY - "People need to understand that this committee doesn't want to build a jail, but we need to," County Commissioner Bill Amos said during a regular meeting Wednesday.

    "There's not a great appetite for this from anybody," county attorney Chris Goffinet added during discussion that led to the commissioners approving the employment of the Indianapolis architectural firm DLZ, one of three that responded to a request for proposals.

  • Many local ISTEP scores higher than state averages

    PERRY COUNTY - Most scores posted by Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township students in Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress were higher than statewide averages, with double-digit differences in a number of cases.

  • Full Nest
  • Huffman Mill Bridge in line for big grant-funded rehab

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Baron Hill announced Tuesday that $991,680 in Federal Highway Administration money has been awarded to help preserve the Huffman Mill Covered Bridge.

    According to a project description released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the funds will be used to raise the structure to allow more water to flow underneath it, rehabilitate the truss to its original single-span configuration, remove the interior piers and, if necessary, replace other areas of the bridge to restore it to its original 1864 configuration.

  • TC man charged with molesting child

    TELL CITY - A Class C felony charge of child molesting has been leveled against a Tell City man.

    Todd Zabel, 46, of 222 Seventh St., was arrested Tuesday and lodged in the Perry County Jail.

    A state police investigation that began in late April concluded that Zabel fondled a young girl.

    In an interview with ISP Detective Phil Stowers, Zabel allegedly denied touching the girl.

    Zabel was being held Friday on $4,005 bail.