Today's News

  • Newton wins SIRS 5K run

    TELL CITY—Alex Newton won Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ 5-kilometer run June 30.
    Newton, Perry Central’s top cross country runner, completed the race in 17 minutes, 1 second, 27 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Guillaume.
    Caleb Sherry was third in 17:59.
    Kim Strobel was the women’s winner and placed ninth overall in 20:23.
    Cathryn Peter was the women’s runner-up in 21:18 and Jillian Theis was the third-place woman in 22:31.

  • LaGrange helps South to win in Indiana North-South game

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central graduate Hunter LaGrange was a key member of the defense that propelled the South to a 16-7 win over the North in Indiana’s annual Grange Insurance/IFCA North-South All-Star Classic football game Friday.
    LaGrange started at outside linebacker for the South. He made a solo tackle for a loss late in the first half and also assisted on two tackles.
    “The South defense pretty well shut the North down,” said LaGrange. “The North got one big play on blown coverage, but other than that it was all South.”

  • Cronin made huge impact on PC football

    Eddie Cronin was a big man who made a big impact on Perry Central’s football program.
    Cronin died Friday at age 30 as the result of an automobile wreck.
    No one person has ever made a football team, but it is safe to say that without him Perry Central would not have made its first trip to the Class A state championship game in 1999.

  • Express loses last two

    EVANSVILLE—Funkhouser scored 11 runs in the seventh inning to beat the Hoosier Express 13-9 in Senior Legion baseball Tuesday.
    Rhett Baumeister pitched five strong innings for the Express, which led 7-2 going into the bottom of the seventh.
    “Baumeister had a great start,” said Hoosier Express Coach Mark Wahl. “We decided to keep his pitch count under 75 so that he could be able to pitch some for the Junior Legion (Express in that team’s sectional) on Friday or Saturday.

  • Goffinet leads Smitty’s to women’s playoff title

    TELL CITY—Lauren Goffinet drove in seven runs as Smitty’s Memorial Team beat Chappie’s 14-1 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

  • County fair earns blue ribbon
  • Downtown cleanup July 27

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is extending an invitation to area residents to volunteer in downtown Tell City for the first Downtown Clean Up Day to be held from 8 to 10 a.m. July 27.

    Residents, along with merchants and city personnel, are asked to meet in City Hall Park and join together in what Mayor Barbara Ewing hopes will be a promotion of pride in the community. 

    Watch for more details about the event in Monday’s edition. 

  • Zoning salary request dies without council motion


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A request to the county council to raise the county’s part-time zoning administrator’s pay died for lack of a motion at a regular meeting June 28. They approved with a caveat a request to cover $3,000 in attorney’s fees for the same office.

    “You kind of knew coming in what the salary and the hours were” for the administrator, Hubert Voges Jr., Councilman Stan Goffinet told him, “so maybe the next budget session we can change that.”

  • Every camper leaves Anderson Woods a winner

    The sixth week of camp at Anderson Woods Summer Camp ended, as every week does, at this camp for children and adults with special needs, located near Bristow. 

    On Thursday afternoon, just prior to the arrival of the campers’ parents and caregivers, each camper received an award recognizing something in particular at which the camper had excelled during the week. This ritual has become an event to which the campers look forward each week, and which they will ask about in the days leading up to it. 

  • United Way “Stuff the Bus” Returns

    PERRY COUNTY – “Are you ready to help ‘Stuff the Bus’ to help families in need?” asks Rebecca Fenn, director for United Way of Perry County.