Today's News

  • Local libraries to launch children summer reading programs, activities

    PERRY COUNTY – Children ages birth through sixth grade are invited to explore all things underground this summer as the Perry County Public Library presents “Dig Into Reading.”
    Activities will include the topics of dinosaurs, construction vehicles, animals that live underground, mud, caves, rocks, seeds, gardening and more.  
    For more information, visit the library’s Web site at www.tcpclibrary.org/children.html.
    The dates and times for the different age groups are as follows:

  • IRTA gives time to help others

    Each year, members of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association are asked to keep a record of their volunteer hours and turn them in to the state office in Indianapolis. Throughout the state, more than one million hours were turned in. These are calculated by a figure of approximately $17 per hour to let legislators know that even though teachers are retired, they are still working without pay. 

  • Seven games rained out

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain and severe storm warnings led to the postponement of most local sports Wednesday through Friday.
    Tell City’s home baseball game with South Spencer and Perry Central’s baseball game at Orleans were postponed Wednesday.
    Perry Central’s girls softball game with Southridge and boys golf match at Forest Park were postponed Thursday.
    Perry Central’s baseball game at Mitchell was called off Friday.

  • Kralj’s perfect game helps Patriots top Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Kaitlin Kralj threw a five-inning perfect game as Heritage Hills defeated Tell City 14-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    Kralj struck out six as she raised her record to 9-3 for the Patriots, who are ranked seventh in the state in Class 3A.
    McKenzie Hayes hit a line drive to right-center field in the fifth inning that Heritage Hills’ right fielder made a nice catch on.

  • Rangers nip PC; Tell City finishes third

    FERDINAND—Cathryn Peter won three distance races to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team girls track meet Thursday.
    Host Forest Park won with 64 points, three more than Perry Central. Tell City scored 36.
    Perry Central led most of the meet. But the pole vault was the last event recorded and Forest Park was the only team that had anyone in it. Her five points put the Rangers on top.
    Peter won the 1600-meter run in 5:43 and the 3200 in 12:51.

  • Goodson joins Pitino’s staff with promotion

    Sports Editor

    MINNEAPOLIS—Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has joined new University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino’s staff as director of basketball operations.
    Goodson, 30, had been on Minnesota’s coaching staff the last six years as a special assistant to former coach Tubby Smith, who was fired last month.

  • Braves roll past Commodores

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won the last inning but Tecumseh dominated the first four to beat the Commodores 18-1 in girls softball Friday.
    The Braves had 15 hits, including three for extra bases, and took advantage of eight Perry Central errors—by six different players.
    “We weren’t real alert on defense,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • National Players on stage Friday, Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays April 19-20.

  • Hunting turkeys this spring? Play it safe

    After a long, cold winter, turkey season has arrived and there should be plenty of birds for good hunting this spring.

  • New troopers begin solo patrols

    JASPER – Indiana has 47 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state now patrolling the roads. Members of the 72nd Indiana State Police Recruit School that graduated Dec. 21 received their patrol cars recently at the Indiana State Police Museum, located at the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District.