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Today's News

  • Man who served time for OWI death tells students to choose wisely

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – “I know about making good choices … I know about making bad choices,” said 35-year-old Chris Sandy as he showed Heritage Hills students a picture of himself in handcuffs. Sandy and his brother-in-law, Eric Krug, were featured speakers April 3 through their Enduring Regret program in assemblies at area schools discussing the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Dogwood Tour around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY – The 51st annual Dogwood Festival will mark another Perry County springtime April 27-28 with activities around the county.

    Activities will begin April 27 in Rome with the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club presenting old-fashioned farm demonstrations. Activities will include plowing and discing of soil using true horse (and mule) power. Demonstrations will continue April 28.

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  • Council orders owner to raze Heck building

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council voted April 8 to have a developer tear down a building that has been a problem for years.

  • Wood Memorial holds off Tell City

    TELL CITY—All of Wood Memorial’s runs were unearned in a 4-2 girls softball win over Tell City Wednesday.
    The Trojans had six hits and drew only one walk but took advantage of five Tell City errors.
    Madison Schuetter pitched the first 42⁄3 innings for Tell City. She walked none and struck out one.
    McKenzie Hayes pitched the rest of the way, giving up no hits and one walk and striking out one.
    Tell City, 1-4, had only two hits, by Schuetter and Stori Beard.
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  • Southridge pommels Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Southridge pounded 27 hits, including 10 for extra bases, to beat Perry Central 24-5 in baseball Wednesday.
    “They hit the ball and we’ve got some work to do on pitching and defense (five errors),” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Our outfield struggled pretty bad.”
    Tanner Cassidy went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs to lead Perry Central. Andrew Mosby went 2 for 2 and was hit by a pitch for the fourth time this season.

  • Castle outruns Marksman boys

    TELL CITY—Castle won 12 of 16 events to beat Tell City 96-36 in boys track Wednesday.
    “I cut back individual events in preparation for Saturday (when Tell City was to host its invitational); otherwise we could have scored quite a few more points—especially in the distance races,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz.
    He noted that the Marksmen “had a lot of season bests and personal records overall.”

  • Huskies roll past Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Evansville North had 13 hits and played errorless defense to beat Tell City 13-3 in baseball Tuesday.
    “That’s the best team we’ll see all year long,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson. “I believe they are ranked sixth in the state in Class 4A, and they’re for real. They have 11 seniors and seven of their starting nine have received college baseball scholarships.

  • Hayes to play in HBCA all-star game Sunday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes will play probably her last competitive basketball game Sunday, when she participates in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association’s girls all-star game at Tecumseh at 2:15 p.m.
    She will play for the West team. Four girls she played against this season, Kendyl Dearing of Southridge, Auriel Trible of Tecumseh, Nicole Dodd of Northeast Dubois, and Jacey Ritzert of Mount Vernon, are also on the West’s 12-girl roster.

  • Cannelton baseball team falls twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Two errors, a walk, a hit batsman and a balk contributed to Collinsville Christian’s six-run third inning in its 12-4 baseball win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Warriors, an Illinois team on spring break, also had four hits that inning, including a double.
    Their other hits that inning were an infield one down the third-base line by their speedy leadoff hitter and two singles to short center field.