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Today's News

  • Rangers hold off PC late

    FERDINAND—Forest Park used a strong inside-outside combination on offense to hold off Perry Central 54-46 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Rangers, who lacked perimeter shooting the last two years, hit six three-point baskets, including three by junior reserve Jordan Theising.

    Junior center Sarah Hopf supplied most of the Rangers’ inside offense with a team-high 12 points, though “they had two other girls about as big as her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Little, Rothgerber elected to hall

    TELL CITY-Longtime Tell City Babe Ruth League officers Joanie Little and Katie Rothgerber have been elected to the Southern Indiana Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.

    Nominated by Tell City Babe Ruth president and area commissioner George Slunder, Little and Rothgerber were inducted at the annual Southern Indiana Babe Ruth meeting Oct. 8.

    Slunder and Tell City Babe Ruth League director Tom Aldridge are also among about 18 people in the hall, which was started about seven years ago, said Slunder.

  • Scheiber, Goffinet all-state; Hauenstein on academic list

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central junior Eric Scheiber and Tell City sophomore Sarah Goffinet have been named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches second-team all-state cross country squads.

    Each was honored for schools from Class A and 2A football enrollments.

    Scheiber headed the boys seven-runner 1A-2A second team.

    Two of his teammates, Ian Bashor and Jake Schwartz, were named to the third team. Another, Neal Schwartz, headed the honorable mention list.

  • Hahus on volleyball academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central libero Hilarie Hahus has been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s academic all-state volleyball team.

    To be eligible for the team a player must be a senior and must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    She also must have scored at least 1,110 on the math and verbal parts of the SAT (not counting the essay writing part) or a 24 on the ACT.

    Perry Central outside hitter Jessica Huber received honorable mention on the academic all-state team.

  • Smith new county recreation director

    CANNELTON - Brad Smith will get to put his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management to use as Perry County's recreation director.

    Smith was hired by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Wednesday to replace Dan Adams, who resigned in July to devote more time to his family's winery. Smith will officially start his duties Dec. 7.

    Parks board members had said they wanted someone with a degree in parks and recreation, and board president Edd Ransom said Smith seemed well-suited for every aspect of the job.

  • Recyclables revenue down $50k

    TELL CITY - A continuing slump in process for recyclable-materials prices will leave the Perry County Recycling Management District approximately $50,000 short of revenues it took in last year, Paul Alvey reported at a regular meeting of the agency's board of directors Thursday.

    The district had taken in just over $35,000 as of that day, the executive director said, compared to approximately $84,000 the same time last year.

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  • State Rep. Dennie Oxley hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley, whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, remained hospitalized Friday at  Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, area media and another state representative said Thursday.

    Oxley was hospitalized after he missed the General Assembly's Organization Day on Tuesday. State Rep. Russ Stilwell, who was attending an event in Spencer County Thursday night and had spent several hours at the hospital with Oxley's family, said his fellow legislator's condition was serious.

  • Company to provide child-support help

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the employment of a company to help manage child-support enforcement, insurance rates for county employees that remained the same or declined slightly and the use of a law-enforcement fund to purchase a used police car.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise told the commissioners she'd learned at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties that state officials are looking at ending federal incentive payments paid to counties based on their enforcement of child-support rulings.

  • Energy-saving work will begin Friday

    CANNELTON - Work to improve energy efficiency in Cannelton High School is set to begin Friday, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school board meeting Thursday.

    "They will work around the students," he explained. "I won't say there won't be noise and dust, but (workers) will keep it to a minimum."

    The improvements "will pay us back in energy savings," he said, projecting that changes in lighting will produce the biggest payback.