Today's News

  • Claise leads Commodores to win

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise pitched a six-hit shutout and drove in two runs as Perry Central defeated Northeast Dubois 9-0 in girls softball Friday.
    Claise walked none and struck out two as she won her 10th game of the season.
    Each team had the same number of hits and walks, but the Commodores took advantage of five Northeast Dubois errors while committing only two themselves.
    Sydney Goffinet went 2 for 4 and drove in one run for Perry Central.

  • Perry Central sweeps Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Morgan Richardson hit an inside-the-park home run in each game as Perry Central swept Cannelton 10-0 and 12-6 in a girls softball doubleheader Wednesday.
    Richardson hit an inside-the-park homer to deep center field in the third inning of the first game to give the Commodores a 2-0 lead.
    It came right after Ashley Guillaume hit a triple to left and scored on a wild pitch.
    The Commodores added two more runs in the fourth inning, which was highlighted by a Hannah Edwards double.

  • PC gets 30 hits in 2 wins

    LEOPOLD—Nearly all season Perry Central baseball coach Phil Zellers has been concerned about his team’s lack of hitting. But those concerns were alleviated by the Commodores’ amassing 30 hits and 31 runs in their last two games.
    They had 13 hits and drew 12 walks in a 19-4 road win over Springs Valley Wednesday.
    Then they had 17 hits, including three doubles and a triple, in beating Forest Park, which started the week ranked seventh in the state in Class 2A, 12-9 Friday.

  • TC shuts out two foes

    FERDINAND—With a young staff, Tell City’s baseball pitching hasn’t been as consistent this year as in some seasons. But back-to-back two-hit shutouts Wednesday and Thursday will help the Marksmen’s pitching numbers.
    Errorless defense both nights also helped the pitchers, who were victimized by several unearned runs early in the season.
    Jordan Heck threw the two-hitter Wednesday as the Marksmen blanked Forest Park 7-0 in a PAC game. He walked one and struck out three.

  • PC boys track team wins first sectional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Teams that win track sectionals often set a school record in at least one event, pick up a lot of second and third places, and have someone unseeded score some key points.
    Perry Central’s boys followed that formula to a T Thursday as they edged Forest Park 95-94 to win an 11-team sectional.
    Tell City finished fourth with 77 points and Cannelton was 11th with four.

  • COLUMN: Simply put, ‘The Avengers’ is awesome experience

    Film Review

    This is the comic-book movie people have been waiting for. Anticipation is high for any big-name comic-book property adaptation. For instance, we still have “The Dark Knight Rises” on the way, but “The Avengers” is unique because it is so unlikely. Take some of the heaviest hitters from the Marvel universe – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, etc. – and combine them in one huge movie.

  • COLUMN: Local students score well on IREAD

    District 74 State Representative

    Research suggests students learn to read through the third grade. In fourth grade, students “read to learn” as this most important skill is required and assumed in order to learn new and more complex content. For instance, students must follow instructions to do worksheets, math is taught as “word problems” and students begin to learn history and science from written material.

  • COLUMN: Congratulations, grads


    Congratulations, high-school graduates: The big day you’ve been waiting for so long has arrived.

    In just a few days, you’ll take those anticipated steps onto a stage and claim that diploma. You’ll also take a giant step toward adulthood.

    Amid the congratulations and cards, weekend barbecues and cookouts, take time over the next few days to thank the people who have made the big day possible.

  • EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • TC schools plan summertime food service

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has announced plans to participate in a second year of a summer food-service program.

    Free meals will be available for all children 18 years of age and younger and some adults who are enrolled in state-approved education programs. Free meals will be provided without charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School from June 4 to July 27.

    Watch for more details on the program in The News.