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Today's News

  • Tell City boys outrun Perry Central

    TELL CITY—Ryan Henrickson won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Perry Central 70-58 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

    Henrickson won the 400-meter dash in 52.25 seconds and the 200 in 23.59.

    He teamed with Jordan Alvey, Daniel Gonzalez and Colton Thomas to win the 1600 relay in 3:36.

    David McDaniel won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 43.25 and earned Tell City’s only field-event victory with a 5-foot-10 high jump.

    Alvey won the 800 in 2:07.62, beating Perry Central star Michael Ernst by  1.88 seconds.

  • Perry Central girls outrun Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central won only two more events than Tell City but used superior depth to whip the Marksmen 81-47 in a girls track season opener Thursday.

    Lindsey Gengelbach won three individual events for Perry Central.

    She took the 200-meter dash in 28.78 seconds, the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, and the long jump at 14 feet, 101⁄2 inches, beating Tell City’s Lindsay Kast by a half inch.

    Jessica Huber won both hurdles races for the Commodores, running the 100 intermediates in 17.2 and the 300 lows in 52.44.

  • Marksmen aiming for sectional repeat

    TELL CITY—With six starters—including a dominating pitcher—returning from last year’s regional lineup, Tell City’s girls softball team hopes to repeat as sectional champion.

    The Marksmen finished 17-9 last year, their best record ever and their first over .500 since their first season of play in 1996.

    Josalyn Ress won 16 of those games and should be stronger as a junior this year. She compiled a 0.67 earned run average and struck out 186 in 168 innings.

  • Commodores will field deep, experienced team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated its top boys golfer last spring but returns four of its five starters from the conference meet and sectional.

    The Commodores also have plenty of competition for the remaining starting spots (teams usually get to play six and count the four best scores in regular-season matches).

    There are 21 boys on the team, including nine seniors and nine freshmen.

    Senior Charlie Weatherholt was usually the Commodores’ No. 2 scorer last year but led them in the PLAC tourney.

  • Rebels power way past Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—South Spencer pounded out 14 hits, including six for extra bases, to beat Perry Central 11-4 in baseball Friday.

    Most of the Rebels’ big hits came in the last two innings, especially a six-run seventh that included a homer by Justin Wead and doubles by Jared Lauer and Jordan Meece.

    Perry Central starter Clint Cassidy shut out the Rebels the first three innings and was victimized by a couple of ground-ball hits past a drawn-in infield in the fourth inning.

  • Tecumseh shuts out Perry Central

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh outhit Perry Central 13-2 to beat the Commodores 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-0 after three innings. But the Braves scored seven runs the next two innings, when the Commodores committed most of their five errors for the game.

    “I was happy with the way we played the first three innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Sentence in murder case overturned

    PERRY COUNTY - A Perry County man in prison for life will be resentenced under an order issued from the state's high court.

    In a decision published March 22, The Indiana Supreme Court said Kyle S. Kiplinger should not have received a life sentence because the jury that convicted him could not unanimously agree on a sentencing recommendation.

    The court did not overturn the 2008 murder conviction against Kiplinger, only his sentence.

  • TC wins $72,853 for lighting upgrades

    TELL CITY - Two grants worth a combined $72,853 will allow Tell City to retrofit its two Main Street traffic-control signals and upgrade lighting in City Hall and two buildings used by its electric utility.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Tuesday that 46 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants were awarded to 34 Indiana cities, towns and counties for energy-efficiency upgrades to public facilities. A total of $3.35 million was awarded for upgrades, including LED traffic-light conversions, building-lighting upgrades and nonlighting building retrofits.

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  • April 16 sale will offer tax-delinquent properties to public

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's commissioners will offer for sale at a public auction April 16 several properties with prices starting at $50, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The plots belong to owners who are severely delinquent in the payment of property taxes. The News reported Feb. 8 that legislation adopted three years ago could help move tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls by disposing of tracts without the county having to take ownership of them.