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Today's News

  • Perry Central 2nd, Tell City 3rd in Jasper match

    JASPER—Logan Shearn shot a 9-over-par 44 to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team boys golf match at Jasper’s municipal course Monday.

    Jasper won with 155 strokes. Perry Central shot 186 and Tell City 205.

    Shearn birdied the par-3, No. 3 hole.

    Jonathan Flamion and Charles Weatherholt each shot a 46 and Brad Douglas 50 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

    Dylan Hirsch, who shot a 54, and Nathan Bashor, 63, also played for Perry Central.

    Seth Ward shot a 47 to lead Tell City.

  • PC loses 2 PLAC games

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County scored on a squeeze bunt in the eighth inning to edge Perry Central 5-4 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.

    Perry Central scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.

    But in the top of the eighth Nikki Novak singled and continued to third base as the ball got past the right fielder.

    After the next batter was hit by a pitch, Brittany Smith laid down a squeeze bunt to score Novak with the go-ahead run.

  • Marksmen 6th at Forest Park

    FERDINAND—Kayla Galloway and Andyn Rowe each won one event as Tell City finished sixth in Forest Park’s eight team girls track invitational Tuesday.

    Northeast Dubois won with 125 points. Tell City scored 66.

    Galloway won the discus with a 110-foot-2 throw and placed sixth in the shot put at 27 feet, 91⁄2 inches.

    Rowe won the 3200-meter run in 12:36.80 and placed fourth in the 1600 in 5:48.32.

    Sarah Goffinet placed second in the 1600 in 5:45.18 and fifth in the 800 in 2:37.60.

  • Hancock County tops Tell City

    TELL CITY—Hancock County won the top four singles matches and beat Tell City 7-2 in girls tennis Friday.

    The match was played under Kentucky rules, in which six singles and three doubles matches are played with pro sets.

    Laurie Saalman earned Tell City’s only singles win at No. 5, beating Brittany Kratzer 8-3.

    Rachel Woznicki and Alexis Braun gained Tell City’s only doubles victory.

    Tell City, 1-7, will visit Southridge today at 4:45 p.m.

    Hancock County 7, Tell City 2

    Singles

  • PC boys 3rd in frosh-soph meet

    FERDINAND—Ivan Bland won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to third place in Forest Park’s eight-team freshman-sophomore boys track invitational Saturday.

    Perry Central finished sixth in the girls meet, though Cathryn Peter won two distance races and Ashley Graves won the discus.

    Boys team scores: Jasper 134.5, Heritage Hills 102.5, Forest Park 99.5, Northeast Dubois 80.5, Mount Vernon 75.5, Perry Central 74, Boonville 42, South Spencer 2

    Perry Central’s scoring:

  • Perry Central trims $350,000 from budget

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community Schools officials have identified $350,000 in budget reductions that will help the district cope with decreased state funding. Among the steps: not replacing two retiring teachers and other positions, moving two teachers to grant-funded positions and cutting back on summer-cleaning staff.

  • Breaking News Afternoon pursuit ends on Sailor Road; dog takes bite out of driver

    PERRY COUNTY - A man wanted on felony drug warrants led police on a miles-long chase Monday afternoon, finally spinning his car on Sailor Road. Even with his car in a ditch, Donnie A. McLain, 40, of 1820 Franklin St., Tell City, tried to drive off, police said, repeatedly hitting the car's accelerator with his foot even as officers shattered the car's windows, Tasered him with an electric stun gun and, finally, called in a police dog.

  • Candidates for treasurer pledge top service

    TELL CITY - In their opening statements at the candidates' political forum April 15 at the Schergens Center, democratic treasurer candidates Judy Pund and JoAnn Smith assured residents present that customer service and serving the county are their main concerns in running for the office.

    Both women, who were born and raised in the area, have experience with local financial institutions.

    When asked what skills make each of them good leaders, both candidates stated their experience in office environments have prepared them for the task of being a leader.

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  • Kiplinger handed 65-year sentence

    TELL CITY - Kyle S. Kiplinger was sentenced Wednesday to 65 years in prison for the 2006 murder of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    The sentence was the most Judge Lucy Goffinet could impose after the Indiana Supreme Court overturned her original sentence of life without the chance of parole.

    In a decision published last month, the high court said Kiplinger should not have received a life sentence because the jury that convicted him in 2008 failed to unanimously agree on a sentencing recommendation.