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Today's News

  • Church officials settle with first of Monroe's victims

    INDIANAPOLIS - The first of numerous civil lawsuits accusing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis of helping former priest Harry Monroe continue molesting children was settled for $199,000 early this month. "This is the first time the archdiocese has ever settled, (a priest sex-abuse case)" attorney Patrick Noaker said Monday. "That may carry some significance ...

  • Aster Road man faces sex charge

    TELL CITY - A rural Tell City man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Matt Finley, 36, of 10074 Aster Road, was freed after posting $10,000 bail.  Formal charges and a probable cause affidavit were not filed as of Wednesday morning.  Sheriff's Deputy Richard Kratzer is investigating allegations made against Finley. That inquiry is continuing, he said Wednesday. 

    Finley will be in court June 9 for an initial hearing. He could face either Class B or Class C felony charges, or both.  

  • Groups offer low-cost spay-neuter opportunity in June

    PERRY COUNTY - Pets will be spayed or neutered at reduced prices June 1 through a special clinic offered by the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc. and the Humane Society of Perry County. "We're constantly full during this time of year," Shelter Director Tiffany Reed said Wednesday.

  • Purdue Extension offers job-hunting advice

    PERRY COUNTY - The hunt for a job can be frustrating and discouraging. Purdue Extension Perry County office and Perry County Learning Partnership would like to help the community in their job search to make it easier and satisfying. A workshop called Job Hunting 101 will be held June 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Schergens Center. The workshop is free but preregistration is requested.

  • IRON KIDS

    William Tell Elementary students ran, biked and swam Saturday in a minitriathlon promoting wellness. A total of 125 students in first through fifth grades ran from the elementary school to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For there, they hopped on bicycles and pedaled their way west on Tell Street to Tell City High School for a lap in the pool.

  • Huber wins hurdles races, Goffinet 1600 champ at sectional

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to fifth place in the 11-team girls track sectional Tuesday.

    Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run and Elizabeth Kohnert won both jumps as Tell City finished seventh.

    Cannelton, on the strength of Sammie James placing in both throws, finished 10th.

    Northeast Dubois won with 117 points, 20 ahead of runner-up Forest Park.

    Huber set personal records in both hurdles races as she won the 100 intermediates in 16.21 seconds and the 300 lows in 48.77.

  • Nine-run inning lifts Marksmen past PC

    LEOPOLD—Tell City trailed Perry Central 4-1 after two innings in baseball Monday and had scored its only run without a hit.

    But the Marksmen’s explosive offense exploded for nine runs in the third inning to propel them to a 15-9 victory.

    A single by Kyle Osborne and a double by Shane Weedman drove in the Marksmen’s first two runs of the inning.

    After a single by Jordan Heck, Trent Nelson tripled to right field to drive in two runs and give the Marksmen a 5-4 lead.

    Nelson scored on a bloop double to right by Travis Jones.

  • PC routs West Washington

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Ian Hahus pitched a four-hitter and Stephen Hayes hit a three-run homer as Perry Central crushed West Washington 11-1 in PLAC baseball Friday.

    The Commodores led only 2-1 until Hayes hit his fifth homer of the season over the left-field fence in the fourth inning.

    That gave him 29 RBIs for the season, 14 more than any Commodore had last year.

    Dee Jay Shaw hit a single and a double and Seth Raetz and Derek Thomas each also had two hits for the Commodores.

    Raetz and Clint Cassidy each drove in two runs to back Hayes in that department.

  • Baseball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Cannelton will try to avenge regular-season losses and Perry Central will face a ranked team in first-round baseball sectional games.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Tuesday.

    Tell City and Perry Central will play in the Class 2A sectional at South Spencer.

    The Marksmen will face 17-7 North Posey in the first game at 5 p.m.

    That will be followed by Perry Central taking on Mater Dei, which is ranked eighth in the state in Class 2A, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen win 1 of 3

    TELL CITY—Trent Benningfield and Shane Weedman hit doubles as Tell City beat Mount Vernon 8-7 in nine innings in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

    Tell City edged the Wildcats 16-15 in hits.

    Trent Gunn relieved Jeff Braun on the mound in the seventh inning and pitched the rest of the way to pick up his second win of the season.

    Mount Vernon scored at least two runs in five of the first six innings to beat the Marksmen 11-8 in the opener.

    Gunn and Trent Nelson hit doubles for Tell City.