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Today's News

  • Candidates for sheriff: residents in rural areas want more patrols

    TELL CITY - Increasing patrols by deputies in rural areas of the county was a main topic of focus by the four men vying for the Democrat spot on the ballot for Perry County sheriff Thursday. A forum at the Schergens Center drew Lee Chestnut, Joe Lackey, Bill Schroeder and Lynn Wooldridge. They will face each other May 4.  Lackey said a lack of coverage has been one of the biggest issues he has heard from voters.

  • Breaking News Emergency responders search for woman after car enters pond

    NEW BOSTON - Emergency divers, police officers and first responders were searching a pond in New Boston Wednesday for a woman believed drowned when her car crossed over Indiana 545, entered the pond and submerged.

    Shortly before 2:30 p.m., paramedics and first responders were called to the intersection of Indiana 545 and Huffman Mill Road north of New Boston. Details were still sketchy, but it is believed that at least two people were able to exit the vehicle before the car completely submerged. Divers from Perry County and Indiana State Police were en route.

  • Commodores beat 4 PLAC, 2 PAC teams

    PAOLI-Mitchell edged Perry Central for first place in the PLAC girls track meet last spring, snapping the Commodores’ string of 14 consecutive conference titles. But a PLAC preview meet Thursday indicated the Commodores are ready to regain their crown.

    In a meeting of the top four teams in the conference Perry Central won with 114 points, 38 more than runner-up Mitchell.

    The Commodores won 12 of the 15 events.

    Amy Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Lavina Schwartz and Cathryn Peter set a school record as they won the 3200-meter relay in 10:39.

  • Depth carries PC boys to win

    PAOLI—Perry Central used its depth to beat three PLAC opponents in boys track Thursday.

    Three of the Commo-dores’ top runners, Michael Ernst, Eric Scheiber and Jake Schwartz, were held out of the meet to rest for the Tell City invitational Saturday. And some ran fewer events than usual.

    Yet Perry Central still won with 98 points. Paoli scored 73, Mitchell 36, and Crawford County 21.

    Even without their top two 1600 runners, the Commodores took the top four places in that race.

    Noah Gatwood won it in 4:47. He also won the 3200 in 10:46.

  • Marksmen fall short to 2 Evansville teams

    TELL CITY—Hitting hasn’t been a problem for Tell City’s baseball team this year, but the pitching and defense haven’t come around as quickly as Coach Mark Wahl would like.

    The Marksmen built a 9-2 lead with an eight-run third inning Thursday but lost to Harrison 10-9.

    “If we do the simple things like throw strikes and catch the baseball, we beat a very good Class 4A team,” said Wahl.

  • PC outhits Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central amassed a season-high 12 hits to beat Crawford County 4-3 in eight innings in PLAC baseball Thursday.

    Despite more than doubling the Wolfpack’s total, Perry Central trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

    DeeJay Shaw hit a double that inning, though, to drive home Lucas Bryant with the tying run.

    Seth Raetz led off the bottom of the eighth inning for the Commodores with a double to right-center field.

  • Tell City beats Jeeps, Tigers

    DUBOIS—Hana Reed went 4 for 4 and Josalyn Ress struck out 13 as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 6-4 in girls softball Thursday.

    Tell City’s eight hits were only one more than the Jeeps had. But the Marksmen were helped by six Jeep errors.

    The Marksmen scored three runs in the third inning on three errors and only one hit.

    The Jeeps committed at least one error in each of the three innings that Tell City scored.

    Reed scored two runs in the game. Katie Elder, making her first start in right field, drove in two runs.

  • PC knocks off Charlestown

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central outhit Charlestown 8-5 to beat the Pirates 4-2 in girls softball Friday.

    Hilarie Hahus went 3 for 4 and Brooke Litherland went 2 for 3 with a triple to lead the Commodores’ attack.

    Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Commodores rallied for two runs to take the lead for good.

    Hahus singled, advanced to second base on a passed ball, and went to third on Morgan Gibson’s bunt single.

    Cassy Schaad singled home Hahus to tie the score.

  • Wolfpack holds off Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Cannelton had its highest scoring game in three years but could not overcome seven errors in a 13-9 girls softball loss to Crawford County Thursday.

    Cannelton outhit the Wolfpack 10-5. But the seven errors, seven walks, and two hit batsmen gave the Wolfpack extra opportunities to score.

    They did most of their damage in a nine-run second inning fueled by two doubles, a single, four errors and four walks.

  • Errors doom Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed nine errors in a 16-1 baseball loss to South Central Thursday.

    The Bulldogs also committed seven errors in a 12-2 road loss to Orleans Wednesday.

    “We’ve given up 28 runs in (our last) two games and only six of them were earned,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Our pitching’s doing real well—we just don’t get any help behind them.”

    Cannelton had six hits Wednesday, only one fewer than Orleans had. But Orleans committed no errors.