Today's News

  • Commodores boast quickness, depth

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys basketball team had excellent quickness and good depth last year, but has even more of both this year.
    Last year’s 17-6 Commodores used eight players regularly and that is how many saw action in their two sectional games.

  • Bulldogs nip Trojans in season’s first game

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannel-ton used a strong pressing defense to rally from seven points down with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation and beat Wood Memorial 67-64 in overtime in boys basketball Wednesday.
    Wood Memorial committed 31 turnovers, including 10 in the fourth quarter and four in overtime.
    Brandon Cook made a steal and a layup with four minutes left in regulation to pull Cannelton within three points of the Trojans, 52-49.
    He hit 3 of 4 free throws in the next 1 1/2 minutes to tie the score.

  • Turnovers hurt Commodores in loss

    DUBOIS—Perry Central committed 19 turnovers in a season-opening 34-27 freshman basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Monday.
    The Commodores led until the final four minutes. Then “we just kept turning the ball over and not getting good shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne.
    “Defensively we didn’t stop the ball,” he added. “They beat us to the basket on drives way too often, and they were not quicker than us.”
    Trey Mullis had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Perry Central.

  • Marksmen hold off Chargers at FT line

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan’s clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Tell City hold off Pike Central 44-34 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City led by just one point, 32-31, when Pike Central’s Olivia Leighty went to the line for two free throws with 3:21 left.
    She missed both shots and Flannagan was fouled on a driving shot nine seconds later.
    Flannagan hit both her free throws to increase the Marksmen’s lead to three.

  • New Tell City coach seeks improvement

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated only one starter from last year’s 5-17 boys basketball team, but he led the Marksmen in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots and field-goal percentage.
    And the returnees are playing for their third coach in three years. So Coach Brent Owen figures it will take a while for the team to reach its peak.
    “I just hope we can be competitive when January comes around—that’s what we’re shooting for,” Owen said Sunday.

  • PC dominates boards to topple Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central outrebounded Cannelton 52-26, including grabbing 21 offensive rebounds, to beat the Bulldogs 73-41 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Conner Daniel Miller

    Michelle and Kurt Miller of Medina, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Conner Daniel Miller, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Miller is the former Michelle Tapley. Conner has one older brother, Caleb Miller, 4.
    Grandparents are Dan and Joanie Tapley of Tell City and Brian and Jane Miller of Brazil, Ind.
    Great-grandparents are Freeman Miller of Terre Haute and the late Curtis and Lois Meunier and Ernest and Ann Tapley.

  • Greyson Kyle Jones

    Adam and Lacy Jones of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Greyson Kyle Jones, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 191⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Jones is the former Lacy Litherland.
    Grandparents are Joe and Gayle Litherland of Tell City, Larry Jones of Indianapolis and Sherry Jarboe of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Local poet honors veterans with words

    TELL CITY – Laurie Dinkel, an associate of the Tell City Regional Arts Association, conducted a poetry reading Nov. 9 at the Tell City Star Café on Main Street in Tell City. A few of the poems read at the meeting were written by Doris Yvonne Burst in honor of veterans and were well received, according to those attending. The next meeting will be in March; look for details in the Perry County News. Below are a few of Burst’s poems read Nov. 9.

    Tried and True

    They came from all walks of life

  • Student accomplishments at Cannelton Elementary

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools, recognizing students for their work inside and outside of the classroom.
    CANNELTON – It’s time for the second edition of our column hailing the accomplishments of our students here at Cannelton Elementary. We wish to recognize those students who come to school every day and do a good job, but may not be recognized as we would wish. These students are as follows.