Today's News

  • Third-graders' art featured in ads

    TELL CITY - Third-grade students from Joyce Stath's class were given the task of creating different ads for eight local businesses for Newspapers in Education week. Ads chosen by the businesses are featured in today's print edition.

    According to Stath, the students were given a business and then had to research products that would be old at their business to include in their pictures. The class has spent a few weeks discussing what the businesses sell, looking up pictures on the Internet and drawing their ads. 

  • Cuts to school funding threaten next generation of Hoosiers

    I wish to share my concerns with the direction and focus of our state and its leaders. I am a retired school superintendent of 25 years who also served as executive director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents from 1998 through 2004.  Based on my experiences, our legislators are very good people, honest, hard working and committed to their work on behalf of their constituents. But, I am growing increasingly frustrated with the results of their actions.

  • Tell City slugs Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City amassed 21 hits in four innings to beat Cannelton 29-0 in baseball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen also took advantage of seven walks and eight Cannelton errors. And Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett thought a few of the fly balls that fell in for hits should have been caught.

    “Tell City’s got some hitters, but we just couldn’t field it,” said Garrett. “In the fourth inning we dropped two fly balls and had two infield errors.”

  • Paoli's big innings top PC

    PAOLI—Paoli used two big innings to beat Perry Central 7-4 in PLAC baseball Monday.

    A hit batsman, two singles and two doubles fueled a four-run third inning for the Rams.

    After Perry Central pulled within 4-3, the Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. They started it with a single and two outs later got four consecutive singles.

    “They hit the ball well,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan.

    The Rams outhit Perry Central 13-9 overall.

  • Braves, Rangers nip Tell City

    LYNNVILLE—A shortage of clutch hits hurt Tell City in PAC girls softball road losses Monday and Tuesday.

    The Marksmen had only two hits in a 4-2 loss to Tecumseh Monday.

    The Marksmen scored all their runs in the first inning on a home run by Josalyn Ress, her fifth of the season.

    It also scored Hana Reed, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice after Kyli Smithson had walked.

    Tell City’s only other hit was a second-inning single by Jamie Brinksneader.

  • Cougars walk past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Perry Central had only one hit in a 12-2 girls softball loss to North Harrison Tuesday.

    Kristi Brumfield singled in the second inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    It did not figure in their scoring, as both their runs—one in the first inning and one in the fourth—came on a walk and passed balls.

    Brumfield took the pitching loss for the Commodores, walking three and striking out two.

    She left the pitching position in the fourth inning because she said her shoulder was hurting.

  • Hahus makes academic all-state again

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior Hilarie Hahus was named last week to her second academic all-state team of this school year.

    Hahus was one of 25 girls named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team after making the volleyball academic all-state team in the fall.

    Besides excelling academically, the basketball awards also go to key players on their teams.

    “It is an academic award, but they want someone who’s gotten quality playing time,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Candidates eye primary finish line

    PERRY COUNTY - A primary-election season that began in the deepest weeks of winter is set for a springtime finish Tuesday with candidates vying in contested races for sheriff, treasurer, coroner, three of four county-council seats and county commissioner.

    All of the locally contested races are on the Democratic ballot. Republican voters will decide contested races for U.S. Senate and the the Ninth Congressional District.

  • Breaking News Voter turnout light to moderate

    Voting precincts in Perry County were reporting light to moderate turnout Tuesday as Perry Countians joined other Hoosiers in choosing candidates for local offices as well as state legislative races, Congress and the U.S. Senate.

  • Election results

    Contested Perry County Races


    LEE CHESTNUT(D).....3,024

    Joe Lackey (D).....493

    Bill Schroeder (D).....200

    Lynn Wooldridge (D) .....815

    County Treasurer

    JUDY A. PUND (D).....2,470

    JoAnn Smith (D).....1,703

    County Coroner

    CHARLES A. BAUMEISTER (D).....2,201

    Keith Huck (D).....2,056

    County Commissioner, District 2

    GARY DAUBY (D) .....2,132

    Chris Coyle (D).....2,110