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Today's News

  • Marksman boys win own invitational

    TELL CITY—Tell City has now beaten both of the teams that Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden considered the favorites in the Jasper boys track sectional this year.

    Hollinden and Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett said in preseason they considered Forest Park the sectional favorite. But both their teams finished ahead of Forest Park Saturday.

    Tell City won the 10-team meet with 102 points despite a dropped-baton disqualification in the 400-meter relay that Hollinden said probably cost his team eight points.

  • PC, TC girls tie for 4th

    TELL CITY—Jessica Huber won the 100-meter hurdles and Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in two events as Perry Central and Tell City tied for fourth in Tell City’s 10-team girls track invitational Saturday.

    Forest Park won with 128 points, one more than Owensboro. Daviess County, Ky., placed third with 73 and Perry Central and Tell City each scored 71.

    Cannelton finished eighth with 11 points.

    Huber won the 100 intermediate hurdles in 16.66 seconds to lead Perry Central.

  • PC 2-0 in Saturday classic

    DUBOIS—Clutch hitting and complete-game pitching performances helped Perry Central win both its baseball games in the Coaches Against Cancer Classic Saturday.

    The Commodores beat Barr-Reeve 7-1 in the first game as Tony Backer pitched a five-hitter. He walked four, struck out seven, and gave up no earned runs.

    Ian Hahus went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central’s 12-hit attack.

    Austin Hauser, Backer and Patrick Van Winkle each added two hits for the Commodores.

    Hahus and Clint Cassidy each drove in two runs.

  • Titans hold off Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern held off a seventh-inning Tell City comeback to beat the Marksmen 9-7 in PAC baseball Saturday.

    “We had a chance to win in the bottom of the seventh,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We had people on base all over the place but we made a couple of baserunning mistakes.”

    The Marksmen did score one run that inning. And they came back to tie the score or pull within one run two other times after the Titans had built a three-run lead.

  • Tecumseh sweeps Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Tecumseh’s baseball team is 7-0 and ranked sixth in the state in Class A.

    And though the Braves swept a doubleheader from Cannelton Saturday, Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett thinks his Bulldogs gained confidence they can play with Tecumseh in this year’s sectional.

    Tecumseh won the first game 5-2, outhitting Cannelton only 9-7.

    Cannelton committed five errors, though, including two in Tecumseh’s four-run second inning.

  • Tell City takes second in eight-team tourney

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Strong pitching by Josalyn Ress helped Tell City place second in Hancock County’s eight-team girls softball tourney Friday and Saturday.

    Tell City went 4-2 in the tourney and is 7-2 for the season, the best start in the team’s 14-year history.

    Ress pitched five of the tourney games, striking out 48 and walking only two in 35 innings. She gave up 19 hits and pitched two shutouts.

    Meagan Lawalin also pitched a shutout, beating Owensboro 12-0 in five innings. She gave up two hits and one walk and struck out eight.

  • Commodores lose two games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed five errors in an 11-2 girls softball loss to South Central Saturday.

    “We played terrible,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “Most of them were just throwing errors.”

    South Central had only six hits and scored only four earned runs against Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Cassie Wilgus.

    Brumfield pitched the first five innings, walking five and striking out six.

    “Our pitching was pretty good,” said Gibson.

  • Prison given 'low-medium' security status

    BRANCHVILLE - Officials at Branchville Correctional Facility announced more security changes last week in response to the escapes last month of three offenders.

    Branchville Correctional Facility hosted a town-hall meeting April 11 to field questions and suggestions from the public. Nick Zellers, spokesman for the facility, said public comments played a role in some of the changes recently implemented or under consideration.

    Low-Medium Facility

  • Two killed in Indiana 66 collision

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who may have suffered a sudden medical problem died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a four-vehicle accident that also claimed the life of his passenger.

    John Crawford, 68, died at University of Louisville Medical Center. Police said Mary Etta Sheldon, 72, also of Tell City, died shortly after the 3:58 p.m. crash Monday near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street.

  • 2009 Dogwood Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns Saturday and Sunday, extending a local spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.

    Cannelton