Today's News

  • 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

  • Commodores sweep two from Cannelton

    LEOPOLD—Big innings in both games carried Perry Central to a girls softball doubleheader sweep of Cannelton Wednesday.

    After falling behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning of the first game, Perry Central battled back with six runs in the bottom of the inning.

    The Commodores added a three runs in the third and four in the fifth to win 13-6.

    Kristi Brumfield’s two-run double to deep left-center field and two hits by Morgan Gibson—the second good for two RBIs—helped fuel the Commodores’ six-run first.

  • Tell City wins 1 of 3

    TELL CITY—Tell City had 14 hits, including seven for extra bases, to trounce Whitesville Trinity 19-2 in baseball Thursday.

    It was the eighth time in 13 games this season that the Marksmen scored at least 11 runs in a game. It followed their second lowest scoring of the season in a 9-3 loss at Jasper Wednesday.

    “We had 10 strikeouts against Jasper last night, so it’s nice to see us swinging the bats again,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl after Thursday’s game.

    The Marksmen had three innings with five or more runs Thursday.

  • Commodores split games

    LEOPOLD—Clint Cassidy pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Lanesville 4-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    Cassidy struck out one and walked one and his teammates committed only one error.

    “Clint got a lot of ground-ball outs,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “His ball kind of dives a little bit.”

    Cassidy fielded six balls hit back to him and catcher Lucas Bryant had assists on two swinging bunts in front of the plate.

  • Jeeps outrun PC boys

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won four of the five field events but lost to Northeast Dubois 68.5 to 59.5 in boys track Thursday.

    T.J. James scored four points for Cannelton in the throwing events.

    Northeast Dubois had won all but one field event in its seven-team invitational Tuesday and beaten Perry Central in all five.

    So Thursday the Commodores “were all happy to pull out wins in their field events,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Tell City 4th at Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON—Ryan Henrickson placed in the top four in four events to lead Tell City to fourth place in Mount Vernon’s seven-team boys track invitational Friday.

    Castle romped to the team title with 172 points. Tell City scored 66.

    Henrickson won the 400-meter dash in 51.04 seconds and placed second in the long jump at 20 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

    He was fourth in the 200 in 24.23 and teamed with Tyler Dauby, Colton Thomas and Daniel Gonzalez to take third in the 1600 relay in 3:44.33.

  • PC girls 4th at Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Jessica Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to fourth place in Southridge’s eight-team girls track invitational Thursday.

    Huber ran the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 15.69 seconds to break the meet record and her own school record set two years ago.

    She won the 300 low hurdles in 50.26.

    Perry Central sophomore Cathryn Peter placed second to Heritage Hills star Cecilia Oxford in the 1600 and 3200 runs.

  • South Central outhits Bulldogs

    ELIZABETH—South Central shut out Cannelton the first four innings and held on to beat the Bulldogs 16-7 in girls softball Thursday.

    “Their first pitcher was a pretty good,“ said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “She was by far the best we’ve faced this year—she had good movement on the ball.

    “We had eight strikeouts, which is more than usual. We’ve been making pretty good contact.”

    The Rebels built a 10-0 lead in the first four innings but brought in a relief pitcher who had control problems in the fifth inning.

  • Titans romp past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern outhit Tell City 18-2 to beat the Marksmen 13-0 in PAC girls softball Thursday.

    The Titans, ranked sixth in the state in Class 3A, led only 2-0 after four innings but scored three runs in the fifth and put the game away with seven runs in the seventh.

    “They hit the ball well,” said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

    Tell City’s only hits were a single by Kyli Smithson in the sixth inning and a single by McKenzie Hayes in the seventh.