Today's News

  • PC splits two PLAC games

    ORLEANS—Perry Central had a season-high 16 hits as it beat Orleans 9-5 in PLAC girls softball Monday.

    Cassy Schaad went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters.

    Tara Claise, Kristi Brumfield, Cassie Wilgus and Haley Lewis each added two hits. Every Perry Central starter had at least one hit.

    Claise and Brumfield each drove in two runs.

    Brumfield pitched a five-hitter for the win. She walked three and struck out four.

  • Trojans outscore Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored multiple runs in five innings to beat Cannelton 13-6 in baseball Monday.

    The Trojans outhit Cannelton 14-8 and had three extra-base hits.

    Cannelton hit with them early, taking a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Tyler Aud’s three-run homer, his second of the season.

    “We hit the ball,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We were all over him (Wood Memorial pitcher Nick Powers) in the first two or three innings.

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Zach Graves and Charlie Weatherholt tied for medalist honors as Perry Central finished second in a three-team boys golf match Tuesday.

    Crawford County won with 169 strokes. Perry Central shot 182 and Tell City 185.

    Graves, Weatherholt and Crawford County’s Ryan Griffith each shot a 5-over-par 40.

    “I think we’re stroking the ball a lot better,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “But our next few guys had some trouble putting.”

  • Tell City's graduation speakers will discuss the future, diligence

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School valedictorian Jeffrey Andrew "Andy" Kast will look to the future and salutatorian Jenelle N. Clausen will discuss diligence when they take their turns addressing a commencement crowd Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    As of Tuesday morning, 97 seniors were scheduled to graduate in the ceremony, which will begin at 7 p.m.

    Valedictorian Andy Kast

  • Four co-valedictorians on stage Sunday at Perry Central H.S.

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Class of 2009 will march to the strains of "Pomp & Circumstance" Sunday as 95 seniors complete their high-school careers.

    Four seniors, Arika Kemp, Kyle Schnell, Tony Backer and Andrew Devillez, are this year's class valedictorians and will speak during the 2 p.m. ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Co-Valedictorian Arika Kemp

  • Cannelton leaders eye curfew

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders ventured some ideas at a regular meeting of the board of public works and safety May 11 about preventing vandals from destroying property in city parks without infringing on residents' liberties.

    Acting Police Chief Eric Dickenson said his department has stepped up the number of checks on the parks "to get a handle on criminal mischief."

    Damage has occurred in the park known for a gazebo moved from its position along Seventh Street in 2004 to make way for a fire-station expansion.

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  • Morning blaze damages busy IN-37 store

    APALONA - The Circle S store on Indiana 37 near the Branchville Correctional Facility may be a convenience store by definition, but it's more of a community hub, offering food, fuel and other necessities to many Perry Countians.

    Known by many patrons by its former name, Michael's Country Mart, the business was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning. No one was injured and damage was hidden under the building's shingled roof, but firemen said the blaze did major damage to trusses and wiring underneath.

  • Port-rail agency awarded additional upgrade money

    TELL CITY - The fifth time was the charm for the Perry County Port Authority in its attempts to secure U.S. Department of Agriculture funding toward its 286,000-pound-rail project.

    The USDA announced May 7 the port authority was among 28 organizations in 11 states receiving shares of $15 million in grants or loans intended to create or retain jobs and spur economic development in rural communities.

    The port authority, doing business as Hoosier Southern Railroad, is getting a $740,000 loan administered by Southern Indiana Power.

  • New reservists