Today's News

  • Grant will reward top-performing teachers


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. is one of 28 Hoosier school districts awarded a combined $6 million to recognize and award their best teachers.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett announced recipients of the state’s Excellence in Performance for Teachers Grant at a ceremony Thursday in Indianapolis.

  • Port officials award bid

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority directors voted in a regular meeting April 10 to hire All Track of Cincinnati to upgrade rail crossings near the Spencer County community of Buffaloville for $50,680.

    Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier southern Railroad, said he needed to get a clarification from the company because it wasn’t clear in their bid package that both crossings were included.

  • Goal-setting process begins for city’s comprehensive plan


    TELL CITY – Round color-coded stickers for various categories helped begin the process Tuesday of prioritizing goals and objectives for a new Tell City comprehensive plan.

    The second of two public input sessions drew a smaller but active crowd to the Schergens Center. Objectives from a first meeting held in March were outlined and added to. Participants then used the stickers to vote for the objectives they most want to see take shape in the city.

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  • Dickenson is county’s newest deputy


    CANNELTON – A former chief of police who led Cannelton’s police force before resigning last year has been hired by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Eric Dickenson was hired last week as a deputy and will begin work full time May 3. He fills a vacancy created when Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick was hired as a patrolman in Tell City.

    Dickenson has worked as a part-time deputy for nearly two years.

  • Commodores split games

    HUNTINGBURG—Morgan Richardson hit a home run and a double as Perry Central beat Southridge 7-5 in girls softball Thursday.
    Richardson led off the game with a homer over the fence and later drove in a run with a double.
    Ashley Guillaume added two RBIs on a double. Brooke Litherland hit a single and a double and drove in one run, and Heather Hendricks hit a single and a triple.
    Miranda Claise pitched a complete game for the win. She gave up six hits and one walk and struck out four.

  • Bulldogs sweep Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Larry Holman drove in four runs and pitched a four-hitter as Cannelton beat Rock Creek 11-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday.
    Bryce Garrett hit two doubles and drove in three runs as Cannelton won the second game 9-7.
    In the first game the Bulldogs scored nine runs in the first inning, which included a triple by Holman.
    “We came out and hit the ball well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    “Larry threw well and we made the routine plays, which saved our pitchers a lot of pitches.”

  • PC nips Mitchell in 8th

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the only run without a hit in the eighth inning to beat Mitchell 1-0 in PLAC baseball Friday.
    Both teams’ best scoring threats came in the extra inning.
    Mitchell led off the top of the eighth with a triple. But the next batter grounded to the third baseman and the runner on third was tagged out in a rundown.
    Zach Foster reached base on a dropped third strike to lead off the bottom of the eighth for Perry Central.
    He stole second base and advanced to third on Trent Brown’s sacrifice bunt.

  • Tell City upsets Rebels

    ROCKPORT—Trent Rainey and Chris Kohnert each drove in two runs as Tell City defeated South Spencer 9-7 in nine innings in baseball Wednesday.
    Tell City had 11 hits, with Reese Miller going 3 for 5. Kohnert added a single and a double and Jordan Heck also had two hits.
    Chris Schaefer pitched the last 21⁄3 innings for Tell City to get his first varsity win. He gave up no runs or walks and hit one batter.
    Dayne Seibert pitched the first 52⁄3 innings for the Marksmen. He walked two and gave up six runs.

  • Perry Central romps past Rangers, Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won 10 of 16 events as it dominated a girls triangular track meet with Forest Park and Tell City Thursday.