Today's News

  • Sectional could be in Commodores’ reach

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The last time Perry Central won a girls track sectional, 1984, Linda Waninger was one of the team’s stars. Now two of her daughters, Ashley and Lindsey Gengelbach, could help the Commodores win another sectional.
    Lindsey Gengelbach is the defending sectional champion in the pole vault and has been named the Most Valuable Performer in the PLAC meet the last two years.

  • Young Marksmen face rebuilding year

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach John Hayes said he hates to use the term “rebuilding year,” but that’s what his team is facing.
    The Marksmen have only two seniors on their team and only four letter winners back from last year’s 6-13 team.
    They graduated a four-year starting pitcher, Josalyn Ress, who led the team to a sectional title as a sophomore and the sectional championship game last year and is now pitching collegiately.

  • PC girls aiming for first conference title

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With deeper than ever pitching and strong infielders returning, Perry Central’s girls softball team is aiming for its first PLAC title.
    Sophomore Miranda Claise has moved up to the No. 1 pitcher after working with a pitching coach all winter.
    She went 1-3 as the No. 2 pitcher for the 4-13 Commodores last year. But now “she throws 53 to 55 miles per hour, she’s picked up a screwball and a curveball, and her change-up’s pretty good,” said Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • PC boys team could contend for sectional

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had the top three finishers in the boys cross country sectional last fall, so it’s no surprise that Coach Jason Barnett thinks the distance races will be the strongest events on his boys track team this spring.
    But with 10 lettermen returning and 29 boys on the team, including 18 upperclassmen, he thinks the Commodores also have enough depth in other events to contend for their first sectional title.

  • Tigers shut out Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Princeton used a big fifth inning to pull away to an 8-0 baseball victory over Tell City Tuesday.

  • Unearned runs help Trinity beat Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity scored 11 unearned runs to beat Cannelton 17-3 in the Bulldogs’ baseball season opener Monday.

  • Saving a Tell City Treasure


    TELL CITY – An 11-panel mural depicting the richness of Tell City’s history and deep ties to the Ohio River will return to their original brilliance this year – provided enough money can be raised to complete a restoration project that began this week.

  • Meetings with Ellspermann canceled

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Two public meetings with District 74 State Rep. Sue Ellspermann scheduled for April 4 and April 11 have been canceled.

    The sessions were promoted as nonpartisan meet-your-state-representative events, based on the understanding that the effective date for redistricting was March 1.

    United Way of Crawford County learned March 23 and confirmed March 26 with State Election Board officials that House districts remain in effect until the end of the year, after the fall election.

  • Cannelton students, soldiers exchange greetings

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students in Joan Goble’s fifth-grade class have received a note of thanks from soldiers serving in Afghanistan for care packages they sent.

    Eight soldiers posed for a photo in front of a bulletin board at their Kandahar Airfield duty station.

    “Dear Mrs. Goble and Students,” their message to the Cannelton youngsters reads, “thank you from the soldiers of HHC, 45th Sustainment Brigade.”

  • Cannelton library’s open house

    CANNELTON – Community officials and residents gathered at the Cannelton Public Library March 21 to celebrate an open house to mark the merger of the library with the Tell City-Perry County branch this past year.