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Today's News

  • Couple faces meth charges, felony counts of child neglect

    TROY - A husband and wife who saw their home searched by state and local police last month remained in jail Friday after their arrest on methamphetamine charges.

    Patrick L. Keown, 30, and his 24-year-old wife, Whitney, each face a Class B felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine, as well as lesser felony charges of possessing the drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing chemical reagents used to make meth and dumping controlled substance waste. Each also faces a Class D felony charge of neglect of a dependent.

  • Tax-collection snags postpone library budget

    TELL CITY - Changes in legislation and "snags" in collecting spring property taxes will postpone hearings for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library's 2008 budget, according to Larry Oathout.

  • Tell City girl in critical condition after crash

    TELL CITY - The mother of a 7-year-old Tell City girl critically injured in a May 3 accident in Spencer County could face criminal charges as early as this week, police said.

    Police did not release the name of the William Tell Elementary student, but said her mother, 27-year-old Stephanie J. Beier of 210 Ninth St., Tell City, was traveling at a high rate of speed before the Saturday-night accident on Indiana 70 west of Troy.

  • Agreement filed in horse abuse case

    Guthrie agreed to surrender horses seized from Oriole

    TELL CITY - A pretrial agreement signed by a man accused of cruelty to horses was filed at Perry Circuit Court Wednesday, formalizing his surrender of surviving horses to the Humane Society of Perry County and payment of their foster-care costs.

    Gary D. Guthrie, 38, of 15416 Owen Lane near Oriole, agreed to pay $2,304.09 for restitution to the Humane Society of Perry County in up to 12 monthly installments. He also agreed to pay a $316 pretrial-diversion fee and make a $100 donation to the Humane Society chapter.

  • Police combing ephedrine sales records

    Ingredient in some medications also used to make methamphetamine; several arrests made

    PERRY COUNTY - State and local police officers fighting Perry County's methamphetamine problem have been busy searching local pharmacy logs to find violators of a state law that restricts the purchase of medications containing two ingredients used to make the illegal drug.

    Police have already made arrests.

  • PC shoots best score ever for win

    JASPER - Strong putting by Zach Graves helped Perry Central's boys golf team win a triangular match Tuesday.

    The Commodores shot 168, their best score in the team's six-year history. Northeast Dubois shot 173 and Bloomfield 200.

    Graves shot a 2-over-par 38 for medalist honors.

    He hit the fairway on only two of his tee shots but had only nine putts.

    He two-putted one hole and had no putts on the No. 3 hole, as he chipped in a shot from about 60 feet.

    "His short game was phenomenal," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Tell City girls fifth in PAC

    FORT BRANCH - Tell City scored 25 points in the two throwing events to finish fifth in the nine-team PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Southridge won with 137 points. Tell City scored 49.

    Julie Davis earned Tell City's highest place, taking second in the discus with a 109-foot-8 throw. Teammate Dana Sibrel placed third at 109-3.

    Gibson Southern star Kasey Kahle won with a 128-foot throw. That would have won the Evansville regional last year, when she placed second with a 118-foot-1 throw.

  • Tell City wins 2 in a row

    MARENGO - Tell City jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first three innings and crushed Crawford County 13-2 in girls softball Tuesday.

    Lauren Goffinet and Leslie Poole each hit a single and a double to lead Tell City's 11-hit attack.

    Kylie Smithson added two singles and Amber Thomas and Casi Hay each hit a double.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter for the win. She struck out nine and walked one, and her teammates backed her with errorless defense.

    Tell City batters struck out only twice.

  • Trinity sweeps Canneton

    WHITESVILLE, Ky. - Whitesville Trinity had only six baserunners but five of them scored as the Raiders beat Cannelton 5-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday.

    Tyler Aud pitched a complete game for Cannelton, giving up only three hits and one walk and striking out six.

    His teammates committed only two errors, but both of them figured in Trinity's scoring.

    The Raiders scored two runs in the first inning on a single, a walk and a throwing error.

    They added three runs in the third inning on an error, two singles, and two fielder's choice grounders.

  • Harpenau propels PC past South Central

    ELIZABETH - Freshman Andrew Harpenau pitched six strong innings and went 3 for 3 at the plate as Perry Central beat South Central 4-2 in baseball Tuesday.

    Harpenau struck out two, walked two, and gave up two runs as he earned his second win of the season.

    Wes Linette pitched a scoreless seventh inning, striking out one and walking one, for the save.

    Harpenau scored two runs. Teammate Austin Hauser went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs, getting clutch two-out RBI singles in the first and fifth innings.

    His fifth-inning RBI put the Commodores ahead for good.