Today's News

  • Bulldogs earn first win

    CANNELTON—Jordan Mattingly had three hits and drove in two runs as Cannelton beat Orleans 5-1 in baseball Wednesday.

    Mattingly went 3 for 3, including a double to the fence. He also stole three bases.

    Tyler Aud added two hits to the Bulldogs’ eight-hit attack.

    Ethan Herzog and Aud combined to pitch a six-hitter for Cannelton.

    Herzog walked none and struck out three in five innings.

  • Commodores get bats in gear, blast Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Perry Central pounded out a season-high 19 hits to beat Crawford County 12-3 in PLAC baseball Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy went 4 for 5, including a solo home run over the left-center-field fence in the sixth inning.

    T.J. Lamon and Seth Raetz each added three hits, and Tony Backer, Ian Hahus and Ryan Kessens each had two.

    Clint Schank hit a three-run homer in the Commodores’  six-run seventh inning.

    Schank and Raetz each drove in three runs for the game and Cassidy added two RBIs.

  • Errors costly in Tell City’s loss

    EVANSVILLE—Three Tell City errors contributed to six unearned runs for Harrison as the Warriors beat Tell City 7-4 in baseball Thursday.

    “Jeff Braun and Shane Weedman both pitched well for us,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “But we made three big errors.”

    Two of them came in Harrison’s five-run second inning and the other came in the Warriors’ two-run fourth.

    Tell City outhit Harrison 7-6, with seven different batters each getting one hit for the Marksmen.

  • PC boys dominate meet with 3 PLAC opponents

    LEOPOLD—Eric Scheiber won two distance races to lead Perry Central to victory in a boys quadrangular track meet Thursday.

    Perry Central scored 96 points to handily beat three PLAC opponents. Paoli scored 66, Mitchell 49, and Crawford County 17.

    Scheiber won the 1600-meter run in 4:44.39 and the 3200 in 10:23.99.

    Michael Ernst won the 800 in 2:06.04 and ran on two winning relays.

    He teamed with D.J. Newton, Reuben Y. Schwartz and Ian Bashor to win the 3200 relay in 8:36.97.

  • Harrison defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Jenelle Clausen earned Tell City’s only victory in the Marksmen’s 4-1 girls tennis loss to Harrison Thursday.

    Clausen defeated Katie Scheider 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.

    McKenzie Martin and Mandy Brooks had to go three sets to beat Kari Gladish and Trish Solbrig 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Harrison won the other matches in straight sets.

    Sarah Mastison beat Bethany Peter 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Danielle Coleman beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Marksmen slug Jeeps 10-2

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out a season-high 14 hits, including two home runs over the fence, to blast Northeast Dubois 10-2 in girls softball Thursday.

    Courtney Cain hit a home run in the Marksmen’s six-run second inning and later added a double.

    Josalyn Ress added a homer in the fourth inning.

    Kyli Smithson went 3 for 4 to lead Tell City hitters. Ress, Cain and Leslie Poole each added two hits.

    “We hit it well,” said Tell City Coach Dusty Beard.

    Ress pitched a two-hitter for the win. She struck out 11 and walked none.

  • PC nips Mitchell for first place

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central is still the favorite to win the PLAC girls track meet this year, but it could be much closer than usual.

    Traditionally the top four teams in the conference met in sort of a preview of the PLAC meet Thursday. Perry Central won with 95 points, just 21⁄2 ahead of runner-up Mitchell.

    Paoli scored 32 points and Crawford County 71⁄2.

    Perry Central won seven of the 15 events, including all three relays.

  • Cousins indicted in Cioe murder

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived Wednesday afternoon on a few sheets of paper signed by a Perry County grand jury.

    The documents indicted two people in the 1997 death of the 21-year-old Tell City woman, whose body was found along Highwater Road.

    Arrested were Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville. Both face charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Purple traps monitoring ash-tree pest

    PERRY COUNTY - Travelers motoring along Perry County roadways may have noticed what look like purple box kites hanging in trees.

    The contraptions are actually traps set to catch an insect pest that threatens ash trees.

    The emerald ash borer has had a devastating affect on Hoosier ash tree populations and state and federal agencies are using the purple panel traps as part of a detection survey throughout the state.

    The traps are baited with manuka and phoebe oils and lined with glue, which attract and trap nearby emerald ash borers.

  • Sliding hill threatens Clifton Heights house

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will convene a public meeting in the council room at City Hall at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss a landslide threatening a house and street in the Clifton Heights subdivision.

    Members of the city's board of public works and safety and common council discussed the issue at regular meetings April 13, when Street Commissioner Charlie Davis said a shifting hill forced him to shut down parts of the loop composed of Upper and Lower Clifton Heights roads.