Today's News

  • Contract brings insurance changes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Cooperation and the realities of school finances helped bring a one-year contract with school staff before the Perry Central School Board Monday. Approved unanimously, it and a separate agreement with noncertified employees will have all employees and administrators paying for significant portions of health-insurance premiums for their families.

  • Late shift at Church

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  • PC band advances to semistate competition

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating at regional band competition Saturday, and were also in the top 10 among bands competing in their class, earning a ticket to the next level.

    “This group of kids works really hard,” Marching Commodores Director Rob Cason said Wednesday morning. “They’re dedicated, they go all out and make teaching fun for me.”

    The Commodores haven’t qualified for state finals since 2001, he noted.

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In describing why he should remain in office past this year’s election, the current mayor of Cannelton points to a variety of steps completed to improve the city’s appearance and save its money while he’s served in the position.

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Mary Freeman-Snyder believes her work history and education show successful financial and leadership abilities that make her the best choice for Cannelton mayor.

    “I believe I am a better candidate because I care and want to make a difference,” she said in response to a News questionnaire.

  • Cub fans, good luck with your new GM

    Several baseball fans have asked what I think of Theo Epstein’s moving from general manager of the Boston Red Sox to the same position with the Chicago Cubs.
    Since I am an ardent Red Sox fan, most assume that I will be dismayed. And six years ago when he first resigned (he would return three months later), I was.
    But now I say to Cub fans, you can have him.
    Many say the Red Sox will miss their great general manager who helped produce two World Series titles for the team after an 86-year drought.

  • Kashyab makes all-district team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Anjan Kashyab was one of 16 singles players named to the All-District 5 boys tennis team last week.
    District 5 includes teams from Evansville, New Albany, Floyd Central, Bloomington and all schools in between.
    Kashyab played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and finished with a 12-1 record. His only loss was to Castle senior Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Davis is listed second on the all-district team. He took a 25-1 record into the state quarterfinals Friday.

  • Cannelton beats Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Strong passing led to good setting and spiking as Cannelton beat Rock Creek Academy 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in volleyball Friday.
    “We probably set the ball up nine out of 10 times,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We only had eight bad passes, which is our best of the season by far.”
    Sammie James made 40 good sets for the Bulldogs.
    She also “mixed it up too,” sometimes making quick tips over the net instead of setting it up for a spike, said Myers.

  • Commodores spike Senators

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Gengelbach made 13 kills and two blocks as Perry Central beat West Washing-ton 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Sydney Goffinet added 10 kills, Hannah Harpenau eight, and Grace James four. Goffinet and Harpenau each made one block.
    James had 32 assists.
    Jennifer Kemp led Perry Central’s back-row defense with 18 digs. Brittany Parker added 16 and Harpenau 12.
    Kemp served two aces.
    “Overall we played a very consistent game,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • PC forces fumbles to beat Bluejackets

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced seven fumbles and recovered three of them to defeat Mitchell 50-20 in PLAC football Friday.
    “We needed to play well because that fullback was a load,” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, referring to Trevor Phillips, who is 6-foot-1, 253 pounds. “He was a good athlete and brought the ball up in there (the offensive line) hard.