Today's News

  • Henrickson 14th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Ryan Henrickson finished 14th among 27 competitors in the 400-meter dash at the IHSAA boys state track meet Friday.
    Henrickson ran the race in 50.49 seconds, 56-hundredths of a second slower than his regional winning time.
    “Ryan ran a pretty strong first half of the 400,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “He definitely struggled the last 75 or 100 meters.
    “If he would’ve matched his regional time, he would’ve finished ninth.

  • Gibson, Brumfield make All-PLAC softball team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Morgan Gibson and Kristi Brumfield were named to the All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Gibson, a senior center fielder, led the Commodores in hitting overall with a .368 batting average. She stole five bases and drove in five runs.
    She hit .478 in PLAC games to finish fifth in the conference batting race.
    She stole three bases in conference play.

  • Three Commodores make All-PLAC team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors Lucas Bryant, Andrew Harpenau and Kyle Troesch were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Harpenau, a pitcher third baseman, also made the team as a sophomore. He missed all of his junior season with a knee injury but came back strongly this year.
    “He worked really hard rehabbing it in the offseason,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.

  • PC’s Douglas qualifies for boys golf regional

    JASPER—Perry Central junior Brad Douglas shot an 11-over-par 83 in the IHSAA boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday to qualify for the regional.

  • COLUMN: Hoosier graduations

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    Indiana’s rising high-school graduation rate, which increased from 76 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2010, is tempered by the fact that some students are not making the grade.

    Two communities with the best improvement are Richmond and Mishawaka. In both school districts, the high-school graduation rate increased from 52 percent to 78 percent during that five-year period.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana immigration law provides tools

    Some parts of Indiana’s new immigration law are just plain silly, but some correctly go to the source of the problem of illegal immigration.

    A couple of the silly aspects, such as permitting someone to be targeted for deportation simply because a “notice of action” has been issued to them, are properly being challenged in court.

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  • And-Tro to begin flushing water mains Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority will begin flushing water mains Tuesday. Work will continue until all mains are flushed, a process that will take several weeks.

    Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are should use caution when doing laundry when crews are working in their area.

  • Substance abuse committee accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests during June.

    Applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org.

    The deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. June 24. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, or delivered to Diane Conner, coordinator, at First United Methodist Church, in Tell City.

    Call Christal Moskos, the committee’s president, at 547-4669 with any questions.

  • Catholic Charities seeks maternity clothing

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is seeking gently used maternity clothing to expand its Matrix Lifeline service benefiting expectant and new mothers.

    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to 2 years old.

    Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes are appreciated and are accepted year-round

    Maternity clothing and other items can be dropped off at Catholic Charities at 802 Ninth St. in Tell City.