Today's News

  • Commodores miss regional gold by 1 point

    Musicians preparing for future shows

    JEFFERSONVILLE - Only a point kept the Perry Central Marching Commodores from earning a gold rating in regional marching-band competition at Jeffersonville High School Saturday, according to Band Director Rob Cason.

    "We had the best show of the year, easily," he said Wednesday. "We were pleased with how the show went."

    While "there are always things that could have gone better," he added, "a lot of things went right. The show held together better overall and the closer went better."

  • Hill, Sodrel battle for 9th District House seat

    PERRY COUNTY - In what has become a biannual battle, Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel are each hoping to claim victory Nov. 4 in the race for Indiana's Ninth Congressional District.

    This is the fourth consecutive election in which the two men have faced off. Hill is the incumbent this year, having defeated Sodrel in 2006. The Democrat lost to Sodrel in 2004 after serving three terms.

  • Police chief says his office short of funds

    Overtime, storm hit budget hard

    CANNELTON - Thanks to some unexpected circumstances the Cannelton Police Department's funds will run low at the end of the month unless additional appropriations are made, according to Chief Kenny Kellems.

  • State board defers Cannelton Schools request

    Chapman hopeful bonds, loan will be OK'd next month

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman's effort to pay off the school corporation's heavy debt was thwarted, at least temporarily, by concerns expressed at a state Board of Education meeting Oct. 1.

    Chapman's turn in the four-hour meeting came at about the three-hour point, and was introduced with an explanation that a 1959 school-reorganization law prohibits school corporations from incurring debt that would make consolidations undesirable.

  • Don't forget local Nov. 4 races

    For those men and women who live and breathe politics, the past few weeks have been heavenly. Indiana is in the presidential spotlight and Hoosiers will have a real say two weeks from tomorrow in deciding who will live in the White House for the next four years.

    It doesn't get much better than this for political junkies and as evidenced by the letters in this and past issues of The News, lots of us are truly interested in Nov. 4 races. It seems to be working. I just hope other races aren't being overlooked.

  • Parks board deserves congratulations for seeing Eagles Bluff project through

    The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department deserves congratulations for its perseverance in seeing the Eagles Bluff Park project through to completion.

    Building a new visitors center and restroom building, repaving the deteriorated parking lot and entrance to the park, rebuilding the deck overlooking the Ohio River and the Cannelton Locks and Dam and putting new fencing around that deck had been planned by the parks board since it purchased the property from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1999.

  • Cougars capitalize on PC special-team play

    RAMSEY - Perry Central's misplays on special teams led to three North Harrison scores as the Commodores lost to the Cougars 22-0 in eighth grade football Thursday.

    The Cougars scored a safety off a blocked punt, blocked another punt at Tell City's 3-yard line to set up a Cougar touchdown, and ran the third-quarter kickoff back for a touchdown.

    Perry Central's regular defensive unit had "the best game we've played all year," said Coach Neal Stahly. "Outside linebacker Kyle Stevenson made about 12 or 13 tackles."

  • Perry Central teams claim conference titles

    LEOPOLD - Morgan Richardson made four kills, served six aces, and had two assists as Perry Central beat West Washington 25-13, 25-19 in seventh grade volleyball Thursday.

    Mackenzie Etienne added four kills and three aces and Erica Hill had two kills and three aces. Sydney Goffinet had two assists.

    Perry Central finished the season 14-1 overall and went undefeated in PLAC play to claim the conference title.

    The Commodores also won the eighth grade conference title, finishing undefeated in league play and 12-1 overall.

  • Golden Living edges Waupaca II for playoff title

    TELL CITY - Logan Harth singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Golden Living nipped Waupaca II 15-14 to win the Tell City Fall Coed Softball League playoff tourney Thursday.

    Waupaca II had tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh on an error and singles by Tim Neyenhaus, Nedra Schaefer and Grant LaMar.

    Brad Chapman led off the bottom of the seventh with a single. He advanced two bases on fly balls before scoring on Harth's hit.

    Harth went 3 for 5 with a double to lead Golden Living's 13-hit attack.

  • Senators defeat Perry Central

    CAMPBELLSBURG - West Washington did a good job receiving serves and beat Perry Central 25-17, 25-14, 25-16 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.

    Perry Central was able to get only one ace serve in against the Senators.

    Jessica Huber made nine kills and three blocks to lead Perry Central.

    Kyla Edwards added five kills and Megan Hedinger made three blocks.

    Sloan Harpenau had six assists and Tessa Lynch added five.

    Hilarie Hahus made 19 digs for the Commodores and Alex Bashor added seven.