Today's News

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday for drunk driving. However, he spent less than an hour in the county jail before posting bail and being allowed to leave with family members. Sheriff Lee Chestnut said that decision was made not from favoritism, but due to a lack of room in the jail to house the county official by himself.

  • Archery team qualifies for national tourney

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s archery team shot 3,042 in its state tourney at Muncie March 11 to qualify for the national tourney to be held in Louisville, Ky., May 13-14.

    Travis Harpenau shot 280 and Nathan Freeman 278 to lead Tell City’s team in the state tourney, where 385 shooters competed.

    Tell City’s team will host a fundraising tourney Saturday at the high school. For more information call Coach Jay Johnson at the school at 547-3131.

  • Simmons promotes fitness

    University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons came to Tell City Thursday to speak at Perry County Wellness’ 2011 Kickoff.
    Because of the long hours and high stress of their job, basketball coaches aren’t often known for healthy diets and exercise habits.
    But Simmons, who lost 135 pounds last year, said he jogs three miles nearly every morning and hasn’t eaten a cheeseburger in over a year and only “a couple of slices” of pizza in that span.

  • Paoli outpoints Marksman girls 4-1

    TELL CITY—Rachel Woznicki won in No. 3 singles but Paoli won the other matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in girls tennis Thursday.
    Woznicki went to tie-breakers in both sets to beat Tessa Enland 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5).
    Paoli’s Abbie Franklin beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Luci Payne beat Kayla Bailey 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2.
    Nicole Bridgewater and Shelby Litsey beat Alexis Braun and Brooke Birchler 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.
    Hannah Balsmeyer and Jaclyn Thomas defeated Vivian Clarke and Mary Burst 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Commodores second in triangular match

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central shot one of its best nine-hole scores ever as it finished second in a boys triangular golf match Thursday.
    Perennial powerhouse Southridge won with 167 strokes. Perry Central shot 169 and Tecumseh 214 on the Boonville Country Club course.
    Brad Douglas led Perry Central with a 4-over-par 40, including a birdie on the par-5 No. 9 hole.
    Andrew Huber shot 42, Trevor Carter 43, and Dylan Hirsch 44 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

  • Vikings beat Tell City 12-0

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City had only two hits in a 12-0 PAC girls softball loss to North Posey Friday.
    Cortni Strobel led off the game for the Marksmen with a solid single up the middle. But the next three batters made outs, including two strikeouts.
    Cassidy Barnhill got the Marksmen’s other hit with two out in the fifth inning.
    Tell City did not pitch Josalyn Ress, who had off-season surgery on her pitching arm and was feeling lingering soreness in it after pitching eight innings Tuesday.

  • Corydon shuts out Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had only two hits in a 5-0 girls softball loss to Corydon Wednesday.
    Corydon’s pitcher “wasn’t that fast, but she moved the ball around well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    Still he was pleased with his team’s “big improvement because last year we played them and got beat 25-0.”
    Morgan Gibson and Haley Lewis singled for Perry Central’s only hits.
    Gibson stole second base and reached third base (on a teammate’s grounder) with only one out in the first inning.

  • Commodore girls 2nd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Lindsey Gengelbach won three events to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team girls track meet Thursday.
    Heritage Hills won with 81 points. Perry Central scored 71 and Wood Memorial 17.
    Gengelbach won the 100-meter dash in 13.69 seconds, the 200 in 28.38, and the pole vault by clearing 8 feet.
    Cathryn Peter won the 1600 in 5:42 and the 3200 in 12:41.8.
    Ashley Gengelbach cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to win the high jump and Katie Schwartz won the shot put with a 29-foot-3 throw.

  • Commodore boys second to Patriots in triangular meet

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills won 11 of 16 events to beat Perry Central and Wood Memorial in a boys triangular track meet Thursday.
    Heritage Hills scored 85 points, Perry Central 76.5, and Wood Memorial 5.5.
    “We didn’t do quite as well as I thought we would,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We had a poor night in the field events.”
    He also said that having Ivan Bland (injured) and Andrew Huber (playing golf for Perry Central) absent “hurt us in the hurdles.”

  • Cougars claw Commodores

    RAMSEY—Perry Central outhit North Harrison 7-4 but the Cougars put their hits together better to win 4-1 in baseball Wednesday.
    A two-run homer by Lincoln Jones in the bottom of the fifth inning was the biggest blow for the Cougars.
    “We only struck out twice, so at least we’re making contact,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “We left too many people on base (eight), though—we just couldn’t come up with the big hit.”
    Lucas Bryant went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters.