Today's News

  • Gerlach wants to resume efforts to improve his city

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – When D. Mark Gerlach looked back in 2004 on his 12 years as Cannelton’s mayor, he expressed pride at what he had helped the city accomplish.

    “I have been dedicated in the past and have improved the city of Cannelton,” he said Monday. He also proved, he added, that he can work with people of any political affiliation.

    “How you treat people” is the key to getting things done, he said.

  • Purdue Extension source of flood-recovery information

    WEST LAFAYETTE – As the floodwaters continue to rise, Purdue Extension Service has information available to help Hoosiers manage the situation both now and in the recovery stage.

    The Extension Disaster Education Network and Purdue provide educational resources to reduce the impact of disasters on the lives of individuals. These resources can be accessed through the Web site, www.ag.purdue.edu/extension/eden/Pages/default.aspx or by calling the Perry County Extension Office at 547-7084.

  • Historic Ohio River Crests

    Jan. 29, 1937............56.95 feet
    March 8, 1964...........53 feet
    March 10, 1945.........52 feet
    Feb. 15, 1884...........50.8 feet
    April 1, 1913............50.7 feet
    March 8, 1997..........50.4 feet
    April 29, 2011..........49.5 feet (projected)

  • Ongoing Coverage

    The Perry County News will continue to offer breaking-news updates, possible river crest information and photographs on its Web site, www.perrycountynews.com.

    The newspaper welcomes flooding-related updates from the public, as well as reader photos showing how floodwater has impacted them.

    Updates and photos can be e-mailed to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone offering free sand for flood-control efforts

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. is offering free sand to the public across from the Tell City Sewage Plant, located on Fifth Street.

    The sand is offered to aid in flood control. A supply of empty sandbags is at the site.

    Sand will be available at each location 24 hours a day and signs will be posted providing directions to the sand piles after hours.

  • Flood fears deepen

    By VINCE LUECKE and KEVIN KOELLING, The Perry County News

    Swollen by more than a week of storms that dumped 8 or more inches of rain across the county and even more upstream, the Ohio River reached seldom-seen heights this week, threatening homes in several areas of the county in the most significant flood in 14 years.

  • Perry Central second in triangular

    SANTA CLAUS—Perry Central shot its worst score in its last three matches but still finished second in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Wood Memorial won with 176 strokes. Perry Central shot 182 and Forest Park 223.
    Perry Central’s Brad Douglas tied Wood Memorial’s Alex Manion for medalist honors, as each shot a 5-over-par 41 on the Christmas Lake course.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Andrew Huber with a 42, Trevor Carter 48, and Dylan Hirsch 51.
    Nathan Bashor, 59, and James Rogier, 62, also played for the Commodores.

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Forest Park won eight of the 16 events to beat Perry Central and Tell City in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    Forest Park scored 73 points. Perry Central 49, and Tell City 44.
    Perry Central and Tell City each won four events.
    Lindsey Gengelbach and Cathryn Peter each won two events for Perry Central.
    Gengelbach cleared 8 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault by 1 foot.
    She cleared 5 feet in the high jump, the same height as her sister, Ashley, and Tell City’s Logan Flannagan. But Lindsey won on fewer misses.

  • Raiders beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—A close game turned into a 17-4 Southridge rout after Perry Central lost its shortstop in girls softball Thursday.
    Perry Central trailed only 5-3 entering the fourth inning. Then Commodore shortstop Morgan Richard-son broke her jaw in a collision with a Southridge runner.
    The Raiders went on to score three runs that inning, two the next, and seven in the sixth to win the game by the 10-run rule.
    They finished with 12 hits, including seven for extra bases.

  • Orleans holds off PC 6-3

    ORLEANS—Two unearned runs in the sixth inning helped Orleans hold off Perry Central 6-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Orleans led only 4-3 before a dropped third strike with two outs in the sixth inning led to two insurance runs for the Bulldogs.
    Each team had eight hits, but Perry Central could not generate any offense the first three innings.
    “We came out really flat,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “They’ve got that short field and it seems like we pop stuff up (trying to hit home runs).”