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Today's News

  • Panthers stop PC girls

    CORYDON - Jenna Keinsley pitched a one-hitter as Corydon beat Perry Central 13-0 in the Commodores' girls softball season opener Wednesday.

    Keinsley walked only one and struck out 12, striking out every Commodore starter at least once.

    "She just overpowered us a little bit early," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

    Perry Central's Hilarie Hahus reached base on an error by the shortstop to start the game. But the next three batters struck out.

  • Tecumseh outhits Tell City

    LYNNVILLE - Tecumseh pounded out nine hits to beat Tell City 6-4 in PAC baseball Wednesday.

    The Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the lead for good.

    Tell City had scored three runs in the top of the first against Tecumseh starter Dalton Froman.

    "We did a decent job of putting the ball in play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

    He said the Marksmen might have scored more runs that inning but "we had a baserunning error and got out at the plate.

    "After the first inning we didn't hit him much at all."

  • PC shuts out Cougars

    LEOPOLD - Tony Backer and Bo Gibson combined to pitch a two-hit shutout as Perry Central beat North Harrison 1-0 in a baseball season opener Wednesday.

    Backer pitched the first three innings, giving up no hits and three walks and striking out six.

    He left after three innings because "we were focusing on pitch count," said Ty Guillaume, not wanting to overextend a pitcher's arm early in the season. Backer threw 27 pitches in the first inning.

    Gibson pitched the final four innings. He gave up two hits and one walk and struck out four.

  • Gibson on South stars

    INDIANAPOLIS - Continuing a family tradition, Perry Central's Bo Gibson has been named to the South team for this summer's Indiana North-South football all-star game.

    Gibson, a two-way standout at running back and defensive back for the Commodores, is listed as a free safety on the South roster, though the team's coaches may use the players at whatever position they think they need them.

    Gibson's brother, Derek, played defensive end for the South team last year and won the team's mental attitude award.

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  • PC Storm wins state basketball title

    PERRY COUNTY - Hard work and determination led Perry County Storm basketball members to gold as they won the Special Olympics Indiana State Finals.

    The team took on the Clark County Warriors March 30 after defeating the Kosciusko County Panthers 59-34 the previous day at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

    Storm members outscored the Warriors 70-29.

    "We were surprised at how all the team members stepped up in the final game and played their hearts out," said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County coordinator.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Substance-abuse workshops canceled

    TELL CITY - Substance-abuse workshops scheduled for Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City have been canceled.

    Presenter Dr. George Ross had to cancel due to a family emergency, according to Paul Alvey, who had been coordinating the workshops for local groups and parents. He said Ross plans to reschedule his visit in the near future.

  • Political forum Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Tuesday to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor have been invited, as have candidates for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • Sodrel to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner is set for Thursday at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Cost is $14 with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    Mike Sodrel, congressional candidate for the ninth district, will be the guest of honor. For more information call 547-6156 or (812) 457-3158.

  • Auditions set for Schweizer Fest musical

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 are coming up soon and the show's director wants to extend an invitation to everyone who is interested.

    The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties who are 18 years and older. Past Schweizer Fest musicals have tapped talent in all three counties.