Today's News

  • PC knocks off Charlestown

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central outhit Charlestown 8-5 to beat the Pirates 4-2 in girls softball Friday.

    Hilarie Hahus went 3 for 4 and Brooke Litherland went 2 for 3 with a triple to lead the Commodores’ attack.

    Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Commodores rallied for two runs to take the lead for good.

    Hahus singled, advanced to second base on a passed ball, and went to third on Morgan Gibson’s bunt single.

    Cassy Schaad singled home Hahus to tie the score.

  • Wolfpack holds off Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Cannelton had its highest scoring game in three years but could not overcome seven errors in a 13-9 girls softball loss to Crawford County Thursday.

    Cannelton outhit the Wolfpack 10-5. But the seven errors, seven walks, and two hit batsmen gave the Wolfpack extra opportunities to score.

    They did most of their damage in a nine-run second inning fueled by two doubles, a single, four errors and four walks.

  • Errors doom Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed nine errors in a 16-1 baseball loss to South Central Thursday.

    The Bulldogs also committed seven errors in a 12-2 road loss to Orleans Wednesday.

    “We’ve given up 28 runs in (our last) two games and only six of them were earned,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Our pitching’s doing real well—we just don’t get any help behind them.”

    Cannelton had six hits Wednesday, only one fewer than Orleans had. But Orleans committed no errors.

  • Offender ranks to grow by 96 at Branchville

    BRANCHVILLE - Branchville Correctional Facility will see its maximum population increase by 96 offenders, about 7 percent, over the next few months, officials at the medium-security facility said last week. Opened in 1982, BCF has a current maximum population of 1,340 offenders and with the increase, the maximum population will increase to 1,436.

  • Dogwood tour returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's annual rite of spring returns Saturday and Sunday with several stops across the county. The 48th Dogwood Tour brings a full day of activities in Cannelton, where the Cannelton Foundation will host events at the Perry County Museum and on Taylor Street between the blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets.  The museum will be open for tours and several craft and food vendors will be set up outside. The Cannelton Foundation will host a one-day letterboxing event in the city. See Page 2 for details.

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  • Coroner candidates outline reasons for running

    TELL CITY - Charlie Baumeister wants to ensure coroner's duties are carried out professionally.

  • Plans in place for 2010 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Plans are being finalized for this year's Kenny Kellems Camp with a Camp, sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department.  Dates for this year's camp are Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18. Youth entering sixth through ninth grades are eligible to attend and the cost is $25 per child.  Any child interested is encouraged to call the police department at 547-2111 or visit www.freewebs.com/ canneltonpd/.

  • TCJHS recycling phonebooks, other items

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School is collecting old PSCI phonebooks until Thursday.  Send phonebook donations with any junior-high student or drop them by the school.  House points will be awarded for collecting the most books. TCJHS continues to collect old cell phones (battery included), laptops, ink jets, digital cameras, video cameras and MP3 players. 

    The school encourages the community to help in recycling these products. 

  • City schools to sponsor summer food service

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools plan to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals under 18 years of age.  It will be held at the Cannelton High School cafeteria. The program will start June 7 and end July 23. 

    Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon.