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Today's News

  • Two new school buses on their way to Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central School Board agreed at a meeting Jan. 21 to purchase two new school buses and filled several coaching positions in boys and girls sports.

    The two new buses purchased through Kerlin Bus Sales won't arrive for several months, Superintendent Mary Roberson said, and when they roll in, will have price tags of $88,222 each.

  • Kiplinger murder trial pushed back to July

    TELL CITY - Kyle S. Kiplinger's trial, scheduled to begin Feb. 12, has been delayed until July because a key witness for the prosecution is due to give birth the same week.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet granted a request to reassign the murder trial to the weeks of July 7 and July 14 in Crawford County. The case was moved there last year after a jury could not be seated in a first trial.

  • Sherry, Fortwendel seek re-election to county commissioner seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Incumbent Perry County Commissioners Don Sherry and Jody Fortwendel filed last week for re-election to their respective seats. The two Democrats will be on their party's ballot in the May 6 primary.

    Sherry is seeking a second term in District 1 while Fortwendel is running for a fourth term in District 3. District 1 covers all of Troy Township while Clark, Anderson and Oil townships form District 3.

    Candidates must live in their district but are voted upon by all voters in the county.

  • Council defers sheriff's $25,000 request

    Glenn hopes to employ part-time deputy

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled at a regular meeting Jan. 24 a request from Sheriff Bob Glenn for a $25,000 additional appropriation intended to pay a part-time officer's salary.

    A part-time deputy is needed, Glenn told the council, to fill a gap created when existing deputies take vacation, holiday or personal-days time off or the sick leave they're entitled to. Added up, the six deputies' time off totals 115 man-days per year.

  • Officials agree to back port bonds

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members provided in a regular meeting Jan. 24 financial backing the county's port authority needed in order to issue bonds for an infrastructure upgrade.

  • Knights outshoot Tell City

    TELL CITY - Castle's hot three-point shooting and Tell City's turnovers in the first half helped Castle jump to a 22-point lead and beat the Marksmen 89-58 in boys basketball Friday.

    Tell City committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter. Castle scored some layups and free throws off them and hit 4 of 7 three-point shots that period to build a 26-13 lead.

    "We didn't handle their press very well early," said Tell City Coach John Hayes. "That was a little disappointing because we'd talked about it and knew what they were going to do.

  • Billy Reed writes about Kron's life in magazine

    Billy Reed, a longtime college basketball writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader and Sports Illustrated, now writes a regular column for Basketball Times, which is the basketball junkie's bible.

    In the current (January) issue of Basketball Times Reed has a nice full-page profile of Tom Kron, the former Tell City and University of Kentucky star who died Nov. 29.

  • Bulldogs cold in loss to Orleans

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 6 of 32 shots from the field in a 54-16 girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    The Bulldogs trailed only 21-8 at halftime but had trouble getting the ball inside against Orleans' aggressive defense in the second half and usually settled for outside shots.

    Orleans scored the first 18 points of the third quarter before Cannelton guard Nakaa Myers hit a three-point shot from the wing with 1:15 left in the period.

    The Bulldogs did not score again until Chelsea Johns hit a three-pointer from the corner with 3:32 left in the game.

  • Commodore girls dominate boards against Rock Creek

    SELLERSBURG - Perry Central dominated the rebounding at both ends to beat Rock Creek Christian 67-30 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores grabbed 52 rebounds, including 25 at their offensive end.

    Center Alie Schroeder played just over two quarters and grabbed 15 rebounds, eight on offense.

    Rachael Rayford added seven rebounds and Hilarie Hahus grabbed six.

    The Commodores turned some of their defensive rebounds into fast breaks with quick outlet passes.

    They also got some fast breaks off steals.

  • Strong first half carries Bulldogs past Rappites

    NEW HARMONY - Cannelton built a 37-20 lead early in the second half and held on to beat New Harmony 61-53 in boys basketball Friday.

    Chase Gerber scored 10 points and Tyler Aud added nine in the Bulldogs' strong first half.

    "The first half we had good ball movement and were doing the things we need to do on offense," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    "The second half we started dribbling the ball too much and we had kids taking the ball one-on-three. If it's one-on-three, obviously two people have to be wide open.