Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Cannelton officer's home searched; police records off limits to press

    CANNELTON - Officials are staying tightlipped about a state-police search Friday of a Cannelton police officer's home. Court documents that normally would shed light on the grounds for the search are being treated as confidential, The News learned Monday.

    The News was denied copies of a search-warrant affidavit filed by state police troopers seeking to search the home of Cannelton Patrolman Mike Humphrey and his wife, Francheska. Circuit-court administrative assistant Beth Bruggeman said the documents were being treated as confidential and could not be released.

  • Perry Central mechanic memorialized with wooden bus

    LEOPOLD - Another school bus has been added to the 20 parked behind Perry Central Community School, but it has no room for children. It serves a different purpose than the others, memorializing a longtime friend of the school.

    Gilbert A. Williams was 78 years old when he died Feb. 4, 2007. He worked nearly 18 years, from the fall of 1974 until he retired in June 1992, as the school's mechanic.

  • Mobile library back on all wheels

    Mechanically sound again, bookmobile could be back on road this week

    TELL CITY - Since October, the Perry County Bookmobile has been in and out of commission, except for stops at local schools, but Library Director Larry Oathout expressed optimism Friday that the rolling library will be back to its normal schedule this week.

    As The News reported Nov. 12, problems with the bookmobile's generator limited its stops to only Perry Central and Tell City-Troy School Corp. schools, since these locations have adapters for the bookmobile to plug into.

  • Tell City wins three events in loss to Castle

    TELL CITY - Tell City won three events but lost to Castle 118.5-64.5 in girls swimming last Thursday.

    Erika Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:32.33 and Chelsea Malone won the 50 freestyle in 25.94 seconds.

    Those two teamed with Katie Clemens and Samantha Ballman to win the 200 free relay in 1:52.15.

    Clemens placed second in the 100 free in 1:01.08 and Malone was third in 1:02.44.

    Clemens took third in the 50 free in 27.54.

    Alyson Goffinet placed second in the 500 free in 6:28.01 and third in the 200 free in 2:27.32.

  • Gibson Perry Central football MVP

    LEOPOLD - Bo Gibson was named Perry Central's Most Valuable Player in football at the team's awards banquet Sunday.

    Gibson, a senior running back and defensive back, won the MVP award in a team vote for the second year in a row.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer noted that this year's senior players had won 88.0 percent of their games, going 44-6 in their four-year varsity careers.

    They won the PLAC title all four of those years and won two sectionals and two regionals.

    The complete list of football and cheerleader awards presented Sunday:


  • Hot shooting gives PC win

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central hit a season-best 45.3 percent from the field in a 54-27 PLAC girls basketball win over West Washington Monday.

    The Commodores were especially hot early as they jumped to a 16-2 first-quarter lead.

    "The first quarter we pretty much hit everything we put up there," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "And most of them were outside shots.

    "When Alie (Schroeder, Perry Central's center) got the ball inside, four people collapsed on her. She did a good job of kicking it back out and we hit the shots."

  • Tell City ties for fourth in relay meet

    TELL CITY - Tell City's highest finish was third place in the backstroke relay as the Marksmen tied for fourth in their nine-team boys swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Freshmen Justin Peter and Jarrod Clayton and sophomore Nick Bower placed third in the 150-yard backstroke relay in 1:44.04.

    The Marksmen also placed fourth in three races.

    Peter, Bryson May, Greg Clayton and Bower took fourth in the 400 medley relay in 4:49.31.

    Zach Avallone, Greg Clayton, May and Isaac Schaefer placed fourth in the 1,000 freestyle relay in 11:47.12.

  • Cannelton falls to South Central

    CANNELTON - South Central outrebounded Cannelton 44-27 and beat the Bulldogs 62-38 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs appeared fatigued after battling hard against Perry Central the night before.

    Cannelton junior guard Tyler Aud hit a three pointer to put the first points on the board for the Bulldogs a minute into the game.

    But they were outscored 12-5 in the opening quarter.

    Aud went on to be the leading scorer with 11 points for the Bulldogs.

  • Marksmen knock off Southridge

    TELL CITY - Tell City won 9 of 14 matches to beat Southridge 46-20 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Kyle Shrubb (119-pound class), Joey Woznicki (130), Matt Leistner (171) and Greg Batie (heavyweight) pinned their opponents.

    Woznicki and Batie earned their pins in the first period while Leistner disposed of Jordan Lammers just 22 seconds short of the buzzer in the third period.

    A.J. Flynn (103) and Eric Sabelhaus (145) each also scored six team points, as they won by forfeit.

  • Rangers hold off Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Free throws and three-point shooting proved to be the difference as Forest Park held off Tell City 75-64 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Tell City outshot the Rangers from the field 57.1 percent to 52.9 percent and outrebounded them 23-22. And the Marksmen committed only 10 turnovers.

    But they hit only 4 of 13 three-point shots while Forest Park made 7 of 16.

    And the Marksmen missed 10 of 22 free throws (they shot better from the field than the line) while the Rangers hit 14 of 19.