Today's News

  • Guillaume finally gets to keep his best players

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Ty Guillaume coached Perry Central’s JV girls basketball team the last five years, getting off to some good starts most of the time.
    For example, his 2009-10 team started the season 6-2. But when a JV team does well, some of its top players get moved up to varsity. That happened and that JV team finished 7-8.
    Before returning to his alma mater, Guillaume coached Corydon’s freshman boys team two years. But he said he did “not really” compile good records there either.

  • Genet selected as Coach of Year for south half of state

    Sports Editor

    MUNCIE—Guiding Perry Central’s volleyball team to a school-record 27 wins has earned Becky Genet the Coach of the Year award for the southern half of the state in voting by her peers.
    The Commodores went 27-5 this season, going undefeated in the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference.
    They lost in the Class 2A sectional semifinals to eventual regional champion Mater Dei.

  • Cannelton girls team lacks height, depth again

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—With only eight players on the roster and no one taller than 5-foot-7, Cannelton’s girls basketball team again lacks height and depth.
    That’s a familiar refrain for the Bulldogs. But this year they also have a shortage of experienced scorers.
    They do return Mikah Hemmings, a 5-foot-5 senior guard who averaged 21.1 points per game last year, just one-tenth of a point per game short of Kathy Alvey’s school record.

  • Four Commodores on volleyball All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—For the second year in a row Perry Central has placed a record-tying four girls on the All-PLAC volleyball team.
    Senior Hannah Harpenau made it for the third year in a row. Senior hitter Sydney Goffinet and junior setter Grace James were repeat selections from last year, and junior hitter Jordan Sprinkle made it for the first time.
    Besides this year and last, Perry Central also had four girls make the team in 1986, ’97 and ’98.

  • Nine Commodores on All-PLAC in football

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Austin LeClere was probably the best running back and best punter in the PLAC this year. But for Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson deciding which position to nominate him for on the all-conference football team was easy.
    A school can nominate only eight players for the team, except the kicking positions don’t count against the limit. So by nominating LeClere at punter Gibson allowed the Commodores to get nine players on the 32-man team.

  • Strong line propels Linton past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton utilized a lot of skill players with speed and a strong offensive line to get them open as the Miners beat Perry Central 42-9 to win their Class A football sectional Friday.
    The Miners didn’t appear to have anyone quite as fast as Perry Central running back Austin LeClere. But they had several who were close. Their depth and balance made it hard for Perry Central to stop them.

  • UPDATE: Kidnapping suspect captured in Kentucky


    CANNELTON – A man wanted for questioning in the alleged kindnapping of a man in Cannelton Thursday was captured Friday by Kentucky State Police.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, the victim was approached in the parking lot of a Cannelton business by a male who displayed a firearm and ordered the victim to drive him to a location in Tell City.

    Jackson did not release the location of hte business but said the incident took place on Indiana 66.

  • A fun day in Siberia
  • Eagles Bluff Park open every day through Nov. 30

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will be open every day during November. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 30. Dec. 1, hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

    The park will be closed on weekends. Spring hours will resume in March.

    The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Eagles Bluff Park.

  • Coming Events

    Cannelton Christmas Parade plans in place

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual Christmas parade Nov. 29.  
    Line-up will begin at 5 p.m. along Old Highway 237. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.