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Today's News

  • Local contractors to do work at county courthouse

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission selected the second of four bid proposals in a meeting last Monday, assigning $73,806 worth of work  in the county courthouse to Kleeman Masonry of Troy. Six other companies will participate in the renovation.

    “We have reviewed the bids received Oct. 16,” explained Kamie Hubbs, interior design associate with the Universal Design architectural firm of Ferdinand, “and set up various bid proposal options.”

  • Kidnapping suspect captured in Kentucky

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

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

    According to Cannelton 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 the business but said the incident took place on Indiana 66.

  • City council wants input on parking issues

    By VINCE LUECKE

    TELL CITY – Two members of Tell City’s Common Council want the public’s input on what regulations, if any, should be enacted to limit the parking of boats, trailers, campers and similar recreational property on city streets.

    Julie Kohnert and Gary Morton were appointed to a committee by Mayor Barbara Ewing this summer to address parking concerns. The city has regulations on where tractor-trailers can park but recreational vehicles such as boats and campers don’t fall under those rules.

  • Boy hit by truck in critical condition

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – An 11-year-old Cannelton boy struck by a truck Sunday on Indiana 66 was in critical condition late Sunday at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said.  

    According to Hall, officers and Perry County Emergency Medical Service were notified just before 1 p.m. that a child had been hit in the 300 Block of South Seventh Street, which is also Indiana 66.  The 911 caller told dispatchers the child ran into the roadway and was struck by a truck.

  • Guillaume finally gets to keep his best players

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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.