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Today's News

  • What a life you’ve had, Ed Whitcomb

    An evening filled with tributes and laughter honored the life of former Indiana Gov. Ed Whitcomb Friday. About 150 people attended a fundraising dinner at the Schergens Center.

    Speakers shared information about his military service during World War II, including two escapes from the Japanese. Also sharing anecdotes was Wayne Stearns, right, holding up a copy of Whitcomb’s book, “Cilin II : A Solo Sailing Odyssey,” which shares his sailing adventures.

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Cloverport, Ky., woman died Sunday in a two-car collision on Stone Road near Tell City.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Shellayne R. Cronin, 52, was traveling east on Stone Road toward Indiana 37 when her vehicle and a westbound vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers, 17, of Tell City, collided with one another.

    Perry County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh said Cronin was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Trinity tops Tell City

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City pitchers had control problems in a 13-3 season-opening girls softball loss to Whitesville Trinity Monday.
    The Raiders had nine hits but also took advantage of 10 walks and two hit batsmen.
    Tell City starter Shannon Bryant walked two batters and hit one before being relieved by Alex Morrow in the first inning.
    Morrow walked three and hit one in three-plus innings. Bailey Sandage relieved her and walked five in one inning.

  • No. 8 Providence nips Perry Central in 8 innings

    CLARKSVILLE—Perry Central’s Miranda Claise pitched a no-hitter for six innings but Providence scored four runs in the next two innings to edge the Commodores 4-3 in a season-opening girls softball game Monday.
    Jordyn Stengel hit a double as the Generals, ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 2A, rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.
    Two singles and an error also fueled that rally.
    Stengel doubled again to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • Marksmen return all seven starters

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Experience and depth are usually keys to a strong team, and based on those factors Tell City’s girls tennis team should be much improved this year.
    The Marksmen went 3-12 last year but return every starter from their sectional lineup.
    They also have 15 girls on their team, the most in four years. They include some talented newcomers to push the returning starters.
    In singles last year Addie Peter played No. 1, Cassie Bryant No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers No. 3.

  • Schaad going to Thomas More

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Dacota Schaad Tuesday signed a letter of intent to play football for Thomas More College.
    The NCAA Division III school is located in Crestview Hills, Ky., a suburb of Cincinnati. Schaad will receive an academic scholarship.
    He said the Thomas More coaches started recruiting him after seeing him when he attended a football camp in Cincinnati the past two summers.
    Schaad was a two-way starter for Perry Central but said the Saints want him as a wide receiver.

  • Perry Central girls track team is deeper than usual

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s deep, experienced  girls track team should win the PLAC again and has a good chance to improve on last year’s fourth-place sectional finish.
    The Commodores have 27 girls on their team, “the most I’ve had for a while,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    They include 12 letter winners. But there are also 10 freshmen, including several who can help the team immediately.

  • Cannelton baseball team lacks depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s baseball team has some pitching experience but lacks depth as it prepares for today’s season opener.
    There were only nine players on the roster Monday. But if the Bulldogs can avoid injuries that may be enough, as Coach Mike Garrett said these aren’t ones who will get into trouble or have grade problems.

  • Defense may carry PC’s baseball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s baseball team has a lot more depth and experience than it started last year with, so Coach Phil Zellers hopes the Commodores can improve on last year’s 4-18 record.
    There are 31 boys on the roster, which Zellers said is the most in the six years he has been involved with coaching the team (this is his fourth year as head coach after two years as an assistant).
    There are eight lettermen on the team, and six starters return from last year’s sectional lineup.

  • Marksmen trounce Princeton in opener

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gant Miller drove in four runs and Rhett Baumeister and Chris Schaefer combined to pitch a one-hitter as Tell City pounded Princeton 10-0 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    The Marksmen had 10 hits. including four doubles, and drew four walks. And “we made some hard outs,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson.
    Their only negative on offense was their seven strikeouts in the six-inning game.