Today's News

  • Talent abounds as PC football campaign begins

    LEOPOLD—Coming into his seventh season, Perry Central football coach Greg Gibson is liking what he is seeing.

    “We’ve had a really good preseason,” Gibson said. “We have good senior leadership and I think the team chemistry is really coming along.”

    After a 4-6 season a year ago, the Commodores have a wealth of talent returning on both sides of the ball.

    The quarterback will be sophomore Camerin Bland and Gibson said, “he has come a long way.”

  • Tell City to feature triple-option game

    TELL CITY—A new era for Tell City’s football team will start Friday with a new coach and a new offense.

    New coach Aaron Clements will run a triple-option offense.

    After last Friday’s preseason scrimmage against Crawford County he said, “We’re getting good at it.”

    But he cautioned that “we’re still young,” with only eight seniors on the 41-man roster. “We’ll be starting a lot of sophomores and juniors, and we’re throwing a lot at them.”

  • Governor touts Commodore Manufacturing

    LEOPOLD – Manufacturing and business strategies related by students to Gov. Eric Holcomb were part of the program at Perry Central School early Friday. Perry Central is at the heart of an educational shift in learning opportunities and experiences in education. Its internship program and Earn and Learn, which is their production program, Commodore Manufacturing, were all of special interest to the state government. 

  • Auction for refinery site set for early September

    ROCKPORT – The long-awaited sale of the former refinery site near Troy could come early next month, as bidders will be welcome to participate in an online auction for the restored property on the border between Spencer and Perry counties. Further updates on the auction and other issues relating to the sale will come at the Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting of the county commissioners, where auctioneer Hugh Miller will be present to answer questions and review the process.

  • Employers seek nimble, innovative workforce

    CHRISNEY – Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo met with community leaders from across the area Tuesday morning at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney. She headed a discussion into the ongoing changes to the nation’s economy, how the economy is expected to evolve and how these shifts will impact workers and employers. One of the key pillars of the state’s Next Level program is to develop a workforce capable of meeting the needs of the job openings expected over the next decade.

  • Which is better - Legion or travel ball?

    The emergence of more travel baseball teams in the last decade or two has definitely caused a reduction in the number of American Legion baseball teams in Indiana.

    But which is better for the players?

    There are several factors to consider: exposure, financial outlay, and level of competition.

    If players from Perry County play American Legion baseball, they generally do so for Rockport, the area’s closest team.

  • Henrickson, Marksmen hoping to take next step in 2nd season

    TELL CITY – As Kelsey Henrickson begins her second season building the Tell City girls soccer program from scratch, she does so with a more confident team.

  • James eyes improved hitting, setting from experienced Commodores


    LEOPOLD – Coming off an 8-24 campaign in 2017, Perry Central volleyball coach Melissa James knows she has a veteran team returning in her second season at the helm of the Commodores.=

  • Bulldogs’ spiking, serving main assets

    CANNELTON—With veteran hitters and better serving, Cannelton volleyball coach Allicyn Garrett hopes her team can improve on last year’s 2-15 record.

    The top three hitters from last year, Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis and Tory Thomas, return.

  • Tell City quicker, shorter this year


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