Today's News

  • Community Events, April 8

    Hike meeting location changed
    PERRY COUNTY – Those wishing to participate in the Perry County Parks and Recreation hike scheduled for Saturday will gather at a new place.
    Hikers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Indiana 70 and Indiana 37.

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will conduct its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • North Perry Head Start taking applications for the 2013-14

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.
    The staff encourages any interested family or community member to attend the Head Start’s open house April 19 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    You may enroll your child at this time or you may visit to learn more about Head Start. The North Perry Head Start Center is located next to Perry Central in Leopold.

  • Adult education classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Work-One Southwest is offering an adult education class hosted by Ivy Tech in Tell City. If you meet the criteria, these classes will offer you opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to your resume, prepare for post-secondary training and increase wage earning potential.
    Classes will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning April 22 and ending June 20. All classes will be at Ivy Tech in Tell City.  

  • Wheatley completes basic training in Georgia

    COLUMBUS, Ga. – Army National Guard Pvt. Logan W. Wheatley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, Wheatley received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • Reminiscing: Branchville 1932-33

    Pictured in a photo recently brought to the News office by Mollie P. Miles are students in a one-room school in Branchville during the 1932-33 school year.

  • Commodores second in triangular match

    BOONVILLE—Nathan Bashor shot a 10-over-par 45 to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Southridge had the five best scores in the match (four counted) and won with 158. Perry Central shot 194 and Tecumseh 274.
    Nic Pierrard shot 48, James Rogier 49, and Nick Edwards 52 to complete Perry Central’s scoring.
    Eric Schepers, who shot 57, and Jordan Waninger, 66, also played for Perry Central.
    Perry Central, 2-1, will play a three-team match at Christmas Lake Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  • Veteran Tell City golf team looks to improve

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With all four scorers from its PAC and sectional matches last year back, Tell City’s boys golf team expects to improve on last year’s 7-39 record.
    Mason Waninger and Logan Bolin took turns being the team’s leading scorer last year (Waninger led the team in the conference tourney, Bolin led in the sectional) and are basically tied for No. 1 on the team again this year, Coach Keith Feldpausch said Friday.

  • Cougars rap 18 hits in win over PC

    RAMSEY—North Harrison outhit Perry Central 18-3 to beat the Commodores 14-0 in baseball Thursday.
    “We’ve got to get better at hitting,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Three hits just won’t get it done.”
    Andrew Mosby led off the second inning with a double for Perry Central, 1-3. But he was stranded at second, as a ground out, strikeout and ground out followed.
    Alton Cummings pitched four innings for Perry Central to take the loss. He walked one and struck out one.

  • Panthers pass PC in seventh inning

    LEOPOLD—Corydon rallied for seven runs in the seventh inning to beat Perry Central 9-6 in girls softball Wednesday.
    Two walks and a triple started the big inning, which also included some singles, errors and a hit batsman.
    “We just made too many errors and some bad decisions,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We threw it around and threw behind the runner.”
    Miranda Claise pitched a complete game for Perry Central to take the loss. She walked four and struck out none.

  • Abe Schwartz has chance to join elite club

    In one of my columns last fall I wrote, “More than one person connected with their athletic program has told me that this entire school year could be the best ever for Perry Central sports.”
    So far the Commodores have lived up to that billing.
    Of the six Perry Central teams that have completed their seasons, five won Patoka Lake Athletic Conference titles and three won sectionals.
    The boys cross country team won a regional title and the boys basketball team was the regional runner-up, both firsts for the school.