Today's News

  • Volleyball sectional draws made

    INDIANAPOLIS—Volleyball sectional pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday have co-favorites Tell City and Perry Central on course to meet in the semifinals of the Forest Park Class 2A sectional.
    That seven-team sectional will open Tuesday with Mater Dei facing Forest Park at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    Perry Central, 22-6 and ranked 15th in the state, will face South Spencer Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by Tell City, 25-3 and ranked sixth in the state, versus Southridge at approximately 7 p.m.

  • PC outserves, outhits Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 11 ace serves in a 25-7, 25-22, 25-22 volleyball victory over Evansville Memorial Monday.
    Grace James served four aces and Hannah Harpenau added three.
    The Commodores also “hit the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    Harpenau made 15 kills, Sydney Goffinet 13, and Ashley Gengelbach eight. James had 26 assists.
    Gengelbach made five blocks, Jordan Sprinkle four, and James two.
    Jennifer Kemp led the Commodores in digs with 17. Harpenau added 16 and Brittany Parker 11.

  • Tell City wins conference again

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 23 kills, eight digs, three ace serves and two blocks as Tell City beat South Spencer 25-14, 25-10, 25-11 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen finished 8-0 in the PAC to win the conference title for the second year in a row.
    Logan Flannagan added eight kills and Kassidie Hayes five kills to the Marksmen’s attack. Charissa Lahee had 27 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 15 digs and served 12 points.
    Lahee added eight points, including two aces, and McKenzie Hayes served seven points.

  • Tell City victory would not be upset this year

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—The last week of the regular season in IHSAA football probably produces the most upsets, as the sectional drawings are out and the favored teams sometimes get caught looking ahead to the sectional.
    Tell City has upset Forest Park twice in the last three years on that night. But in this Friday’s 7 p.m. matchup the shoe could be on the other foot, as 3-5 Tell City is favored against the 1-7 host Rangers.

  • Containing Mitchell’s runners could give PC tie for conference title

    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Containing Mitchell’s running game could help Perry Central tie for the PLAC football title.
    The two will meet Friday at 7 p.m. and a win by the Commodores will allow them to share the PLAC title with Paoli.
    Mitchell, a pass-happy team a few years ago, has turned into “pretty much a running team” under second-year coach John Edge, said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Perry Central boys, girls win sectionals

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central swept the team titles and came close to taking the individual titles as well in the boys and girls cross country sectionals Tuesday.
    The Commodore boys scored 34 points—just three off their best score ever—as they won the Jasper sectional for a record seventh year in a row.
    Forest Park was second with 64 points and Tell City third with 73 to also qualify for the regional, an honor that went to the top five teams in the eight-team field.

  • Happy birthday, Cannelton! (MORE PHOTOS ADDED)

    The city of Cannelton kicked off festivities marking its 175th anniversary with a parade Sunday through the town. Hundreds of people lined the streets to see civic, community and commercial floats parade by and to listen to tunes played by the Fort Knox 115th Dragoons Military Marching Band and the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen. The annual Heritage Festival will kick off Saturday. 


    All photos by Trista Lutgring

  • Indiana fall and winter weather outlook can bring uncertainty

    WEST LAFAYETTE – After an extremely hot and dry summer, farmers and others might wonder what kind of weather they can expect during the fall and coming winter in Indiana.

  • It’s autumn in Perry County – keep your camera close


  • Bristow car show Sunday

    BRISTOW – Perry County will be chock-full of activities this weekend, including the annual Bristow car show Sunday.

    Hundreds of cars and trucks from every era of the automotive age are expected to fill the small town. Other activities will include live entertainment, food concessions, children’s activities, craft vendors and more. For more information on the Sunday show, call 836-2386.