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Today's News

  • Where are the barriers in county’s ADA compliance?

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

  • 5 Perry Countians on Rockport’s team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Rockport’s American Legion baseball team featured only one Perry County player last year, probably the fewest ever when Perry County did not have its own team.
    But five Perry Countians - three from Tell City and two from Perry Central - will dot Post 254’s roster when the team makes its 2018 debut at Boonville Tuesday.

  • Three Commodores All-PLAC in baseball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central’s Jaron Underhill, Reece Davis and Wes Scamahorn were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central tied for second in the seven-team conference with a 4-2 PLAC record and joined champion Paoli as the only teams to have three players make All-PLAC.
    Underhill was a senior outfielder/pitcher for the Commodores but “definitely made it for his pitching,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.

  • Commodores place 4 on All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central led the All-PLAC softball team with four selections in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Junior outfielders Maddie Labhart and Karissa Gayer made the team for the second year in a row. Labhart also made it last year and Gayer made it two years ago.
    They were joined by first-time selections senior shortstop Chelsey Billings and sophomore pitcher Olivia Hauser.
    Perry Central tied Orleans for first place in the seven-team conference, each finishing 5-1.

  • Fackler, Schuetter named to All-PAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City seniors Hayley Fackler and Morgan Schuetter were named to the All-PAC softball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    They are the first Marksmen to make the team in six years. And this is the first time in the team’s 23-year history that Tell City had two players make all-conference.
    Fackler, who played shortstop and caught, made the 15-girl team as one of its four infielders.

  • Fest, Tucker on to regional

    JASPER—Tell City’s Spencer Fest and Perry Central’s Brennan Tucker qualified for the regional with their performances in the boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday.

  • Perry County park users want more trails

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – More greenways, splash pools and miniature golf are some of the top attractions survey respondents would like to see added to parks in Perry County.

    Those were the conclusions Purdue University staffers Michael Wilcox and Kara Salazar offered at a public forum Tuesday after they analyzed results of surveys done the past two years about parks in Perry County.

  • On the Wings of Eagles

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Three soaring eagles, their images carved deeply into the trunk of a  tree in Leopold, will become a lasting memorial to the lives of three family members who lost their lives together 12 years ago.

    Robert Edwards, his son-in-law Greg Kemp and Greg’s son and Robert’s grandson, Isaak Kemp, died May 25, 2006, in one of the worst flash floods in recent county history.

  • Long-term hotel stays hurting CVB revenue

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An increase in the number of long-term hotel stays in Tell City is reducing the amount of income the county’s convention and visitors bureau receives to promote Perry County, the bureau’s director said. It’s also steering some events away from the county.

  • Schweizer Fest food booth opportunity

    TELL CITY – There is a fundraising opening for a local nonprofit wanting to sponsor and provide workers for a food booth at this year’s Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, contact Ken Roland at (812) 547-4721. This year’s Schweizer Fest is scheduled for Aug. 8-11.