The Princeton man facing murder charges after a shooting in a restaurant parking lot has just days until his trial gets underway. A change of venue sent the trial to Posey County, and Jason S. Perry is scheduled to be in a court room in Mount Vernon Monday morning to see it start. Perry will spend off hours in the Posey County Jail, thus preventing the need to transport the defendant back and forth from here daily when the trial is underway. Officials though say Gibson County Sheriff's Deputies will work a security detail and be in charge of Perry whenever he's not at the jail in Mount Vernon. Perry could get life without parole if convicted of killing Jesica Tice, the mother of his child in the parking lot of Los Aztecas in May of last year.
Officials in the City of Princeton will soon be looking at how well yards are kept. Starting Monday the city will be posting signs on lawns that are found in violation of the city code when grass and weeds have grown higher than 9 inches. The mayor's office also reminds residents that blowing grass onto the sidewalks or streets when mowing is a city violation.
College Softball: The WVC Lady Warriors swept Lincoln Trail at home Wednesday - the scores were 7 to 3 and 9 to 1. Former Gibson Southern standout Cortney Norris went a combined 5 for 6 on the day, with 5 RBI's.
High School Baseball: Princeton a 10 to 3 winner over Tecumseh.
Softball: Gibson Southern downed North, 5 to 4 in 10 innings. Princeton falls to Heritage Hills, 6 to 0. South Knox downs Lawrenceville, 19 to 5 in 5 innings.
Girl's Tennis: Princeton a 3 match to 2 winner over Southridge.
Three Gibson County Schools have earned the state's highest rating. The State Department of Education Tuesday released the list of Indiana 4-Star Schools for the 2012-2013 school year today, and Gibson Southern High School, Saint Joseph Elementary in Princeton and Holy Cross in Fort Branch all achieved top honors. The state gives four stars to schools in the top 25th percentile in three categories of the standardized ISTEP tests, and this year some 311 made the grade. Other area schools getting the 4 star rating in the area - North Posey Junior High, Otwell Elementary, South Spencer, Castle, Mater Dei, and Memorial.
Gibson County's Chamber of Commerce will once again offer azaleas to the public. The 5th annual azalea sale is Friday, April 25th with sales starting at 8 AM, and continuing until 4 or when the flowers are sold out. Different colors of hardy and encore azaleas will be offered with the hardies $10 or three for $25, and the encores, $15 or three for $40. The chamber will also offer knockout roses at $25 each for three for $60. The sale will be at the chamber offices on East Broadway in Princeton.