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Today's News

  • Edwards, Etienne win close school race

    LEOPOLD - Voters seemed to like all three candidates for Perry Central School Board, dividing votes evenly among Kevin Etienne, Tim Edwards and Carl "Joe" Flamion. However, only two seats on the five-person board were up for grabs.

    Edwards received the most votes in Tuesday's election, winning a four-year term. He garnered 1,284 votes among the eight voting precincts within the school district. Incumbent board member Kevin Etienne received 1,111 votes to win a second term. Voters gave Flamion 1,095 votes, just 16 fewer than Etienne.

  • Crawford, Doogs, Goodson advance to November council race

    Newcomer, two incumbents to vie in general election

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat county-council candidates Ron Crawford Sr., Merle Doogs and Steve Goodson will advance to the November general election after polling ahead of former County Commissioner Terry Lock in Tuesday's primary election.

    Crawford, making his first attempt at political office, and incumbents Doogs and Goodson will attempt to fend off challenges by Republican contenders for at-large positions.

  • Amos, Fortwendel score primary wins

    Sherry defeated; Lynch looks to future elections; county voters give Clinton boost over Obama

    PERRY COUNTY - With the nation's eyes fixed on their state's presidential primaries, Perry County voters backed New York Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday, helping the White House hopeful eke out a narrow Hoosier win.

    In the most-watched local races in the Democratic primary, voters gave William "Bill" Amos a win over incumbent Don Sherry and political newcomer Brent Herzog in the contest for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Primary Election Results

    The following are Perry County results from the primary election. They do not include statewide or national results.

    DEMOCRAT PARTY

    President

    Hillary Clinton.......3612

    Barack Obama.......1986

    Governor

    Jim Schellinger..............3336

    Jill Long Thompson.......1913

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater........700

    Baron Hill........................4005

    Lendall Terry...................221

    John Bottorff...................301

  • We suffer while oil companies profit

    One of the biggest topics in Spencer County news for the past few weeks has been the future of the North Spencer Alternative Education Center, which provides, among other services, opportunities for adults to finish their high-school education and move onto post-secondary education.

    The North Spencer Alternative Center recently learned that it has the best director and the best adult learner in the state for 2007, and those are just a couple of the higher-profile accomplishments of the center.

  • Folks who deserve our thanks

    I think the newspaper does a good job of extending thanks and congratulations to individuals and businesses who are recognized for their work, hard work and commitment to community.

    Many of the letters to the editor we publish each week voice thanks to our neighbors who lend their time, talent and treasure to various projects. Our Hometown Heroes feature published approximately every two weeks offers an opportunity to thank individuals who might not otherwise receive the thanks they deserve. But, sometimes, good works go unnoticed.

  • Let voters decide if a candidate's age matters

    Voters should decide how much a candidate's age matters.

    Lately considerable attention has been focused on Sen. John McCain's age, with some saying he is too old to be president.

    If elected, McCain would be 72 at his inauguration, making him the oldest man to become president. If elected to a second term, he would be 80 at the end of it - also the oldest ever. Ronald Reagan, who was almost 78 when he finished his second term, is the oldest to serve as president so far.

  • Boonville holds off Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City dominated No. 1 and 2 singles but lost to Boonville 3-2 in girls tennis Thursday.

    Kathi Kassen defeated Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

    Bethany Peter beat Marissa Hodges 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2.

    Stephani Wrye played a close first set in No. 3 singles before losing to Sarah Foley 6-4, 6-2.

    Boonville also won both doubles matches.

    Erika Katterjohn and Chloe Likping beat Alisha Patton and Trish Solbrig 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Fancy Conner and Amy Ward beat Kari Gladish and Jenelle Clausen 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2.

  • Huber sets 200 record as PC 2nd in quadrangular

    REO - Nick Huber won three events as Perry Central placed second in a four-team boys track meet Wednesday.

    Forest Park won with 98 points. Perry Central scored 68, South Spencer 41, and Tecumseh 21.

    Huber won the 200-meter dash in 22.89 seconds, breaking the school record of 22.9 set by DeWayne Brown in 1989.

    That was the fifth different event in which Huber set a school record in a nine-day span.

  • Pfeifer's grand slam propels TC past PC

    TELL CITY - Cody Pfeifer's fourth-inning grand slam lifted Tell City past Perry Central 9-7 in baseball Wednesday.

    Perry Central had taken a 2-0 first-inning lead on a home run by Bo Gibson and still led 3-1 going into the bottom of the fourth.

    Consecutive singles by Kyle Osborne, Ryan Zuelly, Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson tied the score, though.

    Andy Chinn followed with a bunt single to load the bases.

    After the next batter struck out, Pfeifer worked the count to 2-2 before blasting a shot over the center-field fence to put the Marksmen up 7-3.