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Today's News

  • Cannelton splits twinbill

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.—David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had three hits as Cannelton outslugged Heritage Christian for an 18-9 victory in the second game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday.
    Reed went 3 for 4 with two doubles to lead the Bulldogs’ 11-hit attack. He drove in three runs and scored three.
    Garrett added a double as he went 3 for 3 plus two walks. He scored four runs.
    Logan Marshall and Dakota Thomas each added two RBIs.
    Patrick Lawson scored three runs and Marshall and Dylan Young each scored two.

  • Guillaume let go as PC girls basketball coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s school board voted Monday not to renew Ty Guillaume’s contract as girls basketball coach.
    Guillaume said Tuesday that he had been informed of the board’s decision before spring break but was surprised by it.
    “I think they were giving me a chance to resign,” he said. “But why resign if you’re doing the best job you can every day?”
    He compiled a 41-71 record in five years as the head coach, including 3-19 this season.

  • Marksmen sweep South Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out 23 hits and Morgan Schuetter and Justice Kuster pitched shutouts as the Marksmen swept a softball doubleheader with South Central Saturday.
    Schuetter went 3 for 3 plus a sacrifice fly as Tell City won the first game 16-0. She had two doubles and drove in four runs.
    Hayley Fackler, Ava Hilgenhold and Chloe Sandage each added a single and a double. Lizzy Kehl had two singles and Chloe Carman hit a double.

  • Cannelton wrestling
  • Big Hearts, Empty Bowls; School’s Fine Arts Night Saturday

    Empty Bowls will return to Tell City Jr.-Sr. High Saturday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the Red Apple Inn for the third annual event, as part of the school’s Fine Arts Night. As in years past, Empty Bowls will take place in conjunction with Tell City High School’s art show which is already underway and open to the public in the media center during school hours. Saturday’s art showcase will run from 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m., with the school choir performing at 5 and a band concert at 5:30.

  • PCMH recognizes April as National Occupational Therapy Month

    TELL CITY – Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the everyday activities they want and need to do. Occupational therapy enables people to be engaged and live a meaningful lifestyle.

  • Property-tax bills will be mailed this week

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April include coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • Tariff would be a threat to local newspapers

    There are two things you need to know about newspapers.

    Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society – the very large and the very small ones, the liberal ones, the conservative ones, the middle-of-the-road ones, the ones with no viewpoint but just important news, all of them. Some are our members. Many are not. We defend them anyway. America needs them like we need oxygen.

  • Sex ed on the farm

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    There was quite the debate in the Indiana General Assembly this session on how to give parents more say over what their kids in public schools are learning when it comes to sex education. Healthy debate is usually good and I think parents should know what their kids are being taught, not just about sex, but most other topics.

  • Hospital is on right financial track

    It’s good to see Perry County Memorial Hospital doing better financially. As we report in today’s issue, the hospital earned more than $455,686 in the first two months of the year. That follows a financially challenging 2017 in which the hospital basically broke even.

    We reported on the relatively small number of jobs that were cut last year and other positions that were eliminated in an effort to reduce costs as revenue fell below the hospital’s budget.