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Today's News

  • As stimulus dollars flow, will we learn any financial lessons?

    Perry County stands to gain hundreds of thousands - perhaps  even millions - of dollars in federal stimulus spending. That's good news. We welcome needed local investments in roads, streets, sewers and other infrastructure projects that will help our community prosper in the future.

  • Fish-fueled Lenten journey begins

    My cupboards are packed with peanut butter and jelly, mushroom soup and a few tins of sardines. My freezer holds  boxes of fish sticks and a sack of shrimp for some special pre-Easter occasion.

    Lent is here and that means, at least for me this year, abstaining from meat and amending unhealthy behaviors.

    In a quest to bolster my usual ho-hum approach to Lent, I'm trying to avoid meat through Easter. Yep, 40 days without steak, hamburger and pork chops. Call it an effort at self-denial and penance for years of eating poorly.

  • Heritage Hills staves off PC’s furious rally

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central scored 42 points in 11:17 in the second half but fell short to Heritage Hills 67-63 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores trailed 44-20 before Alex Rogier hit two free throws with 4:17 left in the third quarter to start their comeback.

    They actually took the lead briefly, 62-61, on two free throws by T.J. Lamon with 1:00 left in the game.

    The Patriots regained the lead 24 seconds later as Collin Southwood was fouled inside and made two free throws.

  • TC nips Day School

    TELL CITY—Tell City held off an Evansville Day school rally and beat the Eagles 56-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    “We were up by 13 with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter and on three trips down the floor we took a couple of bad shots and turned the ball over,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    The Marksmen committed 10 of their 15 turnovers in the second half.

    With less than three minutes left in the game Day School’s Ethan Black made a layup to cut Tell City’s lead to 10, 54-44.

  • Do local teams have sectional momentum?

    I am a firm believer that a basketball team needs to have some positive momentum going into a playoff tourney to win a championship.

    The best team to prove this would be the New York Nets of the old ABA.

    Led by the great Julius “Dr. J” Erving, they won the ABA championship in 1974.

    The next year they had an even better regular-season record, 58-26, but they were stumbling down the stretch. And they lost 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs to the Spirits of St. Louis, who were 32-52 in the regular season.

  • Archers fall in two meets

    TELL CITY—A numbers shortage contributed to Tell City’s junior high wrestling losses Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Archers lost to Boonville 57-48 Tuesday and to Southridge 61-41 Thursday.

    Tell City and Southridge each won seven matches actually wrestled Thursday. But Southridge won four matches by forfeits while Tell City won only one that way (another match was a double forfeit).

    Tell City earned four pins, only one fewer than Southridge.

    Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and C.J. Rowe scored the Archers’ pins.

  • Fugitive sexual predator has local ties

    TELL CITY - A sexual predator sought by police should be considered dangerous, authorities looking for the man said this week.

    Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction officials and the U.S. Marshal's Office are looking for Michael Wayne Henderson, 37.

    Convicted in Perry County of criminal-deviate conduct, Henderson allegedly failed to register as a sex offender after his release from prison in September.

  • Employers shed jobs, trim wages

    PERRY COUNTY - Three local employers, Kimball International, Abbey Press and The Perry County News, are responding to the national recession by either cutting wages, eliminating jobs or cutting back on hours its employees work.

    Kimball announced last week it was trimming pay for its executives and salaried employees. Abbey Press will cut 11 jobs and News employees are taking five days off without pay.

  • FFA Week at Perry Central

    A Tuesday petting zoo that drew several barnyard creatures to Perry Central High School helped mark National FFA Week. Younger students enjoyed up-close looks at a baby Holstein calf, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. Also taking part were several dogs that live on farms and a docile duck. Here, students Sierra Bruggeman and Lucas Thomas hold samples of hay for a goat that seemed as interested in the two second-graders as they were in it. Left FFA adviser and Perry Central teacher Brian Springer shares information about two lambs.

  • Extension educators gear up for spring

    CANNELTON - Winter-weary Perry Countians counting down the weeks until they can dig into their gardens should mark March 5 on their calendars. That evening, local Purdue University Extension educators will present a home-gardening seminar.

    "It's the first of three programs we'll offer this year," said Brenda Hagedorn, consumer and family-sciences educator.

    Many families are looking for ways to stretch food dollars and as spring nears, many will turn to their backyards, including first-time gardeners.