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Today's News

  • Effective health-care reform requires compromise

    If health-care reform does not occur this year, two congressional leaders who are strongly in favor of it will be largely to blame.

    That's certainly ironic, but it's true because of the hard-line stance that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have taken on the so-called "public option," which would allow the federal government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies.

    Pelosi has demanded for months that the final version of any health-care-reform bill contain the public option.

  • Nature's cryptic ways

    I stayed up half the night Thursday listening to the rain pounding the metal roof above my head, wondering if the flooding was going to cover the crops in my low-lying fields.

    By sunup Friday, I was standing on a hill overlooking the Anderson River, which had become a small inland sea covering about 20 acres of cropland. In the distance, the water was edging into a golden field of corn.

    An up-and-down growing season had taken another downturn and it hurt.

  • An educated response to founding-fathers dream

    In the Oct. 5 edition of the Perry County News, guest columnist Jim Adkins told of a dream he had one night.  I found it to be a very interesting tale that had a unique message.  

    Dreaming of the founding fathers must have been exciting and apparently influenced Mr. Adkins very much. However, as a graduate and teacher of U.S. history and government, I found some inaccuracies about the dream.

  • New electric substation in Tell City a matter of confusion

    I only know what I read in the paper and I am really confused. The Tell City Electric Department announced Sept. 21 that they are planning to build a new substation on Spring Road.

    Spring Road is a heavily wooded county road and is a meandering extension of Tell Street that extends to an area near the junction of new Indiana 237 and Indiana 37.

    The Electric Department cites the reasons for the new substation as being:

    • Future load growth surrounding the Spring Road substation location.

  • United Way of Perry County launches funding campaign

    "We invite you to Live United, to reach out to your neighbors in need through the United Way, to give, advocate, and volunteer to help your community grow stronger," said Debbie Elder, United Way of Perry County's campaign chairwoman recently as she spoke to a group of employees in our community, asking them to contribute to the United Way of Perry County's annual fundraising drive.

  • PC routs Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central stopped Springs Valley’s running game and Springs Valley couldn’t stop Perry Central’s running in PLAC football Saturday. The result was a 47-7 win for the Commodores that really wasn’t that close.

    Perry Central jumped to a 28-0 lead in the first 10 minutes.

    The Commodores led 41-0 after T.J. Hall ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:49 left in the third quarter.

  • Titans hold off Marksmen

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City had the edge in most statistics, but turnovers and a blocked punt on a muddy field hurt the Marksmen in a 17-14 PAC football loss to Gibson Southern Friday.

    “I think a dry field would’ve helped out both teams,” said Tell City Coach Don Hitz.

    True, but the conditions probably hurt the Marksmen more because they generally throw more passes than Gibson Southern.

    And with a wet ball to throw and little traction for receivers trying to run routes, it was virtually impossible to pass.

  • Kohnert's kills help Tell City knock off Paoli

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Kohnert made 15 kills and seven blocks as Tell City beat Paoli 25-15, 25-13, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.

    McKenzie Hayes added nine kills and had 11 assists. Miranda Zuelly had 13 assists.

    Leslie Poole made two blocks and Hana Reed made nine digs.

    Jamie Brinksneader led Tell City servers with nine points. Poole and Reed each served eight points.

  • Commodores fall to Springs Valley

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central went four games with the team ranked sixth in the state Class A volleyball coaches poll Thursday but lost.

    Springs Valley beat the Commodores 25-9, 24-26, 25-16, 25-14 in the PLAC match.

    Brittany Overstreet served three aces for Perry Central but the Commodores were able to get only one other ace down.

    They also found it hard to block Springs Valley’s spikes. The Commodores made just five blocks, including two by Ashley Gengelbach.

  • Kashyab makes All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Anjan Kashyab has become the first Tell City freshman to make the All-PAC boys tennis team.

    Kashyab was selected to the nine-boy team last week in voting by conference coaches.

    He played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen nearly all season.

    He was 5-2 in No. 1 singles in PAC matches and 1-0 in No. 2 singles, which he played the first match of the season.

    He compiled a 9-5 overall record. He missed two matches in the Heritage Hills tourney due to sickness.