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Today's News

  • Make animal control a priority

    JAMES CARTER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This letter intends to clear up some confusion concerning an article published in the Perry County News Oct. 24 (“Animal control officer needed?”).

  • Fall means turtle soup

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s still the middle of autumn, Halloween is still a few days away and there’s not been a serious frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of the year.

    Even though I spend too much of it stuck indoors, it’s the best season to feel thankful and enjoy the great outdoors without the heat of summer. Thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks late in my mental calendar. Put it in early to mid November, when the harvest is wrapping up.

  • CVB director optimistic about chili cook-off

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It will be the police vs. firefighters vs. other makers of good chili Saturday as Tell City kicks off a revamped cook-off in City Hall Park.

    Betty Cash, director of the city’s convention and visitors bureau, said chili booths will be set up along the Main Street sidewalk fronting City Hall Park. Fans can sample chili and vote for their favorites starting at 2 p.m.

  • Witches Walk 2016
  • Man to serve nine years for 12th Street home invasion

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking into a Tell City home earlier this year. Kevin Linn, 35, was sentenced Oct. 26 in Perry Circuit Court on one count of burglary. Magistrate Karen Werner sentenced him under a plea agreement he reached with prosecutors.

    On March 4, police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a resident said someone had gained entry to her property overnight. Police said the suspect had entered the home through a broken window and took items.

  • City eyes 2nd phase of Main Street work

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Already at its midway point, Tell City’s Main Street upgrade project could pave the way for future improvements, Mayor Jim Adams said last week.

    Workers are cutting out foot-wide strips of concrete in Main Street to eliminate the strips of raised asphalt that have bedeviled drivers for years with bump after bump.

  • Judge wants full-time security at courthouse

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Three days after a man shot and killed himself just feet from a courtroom window, Judge Lucy Goffinet approached the county council Thursday to fund a full-time sheriff’s deputy in the courthouse.

    Michael Sims, 51, of Cannelton, shot himself Monday afternoon outside the courthouse. The ensuing panic prompted several courthouse offices to put their own emergency plans in place. Some ran to the nearby detention center while others hid.

  • Community Events; Oct. 31

    St. Meinrad breakfast Nov. 6

     

    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Community Center will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Nov. 6, from 7 to 11 a.m.

    The breakfast will cost $8 per person and will include a pancake, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, juice and milk. The cost will be $8 per person.

     

    Perry County 4-H to sell pork chop dinners

     

  • Perry Central team mainly sophomores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated all five starters from last year’s 11-11 girls basketball team, so the Commodores will field a young team this year.
    There are nine sophomores and only two seniors on the 17-player roster.
    With such a young team, “I don’t know if we’re super strong in any one area,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They all play well together, though - they’re being very unselfish.”

  • Thunderbirds overtake Perry Central late

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—North Central scored two touchdowns in the last five minutes to overtake Perry Central for a 36-29 football sectional semifinal win Friday.
    The game was close all the way. After it was tied 14-14 at halftime, both teams made some long drives and big plays in the second half.
    Clint Payne scored on a 2-yard run with 9:35 left in the game to put Perry Central ahead 29-22.
    That capped a 16-play, 90-yard drive that included four completed passes for 63 yards by Adam Dauby.