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Today's News

  • Perry Central golf team now 15-0

    OAKLAND CITY—Zach James earned medalist honors for the second consecutive match and third time this season as Perry Central won another boys triangular golf match Thursday.
    The Commodores shot 170, Forest Park 178, and Wood Memorial 188 on the par-35 Oakland City Golf Club course.
    James shot 40, Nic Pierrard 41, and Coby Aders 46 as the Commodores had the top three scorers in the match.
    Coby Aders shot 46 to complete the team’s scoring.
    Eric Schepers, who shot 53, and Lain Knieriem, 55, also played for the Commodores.

  • Chinn named Northeast Dubois’ girls head coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Former Tell City three-sport star Andy Chinn was named Northeast Dubois’ head girls basketball coach Tuesday.
    Chinn, 25, succeeds Alan Matheis, who retired after 15 years as the girls coach.
    Chinn was an assistant to Matheis the past two years after serving one year as an assistant for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s men’s team.

  • Marksmen outrun Perry Central boys

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson and Cameron Kessinger each won two individual events as Tell City beat Perry Central 79-53 in boys track Thursday.
    Tell City won 13 of the 16 events.
    Simpson won the 1600-meter run in 4:36 and the 3200 in 9:52.
    “Obviously his two-mile was impressive - that was a personal record by right at 10 seconds,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz.
    Simpson teamed with Thomas Simpson, Seth Vaquero and Chase Beckort to win the 3200 relay in 11:43.75.

  • Bonfire ambitions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    As  I wrote a few years ago, my friends accused me of borderline paganism when I spent a Saturday night drinking around a bonfire for Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht in German. It was a fun night back in 2011. I drank plenty of beer and cheered the arrival of May 1. I then crawled into a tent and slept until noon the next day.

  • Despite potential flaws, red-light camera might be needed at city intersection

    That the use of red-light cameras can be abused has been well documented, especially in Chicago, which has more such cameras than any other city in the country.

    For that reason we have editorialized against the use of such cameras in the past. But if drivers don’t stop running red lights at one of Tell City’s busiest intersections, we will have to recommend that the city look into installing a camera there.

  • America needs tax reform

    U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

    Guest Columnist

     

    Americans got a three day reprieve when this year’s deadline for filing taxes was moved to April 18. But taxpayers received no reprieve from dealing with a burdensome, outdated tax system.

  • Grant awardees
  • Community Events; April 25

    VFW yard sale set to begin April 29

     

    TELL CITY – The VFW Auxiliary will have a yard sale Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at 301 Main St.

    Anyone wanting to donate items for the yard sale is asked to drop them off at the VFW during business hours. For questions, call (812) 719-8255. 

     

    Hawesville Methodist spring craft fair

     

  • Anna and Danny Wardrip

    Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wardrip will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 26, 2016. They were married April 26, 1986, at First Baptist Church in Tell City. Mrs. Wardrip is the former Alma Shellenberger.

    Their son is Jeremy Wardrip of Tell City and their daughter is Samantha Wardrip, of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Burden-Romo

    Tarah Burden and Jose Romo announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 10, at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville, Ky.

    The bride-to-be’s parents are Yvonne and Terry Burden. The future groom’s parents Maria Mata and Victor Sorres.

    Friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony. Reception to follow.