Today's News

  • Tax reform, a gift that keeps on giving?

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    A real stocking stuffer, a lump of coal, or just a package of underwear? The opinions abound on the latest tax reform.

    The Holidays are upon us, and the nation’s top Elf on the Shelf heralded what is expected to be an “incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans.” That was the tone recently as President Donald Trump announced the House’s passage of the new tax bill, which he said will spur the creation of ‘jobs, jobs, jobs.”

  • High hopes for 2018

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Though these words take shape several days before Sunday night’s New Year’s Eve festivities, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2018 nears. A new year is a chance at new beginnings and possibilities.  

  • Department of Child Services claims demand attention

    One year ago, in announcing his reappointment of former juvenile court judge Mary Beth Bonaventura as director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, then Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb noted that her “relentless passion for child advocacy will serve Hoosier families and children well for years to come.”

    Bonaventura, first appointed to the position in 2013 by Gov. Mike Pence, said she was “walking on cloud nine” after her reappointment.

  • Manufacturing in growth and transition

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


    In the decade since the beginning of the Great Recession, industrial production (e.g. manufacturing, mining and electricity production) has been a political football of both the left and right. It’s time to stop playing that game, and a good way to start is to review some facts about these industries, which continue to provide a significant share of the Midwestern economy.

  • DNA collection law begins

    INDIANAPOLIS – A bill authored by State Sens. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) and Joe Zakas (R-Granger) that will require DNA collection of individuals arrested for a felony goes into effect today, Jan. 1.

  • McCormick, Blackhawks overpower Perry Central

    FRENCH LICK—Jewel McCormick scored 24 points as Springs Valley beat Perry Central 49-43 in PLAC girls basketball Wednesday.
    Perry Central, with no starter taller than 5-foot-9, could not stop McCormick, a 6-foot sophomore center, inside. She scored at least six points in each of the first three quarters.
    The Blackhawks led by only one point at halftime but McCormick scored nine of their 11 points in the third quarter to push their lead to 34-29.

  • Bulldogs 5th in tourney

    COLUMBUS—Rafe Garrett had 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals as Cannelton beat Micah Christian 76-63 for fifth place in Columbus Christian’s eight-team boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Ethan Melton, playing after rolling an ankle the previous day, and David Reed each added 11 points.
    Freshman reserve Clay-ton White matched Garrett’s eight rebounds and Melton added seven as the Bulldogs won the board battle 37-30 over the Louisville, Ky., school.

  • Last-second shots lift Bulldogs to OT victory

    COLUMBUS—David Reed’s last-second layup lifted Cannelton past Madison Christian 68-66 in overtime in the second round of Columbus Christian’s boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    With the score tied, Cannelton had the ball and called a timeout with 10 seconds left to try to draw up the winning shot.
    But the Bulldogs dribbled the ball out of bounds, giving it back to Madison Christian with 0:03 left.

  • Turnovers plague PC vs. Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central committed 26 turnovers in a 55-40 first-round boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic loss to Crawford County Friday morning.
    The Commodores committed four turnovers in the first 1:41, nine in the first quarter, and 13 in the first half.
    They committed one five-second closely guarded violation when they still had not dribbled yet, which would have restarted the five-second count.

  • Commodores can’t contain Corydon

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Corydon hit 54.2 percent from the field and topped its previous season-high point total by 20 to beat Perry Central 65-49 in the second round of the boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic Friday evening.
    “We just couldn’t guard them,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their top three players all had at least 15 points.
    “We switched defenses (starting in man-to-man and later going to a 2-3 zone) and tried some different things (including some full-court presses).