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Today's News

  • Spires propels PC to comeback victory

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Sarah Spires scored 20 points in the second half, including four three-point baskets, as Perry Central overtook Heritage Hills for a 53-43 girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Heritage Hills led virtually all of the first three quarters, building its lead to eight points when Paige Priest scored the first basket of the third quarter on a drive.
    Spires hit two three-pointers in the next two minutes, though, pulling the Commodores within three points.

  • Video surveillance coming to Tell City school buses

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With all the changes that have gone into the way schools ensure student welfare, about the only constant holdover from previous generations is the wheels on the bus still go round and round. And thanks to the addition of some new technology on Tell City School Corp. buses, such transits will be even safer for kids.

  • Change in power providers possible in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Utility Superintendent Bernard “Putter” Linne laid out his plan for Troy’s electric utility for 2016 Wednesday evening, at the town council’s first regular meeting of the new year.

    Linne said he would like to reopen discussion about Troy’s electricity provider. He claimed he had discussed the idea with Councilman Gary Palmer before his death in April of 2015, but no decisions had been made.

  • Meager 2015 rail traffic slows Port Authority revenue

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Business at the Tell City River Port fell off substantially in the last month of 2015 compared to months prior. But with the holiday season was somewhat expected, said port operations manager Kevin Teague.

    “December proved to be a tough month to meet revenue,” he said, explaining they had a shortfall of $44,300 in the month. That was reflected in a 10-day loss of rail traffic. “The income side, it just died,” he continued.

  • Tackle meth demand first

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Indiana’s current policy debate about methamphetamine restrictions offers a window into the myriad failures of our War on Drugs and the shallow thinking accompanies almost all our fixes. It is probably best to begin with a description of the problem.

  • Men’s Lenten breakfasts to begin Feb. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, Feb. 13. The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • Hoosier National Forest looking for photos

    TELL CITY – Grab a camera or smart phone and visit the Hoosier National Forest to capture a few great shots. The Forest Service is sponsoring a photo contest and everyone is a winner when they get outdoors and have fun taking pictures.

    There are several ways to submit your photos, you can share your best pictures with the hashtag, #capturetheforest, or you can email the photos to Stacy Duke at sduke@fs.fed.us.

  • Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School honor roll for second grading period released

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School has released the honor roll for the second grading period.

    Grade 12 honor roll: Hayden S. Hilgenhold, Madeline D. Hubert, Justice W. Johnson, Landon L. Kellems, Morgan G. Kemp, Trinton R. Lenard, Lane J. Lynch, Amber A. Neyenhaus, Elizabeth A. Paris, Jacob L. Peters, Alexis N. Pittman, Verna A. Schwartz, Emily R. Sprinkle, Marcus R. Thomas, Payton J. Thompson, Cassandra J. Ubelhor, Brynnan S. Underhill, Brian W. Waninger, Joshua T. Ward and Jennifer A. Woods.

  • Fighting the winter blahs

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Winter has left me sleepy. Maybe the lack of sunlight is to blame for my missing energy. Or perhaps it’s simply a bout of mild depression after the holidays or the cold that makes me want to stay under the covers some mornings.

    I’m not like this the rest of the year. I could fault old age or what seems to be a sense of constant exhaustion. But I blame winter.

  • Teachers deserve more respect

    Recently released Indiana Statewide Testing For Educational Progress scores saw the dire predictions of many educators come to pass. The 2015 test, plagued by technical issues, more rigid standards and a truncated timetable for preparation saw just more than half of Hoosier students pass this year’s test, down from 74 percent last year.