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Today's News

  • Retiring bookmobile boss ready for final tour of county

    TELL CITY - Armed with a bus full of books and, more importantly, a full tank of gas, Kay Seibert travels around the county each week, delivering stories to the young and old.

    But in just a few days her run as director of the Perry County Bookmobile will come to an end. Seibert is retiring Jan. 10 and is spending her remaining days on the job on a farewell tour of the county.

  • Meth charges land two in county jail

    TOBINSPORT - Two Perry County men spent Christmas Day in the county jail after being arrested on drug charges.

    A 37-year-old man arrested Friday was allegedly carrying 8 grams of methamphetamine and drug-making supplies, state police reporter. George A. James, of 417 First St., Cannelton, was arrested by Trooper Heath Carkuff and faces charges of dealing in and possessing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and possessing 10 grams or more of ephedrine, one of the key ingredients in making the drug.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • One-section issue today; local offices closed Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Today's issue of The Perry County News is being published in one section, with social and church news on Pages 3-5. Rural news is on Page 8 and obituaries are on Pages 7-8.

    The News and local governmental offices will be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. County offices, including the annex building in Cannelton, will be closed, as will city offices in Troy, Cannelton and Tell City, including the Tell City Electric Department. Cannelton city offices will also be closed New Year's Eve.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Perry Central comes back to beat Vikings

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central' s boys basketball team got outshot from the field, committed 20 turnovers, only tied its opponent in rebounding, and had three key players in foul trouble most of the game Saturday.

    Yet the Commodores found a way to beat North Posey 43-39.

    The Commodores led 21-19 at halftime but committed five turnovers before scoring a point in the third quarter. They fell behind 37-29 with five minutes left in the game.

  • PC girls survive in overtime

    PAOLI - Perry Central blew a 22-point first-half lead but came back to beat Paoli 59-57 in overtime in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores hit 16 of 24 shots from the field as they built a 38-16 halftime lead. But they made only 7 of 26 after the intermission.

    "The first half we were hitting nearly everything we threw up there and they weren' t hitting anything," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "The second half it was kind of reversed.

  • Mitchell's report could be viewed as good news

    Besides the Boston Red Sox' winning the World Series, there was plenty of good news in the sports world this year.

    Some news could be viewed as bad or good, though, depending on one's perspective.

    For example, some would view George Mitchell's recent report on steroids in baseball, listing nearly 90 present and former players as users, as bad news for baseball fans.

    But I choose to view it as good news.

  • McClintic on all-tourney team

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Tell City graduate Laura McClintic was one of three Kentucky Wesleyan women's basketball players named to the 10-member Northern Kentucky University Travel America All-Classic team Wednesday.

    The Panthers beat St. Andrews Presbyterian 73-58 and Fayetteville State 77-60 to win the tourney and improve to 5-2.

    McClintic, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, averaged 13.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in the tourney, including scoring a game-high 19 points in the championship game.