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Today's News

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Esarey

    Gilbert and Ruth Esarey of Bristow will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house on Oct. 1st at Bristow Community Center from 1:30-3:30 Central time.

    Gilbert Esarey and Ruth Harpenau were married on Sept. 30, 1952, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Perry County.  Their attendants were Agnes (Harpenau) Hosler, James King, Peggy (Schellenberg) Harpenau and James Harpenau. 

  • Street tagging
  • A county full of chronicles

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

  • Trump on DACA: Do your job, Congress

    Well, so much for Hoosier common sense. A lot of Indiana officials are joining the preening, posturing hordes dumping on President Trump for his perfectly proper decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district

    More than half of Indiana’s school districts, including all three in Perry County, are too small to operate efficiently and students are suffering because of that.

    That’s according to a study released by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last month.

    The study, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, found that academic performances among school districts with fewer than 2,000 students lagged behind larger districts.

  • On Medicare, Trump missing the mark

    Ron Klink

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Trump doesn’t understand or care about healthcare policy.

    He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year. That’s hardly the “great health care” plan with “much lower deductibles” that the president repeatedly promised.

  • Parks survey nets hundreds of replies

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A survey currently being conducted about Perry County’s parks is getting a high volume of responses and should help the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department update its five-year plan.

  • TC Schools: an ISTEP review

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to keeping students on track toward educational goals and preparing them for the annual ISTEP assessment, it’s a collaborative effort between the test takers and their educators. During their session Tuesday, the Tell City School Board recognized those endeavors as principals from both William Tell Elementary and the High School presented ISTEP scores that were among some of the best in the state.

  • PC teams to fight juvenile diabetes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s volleyball and cross country teams will raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes at Perry Central’s volleyball match with Mitchell Sept. 26.
    See any volleyball player or cross country runner to order a shirt to support the cause. Order forms are also available in the high school and elementary offices. Orders are due by Saturday, Sept. 16.
     

  • Cannelton outserves Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Caressa Sloss made seven kills and six digs as Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 in volleyball Monday.
    Chloe Davis served seven straight points, including four aces, to put Cannelton ahead 16-10 in the first set.
    Kendra Anastasiades served eight consecutive points to give the Bulldogs a 19-14 lead in the second set.
    Sloss served six straight points to put Cannelton ahead 14-13 in the third game.
    Davis made seven digs, Tory Thomas four, and Hannah McMahan three for the match.