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Today's News

  • Sectional one of most wide open ever

    I told several people last year that Tell City’s boys basketball team would start five sophomores this year and would win the sectional two years from now when they are seniors.
    The part about the Marksmen starting five sophomores has come true.
    Even with such a young team, they have achieved at a level a year or two ahead of what most expected, as they enter this week’s sectional with a 13-10 record, their best in nine years.
    Can they continue to move ahead of schedule and win the sectional this week instead of two years from now?

  • Lions improve in 2nd half, overtake Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek Academy improved its rebounding in the third quarter and shooting in the fourth quarter to overtake Cannelton 54-51 in boys basketball Friday.
    Jake Pearey scored eight points, including two three-point baskets, and Rafe Garrett added four as Cannelton jumped to a 12-2 lead in the first 3:51.
    The Bulldogs led throughout the first half, as they hit 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Rock Creek 19-17 that half.

  • Selvidge, Patriots conquer PC

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—In his final home game before sectionals begin later this week, Heritage Hills’ Dalton Selvidge made sure Perry Central didn’t spoil his special night as the Patriots beat the Commodores 66-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    Selvidge finished with 19 points but scored 10 of the Patriots’ 16 points in the first quarter as they built a six-point lead.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone possibly sold

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone is reportedly in talks to be acquired by a top aggregates producer, Oldcastle Materials.
    An announcement of the sale of the Tell City-based company could come as early as today.

    The Perry County News has contacted both companies about a potential sale.

  • Push for redistricting reform

    We should’ve known it would be too much to ask.

    How could a legislative committee chair balk at an opportunity to do the right thing by establishing an independent commission to create state and congressional maps, ultimately removing politics from the redistricting process?

    It’s easy when the political party in charge — Republican or Democrat — is intent on holding onto its power.

  • Looking ahead to St. Patty’s Day

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I’m not much into green beer and while I’m a fan of corned beef, I can do without cabbage.

    St. Patrick’s Day is still a few weeks away and while lots of us will be wearing green, a lack of Irish heritage doesn’t inspire me to truly celebrate the day like those whose family trees have roots in the Emerald Isle.

  • Citizens Police Academy can do good work

    Thursday’s story about a soon-to-form Citizens Police Academy is welcome news. We hope the program helps to better share the good work of local law enforcement and will help to advance the already-strong relationships between the community and local law enforcement.

    Too often it’s the rare mistake by an officer that makes the news and causes us to overlook police departments’ record of good work in enforcing laws and keeping our streets safe, while respecting the rights of citizens.

  • Communication is essential

    HANNAH HUBERT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series on workplace ethics. This one was written by Hannah Hubert, a Perry Central senior.

     

    The vast majority of all challenges we may attempt to overcome in life cannot be accomplished without communication.  Effective communication not only helps us achieve our goals and work toward success, but also characterizes our ability to get along with others, and the amount of confidence we hold in ourselves.

  • Education and interpretation on the Hoosier National Forest

    Visitors to the Hoosier National Forest offices at Bedford and Tell City will notice more than a friendly face at the front desk; the offices also include a nature store with a variety of interpretive and educational items. First time visitors often remark, “We had no idea this was here!” said Cheri Stoops, who works at the front desk for the Bedford office.

  • Expanding mental health and addiction treatment options

    State Rep. Lloyd

    Arnold District 74

     

    During the 2017 session, the House of Representatives has worked to find new ways to address mental health and addiction issues.

    Emphasizing the need for commonsense policy aimed at finding solutions for Hoosiers in need is important, and the House recently passed legislation that would broaden mental health and addiction treatment options in Indiana.