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Today's News

  • Dunbar poems add life to Lincoln Day

    By HEATHER POWELL

    Staff Writer

     

    LINCOLN CITY – On Sunday. Feb 11, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosted the 94th annual Lincoln Day program. Pastor Nicholas Clark of Heritage Hills Baptist Church gave the invocation and said there is no authority but God and those in authority are there by God’s design. He continued saying Lincoln Day is a time to reflect on Lincoln, an important figure, a man God placed in authority for that time in our history.

  • Councilman J.R. Flynn seeking new term on county’s fiscal board

    TELL CITY – County Councilman J.R. Flynn is seeking election to another term as a Republican following his appointment to the District 2 seat on the board. Flynn serves in the seat previously occupied by Jim Adams prior to his election as Tell City’s mayor.

  • 2018 Primary Candidate Listing

    PERRY COUNTY – A listing of candidates provided by the county clerk’s office who have filed for Indiana’s May 8 primary election.

     

    County Clerk

    Lynn Fulkerson, Republican

    Mandi  Mogan, Democrat

     

    County Assessor

    Mendy Lassaline, Democrat

     

    County Auditor

    Pamela Goffinet, Democrat

     

  • Tell City Cal Ripken League registration set

    TELL CITY – Registration is underway for the 2018 Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball season.
    Open registration will be held at Fifth Third Bank’s meeting room 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
    Parents may also mail in registration forms and fees for their children. Forms are available at the Perry County News office. Or they may register online at http://tellcitycalripkenleague.website.siplay.com/.
    The league’s age groups are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 based on players’ ages as of April 30, 2018.

  • Paoli outshoots Perry Central

    PAOLI—A late first-half run propelled Paoli past Perry Central 73-56 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were down just five points with a couple minutes left in the first half.
    “Then they made a run to push it to 13 at the half. They pressed us most of the game and we had a couple of turnovers that led to easy layups. And they had some kids that got hot and hit a couple of threes.”

  • Garrett scores 40 as Bulldogs top Fox Creek

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky.—Rafe Garrett had 40 points, 17 rebounds and five assists as Cannelton beat Fox Creek Academy 83-68 in boys basketball Friday.
    Garrett, a 6-foot sophomore guard, hit 13 of 20 shots from the field and 14 of 17 free throws.
    He scored 23 points in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 49-38 halftime lead.

  • Heritage Hills gets by Tell City 29-23

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A deliberate offensive game gave Tell City a chance to win in the final minute, but a key free-throw rebound helped Heritage Hills hold on 29-23 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    “We wanted to lower the possessions because we felt they were better running up and down the floor and getting out in transition and we’re more comfortable in a half-court game,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch.

  • Love is in the air and skunks are on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    It is that time of year again, and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial announces temporary change in operations for removal of asbestos

    LINCOLN CITY – Parts of the Memorial Visitor Center at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will be closed from mid-February through mid-March 2018 to allow for the removal of asbestos in the ceiling in preparation for a future installation of a fire suppression system.

    All of the building between the two memorial halls including the museum, auditorium, bookstore and visitor center, will be closed during the project to ensure visitor and staff safety. The two memorial halls will be open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Treating opioid addiction responsibly

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As our state faces an increasing drug epidemic that is nearing crisis levels, we must take action. We must combat drug abuse on all fronts, including prevention, treatment, and enforcement. However, we must do so responsibly.