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Today's News

  • Treat drug abuse as medical issue, not crime

    John Pickerill

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    We see it in the news constantly: The drug abuse epidemic. Sometimes it’s heroin. Sometimes it’s methamphetamine. Sometimes it’s prescription-drug abuse.

    The results seem to be the same, though. Those addicted tend to neglect their job, their family and themselves. Emergency rooms and emergency medical responders are seeing more and more of these people overdose.

  • Insignificant stories steal more and more attention

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    Lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Trivial turmoil fills more of our nightly newscasts and Facebook news feeds all the time, slowly becoming the main content of each medium.

    One example is Kathy Griffin’s recently posted video to social media in which she held a bloodied mask of President Donald Trump, apparently simulating his severed head.

  • Delayed entry: Tell City Pool opens for summer
  • School’s out, but lunch is served

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The summer-feeding program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School is in full swing, offering nutritious and satisfying meals to Perry County kids who might otherwise have to go without. Cafeteria workers from Tell City-Troy Township schools as well as volunteers from the community are attending to a steady and growing crowd of hungry students, especially those involved in extracurricular activities during the summer months.

  • ‘Birthday in a Box’ planned for foster children

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A group of dedicated volunteers are striving to give children in compromised living situations the happiness of a birthday celebration. In Perry County and across the state, many children are being removed from their homes due to unsafe living conditions, incarceration of parents and other issues. During this time of confusion, concerned citizens fear these children may not receive the attention they deserve.

  • Kohnert, Simpson repeat Most Valuable winners

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert and Leo Simpson were repeat most valuable winners in track at Tell City’s spring sports awards program Tuesday.

  • Perry Central 7th, Tell City 8th in golf sectional

    JASPER—No one from Perry County shot under 90 as Perry Central finished seventh and Tell City eighth among 10 complete teams in the golf sectional Friday.
    Perry Central shot 405 and Tell City 434.
    Jasper shot 311 to win the sectional for the ninth year in a row.
    Heritage Hills with 339 strokes and Forest Park 349 also qualified for the regional.
    The top three individuals not on the top three teams also qualified for the regional.
    Last year the third individual qualifying score was 85 but this year it was 81.

  • Labhart makes All-PLAC softball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomore outfielder Maddie Labhart was named to the All-PLAC softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Labhart hit .389 in six conference games with eight RBIs and four stolen bases.
    Overall she hit .264 with a .371 on-base percentage and 11 RBIs.
    West Washington led the 15-girl all-conference team with four selections and Paoli was next with three.

  • Myler on All-PLAC baseball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Ethan Myler was named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Myler, who also made the team last year, was one of five repeat selections on the 15-man squad.
    He was listed on the ballot of every coach who was eligible to vote for him (coaches could not vote for their own players).
    Myler, a pitcher/outfielder/first baseman, hit .500 with three stolen bases and three RBIs in conference games.

  • Simpson 15th, Graham 20th in 3200 at state track meet

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City junior Leo Simpson exceeded his seed by five places as he finished 15th in the 3200-meter run at the boys state track meet Friday.