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Today's News

  • Perry Central basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity
    November
    19    Corydon Central    T    11:00
    23    Tell City    H    6:00
    December
     2    Cannelton    H    6:00
     3    Evansville Mater Dei    T    4:00
     6    Crawford County    H    5:30
     9    Wood Memorial    T    5:30

  • Graham repeats as Most Valuable Runner

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Senior Marcus Graham was a repeat winner as Perry Central’s Most Valuable Runner in boys cross country at the school’s fall sports awards program Thursday.
    Junior Elizabeth Dauby was named the girls Most Valuable Runner for the second time in three years.
    Seniors Ethan Myler and Austin Wilkerson shared the MVP award in football.
    No MVP was named in volleyball.

  • PAC won’t expand; Tell City to stay

    The Pocket Athletic Conference released this statement last week: “It has been decided by conference administrators that the PAC will not be accepting any new members at this time.”
    That likely means Tell City will stay in the PAC for several reasons.
    I asked Tell City Athletic Director John Atkins if the PAC’s decision not to expand is an indication that it wants to keep Tell City in the conference.

  • PC has 34 turnovers in loss to Bluejackets

    MITCHELL—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 51-39 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Friday.
    “They’ve got a good young team and they play hard, but we made way too many turnovers,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Mitchell started the game in a 1-2-1-1 full-court press and later used a 1-3-1 half-court trap, a man-to-man full-court press, a 1-3-1 three-quarter-court press, and man-to-man press again.
    Each time Perry Central solved one, the Bluejackets switched to another press or trap.

  • Tell City’s defense defeats Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City held Cannelton to 30.0 percent field-goal shooting and forced 33 turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 56-23 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 59.1 percent from the field. They got some high-percentage shots inside but also hit two three-pointers and three 17-footers over Cannelton’s zone.
    The biggest story of the game, though, was the Marksmen’s defense.

  • Chili cookoff winners announced, honored with plaques
  • Preparing for a new legislative session

    State Sen. ErinHouchin

    Guest Columnist

     

    The 120th Indiana General Assembly will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session. This meeting, known as Organization Day, provides new and returning legislators the opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff to discuss legislative topics.

    New and re-elected Senators and Representatives will also be sworn into office by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • A little post-election decorum, please

    Now that the election is over and the dust of arguably the most contentious presidential race in our history has finally settled, revealing a clear and decisive winner, everyone should just calm down.

    There have been thousands of protesters rioting in cities across the country who decry Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of now President-elect Trump.

  • Mini-libraries to be installed at parks

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Area residents should find free books to read at two Perry County Parks next spring thanks to a Perry Central student’s class project.

    Cori Allen, a sophomore at Perry Central, told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that for her AP language group community project she wants to install little free libraries at Riverside Park in Magnet and Wilkerson Park in Rome “to make reading more accessible throughout the community.”