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Today's News

  • Rangers edge Tell City in defensive battle

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City had a chance to take the lead in the final 10 seconds, but ultimately cold shooting was the Marksmen’s undoing in a 31-27 boys basketball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 32.3 percent from the field, including just 2 of 15 from three-point range.
    But strong defense kept them in the game, as they held Forest Park to 33.3 percent field-goal shooting.
    The Rangers attempted just three three-point shots, making one.

  • Kleeman-Copeland

    Rocky and Sheila Kleeman of Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Kleeman to Troy Copeland of Bowling Green, Ky.

    Kleeman is a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a 2013 graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Master of Science degree in health and human performance. She has been a health coach for three years.

  • CourtHouse Call
  • TC musicians head to state solo, ensemble contest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School band was represented by 50 members at a recent solo and ensemble competition Jan. 28 at Southridge High School in Huntingburg. According to band director Natasha Edmondson, all band students that participated in the event spent extra time outside of normal band class practicing their routines.

  • Guest editorial: Indiana dumps a problem on sheriffs

    House Bill 1006, which passed in 2015, was supposed to reduce prison crowding in Indiana by sending more low-level felons back to the counties where they were convicted.

    The idea was that the prisoners would be closer to their families, reducing the risk of recidivism after they finish their sentences.

    But it turns out that what the state was doing was creating enormous headaches for counties. While state prison beds were emptying, county jails were being filled beyond capacity and county budgets were being severely challenged.

  • Trump’s $54 billion increase in military spending unwarranted

    President Donald Trump presented a budget outline last week that included a $54 billion increase in defense spending and an equivalent decrease in non-defense, discretionary spending. We think our nation would be better served by a budget doing the opposite in each of those areas.

    Trump said the nearly 10 percent increase in the military budget is needed “to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.”

    But our “depleted military” is a myth.

  • Be ready for severe weather

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Perry Countians will mark the 43rd anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County.

    Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day. Just last week tornadoes struck in nearby counties, including Dubois and Posey counties.

  • Space debris and life

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Millions of pieces of man-made debris – space junk – orbit the Earth as I begin to type this column. As your eyes dart from word to word, there are a myriad of objects, from portions of abandoned spacecrafts to tiny paint chips, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour around the planet.

  • Perry County’s solid waste bills due March 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2017 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are due Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, making a total of $52 for each property.

    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property.

    Bills will be mailed to the mobile home owner on approximately March 20 and will be due May 17.

  • Volunteers sought for April 22 Great Day of Service

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service on April 22 falls on Earth Day, and Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will mark the day by honoring creation – and lending a hand to their bothers and sisters.