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Today's News

  • Minnesota Vikings need Bud Grant again

    David McCallum is currently co-starring in his second top-10-rated television series, NCIS, 42 years after his first top-10 series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., ended its four-year run.

  • Hedinger, Lynch make All-PLAC in volleyball

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors Megan Hedinger and Tessa Lynch were named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

  • Eight Perry Central stars on All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central running back Mikey Wilkerson and defensive lineman Blaine Persinger were repeat selections to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

  • Wilkerson carries 54 times as PC bowls over Miners

    LINTON—Mikey Wilkerson carried the ball 54 times for 242 yards and three touchdowns as Perry Central beat Linton-Stockton 28-17 Friday to win its seventh Class A football sectional title.

  • Final election thoughts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Whew! Another election is in the history books. While political contests normally stir excitement in this editor’s heart, this year’s races included all of that and more, including several doses of catching hell. Some thought we favored Democrats. Others called me a Republican and others called me things I wouldn’t want my mother to read on this page.

    Politics and elections affect people differently. Some live and breathe politics with all their might. Others tune out and a few even run for cover.

  • EDITORIAL: A return to compromise?

    Now that midterm elections are over, the elected politicians will be expected to carry out their constituents’ demands. But it’s difficult to even understand what those demands are. Did people vote for a candidate because they voted straight ticket or based on one issue such as abortion, gun control or states’ rights?

    We do know the issues that were discussed in candidates’ speeches, debates and ads and can speculate those were the issues in voters’ minds when determining whom to vote for.

  • Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” will be observed one week from today.

  • Veterans Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.

    All county offices will be closed, as will Tell City offices. Thursday’s trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed by one day. Cannelton and Troy offices will also be closed, as will the Perry County Division of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch in Tell City.

  • Veterans Day observances scheduled across county

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans Day will be observed at Perry Central Thursday, Nov. 11 with an assembly honoring veterans in the morning in the elementary.

    World War II veteran and prisoner-of-war former Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be the special guest speaker. There will also be a Power Point presentation of veterans’ pictures, military memorabilia display, flag ceremony, patriotic music and a breakfast for veterans.

  • Community keeps runners safe

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 28 that a 1-mile fun run and walk and the school system’s first-ever 5-kilometer event were fun and safe for participants due to the assistance of community volunteers and city and county officials.

    “Their support was much appreciated,” she said. “We had a lot of volunteers; close to 90. For the very first time, I thought it was good support.”