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Today's News

  • TC amasses 373 yards to beat Rangers

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FERDINAND—Tell City out-gained Forest Park 373 total yards to 172 and shut out the Rangers 26-0 in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.
    On the Marksmen’s second possession, which started at their 21-yard line, they ran the ball 12 times. Elliott Brown gained 52 yards on the drive. He rushed over the left side for a 23-yard touchdown with 0:26 left in the first quarter.

  • Commodores whip Mitchell

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Improvements in its passing and power games helped Perry Central trounce Mitchell 42-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    Perry Central thus won the PLAC title outright. The Commodores finished 4-1 in conference play, losing to Paoli, but Paoli has been ruled ineligible for the conference title for not playing Crawford County.
    Commodore quarterback Dacota Schaad completed all four of his passes, each for at least 16 yards, Friday.

  • Perry Central boys win cross country regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Perry Central placed three runners in the top 12 and won the Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday for the first time.
    The Commodores scored 68 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Borden.
    This was their first regional title in any sport except football and their first in any sport in six years.

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  • COLUMN: When good men do nothing

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

    Much of what is wrong with our nation today can be explained by Edmund Burke’s observation. There are many good men (and women) in America but are they willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs? Sadly, too often, the answer is no.

  • COLUMN: Congress cedes power

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big issues unaddressed, including immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform and cyber-security.

  • EDITORIAL: Holiday World’s staying open longer will help area’s economy

    If something helps our area’s economy even a little, as well as providing additional opportunities for family entertainment close to home, that is worth celebrating. So we salute Holiday World for adding two additional weekends to its schedule this year with its Happy Halloween weekends.

    The park was previously open the first two weekends of October but converted all four October weekends this year to Halloween-themed activities, including offering hay rides, face painting, glitter tattoos and trick or treating.

  • Political candidates to meet Thursday in forum

    TELL CITY – A Thursday forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear candidates’ views on a variety of topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast by WTCJ-FM radio,105.7.

  • River Sweep poster contest taps young artists’ talents

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – public and private in kindergarten through 12th grades – are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Parks board’s grant request for storage building denied

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s request for a $31,900 grant from the Schergens Foundation for a new storage building at Eagles Bluff Park has been turned down. But if the parks board can run 31 more 5-kilometer runs, it could raise the money for the building itself.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the department made $1,000 on the 5K race it ran at the Derby River Fest Oct. 6.