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Today's News

  • Perry Central to face taller foe in regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central has more seniors and Switzerland County has more height, but otherwise the teams that will meet in the first game of the Southridge boys basketball regional Saturday are pretty similar.
    Both have good quickness, including several star track athletes.
    Austin LeClere, Andrew Huber, Colten Hedinger, Abe Schwartz and Dacota Schaad were all on Perry Central’s team that won the Jasper track sectional last May.

  • PC’s depth pays off in sectional title run

    Perry Central’s depth has been a key factor in its boys basketball success all season and was again in its sectional championship.
    The Commodores almost always use at least eight players in the first half and nine in a game.
    In Saturday’s championship game Mater Dei used only seven players the entire game, and their two reserves did not score or even attempt a shot.
    Abe Schwartz, a starting guard for the Commodores their first 20 games of the season, then missed two games with a torn ligament in his ankle.

  • Community Events, March 4

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tobinsport cemetery meeting today

  • COLUMN: The amazing property-tax reassessment of 2013

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Guest Columnist

    Every six to 10 years Indiana has a statewide reassessment to update property values for property tax bills. We remeasure the characteristics of real property – square footage, building materials, home improvements and so forth.

    We apply new data on prices and costs to these characteristics. Since we waited so long between reassessments, we would update for six to 10 years of inflation all at once. Assessed values would jump.

  • COLUMN: The issue with entitlements

    By MARYANN KEATING
    Guest Columnist

    “Can I take a federal tax deduction for mortgage interest?” (Yes.)

    “For state income and local property taxes?” (Yes.)

    “How about municipal bond interest?” (That, too.)

    “On earned income from wages?” (That’s a tax credit and it depends.)

    What about employer-provided health insurance?” (Sure.)

    “Charitable deductions?” (Yup.)

    “Dinner out and a show?” (Sorry, no.)

  • Henrickson earns spot on Western Kentucky’s dean’s list

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Eric Henrickson has been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Western Kentucky University.
    To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must attain an academic standing of a 3.4 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

    Henrickson is the son of Brad and Sandy Henrickson. He is currently in his senior year at WKU and will graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, with a major in physical education and a minor in health.

  • EDITORIAL: Benedict’s resignation changes papacy forever

    Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign the papacy has forever changed the way the world views the man who holds the keys of St. Peter. That may not be a bad thing since the man who will replace Benedict faces real-world issues that demand quick and decisive action.

    Berlin Archbishop Rainer Woelki was on the mark when he called Benedict’s decision to step down, the first pope to do so in six centuries, “a demystification of the papal office.”

  • Annual Anderson VFD meeting today at Bristow Community Center

    BRISTOW – The 64th annual meeting of the Anderson Township Fire Department will be conducted today at the Bristow Community Center.
    The business meeting is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. and will include election of directors 1, 6, 7 and 8.
    The program for the evening will include an update and presentation on the fire department. There will also be door prizes and refreshments served. The $40 membership dues may also be paid at this meeting.

  • Noninsured crop-aid program deadline is March 15

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, state executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, reminds producers of the March 15 deadline to apply for coverage of noninsurable crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.

  • OAKS Senior Center plans Washington DC trip

    PERRY COUNTY – The OAKS Senior Center is planning a Washington, D.C. trip from June 13 to June 18.
    The trip is open to the public and includes five nights lodging, eight meals – five breakfasts and three dinners – two full-day guided tours featuring the World War II memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and more.