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Today's News

  • Goffinet scores 25 in Panthers’ win in Florida

    BABSON PARK, Fla.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet scored a collegiate career-high 25 points, including seven three-pointers, in Kentucky Wesleyan’s 81-66 women’s basketball win over Webber International Dec. 20.

    The freshman shooting guard hit 7 of 9 from three-point range as she  tied for the second highest number of three-pointers made in a single game at KWC.

  • Test your knowledge with this trivia quiz

    Occasional trivia-quiz columns always seem to be popular with readers. And since nothing has been scheduled on the Perry County sports scene the last six days, this seems like a good time to do one.

    I have done a few in the past based on the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” television game show’s format. But I’m not going to follow that format this time for three reasons:

    1. The show, now in syndication, is not as big a hit as it once was.

  • Schools chief questions motive in funds denial

    CANNELTON – Frustration bordering on anger was evident in Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman's voice as he reported at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 17 he had just received official disapproval the week before of a request for qualified school construction bond funding of work intended to improve energy efficiency.

  • Final press run nears for News veteran Hubert

    TELL CITY – A longtime News Publishing Co. employee who has been getting ink on his hands for the past 36 years will oversee the printing of his last issue this week.

    Gary Hubert, who joined the company that publishes The Perry County News in 1974 and has served as production manager since October 2001, will retire Wednesday.

    "It's time to pass the torch. It's been a lot of fun and I've worked with great people over the years," he said.

  • Three local businesses to share USI grant

    PERRY COUNTY – Seven small businesses, including three from Perry County, will share a $50,000 grant the University of Southern Indiana has received from the Rural Development Office of the United States Department of Agriculture.

    The businesses will receive help in developing strategic  plans and technical assistance to allow them to continue growing.

    Grant recipients, who were chosen through a competitive process, include Winzerwald and Blue Heron wineries and Bear Hollow Woodcarvers, all located in Perry County.

  • Mayhem to reign at New Year's Eve event

    TELL CITY – With 2009 down to its final days, the Tell City Regional Arts Association has plans in place for a New Year's Eve murder-mystery dinner theater.

    The group is hosting  Masquerade Murder Mayhem at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schergens Center.

    "It promises to be fun night of solving a classic whodunit crime," said Cheri Taylor, the group's president.

    The association hosted a similar event last winter that received rave reviews and Taylor said the New Year's Eve event will offer the same creative fun.

  • VNA receives grant for home-monitoring service

    TELL CITY – The Visiting Nurse Association received a grant Dec. 8 from the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The $2,760 grant will be used to aid in the rental of Telehealth Home Monitoring Systems that will benefit local patients by ensuring they get attention each day by a nurse from the office.

  • A new Camaro for Christmas

    TELL CITY – Kathy Richmer didn't believe the news a surprise caller delivered Wednesday evening, even though the message came from a white-bearded man dressed in a red coat.

    "You just won a new Camaro," Santa Claus said from the upstairs council chambers at City Hall.

    "Oh, I guess I'll take that," Richmer replied. It took a couple more minutes of convincing for Richmer to accept that the call wasn't a hoax and she was overcome with emotion as she walked into the city council chambers at City Hall, packed with police officers.

  • Federal shield law's passage will improve America

    The editorial staff of The Perry County News joins journalists around the nation in celebrating the advance of the Free Flow of Information Act out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this month. Known as the federal shield law, it will now go to the full Senate for a vote.

    Such laws exist at the state level in most of the country, and a federal law would protect reporters in cases where they may not apply.

  • Simple steps can keep holidays safe

    The holiday season is upon us and is supposed to be a time for family, friends and festive celebrations, but unfortunately it is also a time when there is a tragic jump in the number of alcohol-related highway deaths each year.  

    That is why the Perry County Prosecutor's Office is reminding everyone this holiday season to always designate a sober driver before each holiday party or event involving alcohol.