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Today's News

  • No clear favorite in sectional

    With neither Forest Park nor Mater Dei having as dominant a team as they have had some years and with Perry Central having its best record in 13 years, this week’s Class 2A Southridge boys basketball sectional is as wide open as it has ever been.
    Perry Central, 16-5, enters the sectional with the best record. The Commodores’ victories include a 59-57 home win over Mater Dei Dec. 10.
    Perry Central lost at Forest Park 56-49 Jan. 7, though, and lost at home to North Posey, which it will face in the first round of the sectional Wednesday.

  • Lions whomp Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton struggled on defense in an 85-56 boys basketball loss to Rock Creek Academy Friday.
    The Lions scored the first seven points of the game and raced to a 26-6 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs never recovered.
    “They have a good team—we knew that coming in,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We put in a couple of new defenses, a box-and-one and a diamond-and-one and we struggled with them.”

  • Day School outrebounds, outshoots Tell City for win

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—In summer league games last June Tell City boys basketball coach Troy Noble sometimes used a starting lineup of Brennan Malone, Dayne Seibert, Chris Kohnert, Brian Arnold and Jordan Heck.

  • PC’s defense stops Patriots

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central's defense held Heritage Hills to 18 percent field-goal shooting over the last four minutes to beat the Patriots 58-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores slowed the pace of the game in the second half.
    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “When we had the four- or six-point lead we thought we could bring them out of their zone. During that stretch we took care of the basketball for the most part. They had to come foul us.”

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  • COLUMN: Add your voice to the opinion page

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Front pages may serve as the pulse of community newspapers, but the opinion page, the one you’ve turned to now, is certainly its voice.

    It’s on this page our staff shares its thoughts through editorials and columns. I’ve long leveraged this page to talk about a variety of things, from news and insights to my own opinions that readers have told me for nearly a decade and a half strike them as serious, entertaining, insightful and occasionally inspiring and sometimes creating anger and consternation.

  • COLUMN: Let me introduce you to American Profile Magazine

    By DAVE ELDRIDGE, Publisher

    The first week in March will mark a special event for our readers.

    American Profile, a full-color national magazine with regionalized editorial content that celebrates the people, places and things that make America great, will debut in The Perry County News March 5 as an insert in the newspaper.

  • EDITORIAL: Planning and zoning shouldn’t be a second-rate county service

    The lead headline in Thursday’s News proclaimed Perry County’s planning and zoning department to be in crisis. That wasn’t journalistic exaggeration. The resignation of Planning and Zoning Director Jim Gogel and the lack of funding that reduced the only employee to part-time status doesn’t bode well. It also doesn’t sit well with us because we believe planning and zoning should be a focus of county government, not an afterthought.

  • Beard Cemetery fund report released

    BRISTOW – The Beard Cemetery fund report has been released for 2011. People contributing to the cemetery fund during the year were:
    Lela Gentry, $20; Rose Hudson, $10; Al and Helen Hudson, $50; Mary Mosby, $10; Ray and Norma Kessner, $25; Geraline Reed, $100; Enid Kessner, $10; Wayne Albin, $20; Bill and Elfreida Beard, $300; Elvin Walker in memory of Sharron Walker, $80.
    Total income for the year was $1,650.82.
    Expenses..............$1,864.62
    Interest .................$1,025.82

  • Ball State announces dean’s list, fall graduates

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated and were included on the dean’s list during the fall 2011 semester.
    Spencer County dean’s list honorees were Andrew Hagan and Rachel Purviance of Grandview and Carla Cotton, Laura Hutchinson and Brandon Roos of Rockport.
    From Perry County, dean’s list honorees were Kellie Suttle of Leopold, Kristin Truelove of St. Croix and Katelyn Bryant of Tell City.
    Ball State graduates included Gina Anderson of Tell City, who earned a master’s degree.