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Today's News

  • Community Events, Feb. 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.


    Parent program at Early Head Start Friday

  • Meeting News

    Twin Lakes 4-H Club
    ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Jan. 6, at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. and pledges were recited.

  • Kohl’s Cares scholarship accepting nominations

    PERRY COUNTY – The Kohl’s Department Stores Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.
    Ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities will be selected. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 years old will be accepted until March 15 at kohlskids.com.

  • Annual St. Meinrad trivia night set

    ST. MEINRAD – Billed as “an evening of fun for a serious cause,” the Abbey Press and Saint Meinrad Archabbey Relay for Life team will once again hold the annual trivia night fundraiser March 2.

  • Firearms expo Feb. 16

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H Shooting Sports organization will host a firearms exposition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The expo is display only and there is no cost to attend.

  • Holiday World hiring 2,100 for season; transportation from Tell City to be offered again

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,100 seasonal positions in the coming months.
    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – we have quite a variety of jobs available.”

  • Spencer, Kramer, Fischer to be inducted Feb. 16

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Former Tell City multi-sport coach Mike Spencer and multi-sport stars Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 16.
    Their induction acceptance speeches will be held in the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m. Kramer, who died July 22, 1999, will be represented by his son and daughter.
    The inductees will then be introduced at halftime of Tell City’s varsity boys basketball game with North Posey that night, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday’s basketball games postponed

    Icy roads forced postponement of both boys basketball games involving Perry County teams Friday.
    Perry Central’s PLAC game at West Washington has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
    Tell City’s PAC game at Pike Central has also been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • Southridge defeats PC girls

    HUNTINGBURG—Kendyl Dearing and Victoria Schaefer combined for 38 points as Southridge defeated Perry Central 56-35 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “Schaefer and Dearing hurt us in the first half (when the Raiders built a 35-18 lead),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Those two guards are very, very good. We gave them too many shots and got down by 17.
    “We actually played pretty well in the second half—we just can’t score.”

  • Transition layups lead Rangers past Tell City

    FERDINAND—Numerous transition layups helped Forest Park overtake Tell City for a 56-48 PAC girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Tell City led 23-20 at halftime but couldn’t put two good halves together because of “missed assignments” on defense, Tell City Coach John Lyons said.
    “They probably had 14 points on layups,” he added. “We just didn’t get back (on defense). They beat us down the floor.”
    Tell City scored the first basket of the third quarter to increase its lead to five points.