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Today's News

  • Open enrollment underway for health insurance marketplace

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite repeated attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this year, as well as numerous administrative changes from the executive branch that have dramatically shaken its structure, the system is still in place and open for 2018 enrollment.
    This year’s open enrollment period has been considerably curtailed, lasting only from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, so those in need of individual or family health insurance outside of Medicaid, Medicare or employer-sponsored plans should move fast to review their options.

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    November
    22    Lanesville    A    5:00
    December
    1    Perry Central    H    6:00
    8    Tecumseh    H    6:00
    15    Cannelton Invitational    H    6:00
    16    Cannelton Invitational    H    8:00

  • Jameson booklet great shooting guide

    Do you want your son or daughter to learn how to shoot the same way college basketball’s all-time leading scorer did, or the way Bryan Taylor and other 1970s Tell City stars did?
    Then we have just what you need here at the Perry County News.
    It’s a booklet written by former Tell City assistant basketball coach John Jameson called “The Mechanics of Shooting: Learn the Proper Way to Shoot the Basketball,” and we have 39 copies for sale for $10 apiece.

  • Perry Central girls feature quickness

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Good quickness, along with better ball-handling and shooting, could help Perry Central’s girls basketball team improve on last year’s 3-20 record.
    “We play really hard and we’ve got some quickness,” said Ty Guillaume, who is starting his fifth season as the team’s head coach. “I wouldn’t say it’s the fastest group we’ve had overall, but we’ve got some quick girls at different positions.”

  • The hungry squirrel

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    This column was first published in 2011.

     

    The squirrel was hurtling full-throttle across the road and barely missed being squashed by my car tire September 23. I made a quick truck to the farm to grab my mail and a bite to eat and spotted the squirrel while returning to New Boston.

  • Good fences will keep roadways safer

    Good fences make good neighbors. So goes the famous adage.

    We might suggest another. Good fences make for safer driving.

    Anyone with a police scanner within ear shot knows our local police officers, most often sheriff’s deputies, get called regularly to reports of livestock on or near roadways. The animals have escaped their fenced-in enclosures and are roaming free, posing a danger to motorists and, of course, the animals themselves.

  • PCMH Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar Nov. 9

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9.

    There will also be a silent auction, where several nice items will be up for bid. There will be a minimum bid posted and a bid sheet posted with each item.

    The bazaar will include many handcrafted and baked goods for sale.

  • Hoosier politicians take thousands from pharmaceutical companies

    JON WEBB

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Larry Bucshon is a firm fighter of Indiana’s opioid epidemic. The Eighth District congressman was in the area this week meeting with Vanderburgh County’s Substance Abuse Council and touting a drug take-back initiative at Walgreen’s. Last year, he sponsored a bill meant to widen treatment options for those battling addiction.

    But according to campaign finance records, he also received thousands of dollars from a company accused of perpetuating the very problem Bucshon’s trying to curb.

  • Gowan-Hakes

    Tosha Gowan and Matthew Hakes were married at 3 p.m. Sept. 16, 2017,  in a double-ring ceremony at Old Vanderburgh Courthouse in downtown Evansville. The ceremony was officiated by Larry Peter and the couple wrote and exchanged their own vows.

    A reception followed at the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse.

    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Rhonda Backus of Salem. The groom is the son of David and Julie Hakes of Tell City.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Sabelhaus-Thompson

    Kaycie Marie Sabelhaus and Ian Robert Thompson were married July 8, 2017,  in a double-ring ceremony at Historic Locust Grove in Louisville, Ky. A reception followed at the venue.

    The bride is the daughter of Carol Sabelhaus and Lloyd and Jenny Sabelhaus, all of Tell City. She was given in marriage by her father

    The groom is the son of Bob and Cathy Thompson of Crestwood, Ky. Bob officiated the ceremony