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Today's News

  • Marksmen shut out Patriots

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 16 matches to shut out Heritage Hills 93-0 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    The 14-0 Marksmen have dominated all their matches.
    The only thing keeping them from shutting out South Spencer Tuesday was a forfeit in the 195-pound weight class. But Heritage Hills also forfeited that weight class, giving the Marksmen the clean sweep.
    Coy Hammack, Brayden Lain, Gage Meunier, Tyce DuPont, Trent Cail, Nigel Kaiser and Ross Wilgus won by pins Thursday.
    Alec Stahly won a 2-0 decision in the 150-pound weight class.

  • Kohnert MVP of balanced all-county team

    No player dominated Perry County girls basketball this year, which was reflected in the voting for the News’ 38th annual All-Perry County team.

  • Rangers edge Tell City in defensive battle

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City had a chance to take the lead in the final 10 seconds, but ultimately cold shooting was the Marksmen’s undoing in a 31-27 boys basketball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 32.3 percent from the field, including just 2 of 15 from three-point range.
    But strong defense kept them in the game, as they held Forest Park to 33.3 percent field-goal shooting.
    The Rangers attempted just three three-point shots, making one.

  • Kleeman-Copeland

    Rocky and Sheila Kleeman of Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Kleeman to Troy Copeland of Bowling Green, Ky.

    Kleeman is a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a 2013 graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Master of Science degree in health and human performance. She has been a health coach for three years.

  • CourtHouse Call
  • TC musicians head to state solo, ensemble contest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School band was represented by 50 members at a recent solo and ensemble competition Jan. 28 at Southridge High School in Huntingburg. According to band director Natasha Edmondson, all band students that participated in the event spent extra time outside of normal band class practicing their routines.

  • Guest editorial: Indiana dumps a problem on sheriffs

    House Bill 1006, which passed in 2015, was supposed to reduce prison crowding in Indiana by sending more low-level felons back to the counties where they were convicted.

    The idea was that the prisoners would be closer to their families, reducing the risk of recidivism after they finish their sentences.

    But it turns out that what the state was doing was creating enormous headaches for counties. While state prison beds were emptying, county jails were being filled beyond capacity and county budgets were being severely challenged.

  • Trump’s $54 billion increase in military spending unwarranted

    President Donald Trump presented a budget outline last week that included a $54 billion increase in defense spending and an equivalent decrease in non-defense, discretionary spending. We think our nation would be better served by a budget doing the opposite in each of those areas.

    Trump said the nearly 10 percent increase in the military budget is needed “to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.”

    But our “depleted military” is a myth.

  • Be ready for severe weather

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Perry Countians will mark the 43rd anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County.

    Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day. Just last week tornadoes struck in nearby counties, including Dubois and Posey counties.

  • Space debris and life

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Millions of pieces of man-made debris – space junk – orbit the Earth as I begin to type this column. As your eyes dart from word to word, there are a myriad of objects, from portions of abandoned spacecrafts to tiny paint chips, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour around the planet.