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Today's News

  • County included in state’s new grape-growing area

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County may never rival the wine-growing areas of France or California, but its inclusion in a new viticultural area shows that southern and central Indiana is a special place for growing grapes and making great wines.

  • Eighth-period studies

    While Perry Central Commodore fans of all ages were awaiting Tuesday evening’s basketball sectional-opener, after-school and eighth-period programs were serving dozens of students. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Local race fan hurt in Daytona crash

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Whitney Turner will forever carry memories of her visit to Daytona Beach, Fla., and its famed NASCAR speedway. She’ll also carry scars.

  • Ellspermann lauds county

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann told a local audience Feb. 21 one of her four daughters wasn’t too keen about going to college. A blended family that includes two stepdaughters with husband Jim Mehling, they range from 22 to 26 years old.

  • PC stops Senators to win PLAC outright

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central held West Washington to one field goal in the second half to beat the Senators 46-30 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in the PLAC to win the conference outright for the first time since 1996-97 (they tied for the title in 1997-98 and last year).

  • Could two county teams win sectionals?

    Could two Perry County teams win boys basketball sectionals this week?
    Perry Central is the favorite at Southridge and Cannelton thinks it has a shot at Wood Memorial.
    There have never been two champions from Perry County before, even though Perry County teams have been in at least two different sectionals since 1970, except 1992-97 when they were all in the Crawford County sectional.
    They were in three different sectionals in 1998 and ’99, when Tell City was in Class 3A, Perry Central 2A, and Cannelton A.

  • Heritage Hills clips Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central came out flat in the third quarter and lost to Heritage Hills 76-65 in boys basketball Friday.
    The teams played each other nearly even in the first half, with the Patriots leading only 30-29 at the break.
    The Patriots went on a 16-3 run during the first 4:13 of the third quarter, though. Spenser Minto made two easy baskets to start the quarter before Perry Central’s Andrew Huber made a basket.

  • Lions tame Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek used a barrage of three-pointers, rebound baskets and transition layups to beat Cannelton 72-51 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Lions hit five three-pointers, including four by Will Brown, in the first 13 minutes as they jumped to a 41-24 lead.
    They also hit five transition layups—four off steals and one off a defensive rebound and outlet pass—in that span.
    They were fouled on another transition layup and hit 1 of 2 free throws.

  • Community Events, Feb. 25

    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.

    Perry Central band accepting donations
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters are now accepting donations for the band’s annual silent auction and vendors fundraiser.

  • Golden Living crowns Valentine royalty

    Patricia Riley was crowned 2013 Valentine queen and Ralph Fay was crowned 2013 Valentine king at a party held Feb. 14 at Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills in Tell City. The king and queen were chosen by votes from residents, staff, family and visitors. They were presented gifts from the facility. Refreshments of heart-shaped cookies and red punch were served by the staff during the party.