Today's News

  • PC’s defense stops Patriots

    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.
    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.

  • PCMH to offer CPR, first aid classes

    TELL CITY – A family and friends CPR class is set for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program is designed for the layperson, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills. No testing or performance evaluation will be required during this course. The fee is $10 per person.
    A Heartsaver CPR with AED class is also scheduled for Wednesday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The fee for this certification class is $45. A skills test is required. The class will be held again from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 14.

  • DNR offers online ATV safety course

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department Natural Resources law-enforcement and outdoor-recreation divisions are partnering to offer an online all-terrain-vehicle-safety course.

    ATVs and other off-road vehicles have increased in popularity over the past decade, but so have accidents. Indiana conservation officer Maj. Michael Portteus recently reported that ATV accidents have increased 40 percent over the past four years, from 153 in 2008 to 214 last year.

  • WTE sixth-graders earn science-bowl honors

    Students on the William Tell science-bowl team placed seventh in their class in the state.