Today's News

  • Flood fears deepen

    By VINCE LUECKE and KEVIN KOELLING, The Perry County News

    Swollen by more than a week of storms that dumped 8 or more inches of rain across the county and even more upstream, the Ohio River reached seldom-seen heights this week, threatening homes in several areas of the county in the most significant flood in 14 years.

  • Perry Central second in triangular

    SANTA CLAUS—Perry Central shot its worst score in its last three matches but still finished second in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Wood Memorial won with 176 strokes. Perry Central shot 182 and Forest Park 223.
    Perry Central’s Brad Douglas tied Wood Memorial’s Alex Manion for medalist honors, as each shot a 5-over-par 41 on the Christmas Lake course.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Andrew Huber with a 42, Trevor Carter 48, and Dylan Hirsch 51.
    Nathan Bashor, 59, and James Rogier, 62, also played for the Commodores.

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Forest Park won eight of the 16 events to beat Perry Central and Tell City in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    Forest Park scored 73 points. Perry Central 49, and Tell City 44.
    Perry Central and Tell City each won four events.
    Lindsey Gengelbach and Cathryn Peter each won two events for Perry Central.
    Gengelbach cleared 8 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault by 1 foot.
    She cleared 5 feet in the high jump, the same height as her sister, Ashley, and Tell City’s Logan Flannagan. But Lindsey won on fewer misses.

  • Raiders beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—A close game turned into a 17-4 Southridge rout after Perry Central lost its shortstop in girls softball Thursday.
    Perry Central trailed only 5-3 entering the fourth inning. Then Commodore shortstop Morgan Richard-son broke her jaw in a collision with a Southridge runner.
    The Raiders went on to score three runs that inning, two the next, and seven in the sixth to win the game by the 10-run rule.
    They finished with 12 hits, including seven for extra bases.

  • Orleans holds off PC 6-3

    ORLEANS—Two unearned runs in the sixth inning helped Orleans hold off Perry Central 6-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Orleans led only 4-3 before a dropped third strike with two outs in the sixth inning led to two insurance runs for the Bulldogs.
    Each team had eight hits, but Perry Central could not generate any offense the first three innings.
    “We came out really flat,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “They’ve got that short field and it seems like we pop stuff up (trying to hit home runs).”

  • Hiring strong coach paramount for TC

    Tell City is getting quite a few applicants for its vacant head boys basketball coaching position.
    The school also has teaching vacancies now in mathematics and English. Current teachers have until May 1 to notify the administration if they plan to retire, so openings in other areas could also appear.
    “We’re going to interview like we have everything open,” Principal Brad Ramsey said Friday.

  • Hornets sting TC late

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s defense was inconsistent and its offense was lacking in girls softball losses Wednes-day and Thursday.

  • Turkey Challenge returns to county this week

    PERRY COUNTY – Some of the nation’s top hunters will be in Perry County this week to take part in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, a hunting competition in which teams of sportsmen film their pursuit of wild turkeys.

    Hunting is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    This is the third consecutive year the challenge is being held in Perry County and Tony Thomas, one of the local organizers, said the caliber of hunters is at an all-time high.

    Again this year local landowners are lending use of their property, Thomas said.

  • Commissioners declare state of emergency

    UPDATE, 3:15 TUESDAY: Commissioners declare state of emergency

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners declared a state of emergency at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, calling on county residents to be alert for rapidly rising flood waters and to refrain from travel on water-covered roads.

    Their proclamation will remain in effect until noon May 3.

  • COLUMN: Women and Social Security

    By KEN CORDER, Guest Columnist

    While the Social Security program treats all workers – men and women – exactly the same in terms of benefits they can receive, women need to know what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits to which they may be entitled may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getting by in their retirement years.