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Today's News

  • Perry Central golf team faces rebuilding season

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With only one letterman returning and no upperclassmen on the roster, Perry Central’s boys golf team faces a rebuilding season this spring.
    The Commodores have six boys on the roster: three sophomores and three freshmen.
    Only one player on the team is old enough to drive a car, but Coach Bill Dickerson hopes they can all drive a golf ball.

  • Huber PC hoops MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Huber was named Perry Central’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports awards program Wednesday.
    No girls basketball MVP was named but Morgan Richardson won the most awards for that team, six—one more than Brittany Parker.
    Allison Parker was named the Most Valuable cheerleader and Kosha Wetzel received the Julie Irvin Award for being the all-around best cheerleader.

  • Tell City golf team has quality, lacks quantity

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team has quality but lacks quantity as it prepares for Tuesday’s season opener.
    There are six boys on the team, two more than the minimum required for a team score.
    Four of them have varsity experience, though.

  • Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for nation’s children

    KEVIN CONCANNON
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.

  • A familiar email tale

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I received the following email a few days ago. I’m sure its theme will sound familiar to many of you.

    Mr. Luecke: I am Mrs. Dominika Kruznikor, a 69-year-old widow. I am suffering from terminal cancer and the doctors have told me that I have few weeks to live. I want to donate my inheritance out under your supervision to benefit the less privileged. Email me for details.

  • Commissioners: Embrace the passion, other resources you’ve been offered

    Someone approaches you and says, “you have a problem. I can help you with it and I might even be able to find money so you don’t have to pay for its solution.”

    How do you react? Do you dismiss the offer and the person making it?

    Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, made such an offer to the county commissioners.

    He was met with what appeared to be evasiveness.

  • Concert to feature Stations of the Cross

    ST. MEINRAD – Organist Philip Brisson, accompanied by William P. Bradford II, actor and teacher, will present the Dupré-Claudel “Stations of the Cross” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

    This interpretation of a traditional Lenten service sets the 14 stations to organ music intermixed with liturgical poetry. The program should last about 90 minutes.

  • 4-H Color Me Green walk-run April 13

    TELL CITY – Walkers and runners interested in healthy living and supporting 4-H are invited to participate in the 4-H Color Me Green Run-Walk at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Sunset Park in Tell City.
    People of all ages and abilities are welcome to run, walk or roll through the two-mile course.

    The first 50 people who register beginning at 2:30, will receive free T-shirts and sunglasses.

  • Perry Central health fair today

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings, including vision and visual dental checks. 

  • Knights prepare for annual fundraiser

    Terry Schaefer and Clarence Franchville, co-chairs of Tell City Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive for special-needs people, accept their first donation of the year from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing in anticipation of this weekend’s event.

    Knights will accept donations Friday and Saturday at several area locations. All money raised stays in Perry County and will support groups that serve young people with special needs. Knights of Columbus member Bob Hackel is also a co-chair of the project.