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Today's News

  • Man charged for threatening teen with chainsaw

    BRISTOW — State police arrested an 18-year-old Bristow man Sunday after he allegedly threatened another teen with a chainsaw and damaged a pickup truck.

    According to state police, Kyle Paulin, 4853 Cedar Road, used a chainsaw to intimidate the juvenile and damage his 2000 Ford truck. Police said Paulin had been drinking.  

    Trooper George Wooten is leading the investigation. Paulin, who faces charges of possession of alcohol by a minor, criminal mischief and intimidation, was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

  • Tell City can’t stop Myers’ inside game

    TELL CITY—Jordan Myers’ strong low-post scoring led Forest Park past Tell City 77-73 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Myers, a 6-foot-8 senior center who has signed to play for Southern Illinois University, hit 14 of 17 shots from two-point range, all from within 8 feet of the basket.

    He also made 1 of 4 from three-point range as he finished with 32 points.

    But in crunch time in the fourth quarter he operated exclusively down low, and the smaller Marksmen could not stop him.

  • Rebels hit 3-pointers; Bulldogs miss in loss

    CANNELTON—Huge advantages in three-point shooting and rebounding carried South Spencer past Cannelton 65-32 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Rebels hit 11 of 19 shots from three-point range while Cannelton went 0 for 24 from beyond the arc.

    The Rebels outrebounded the Bulldogs 46-24. “They’re aggressive, strong kids and they attack the glass,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    “But they had four offensive rebounds off free throws. That’s just us not doing our job, and it’s collective as a team.”

  • Louisville tough test for ISU, Carter

    I rated the University of Louisville as the top college basketball team in the country in a preseason column. After facing the Cardinals, Aaron Carter may be inclined to agree.

    Carter, a Perry Central graduate, and his Indiana State teammates took on U of L at Freedom Hall Saturday and saw the Cardinals build leads of 15-2, 38-9 and 50-17 (at halftime) before winning 83-43.

    “It would have been nice to compete better,” said Carter.

  • Cold shooting Bulldogs lose to South Central

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton hit only 24.1 percent from the field in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to South Central Saturday.

    “We had a lot of shots that just didn’t fall,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    He blamed the Bulldogs’ cold perimeter shooting (they were 8 for 33 from three-point range) on being “tired. We have tough early schedule—we knew that coming in.”

    The Bulldogs were playing their fourth game in eight days.

  • PC runs past Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central started fast breaks with several of its 20 steals and beat West Washington 42-26 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores struggled with their perimeter shooting, hitting only 19 of 57 from the field overall.

    “I thought our kids came out a little flat,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “I don’t think our intensity level was where it should’ve been.

    “Then our two juniors, Hilarie (Hahus) and Rachael (Rayford) really sparked us.

  • Raiders hold off TC wrestlers

    HUNTINGBURG—Tied after 12 matches, Southridge won the final two to beat Tell City 39-30 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City Coach Joe Litherland noted that one of his wrestlers who lost down the stretch “was sick all day yesterday.”

    And “Southridge has a real good team. I said before they’re the favorite in the PAC.”

    Tell City won five of the 12 matches actually wrestled (the teams split two forfeits).

    Andy Kast, Kyle Shrubb and Dylan Froehlich earned pins for the Marksmen.

  • Community resource center deserving of public's support

    Perry County is lucky to have several organizations that can help citizens find help when they need it. If it's some extra food you need, there are several public pantries across the county ready to help. If your home was destroyed by fire or a natural disaster, the American Red Cross can help you find shelter. If your home is cold because you don't have enough money to pay the gas bill, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has grants ready to help pay for it.

  • On the road to Christmas

    I used to devise all kinds of ways to count down the days to Christmas. I was that eager to wrap up a semester at school and welcome Santa and his presents under the tree.

    The longing began in church, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the first Advent candle. A wreath with four candles was placed in the front of our church at New Boston and each week another candle was lit, leading up to the weekend before Christmas. Advent, from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” is the four-week period before the nativity of Jesus.

  • Bishops, abortion and life issues

    The Perry County News is to be commended on its willingness to bring life issues to the attention of its readers. A Nov. 17 editorial reported a group of bishops saying that opposing abortion is of first importance among the life issues.

    One might rightfully ask: How does this group of bishops have the authority to make this evaluation? Suppose someone else were to think that capital punishment is of first importance? Indeed.