Today's News

  • Huber, Schroeder win most PC hoop awards

    LEOPOLD - Nick Huber was named the boys Most Valuable Player and Alie Schroeder received the most girls awards at Perry Central's basketball awards program Thursday.

    Huber received the most varsity boys awards, including ones for leading scorer, best free-throw percentage, most rebounds, and All-PLAC.

    He was a repeat winner for free-throw percentage.

    No girls MVP award was presented, but Schroeder was a repeat winner for leading scorer, most rebounds and most blocked shots (she shared the blocked shots award with Melissa Schatz last year).

  • Huber selected MVP of all-county team

    There were more good players than usual to pick from for this year's All-Perry County boys basketball team, as the statistics bear out.

    Eight players had double-figure scoring averages. That's three more than last year and the most since 1999, when there were also eight (two years ago there were just two).

    This season also saw two of the four highest individual season field-goal percentages ever compiled in the county - and one of those players didn't even make all-county.

    Four players drew enough fouls to shoot more than 100 free throws. Several years no one did that.

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  • Clarification

    TELL CITY - A story on the front page of Thursday's News about a March 9 armed standoff between Ronald Cook and police reported that Cook had refused to allow his wife and 9-year-old granddaughter to leave the home.

    Cook's wife said Thursday her husband did not prevent her from leaving. Instead she declined to exit the house because their granddaughter was asleep at the time. The woman and child later left the home. Ronald Cook was later arrested by officers.

  • Iwo Jima presentation April 12

    TELL CITY - A survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima will have a presentation at 1 p.m. April 12 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Events of that battle 63 years ago will be described by Marion "Frank" Walker of Brownstown as he brings to life the details of the deadliest battle in Marine Corps history.

    Mount Suribachi and Iwo Jima have become icons in history, yet so little is known about the conflict.

    He will also tell the story of the "flag raising" and how he survived the campaign.

  • Local groups schedule Easter events

    A number of organizations in the area have scheduled events in celebration of Easter.

    Tri Kappa hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    TELL CITY - Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will sponsor its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday at Tell City Moose Lodge 1424.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., children up to fifth grade are invited to participate in activities, enjoy breakfast and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Each child will receive a candy bag.

  • Classes begin March 31 for naturalist program

    PERRY COUNTY - Classes in a master-naturalist program will begin March 31 and continue for eight consecutive Mondays.

    Designed to help nature lovers grow by providing them intensive training in natural-resource principles, the classes' participants will share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities.

  • Carl Hurley tickets available through chamber

    TELL CITY - A nationally recognized comedian and lecturer, sometimes called America's funniest professor, will perform Aug. 4 on the Tell City High School auditorium stage as part of the community's sesquicentennial celebration.

    Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor.

    Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.

  • Paper-company problem becomes lucky break for local rail agency

    High river compounds wood-chips issue

    TELL CITY - Some people prefer to use the word opportunities when others would say problems. A recent problem for the Domtar Corp. turned into a lucky break for the Perry County Port Authority.

  • News, chamber hosting April 8 candidate forum

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum next month to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor will be invited, as will those for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME, 102.7 FM.