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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New photo galleries available
  • Guard soldiers file suit against KBR

    TELL CITY – As a contingent of Tell City-based soldiers were finishing their out-processing at Camp Atterbury Wednesday morning to complete their deployment to Iraq, attorneys representing some who served there five years ago were filing a civil lawsuit in Evansville regarding exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.

  • Welcome home, and thank you
  • ATVs will be permitted to run on county roads

    TELL CITY – Licensed drivers will be able to legally use off-road vehicles on county roads outside of cities once an ordinance adopted Dec. 1 by the county commissioners goes into effect.

    “There are a lot of people who want this,” County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said Friday.