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Today's News

  • Community group fighting identity theft

    Upcoming meetings offer tips on how to avoid scam artists

    TELL CITY - A series of free presentations this spring will show Perry Countians how to avoid falling victim to identity theft, a crime affecting millions of Americans each year.

    The upcoming meetings, which began this week and continue through June, are sponsored by the Perry-Spencer Community Advisory Council, an association of local health-care facilities in the two counties. The council sponsors projects each year, many of them geared toward senior citizens.

  • Educator opens up the world through languages

    TELL CITY - Every day, in some way or another, we deal with other cultures and languages. Whether it's something small like shopping or making a deal with a large corporation, language is an integral part of our lives and one local teacher strives to make sure her students don't lack.

    After growing up in different countries and traveling with the military, Jeanne Sanders developed a knack for languages. Her travels are what motivated her to share her love of languages, leading her to get degrees in Spanish and French.

  • PC has veteran golf team

    LEOPOLD - Coach Bill Dickerson thinks having an experienced team will lead to more improvement for Perry Central's boys golf team this season.

    Dickerson, starting his fourth year as the team's coach, has three seniors, including two fourth-year players, on his 11-man roster.

    The Commodores return five of their top six players from last year, when they finished 15-32, beat one team in the PLAC for the first time, and finished a best ever eighth of 14 teams in the Jasper sectional.

    Junior Zach Graves returns as the team's No. 1 golfer.

  • Softball Commodores feature underclassmen

    LEOPOLD - With only one senior and four letter winners on its roster, Perry Central's girls softball team will have to rely on young players this year.

    There are 12 freshmen and 11 sophomores on the 28-girl roster, and several of them will start.

    Completing the new look, they also have a new coach, Greg Gibson, the sixth coach in the team's six-year history.

  • PC has pitching depth

    LEOPOLD - New Perry Central baseball coach Ty Guillaume has inherited a deep pitching staff, including four left-handers with varsity experience.

    Senior left-hander Wes Linette is the team's No. 1 pitcher after going 3-4 for last year's 14-10 team (including a 2-1 loss to Southridge on a controversial balk call in the sectional) and then helping Rockport reach the American Legion World Series.

    But IHSAA rules state he will have to sit out the first four games of this season because his Legion team was still playing after this school year started.

  • Heritage Hills tops Tell City on unearned runs

    LINCOLN CITY - Heritage Hills scored four unearned runs to beat Tell City 4-2 in PAC girls softball Friday.

    The Marksmen committed four errors and each of them contributed to a Heritage Hills run.

    The Patriots outhit Tell City 6-5, with Kyla Gogel and Kelly Bettag each getting two hits.

    Five batters each had one hit for the Marksmen.

    The Patriots scored solo runs in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings, getting one hit each of those innings.

    Tell City tied the score 2-2 with two runs in the fourth inning.

  • Why the negative spin against Clinton?

    I am responding to the March 24 editorial in The Perry County News that makes references to several articles written about the Clintons. I found the editorial appalling and a one-sided approach to this upcoming election.

    Your paper seems to be in lockstep with most of the national media in an obvious attempt to spin everything in a negative and biased way against the Clinton camp.

  • If you can't take the heat ...

    Stay out of the kitchen. I'm reminded of that old adage while catching hell for something in the paper. My backside has been warmed lately for a pair of stories. But that's nothing new really. I still hear complaints about stories published years ago, old grudges some people wear like chips on their shoulders.

    I received two calls about the front-page story on last month's story on the D-Boys, the alleged gang blamed for beating up a Kentucky man. Police carted a few D-Boys to jail and the youth detention center and the cases are working their way through the justice system.

  • Is the love affair over?

    If you watch any of the old television shows from the 1950s, one of the attractions is the "new cars" driven by the characters. Those '57 Chevys, '56 Caddies, '58 Fords, and '59 Vettes that are considered ultra-classics these days were the cars you bought right from the dealer's showrooms in those days.

    Today, they cost many times what they did then.

  • County establishes rainy-day fund

    Account allows county to retain excess COIT, EDIT money

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members adopted at a regular meeting Thursday an ordinance establishing a "rainy-day fund" where unused and unencumbered funds may be banked.

    "Funds raised by a general or special tax levy on taxable property within the county" may be deposited into the fund, the ordinance states, "whenever the purpose of such tax levy has been fulfilled and an unused and unencumbered balance remains."