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Today's News

  • TC senior a National Merit semifinalist

    TELL CITY – Leo Simpson, senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. Leo plans to attend Purdue University and major in Engineering and also pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science. Leo is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Simpson.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Esarey

    Gilbert and Ruth Esarey of Bristow will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house on Oct. 1st at Bristow Community Center from 1:30-3:30 Central time.

    Gilbert Esarey and Ruth Harpenau were married on Sept. 30, 1952, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Perry County.  Their attendants were Agnes (Harpenau) Hosler, James King, Peggy (Schellenberg) Harpenau and James Harpenau. 

  • A county full of chronicles

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

  • Trump on DACA: Do your job, Congress

    Well, so much for Hoosier common sense. A lot of Indiana officials are joining the preening, posturing hordes dumping on President Trump for his perfectly proper decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district

    More than half of Indiana’s school districts, including all three in Perry County, are too small to operate efficiently and students are suffering because of that.

    That’s according to a study released by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last month.

    The study, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, found that academic performances among school districts with fewer than 2,000 students lagged behind larger districts.

  • On Medicare, Trump missing the mark

    Ron Klink

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Trump doesn’t understand or care about healthcare policy.

    He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year. That’s hardly the “great health care” plan with “much lower deductibles” that the president repeatedly promised.

  • PC teams to fight juvenile diabetes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s volleyball and cross country teams will raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes at Perry Central’s volleyball match with Mitchell Sept. 26.
    See any volleyball player or cross country runner to order a shirt to support the cause. Order forms are also available in the high school and elementary offices. Orders are due by Saturday, Sept. 16.
     

  • Cannelton outserves Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Caressa Sloss made seven kills and six digs as Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 in volleyball Monday.
    Chloe Davis served seven straight points, including four aces, to put Cannelton ahead 16-10 in the first set.
    Kendra Anastasiades served eight consecutive points to give the Bulldogs a 19-14 lead in the second set.
    Sloss served six straight points to put Cannelton ahead 14-13 in the third game.
    Davis made seven digs, Tory Thomas four, and Hannah McMahan three for the match.

  • PC 7th in 8-team tourney

    EVANSVILLE—Terissa Roark made seven kills and three digs as Perry Central beat Pike Central 25-23, 25-23 to finish seventh in Evansville Central’s eight-team volleyball tourney Saturday.
    Maria Hubert added four kills and three blocks and Bree Noland made four blocks. Addy Davis had 12 assists.
    Maddie Labhart and Brooke Lasher matched Roark’s three digs. Courtney Berger served five aces.
    Perry Central went 0-3 in pool play, falling to Reitz 25-12, 25-18, to Vincennes Lincoln 25-14, 25-11, and to Gibson Southern 25-18, 25-11.

  • Tell City girls 6th in PAC

    OAKLAND CITY—Two Tell City girls shot under 120 to lead the Marksmen to sixth place in the nine-team PAC girls golf tourney Saturday.
    This is the most teams the Marksmen have ever beaten in the tourney. They placed second in 2003 but there were only four complete teams in it then.
    Tell City shot 483. Gibson Southern won with 367.
    Taylor Goffinet shot 118 and Mollie Arnold 119 to lead Tell City.
    Arnold shot 53 on the front nine. Goffinet shot 59 on the front and back nines.