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Today's News

  • Changing the high court would be overreacting

    People who usually revere the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution today are voicing doubts about whether the founders got it right with respect to the Supreme Court.

    The critics’ misgivings come in the wake of two decisions they disliked – the court’s recent upholding of the federal health-care law and, more divisively, the ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

  • Forgiveness in Charleston

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Men and women who had every reason to voice hatred toward Dylann Roof, the accused Charleston, S.C., church shooter, instead forgave him when he appeared before them last month via a closed-circuit TV camera. Even before their family members’ funerals, with Emmanuel AME Church a crime scene, the loved ones of men and women killed in cold blood offered words of forgiveness.

  • Pence’s challenge to EPA: Good for Indiana or bad?

    DONALD NEWELL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    On Wednesday, June 24, Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter to Barack Obama stating that if the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan was not “demonstrably and significantly improved” from the proposed plan the EPA issued on June 2nd, 2014, that Indiana would not comply with the rule. 

  • Preparing for Indiana’s unpredictable storm season

    State Rep. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    With changing seasons comes unpredictable and sometimes dangerous weather in the Hoosier State. Severe weather can develop quickly, which is why it is important to be prepared and know when to take necessary safety precautions.

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has developed a severe-weather- preparedness fact sheet to help families understand how to prepare before, during and after storms hit. Some key tips are listed below.

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  • Houchin earns perfect score from jobs group

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s recently released legislative vote analysis, which ranks lawmakers based on their votes on measures that protect manufacturing jobs.

    According to IMA, bills used in the report were selected based on the significant impact to the state’s manufacturing community, including sales and income- tax relief, repeal of the common construction wage and a reform of the unemployment insurance system.

  • Plans in place for Schweizer road runs

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the 38th annual Schweizer Fest road runs. This year’s 6-mile and 2-mile runs will be held at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, Saturday, Aug. 8.  A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The race starts on 7th Street and ends on Main Street. 

  • Summer swim meet at JFK Pool
  • Human foozball coming to 2015 Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball. Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing teams’ goal.

    Just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.

    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • Cash Waggner claims girls softball crown

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner rallied for nine runs in the last inning Monday to beat Team Central 11-7, winning Tell City’s age-11-14 regular-season girls softball title.

    Cash Waggner finished with an 8-1 record and Team Central finished second at 7-2.

    Team Central led 7-2 going into the fifth inning, which would be the last one due to the time limit.

    But Gracie Hendry, Justice Cash and Elena Hagedorn walked to load the bases with one out for Cash Waggner in the top of the fifth inning.

  • Tourney champs