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Today's News

  • Amphitheatre seeking volunteers for 2017 performances

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Amphitheatre is seeking volunteers for its 2017 performance series.

    Roles and responsibilities could vary from show to show, but primary areas the venue needs assistance are as ticket scanners, ushers, and concession workers.

    For their efforts, selected volunteers will receive a Lincoln Amphitheatre staff shirt, as well as free and discounted ticketing opportunities to all 2017 performances.

  • The threats to our representative democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Colunnist

     

    With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention – but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I want to lay them out in one place, so that the most serious problems confronting our system don’t slip from our attention.

  • Enrollment figures might have area schools on edge

    The IHSAA won’t officially announce what class each school will be in for class sports the next two years until May 1.
    But Monday it did release the enrollment figures those classes will be based on. And several area schools may be on edge until those decisions are announced because they are obviously close to the dividing line between classes.
    Tell City’s enrollment is up from 389 two years ago to 421 now, so it’s almost a lock to go back to Class 2A in football after being in Class A for that sport the last two years.

  • Local horses win awards at shows

    TELL CITY—At the end of the year, the riders and owners of horses at NRG Farm celebrated a very successful show season.
    They performed at shows in Indianapolis, Springfield, Ohio, Owensboro, Ky., Elizabethtown, Ky., and Priceville, Ala.

  • Cross country coaches want to have it both ways

    David Teague, a senior competing in the 132-pound weight class, was Tell City’s best wrestler this season.
    He was the only one to qualify for the regional and semistate and had compiled a 23-8 record before Saturday’s semistate.
    Meanwhile Tell City had to have freshmen fill the 220- and 285-pound weight classes, which are generally dominated by seniors, and had no one to put in the 195-pound class.
    So maybe the Marksmen should have moved Teague up to one of those weight classes.

  • Pike Central pulls away from Tell City in 3rd quarter

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    PETERSBURG—Tell City’s seven turnovers in the third quarter led to easy baskets in a 62-45 PAC boys PAC basketball loss to Pike Central in Friday.
    The Marksmen made four three-pointers in the first quarter. Braeden Beard hit two and Tretter Lyons and Trent Arnold each added one to put Tell City ahead 18-15 at the end of the quarter.
    Spencer Fest made a three-pointer putting the Marksmen ahead 21-19 with 6:17 left in the second quarter.

  • Perry Central boys hold off Jeeps late

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 17-point lead with hot field-goal shooting and held on to beat Northeast Dubois 61-56 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 54.5 percent from the field, including 59.0 percent from two-point range.
    That helped them build a 17-point lead twice, the last time at 40-23 on a rebound basket by Adam Dauby with less than six minutes left in the third quarter.
    They still led by 11 after Levi Hubert hit 1 of 2 free throws with 19 seconds left in that quarter.

  • Young scientists top-10 finishers
  • Tug of war with a doom and gloom media

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Pessimism and politics; there may be no dirtier words in the English language – aside from dropping a four-letter profanity in front of your grandma during Christmas dinner. And the indignance of the current discussions that encompass the political domain, as it is reported in pop news sources, is probably at a new all-time low, considering the sham and shame of the hoax-media coda.

  • Pro-life at all stages of life

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It was good to see Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence taking part in the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C. He has been solidly pro-life his entire political career and while I did not agree with all of his decisions while governor, his steady support for life issues earned our appreciation.

    U.S. presidents have addressed the crowd before, but by telephone. Pence was there in person, as was presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway.