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Today's News

  • Luke Hubert makes All-PLAC boys team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central guard Luke Hubert was named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Hubert, a 5-foot-11 senior, led the Commodores in scoring with 11.8 points per game, in assists with 1.71 per game, in steals with 1.5 per game, and in free-throw shooting at 81.3 percent.
    He finished second on the team in three-point shooting at 34.2 percent and had the most attempts from that range with 111.
    He hit 39.3 percent from the field overall.

  • Melton named Bulldogs’ boys basketball MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Ethan Melton was named Cannel-ton’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports banquet Wednesday.
    Melton received the award in a team vote.
    The players also selected Patrick Lawson as the team’s most improved player.
    Melton won a statistical award for highest field-goal percentage at 56.1 percent.
    Jacob Pearey won for having the highest scoring average at 11.3 points per game and having the most steals with 31.

  • Bloated budgets, troops at risk

    Jonathan Bydlak

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    How much does the Department of Defense waste on overhead and outside contractors? Pentagon officials recently paid an outside consulting firm to find out.

    When the consultants put the figure at $125 billion, defense officials were scared Congress would cut their budget. So they tossed the multi-million-dollar report in the trash and hoped no one would find it.

  • Failure a part of business, Can-Clay no exception

    Can-Clay is Perry County’s own concept of too big to fail. It’s at the citizenry’s hands to bear the brunt of practices that help failing business survive when the market or poor business practices says its time to close.

  • Siblings recognized for academic achievement

    NEW ALBANY – Siblings Ian and Carly Jarboe were recently recognized for their outstanding academic performance during the 2016 fall semester at Indiana University Southeast.

    Ian Jarboe earned a place on the dean’s list with an excellent grade point average, which is reserved for students who have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for the semester. Ian is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in graphic design this spring.

  • Foster-Little

    Holli Quinn Foster was married to Derek Allen Little in a 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony on Sept. 24, 2016, at the Tabernacle in Santa Claus. The Rev. Charlotte Lee officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Tim and Julie Foster of St. Meinrad. The groom is the son of Jenny and Vernie Schaefer of Tell City and Larry and Michelle Little of Troy.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    The maid of honor was friend of the bride, Casey Litherland of Cannelton.

  • Houtchen-Powers

    Gary and Bertha Armes, of Hardinsburg, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Armes Houtchen, to Gordon Lee Powers, both of Tell City.

    Powers is the son of Charles and Carolyn Powers of Tell City.

    Houtchen is a graduate of Frederick Fraize High School in Cloverport, Ky. She played both basketball and softball. She is employed in customer service at Wal-Mart in Tell City. Powers is a graduate of Tell City High School. He is employed as a line worker at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City. 

  • Irish women roots of American progress

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    If you’re a female artist of Irish ancestry who couples her HIIT regime with a balance of healthy eating, March is a great month. More than just St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef, and leprechauns, it’s never too late, or early for that matter, to indulge in the less traditional aspect of the history.

  • Balancing individual rights and the common good

    Alexander P. Orlowski

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As Americans, we are united in the belief that all people have certain inalienable rights. Chief among these are, as President Thomas Jefferson penned, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    At the same time American values are also deeply rooted in a strong sense of community. This sentiment is reflected in our national motto: “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “out of many, one.”

  • I-64 Crash Wednesday kills Virginia man

    DALE –  A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man. Brandon Taylor, 34, of Roanoke, Va., was flown from the scene but later died at the hospital.