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  • Hill, Bosma saga a moral knot the GOP needs to untangle

    LEO MORRIS

    Indiana Policy Review

     

    This is a quiet, unassuming little state, isn’t it? While scandals from Washington bubble and froth in the social media septic tank, accusations of sexual malpractice against two of the most powerful Indiana GOP politicians drip like slow leaks too inconsequential to bother with.

  • Bulldogs play huge in SRC Tournament

    MEDORA – Caressa Sloss recorded a monster game finishing with another double-double, with 26 points and 13 rebounds, as the Bulldogs defeated Medora 54-36 in the Southern Roads Conference tournament on Saturday.
    Chloe Davis added to the dominant scoring, with 20 points and 8 boards. Mackenzie Reed scored 8 points, 5 assists and got it done on defense with 7 steals in the matchup.
    The Bulldogs hit the ground running on offense, with quality offensive sets to take an early lead, routing the Hornets, 12-4 in the opening quarter.

  • Swimmimg Preview: Tell City Girls Swimming Team

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Girls swimming team is set to begin their 2018-19 campaign in two days.
    The Marksman are locked-in to compete against it’s 16-game schedule with a few big time relays that are up for the taking.
    This Marksmen girls swimming team will be filled with veteran leadership with Breanna Franzman, Ireland Gaynor and Destiny Little going into their senior seasons. The team have also acquired 11 freshmen to the roster from the junior high team, who are more than ready for the challenges at the next level.

  • Panthers defeat Commodores 46-87

    BY: KASEY RICHARDSON
    SPORTS EDITOR
    LEOPOLD – Bree Noland led the Commodores in scoring, dropping 23 points and grabbing 7 boards as Perry Central fell to Corydon Central, 46-87 on Tuesday.
    Macey Emmons was the second leading scorer for the Commodores racking in 11 points and 3 steals in the matchup. Caylyn Peter made a defensive presence, coming away with 3 steals as well.
    In the first quarter, the Panthers pounded the floor tempo on defense, running a half court trap on Perry Central.

  • Trees from seed ... a need to mimic nature

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some plants are prolific; others are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft. 

  • Foundation profiles examples of endowed community gifts

    This is one of an occasional series of stories on funds established through the Perry County Community Foundation.

     

    After 27 years in elementary education, most teachers would be thumbing the pages of travel brochures planning an enjoyable retirement. Donna Fenn held a different view of life after work and it involved her lifelong passion of developing literacy skills for young children.

  • TC school buses to get stop-arm cameras

    TELL CITY – Following recent attention from accidents across the state involving school buses, the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., in showing its commitment to the safety of students, in an announcement Tuesday, School Superintendent John Scioldo said buses will soon be outfitted with stop-arm cameras.

    These cameras are designed to capture footage that identify makes, models and license-plate numbers of any vehicle that violates stop-arm protocol.

  • Clerk’s race goes to incumbent Mogan

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The race was close for Clerk of Circuit Court at the mid-term elections Tuesday night with a 74-vote difference between candidates. Democrat Mandi Mogan retained her position as county clerk, taking on a strong challenge from Republican Lynn Fulkerson. Turnout of registered voters in the county neared 63 percent.

  • Alvey wins nail-biter race for county treasurer

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The race for county treasurer resulted in a change for the position, with Republican Paul Alvey winning a narrow victory with a 54-vote difference over incumbent Democrat Charlotte Rogier.

    The race was tight throughout the evening as tallies came in from different polling precincts. Going down to the wire, Alvey received 3,581 votes, or 50.38 percent of voters, while Rogier received 3,527 votes, or 49.62 percent of the votes.

  • Etienne cruises to victory in coroner’s race

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – In a night of super-close races, the contest for county coroner was not one of them. Republican Nic Etienne defeated Democrat Joe Adkins for the office. Etienne won all 21 Perry County precincts en route to a 1,289-vote margin. Etienne received 4,189 votes to Adkins’ 2,900.