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Today's News

  • PC takes 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Cameron Bland drove in two runs as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 7-3 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.
    The win clinched at least a tie for second place in the conference for Perry Central at 4-2. Paoli won the title with a 5-1 conference record.
    Perry Central trailed 2-0 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more each of the next two innings.
    Springs Valley outhit the Commodores 9-7, but Blackhawk pitchers walked five compared with three for Perry Central pitchers.

  • Tell City champs in 2 distance races

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City’s Nate Kaiser won the 1600-meter run and 3200 relay and Perry County had six other distance entrants qualify for the regional with their performances in their boys track sectional Thursday.
    Tell City finished sixth in team standings with 55 points and Perry Central was eighth with 47.
    Jasper won the 10-team sectional with 167 points, 64 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.

  • Steve and Judy Houghland

    Steve and Judy Houghland of Fulda will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 26, 2018, with a Mass of Celebration at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5 p.m. A reception will follow at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Dinner will be served around 6 p.m. All family and friends are welcome.

    Steve and Judy are the parents of Braden Houghland of Louisville, Ky., and Lydia Houghland of Owensboro, Ky. They also have one grandson, Wayde Allen Barber of Owensboro, Ky.

    The couple was married on May 27, 1978, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church.

  • Save money this summer

    Heather Powell

    Staff Writer

     

    I’m a big reader. I love to read fiction, non-fiction, poetry and everything in between. I find reading helps relax me, entertain me and, most importantly, educate me.

    Late last year I read “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey and haven’t stopped thinking about it. His views on getting out of debt and building a secure financial future have really struck a cord with me.

  • Policy decisions felt locally

    Politics, or at least the national consciousness of it, rarely seems to focus on policy. Pundits on national media tend to focus more on which players at the national level are “winning” as opposed to what the impact of action, or inaction, in Washington D.C. can be. This was recently seen in the brief coverage of the passage of the federal spending bill in March, which relaxed restraints on military and domestic spending put in place to control the growth of the budget deficit in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

  • Memorial Day traditions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But this Memorial Day, we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Click it or Ticket patrols coming

    TELL CITY –  Later this month, Tell City Police will join law-enforcement  agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained  passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.

  • Veterans groups plan weekend services

    PERRY COUNTY –  On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

  • Big Rome festival Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The small community of Rome plans a big showcase of its history, heritage and civic spirit Saturday as the first beer, wine and music festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m.

    The day will include live music, beer and wine tasting and food.

    Musical acts will include the Gibson Family, Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of Music and the regional band Insulated Music.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.