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  • Heritage Hills shuts out Tell City 49-0


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY—After a competitive first half, Heritage Hills dominated the second and cruised past Tell City 49-0 in PAC football Friday.

    Through two games the Marksmen have failed to score.

    “We are not a bad team, but we had some quit in the second half,” Marksman Coach Aaron Clements said. “When things went wrong we started to quit.

    “We don’t have timing right and things aren’t going the way they are supposed to be going.”

  • Bland propels PC to rout of Rangers


    Sports Editor Emeritus


    LEOPOLD—Cameron Bland passed for four touchdowns and ran for two others as Perry Central whipped Forest Park 45-0 in football Friday.

    The sophomore quarterback was extremely efficient passing, completing 7 of 8 attempts for 245 yards.

    He fell just short of Shon Hubert’s school record of five touchdown passes in a game set in 2001 and Bob Ransome’s school record of 284 passing yards in a game set in 1969.

  • A failed war on drugs

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


    The United States is close to 40 years into the ‘War on Drugs.’ What began as a campaign of good intentions has become among the most costly policy failures of the last 150 years. We seem unwilling or unable to grapple with the immense consequences or, indeed, even fully appreciate the depth of the problem.

    Before I explain the issue and discuss some reasonable alternatives, I wish to make clear my personal feelings about illegal drug use.

  • A land bank for others

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


  • Clergy sex-abuse wounds far from healed

    A grand jury’s report detailing the sexual abuse of minors by more than 300 priests in several Pennsylvania dioceses has torn the scab from an old but unhealed wound within the Catholic Church, an institution that has done much in recent years to better safeguard its members from predator priests.

    Still, echoes of a sinful past remain, in which the crimes of pedophile priests were covered up and the priests themselves shuffled from parish to parish.

  • Daisy & Cletus James

    Daisy and Cletus James of Tell City celebrated their 65-year wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 2018, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Denny Howe.

    Mr. James and former Daisy Harper were married Aug. 8, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Derby.

    The couple has eight children, Mary Beertzer of Cannelton, Roger James of Cannelton, Donnie James of Tell City, Kathy Clayton of Tell City, Lana Howe of Leopold, Sheila Leisman of Ferdinand, Kevin James of Cannelton and Doyle James of Hawesville, Ky.

  • Perry Central to crown homecoming court Friday

    LEOPOLD – The 2018 Perry Central Football Homecoming Ceremony will be held at halftime during the varsity football game against Crawford County on Friday evening, Aug. 31. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The entire high school student body will choose the queen and king.

    The queen candidates are as follows:

  • Score improvements sought at Cannelton schools


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton schools have enacted plans and programs to improve their Indiana’s Student-Centered Accountability system score, in which Cannelton received an F rating.

  • Council review shows tax caps limit schools, city finances


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As part of community-wide budget preparations, the Perry County Council gave a nod Thursday to initial 2019 spending plans for local townships, city governments, school corporations and the public library. An informal review required by the state Department of Local Government Finance, the session allowed the council to make recommendations for any needed amendments as it pertained to the listed maximum levies along with proposed tax cap limitations for each entity.

  • A little PEP in the School Day


    Staff Writer