Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Are the forced spending cuts known as sequestration ultimately a good thing?

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  • 'Clockwork' comedy-murder-mystery on stage this weekend

    Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC team

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were selected to the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday, but seniors Matthew Watts and Brian Arnold received honorable mention.
    Voting was done by conference coaches, with no coach allowed to vote for his own players.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said he thinks the Marksmen “maybe could maybe have gotten one on there if” he had told the other coaches that he preferred they vote for one Tell City player over the other.

  • Perry Central to face taller foe in regional

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central has more seniors and Switzerland County has more height, but otherwise the teams that will meet in the first game of the Southridge boys basketball regional Saturday are pretty similar.
    Both have good quickness, including several star track athletes.
    Austin LeClere, Andrew Huber, Colten Hedinger, Abe Schwartz and Dacota Schaad were all on Perry Central’s team that won the Jasper track sectional last May.

  • PC’s depth pays off in sectional title run

    Perry Central’s depth has been a key factor in its boys basketball success all season and was again in its sectional championship.
    The Commodores almost always use at least eight players in the first half and nine in a game.
    In Saturday’s championship game Mater Dei used only seven players the entire game, and their two reserves did not score or even attempt a shot.
    Abe Schwartz, a starting guard for the Commodores their first 20 games of the season, then missed two games with a torn ligament in his ankle.

  • Community Events, March 4

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tobinsport cemetery meeting today

  • COLUMN: The amazing property-tax reassessment of 2013

    Guest Columnist

    Every six to 10 years Indiana has a statewide reassessment to update property values for property tax bills. We remeasure the characteristics of real property – square footage, building materials, home improvements and so forth.

    We apply new data on prices and costs to these characteristics. Since we waited so long between reassessments, we would update for six to 10 years of inflation all at once. Assessed values would jump.

  • COLUMN: The issue with entitlements

    Guest Columnist

    “Can I take a federal tax deduction for mortgage interest?” (Yes.)

    “For state income and local property taxes?” (Yes.)

    “How about municipal bond interest?” (That, too.)

    “On earned income from wages?” (That’s a tax credit and it depends.)

    What about employer-provided health insurance?” (Sure.)

    “Charitable deductions?” (Yup.)

    “Dinner out and a show?” (Sorry, no.)

  • Henrickson earns spot on Western Kentucky’s dean’s list

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Eric Henrickson has been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Western Kentucky University.
    To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must attain an academic standing of a 3.4 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

    Henrickson is the son of Brad and Sandy Henrickson. He is currently in his senior year at WKU and will graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, with a major in physical education and a minor in health.

  • EDITORIAL: Benedict’s resignation changes papacy forever

    Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign the papacy has forever changed the way the world views the man who holds the keys of St. Peter. That may not be a bad thing since the man who will replace Benedict faces real-world issues that demand quick and decisive action.

    Berlin Archbishop Rainer Woelki was on the mark when he called Benedict’s decision to step down, the first pope to do so in six centuries, “a demystification of the papal office.”