Today's News

  • Building Indiana agriculture

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Food and agricultural production is an integral aspect of Indiana’s legacy. Between farming, processing, storing and hauling, agricultural businesses contribute over $31 billion to the state’s economy and provide more than 245,000 jobs for Hoosiers.

  • TC’s girls golf team looking for consistency




    TELL CITY – As Amber Wheatley begins her fifth season leading the Tell City girls golf team, she does so without a senior on the roster.

    For Wheatley, it creates stability.

    “It means that I have a team next year,” she said. “Which sometimes is an issue.”

    The Marksmen have three veteran golfers this fall, led by sophomore Taylor Goffinet.

  • Indiana leads in fiscal strength, economic stability

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In the past decade, Indiana has become a national leader in fiscal responsibility and putting taxpayers first. Auditor of State Tera Klutz recently announced the state ended Fiscal Year 2017 with a $42 million surplus and nearly $1.8 billion in reserves, showing Indiana continues to be on the right track for a successful future.

  • Patience, attitude eyed in Lady Marksmen’s inaugural soccer season




    TELL CITY – Kelsey Henrickson has a unique challenge.

    The daughter of longtime Heritage Hills football coach Bob Clayton is starting a high school athletic program from scratch, as Tell City will have girls varsity soccer for the first time this fall.

    “I think we are very excited, it’s an exciting time,” Henrickson said. “We’re not nervous, we’re not scared.

  • Rockport Legion falls in regional opener

    NAPOLEON, Ohio – On the heels of their third straight state title, Preston Hendershot and Rockport Post 254 lost the opening game of the American Legion Great Lakes Regional to Edwardsville (Ill.) Wednesday 3-0.

    Post 254 gave up two runs in the second inning and another in the fifth.

    Edwardsville’s Storm Coffman threw a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out five.

    Manning Webb and Brice Stuteville each had two hits for Post 254.

  • Tri-State sweeps titles in women’s softball


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY—Ashley Chapman went 3 for 3 as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Alpine 13-2 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League’s playoff tourney Thursday.

    Randi Gogel, Baylie Richter and Edie Powers each added two of Tri-State’s 12 hits to help the team win the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Megan May went 2 for 3 to lead Alpine’s seven-hit attack.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued garden productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod. 

    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days. Summer squash and zucchini definitely need to be checked each day because their growth rate is rather fast. 

  • Hospital EMT class forming

    TELL CITY – Do you have interest in becoming an emergency medical technician?

    If so, now is your time to sign up for emergency medical technician classes beginning Oct. 10 and ending Jan. 27. The class will meet 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Individuals must have proof of high school diploma or GED, be 18 years of age at time of enrollment, have a valid driver’s license, CPR certified to the health-care provider level and pass a background check.

    Cost is $1,000, which includes the cost of books. Payments are due Sept. 4.

  • Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to again make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • School supply memories

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.