Today's News

  • Thank you, Perry County’s corrections officers

    National Correctional Officers Week has special meaning in Perry County. Hundreds of people are employed as either correctional officers or in related fields of corrections work. Many of them work at the Branchville Correctional Facility, which has long been a leading employer within our county.

    Other corrections workers are employed at the Perry County Detention Center.

    All of them deserve our thanks.

  • Bicentennial preparations

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s time to start giving serious thought to how you will mark Indiana’s bicentennial this year. A lot of activities are already planned locally and more will take shape in coming weeks. There are also ways you can get involved right now in your flower garden and along sidewalks.

  • When is enough, enough?




    The city’s annexation of 1,776 acres and 157 homes is going on its third year. Since that time, we, the remonstrators, have obtained enough signatures to fight this.

    Many of these signatures were kicked out for ridiculous reasons. No middle initial, putting in a middle initial, abbreviating William to Wm., which the judge did with his signature on court documents. We have court cases, which are included at the end of this letter, proving our signatures are acceptable.

  • Panic after the disco
  • Library updates wireless Internet to accommodate students


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library now has upgraded its wireless internet system to better accommodate devices issued by area high schools.

    Library Director John Mundy said there used to be an issue with school-issued computers using the library’s Wi-Fi because of a splash page that ultimately would not allow some devices to connect.

  • Arnold resigns as Tell City basketball coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold has resigned as Tell City’s boys basketball coach, Principal Brad Ramsey confirmed Thursday.
    Arnold could not be reached for comment but Ramsey said, “He told his boys yesterday and he has submitted his letter to (Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent John) Scioldo.”
    Asked his timetable for hiring Arnold’s successor, Ramsey said, “Obviously the sooner, the better” so he could run his own summer program with the team.

  • Kentucky man charged with shooting at car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.

  • James’ three blue ribbons lead PC to 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Taylor James won both hurdles races and the long jump to lead Perry Central to second place in the PLAC junior high boys track meet Friday.
    James ran the 110-meter hurdles in 17.31 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 46.17.
    He went 16 feet, 3 3/4 inches in the long jump.
    Dylan Hubert threw the discus 122 feet, 10 inches for Perry Central’s other first place.
    Chase James placed second in the 400 dash in 56.15 and Josh Young took second in the 1600 in 5:28.46.
    The Commodores also took second in the 1600 relay in 4:07.62.

  • Baseball, softball postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—Baseball games involving Perry County teams Saturday and baseball and softball games Wednesday were postponed due to rain.
    Tell City’s PAC baseball game at North Posey has been rescheduled for Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m.
    Tell City was originally scheduled to play at Heritage Hills that day, but that was not a conference game as those teams have already met this season. So the second Heritage Hills game will be canceled to make way for the North Posey game.

  • Tell City splits PAC matches

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won both doubles matches and No. 2 singles to beat Tecumseh 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Monday.
    Baylie Peter cruised past Cierra Brown 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    Amy Hackbarth and Kyra Gentry had to go three sets to dispose of Megan Osborne and Darian Meyer 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    Mary Steen and Kaydi Backer survived a first-set tie-breaker to beat Allie Lochmueller and Bailey Perkins 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.
    Tecumseh’s Megan Tooley beat Madilyn Hoskinson 7-5, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.