Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: Drug abuse pulls at the fabric of our community

    The arrests of more than 20 people last week in a joint drug sweep was, as we see it, good news and bad news.

    Police deserve credit for their work to track, identify and apprehend people accused of dealing and possessing narcotics ... methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pain pills ... that are too often bought and sold.

    The bad news is that the arrests were likely just the tip of the iceberg and evidence of how large and damaging our local drug problem is.

  • Guessing the weather

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I was in freshman German class at Heritage Hills High School and on one Saturday morning in a 1980s hog barn, I practiced my toddler-level language skills on a couple of old farmers.

    I was learning that their German dialect, passed on from the mid-1880s hadn’t kept up with the modern German I was studying in school. The pronunciation was especially different. One farmer grabbed his suspenders and frowned in disappointment as a I counted to 20 in German.

  • House committee made right choice on gun license repeal

    An Indiana House committee did the right thing in dumping a proposal to repeal the state’s handgun licensing law.

    Last week, the House Public Policy Committee stripped a bill of language that would have repealed Indiana’s permit requirement to carry a handgun.

    According to an Indianapolis Star report, Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, the bill’s sponsor, introduced an amendment last Wednesday that voided his own bill – much to the surprise of law enforcement officers who had come to testify against the proposal due to safety concerns.

  • Advocating for at-risk children in foster care

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74


    Substance abuse is affecting Hoosier families, communities and lives statewide, and the stories are gut-wrenching. The opioid epidemic in our state is significantly impacting those who are most vulnerable, and we must find a way to support the children suffering by no fault of their own.

  • Sloss, Lindauer propel Cannelton past Medora

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held Medora to 17.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Hornets 40-20 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Bulldogs built a 19-6 halftime lead as they shut out the Hornets in the second quarter.
    Madeline Lindauer scored eight first-half points for the Bulldogs. She finished with 13 points, including the game’s only three-pointer.
    “It was kind of slow at first; then we got a few layups in transition,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Medora nips Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit 26.1 percent from the field and committed 26 turnovers in a 59-58 boys basketball loss to Medora Saturday.
    “We had a lot of shots that I’d call layups that we missed again - shots that we look to get, shots that we want, and shots that quite honestly have to be made,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder.
    “And a lot of our turnovers were unforced, even though they tried to half-court trap us a little bit.

  • Eagles run past Commodores

    Sports Correspondent

    LANESVILLE—Perry Central couldn’t overcome Lanesville’s late first-half run and lost 64-53 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central led 11-10 after the first quarter, but Lanesville’s Evan Ash made a three-pointer to start the second-quarter scoring to put the Eagles up by two.
    Perry Central’s Garrett James made a baseline jumper, tying the game at 13-13.

  • Marksmen shut down Blackhawks

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Spencer Fest hit three three-pointers as Tell City jumped to an early lead and coasted past Springs Valley 47-31 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Fest scored the Marks-men’s first six points on three-pointers and added another one to increase their lead to 13-6 with 5:22 left in the second quarter.
    Braeden Beard hit two free throws and Trent Arnold made a three-pointer to increase the Marksmen’s lead to 18-6.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Vikings

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field and committed 26 turnovers in a 55-33 first-round girls basketball sectional loss to North Posey Tuesday.
    Perry Central led 8-7 after the first quarter as Claire Davis made two rebound baskets and Caylyn Peter hit a three-pointer.

  • Marksmen 3rd in wrestling sectional

    Sports Editor

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Four Tell City wrestlers placed second in their weight classes to lead the Marksmen to third place in an 11-team wrestling sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 143 points, just 9.5 behind second-place Eastern Pekin. Jeffersonville won with 305.5 points.
    This was the Marksmen’s highest sectional finish since they also placed third in the Castle sectional in 2009.