Today's News

  • PC has 34 turnovers in loss to Bluejackets

    MITCHELL—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 51-39 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Friday.
    “They’ve got a good young team and they play hard, but we made way too many turnovers,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Mitchell started the game in a 1-2-1-1 full-court press and later used a 1-3-1 half-court trap, a man-to-man full-court press, a 1-3-1 three-quarter-court press, and man-to-man press again.
    Each time Perry Central solved one, the Bluejackets switched to another press or trap.

  • Tell City’s defense defeats Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City held Cannelton to 30.0 percent field-goal shooting and forced 33 turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 56-23 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 59.1 percent from the field. They got some high-percentage shots inside but also hit two three-pointers and three 17-footers over Cannelton’s zone.
    The biggest story of the game, though, was the Marksmen’s defense.

  • Chili cookoff winners announced, honored with plaques
  • Preparing for a new legislative session

    State Sen. ErinHouchin

    Guest Columnist


    The 120th Indiana General Assembly will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session. This meeting, known as Organization Day, provides new and returning legislators the opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff to discuss legislative topics.

    New and re-elected Senators and Representatives will also be sworn into office by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • A little post-election decorum, please

    Now that the election is over and the dust of arguably the most contentious presidential race in our history has finally settled, revealing a clear and decisive winner, everyone should just calm down.

    There have been thousands of protesters rioting in cities across the country who decry Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of now President-elect Trump.

  • Mini-libraries to be installed at parks


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – Area residents should find free books to read at two Perry County Parks next spring thanks to a Perry Central student’s class project.

    Cori Allen, a sophomore at Perry Central, told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that for her AP language group community project she wants to install little free libraries at Riverside Park in Magnet and Wilkerson Park in Rome “to make reading more accessible throughout the community.”

  • New cell tower set for Tell City


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Upgraded cell phone service is one step closer to reality for Tell City.

    PBM Wireless Services of Carmel, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to erect a cell phone tower on property owned by Mulzer Crushed Stone located along Sixth and Lafayette streets. The tower could improve both data and calling services for cellular customers. Currently, the closest tower is on North Ridge Road, just outside city limits.

  • Inking an Enterprise


    Staff Writer


    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.

  • Honoring our military heroes