Today's News

  • An eclipse story worth remembering

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    Now that much of the hoopla and ado concerning the solar eclipse is behind us, I’d like to tell you about the time that a solar eclipse actually saved a lot of lives and ended a war. It was awhile back and most of you won’t remember it so buckle up and let’s go.

    It was in 535 B.C., during the war between the Medes and the Lydians. I know, not one of the most famous altercations. During that six-year war, the two sides were fighting for control of Anatolia, an area near modern day Turkey.

  • Tell City’s phosphorus treatment system completed




    TELL CITY – Bruce Badger, superintendent of Tell City’s wastewater treatment utility, said he and his staff are learning the fine points of a new phosphorus removal system recently placed online at the treatment plant. Constructed at a cost of about $1 million, the system was mandated by the state as part of a statewide effort to remove phosphorus from wastewater treatment system discharges.

  • Group aims to implement drug-recovery lodging


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Continued efforts by a group of concerned Perry County citizens to battle local illicit substance abuse is close to producing results. Under the auspices of Perry County Life Center Transitional Living, at the front of their efforts is establishing transitional housing for those seeking recovery from drug use.

  • Haller to call it a career with the News


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – News Publishing Co., the home office of the Perry County News, Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mt. Vernon Democrat, will soon say farewell to longtime bookkeeper and office administrator Barb Haller. She will retire Aug. 31.

    As part of her send-off, the News will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. with cake and punch.

    Haller came to the News office in 2006 after more than 34 years in banking.

  • Cha-Cha-Chop for Salsa
  • Lillpop trial won’t be held in Perry County




    TELL CITY – William Lillpop’s upcoming trial on charges of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor won’t be held in Perry County.

    Special Judge Jon Dartt ruled last week that it would be impossible to guarantee Lillpop a fair trial due to publicity surrounding his arrest and approved a defense motion to move the proceedings to another county.

  • Chargers blank Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Tell City passed and moved the ball better but couldn’t get it in the goal in a 7-0 girls soccer loss to Pike Central Wednesday.
    “Our girls really turned it on offensively in the second half,” said Tell City Coach Kelsey Henrickson. “We moved Claire Zellers to midfield, and she did a great job there. Maddie Rogers and Jana Lacy also did well passing and moving the ball up the field.
    “Lindon Froehlich was aggressive and worked hard in the goal. All the girls have made improvements each game.”

  • Chargers, Cougars top Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Tell City goalie Braeden Beard made 22 saves but the Marksmen lost to Pike Central 13-0 in PAC boys soccer Wednesday.
    “We played well for a team that has a lot of new players and haven’t played together ever,” said Tell City Coach Brian Fletcher. “Our spirits were still high at the end and they took this loss as a good practice.
    “The boys were able to see how to play the game of soccer. They saw what Coach LaGrange and I are trying to build. This program has potential now and for years to come.”

  • Marksmen 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—South Spencer had the four best scorers as it won a girls triangular golf match Wednesday.
    South Spencer wshot 212, Tell City 257, and Tecumseh 277.
    Mollie Arnold shot 61 to lead Tell City.
    Other Marksman scorers were Maggie Lamb and Hannah Gray each with 64 and Cloey Pledger 68.
    Taylor Goffinet did not play due to an injury, but Tell City Coach Amber Wheatley said she should be able to play in this week’s matches.

  • Cougars clip Commodores

    RAMSEY—Terissa Roark made 13 kills but Perry Central lost to North Harrison 24-26, 25-14, 25-12, 25-22 in volleyball Thursday.
    Roark made 33 good hits in 39 attempts.
    Maria Hubert and Maddie Labhart each added six kills. Addy Davis had 19 assists.
    Bree Noland made two blocks and Hubert and Labhart each added one.
    Brooke Lasher led Perry Central’s back-row defense with 10 digs. Courtney Berger added eight and Davis six.
    Berger and Davis each served two aces.
    North Harrison won the JV match 25-13, 25-14.