Today's News

  • Hayes, Peter finish star college careers

    It’s rare for area athletes to play a sport for four years at an NCAA Division I or major Division II college, but two Perry County women recently completed such careers.

  • PC girls edge Orleans

    ORLEANS—Strong defense and a fourth-quarter rally on offense carried Perry Central past Orleans 39-38 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central scored just one point in the second quarter to fall behind 20-13 and still trailed by seven after three quarters.
    But Jessica Coultas scored five points and Madelyn Peter four in a 16-8 fourth-quarter rally for the Commodores.
    Macey Emmons hit 1 of 2 free throws with half a minute left to put them ahead by four points.

  • Tell City girls stop Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh entered Thursday’s girls basketball game with an eight-game winning streak and a 3-0 PAC record including a win over Heritage Hills, which beat Tell City by 36 points.
    Tell City entered on a five-game losing streak, with an 0-4 PAC record, one starter absent, and not enough healthy players to play a JV game.
    So of course Tell City beat the Braves 38-31.
    Katie Goffinet’s and strong team defense were the main reasons for the Marksmen’s pulling the upset.

  • Fox Creek pulls away from Cannelton late

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cold shooting early and foul trouble in the second half contributed to Cannelton’s 69-52 loss to Fox Creek Christian in the first round of Cannelton’s boys basketball invitational Friday.
    After using a full-court press to outscore the Kentucky team 18-8 in the third quarter, Cannelton trailed by only one point, 42-41, entering the final period.
    While the press helped the Bulldogs get back in the game, it also caused them to pick up some fouls.

  • Tell City hits 50 percent to beat Tecumseh

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit a season-high 50.0 percent from the field to beat Tecumseh 56-45 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    With less than five minutes left in the first quarter, Trent Arnold’s three-pointer put the Marksmen ahead 9-7.
    After a Tecumseh miss, Arnold made another three-pointer.
    Tecumseh’s Steven Molinet made a three-pointer, then Tell City ran off the next five points: a three-pointer by Tretter Lyons and an inside basket by Braeden Beard to finish the first quarter.

  • PC gets physical to defeat Blackhawks

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s frontline played its most physical game of the season and got a big boost from reserve Levi Hubert to beat Springs Valley 59-54 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores also got some timely three-point shooting and rebound baskets from guard Luke Hubert.
    Hubert hit two three-pointers and Bishop added one in a four-minute span to put the Commodores ahead 53-51 with 1:21 left.

  • Indiana’s future teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Many of us can remember a particular teacher who had a positive impact on our education. Through critical areas of growth such as academics or leadership, teachers make a difference in every one of our lives. Indiana’s educators are preparing the next generation of Hoosier leaders for their careers.

  • Tracking Santa Claus

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Want to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, is on the job and more than 1,000 service members will be working Saturday to track the jolly old elf.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

    Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.


    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Jon Hartz retiring, community invited to open house

    TELL CITY – Jon Hartz, Old National Bank operations executive and a Perry County native, is retiring at the end of December after 40 years of dedicated service.

    To celebrate Jon’s retirement, Old National is hosting an open house this Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tell City Pour Haus, 706 Humboldt St.

    The community is invited to join Jon, his family, friends and co-workers this Wednesday, Dec. 21 as they thank him for his dedication to Old National and Perry County.