Today's News

  • Bridal, prom show Sunday at Tell City American Legion

    TELL CITY – Cinderella’s will host a bridal and prom expo in Tell City Sunday at American Legion Post 213. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.

    Two shows are planned, at 1:45 and 3 p.m. The Legion’s large meeting room has recently been remodeled and repainted.

  • Tell City Golf Club meeting March 7

    TELL CITY – Any girl or boy in grades 5-8 in Tell City schools is invited to participate in the Tell City Golf Club this spring.
    A parent/player meeting will be held to discuss the program, costs, and equipment needed 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at William Tell Elementary.
    There will be scheduled practices at Hoosier Heights Country Club and home and away matches.  Sign-up sheets will be in the school offices.
    Email tcgolfclub2@gmail.com with questions.

  • Perry Central fooball skills camps Saturday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will hold its annual football winter skills camp Saturday, March 4.
    Grades 4-5 will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and grades 6-8 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    There is no cost but players should sign up with Coach Greg Gibson or Coach Jade Winchell in advance.
    The camp is planned outdoors on the football field but players should bring tennis shoes in case bad weather forces the camp to move indoors.
    Anyone needing more information should call Gibson or Winchell at Perry Central.

  • Sectional one of most wide open ever

    I told several people last year that Tell City’s boys basketball team would start five sophomores this year and would win the sectional two years from now when they are seniors.
    The part about the Marksmen starting five sophomores has come true.
    Even with such a young team, they have achieved at a level a year or two ahead of what most expected, as they enter this week’s sectional with a 13-10 record, their best in nine years.
    Can they continue to move ahead of schedule and win the sectional this week instead of two years from now?

  • Lions improve in 2nd half, overtake Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek Academy improved its rebounding in the third quarter and shooting in the fourth quarter to overtake Cannelton 54-51 in boys basketball Friday.
    Jake Pearey scored eight points, including two three-point baskets, and Rafe Garrett added four as Cannelton jumped to a 12-2 lead in the first 3:51.
    The Bulldogs led throughout the first half, as they hit 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Rock Creek 19-17 that half.

  • Selvidge, Patriots conquer PC

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—In his final home game before sectionals begin later this week, Heritage Hills’ Dalton Selvidge made sure Perry Central didn’t spoil his special night as the Patriots beat the Commodores 66-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    Selvidge finished with 19 points but scored 10 of the Patriots’ 16 points in the first quarter as they built a six-point lead.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone possibly sold

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone is reportedly in talks to be acquired by a top aggregates producer, Oldcastle Materials.
    An announcement of the sale of the Tell City-based company could come as early as today.

    The Perry County News has contacted both companies about a potential sale.

  • Push for redistricting reform

    We should’ve known it would be too much to ask.

    How could a legislative committee chair balk at an opportunity to do the right thing by establishing an independent commission to create state and congressional maps, ultimately removing politics from the redistricting process?

    It’s easy when the political party in charge — Republican or Democrat — is intent on holding onto its power.

  • Looking ahead to St. Patty’s Day

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’m not much into green beer and while I’m a fan of corned beef, I can do without cabbage.

    St. Patrick’s Day is still a few weeks away and while lots of us will be wearing green, a lack of Irish heritage doesn’t inspire me to truly celebrate the day like those whose family trees have roots in the Emerald Isle.

  • Citizens Police Academy can do good work

    Thursday’s story about a soon-to-form Citizens Police Academy is welcome news. We hope the program helps to better share the good work of local law enforcement and will help to advance the already-strong relationships between the community and local law enforcement.

    Too often it’s the rare mistake by an officer that makes the news and causes us to overlook police departments’ record of good work in enforcing laws and keeping our streets safe, while respecting the rights of citizens.