Today's News

  • Whitcomb Highway dedication honors former governor's service to Hoosiers

    ROME - Perry County resident and Hoosier statesman Edgar Whitcomb was honored Wednesday for a lifetime of public service that reached from wartime Philippines to the desk of Indiana's governor.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman led a delegation of state leaders to Rome, Whitcomb's adopted hometown, to rename a portion of U.S. 50 in Jackson and Jennings counties as the Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb Highway.

  • City, recycling district clean illegal dumps

    Mayor: One site had years of accumulation

    TELL CITY - The director of the Perry County Recycling Management District said he doesn't want to get into "wholesale" cleanups of illegal dumps, but said he was glad to help get some of them cleaned up.

    "The city had a real battle the last week-and-a-half" dealing with illegal dumping, Tell City Mayor and district board of directors member Barbara Ewing said at a meeting Wednesday.

  • Next animal-control officer may work for shelter

    Current employment arrangement called unusual

    TELL CITY - Perry County Animal Shelter Inc. may assume animal-control duties for the county, clarifying overlapping and potentially confusing responsibilities as they existed when a new shelter opened and a new animal-control officer was hired.

    "Now you're charged with monitoring someone who's not your employee," county attorney Chris Goffinet told Gene Ritchie, a former president of the not-for-profit shelter's board of directors April 21.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark's School Building

    Cannelton 1, Cannelton Community Center

    Cannelton 2, Cannelton Community Center

    Clark 1, Bristow Community Center

    Clark 2, Bristow Community Center

    Derby, County highway garage

    Leopold, County highway garage

    Oil, County highway garage

    Rono, County highway garage

    Tell City 1, VFW Post 2939

    Tell City 2, Humboldt Street Fire Station

    Tell City 3, City Hall

    Tell City 4, Schergens Center

  • Election countdown

    Results Online Tuesday night

    News staff will be at the county courthouse after polls close tomorrow and will telephone results to the newsroom. Watch for results at www.perrycountynews.com.

    List of contenders appearing on Tuesday's ballots:

    Democrat Party


    Hillary Clinton

    Barack Obama


    Jim Schellinger

    Jill Long Thompson

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater

    Baron Hill

    Lendall Terry

    John Bottorff

  • Some offices to close Tuesday for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day since City Hall is a polling location. Monday's trash and recyclables schedule in Tell City will proceed as normal Monday but there will be no pickup Tuesday and a one-day delay the remainder of the week.

    County offices will also be closed Tuesday. The county clerk's office will be closed to the public but will be staffed to answer voting questions over the telephone. The office telephone number is 547-3741.

  • Poll rides offered Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County for Barack Obama will provide free rides to Perry County's polling stations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information or to get a ride, call 719-4517

  • Rangers nip Tell City

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Tell City 1-0 in PAC girls softball Tuesday.

    Tell City freshman Josalyn Ress and Forest Park senior Jenna Brinkman hooked up in a classic pitchers duel.

    Ress walked none, struck out 12, and gave up three hits. Brinkman also walked none, struck out five, and scattered nine hits.

    Neither team made an error until the bottom of the eighth inning.

    After Laura Hassfurther led off that inning with a double to right-center field, the Rangers tried to bunt her to third base.

  • Huber sets 400 record as PC 2nd in invitational

    PETERSBURG - Nick Huber won two individual events and Perry Central won four relays to place second in the Pike Central Relays boys track meet Saturday.

    Heritage Hills nipped the Commodores by two points for first place in the seven-team meet.

    Huber won the 400-meter dash in 50.66 seconds, breaking the school record of 51.53 set by Michael Ernst just eight days earlier.

    Huber also won the 110 high hurdles in 15.09 seconds.

    Ernst and Todd Gehlhau-sen ran on two winning relays.

  • Tell City hitters rock Cannelton

    TELL CITY - Evan Rothgerber went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs as Tell City beat Cannelton 14-1 in baseball Monday.

    Cody Pfeifer added three hits to Tell City's 16-hit attack and scored four runs.

    Kyle Osborne and Eric Henrickson each had two hits and two RBIs and Ryan Zuelly drove in three runs.

    Though the Marksmen averaged four hits per inning (they batted in only four innings before the game ended by the 10-run rule), in the first inning it looked as if it could be a close game.