Today's News

  • Hayes propels Memphis past Cincinnati

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tell City graduate McKenzie Hayes made 12 kills and nine blocks as the University of Memphis beat third-place University of Cincinnati 3-1 in an American Conference volleyball match Wednesday.
    Hayes led the Tigers in blocks and tied two others for the team lead in kills.
    Memphis improved to 15-13 overall, 6-9 in the American Conference. Cincinnati fell to 16-10 overall, 8-7 in the conference.
    For the season Hayes, a 6-foot junior, is second on Memphis’ team in kills with 251 and second on the team in blocks with 68.

  • Cannelton to start Athletic Hall of Fame

    Cannelton High School is making plans to start its own Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the second school in Perry County to do so and joining many other schools in southern Indiana.
    Most Cannelton teams haven’t enjoyed a lot of success on the court or field recently, but the Bulldogs have had a great number of outstanding athletes and teams in the past.

  • Perry Central girls outrebound Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the offensive boards to beat Mitchell 48-41 in PLAC girls basketball Friday.
    “I thought we did a good job rebounding tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We had 18 offensive rebounds and Mitchell only had 21 total - five of them offensive.
    “They were a little taller than us overall. But I thought our girls did a good job of keeping them off the boards, and we did a good job attacking the boards and getting a lot of second-chance points.”

  • Tell City’s defense stops Cannelton girls

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City made 27 steals and defeated Cannelton 70-6 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen put pressure on the ball and played the passing lanes well in the halfcourt, and both caused problems for Cannelton’s inexperienced ball-handlers.
    “We wouldn’t get it out of the middle of the floor,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’d dribble down the middle of the floor and make a long pass.”

  • Businesses warned against new telephone scams

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74 State Rep.


    All utility customers should be on alert. Posing as customer-service representatives from Duke Energy, scammers are calling businesses to warn them that their electric service will be disconnected unless they make immediate payment.

  • County prepares for health-coverage Cadillac tax


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – If the Affordable Care Act has you reeling because of the mandates that trickle down from it, hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride – especially for employers. The marked increases in insurance rates that have been incurred will be met with further expenses for those companies providing coverage for their employees; and local community governments won’t be spared.

  • Little cause for celebration

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the best possible light. They avoided a potentially catastrophic national default. They reduced the possibility of a government shutdown. And they raised the debt ceiling until March 2017, taking that bargaining chip off the table until the next president is in the White House.

  • OK at times to be scooped

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    No journalist likes being scooped, especially this one. I used to moan and groan when another TV station or newspaper ran a story I was already working on. In the old days, weekly and twice-weekly newspapers like ours couldn’t do much between issues. We occasionally held the paper for big events and once or twice printed early to get big stories in the public’s hands sooner.

  • Children need permanent families

    Thousands of Hoosier children live in some type of foster care setting. In time, many will be reunited with their biological parents. Some, however, never will. Adoption can give these children lasting new families.

    At the same time, there are women in Perry County today struggling with unplanned or crisis pregnancies. Sadly, some will turn to abortion. Adoption, however, offers them an alternative. Too few consider it, however. It’s our responsibility to change that.

  • Veterans Day at Golden Living Center