Today's News

  • Organizations stand ready to help in times of need

    It's undeniable. We're in a recession and it's affecting most of us. The numbers are hard to peg, but over the last couple of months hundreds of good, hardworking people in Perry County have had their hours cut, lost their jobs entirely or face certain job cuts . Others aren't sure what to expect.

    Sadly, the economic woes may get worse before things improve.

  • Curb guidelines expected soon

    TELL CITY – Getting permission to cut curbs in Tell City will take more planning in the future. The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has given its OK to a committee's initial plan to create an application process for removing curbs for driveways, garages and other projects within the city.

    Wastewater Superintendent Bruce Badger said the chief concern is ensuring the smooth flow of stormwater, a primary purpose of curbs. Some contractors do a good job at ensuring correct drainage is maintained when driveways are poured. Others are less meticulous, he said.

  • Why does winter last so long?

    The older I get the longer winter seems to linger. This winter in particular has seemed to be a real bear. Sadly, it's only late January and there may be plenty more cold and snow coming our way. With any luck, however, the worst may be over. Maybe the groundhog will prove it next week.  

    I'm not sure why this winter has seemed so brutal. Moving from one house to another didn't help, a little post-relocation depression, perhaps. I've always been one to  rise early, and I still do, but lugging my bones from bed some mornings has been a chore.

  • MoneyWi$e special supplement available

    The Perry County News' MoneyWi$e special supplement, included in the Jan. 26 print edition, is also available on this site. To read it, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page, then scroll down to find and click on "MoneyWi$e" in the list, then on each headline to bring up individual pages. Included is information on being laid off, planning for long-term medical needs and barriers to saving money.

  • PC’s turnovers key factor in loss

    ORLEANS—Orleans took advantage of its strong inside game and Perry Central’s 20 turnovers to beat the Commodores 65-53 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores fell behind by 11 points in the first nine minutes and never led.

    But they battled back to tie the score three times late in the third quarter, the last at 34-34 on a driving basket by Alex Rogier with 1:44 left in the period.

    Then Orleans went on an 11-0 run to take control.

  • Roach leads Rebels past Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—South Spencer center Samantha Roach scored 25 points as the Rebels beat Tell City 66-57 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Roach, a strong 6-foot sophomore, hit 11 of 16 shots from the field and 3 of 8 free throws.

    She hit one 10-foot baseline shot but scored all the rest of her baskets inside.

    Three came on offensive rebounds, one on a nice pick-and-roll move, and the rest from strong low-post moves.

  • Marksmen pounce on Panthers

    TELL CITY—Tell City jumped to a 31-8 halftime lead and beat Corydon 39-31 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    “Offensively we moved the ball real well against their 1-3-1 zone,” Tell City Coach Dan Lacy said of the Marksmen’s hot first half. “We hit shots, we got the ball inside, and we got some baskets off their 1-2-2 press.

    “In the second half they put a little more pressure on us and we were going into their traps with our heads down, not seeing the floor.”

  • Commodores sink Wood Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central improved its free-throw shooting in the second half and beat Wood Memorial 40-36 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores hit only 1 of 8 free throws in the first half but made 8 of 12 in the second half.

    Their point total was 10 points higher than their previous high.

    “We played well enough to win,” said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier.

    He said about half the Commodores’ field goals came inside and half came from the perimeter.

    Trent Brown led Perry Central scorers with 15 points.

  • Health screenings provide baseline data

    TELL CITY – All of the students at William Tell Elementary School underwent voluntary health screenings just before Christmas, Principal Laura Noble reported at a regular school-board meeting Jan. 13, providing baseline information for comparisons over the next two years.

    Height, weight, body-mass index, blood pressure and other information was gathered "in a very professional way," Noble told the board. Funded through a Welborn Foundation wellness grant, information from the examinations will remain confidential, she emphasized, and is being provided to parents.

  • County port board honors founding member

    TELL CITY – A man who served as charter member of a number of local organizations was honored posthumously Jan. 14 for his role in launching the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, where he served as general manager for three years.

    Gerald D. "Gerry" Thomas, who also served as president of the Indiana Rail Transportation Group, was honored in a resolution adopted by the port authority's board of directors in a regular meeting. He died Dec. 12 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.