Today's News

  • Lewis’ high school coach started at Cannelton

    Most local fans probably sympathized from a distance when University of Southern Indiana basketball center Jeron Lewis died Jan. 14. But one former Perry Countian knew him well.

    Mike Novell, who was Cannelton’s baseball coach and assistant basketball coach to Dale Hein 1973-76, has been the head basketball coach at Fort Wayne North Side the last 10 years, where Lewis played for him.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City girls in loss to Rebels

    REO—South Spencer's 14 steals and unrelenting full-court pressure helped defeat Tell City 56-45 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    South Spencer jumped to a 12-0 lead before Marksman Karen Damin hit a three-point shot with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

    The Rebels’ first-quarter charge was fueled by 11 Tell City turnovers, including five steals forced by South Spencer’s full-court pressure.

    Tell City finished the game with 24 turnovers while South Spencer had only six.

  • Defense carries Bulldog girls past Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 31 turnovers and held Rock Creek Christian to 17.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Lions 58-22 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs jumped to a 36-10 halftime lead.

    “The first half we were overplaying the passing lanes in our zone and got a few steals that way,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also used a 1-2-2 full-court press and a half-court trap at times.

  • Wooldridge enters race for sheriff

    TELL CITY - A Tell City Police Department sergeant with 19 years of law-enforcement experience filed Friday for county sheriff, joining a growing field of Democrats vying for the nomination.

    Lynn Wooldridge, who resides on Brushy Fork Road, said he will work to provide the best leadership, experience and commitment to citizens.

    "I feel I possess these qualities and with the help of the people we can continue to make Perry County a safe and wonderful place to live," he said.

  • Schulthise, Berger file for May primary

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County officeholders filed their candidacies last week for new four-year terms.

    County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise filed for a full term as clerk. Connie Berger filed for a second term as county auditor. Both women are Democrats.

    Schulthise began working in the clerk's office in February 2008, assumed the first-deputy position in June 2008 and was appointed clerk in 2009 upon the death of Doris Davis. This will be her first attempt at running for the position of Perry County Clerk.

  • Smith enters primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - JoAnn Smith, currently chief deputy in the office of Perry County Treasurer, filed her candidacy Wednesday for the elected office of treasurer.

    She has served as chief deputy since December 2007 and before joining the treasurer's office, served 12 years as Troy Township Trustee, from January 1996 through December 2007. Smith also worked for Citizens National Bank, which later became Old National Bank, for almost 30 years, from October 1978 through December 2007.

  • Democrats file for county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - County-council contenders have begun throwing hats into the ring, with four filing candidacies as of press time for this edition.

    The council is responsible for establishing each year's county budget and meets monthly to approve spending from it. Its duties increased last year when it was handed the task of performing nonbinding reviews of other county entities' budgets.

  • Recycling district names new director

    TELL CITY - A man with roughly three decades' experience in the lumber industry wants to see how many other materials he can turn into cash beginning Feb. 8, when he takes on leadership of the Perry County Recycling Management District.

    "I'm a forester by trade, and 'renewable-recyclable' has always been a deal with me," Kenneth C. Smith said Friday. "I hope to enhance it here in Perry County, for people to think about recycling as being more convenient than throwing items in the trash."

  • Perry Central Elementary students reach out to Haiti; contributions surpass $2,300


  • Davisson files for District 73 seat

    SALEM - Steve Davisson announced recently that he will again challenge for the House District 73 representative seat that includes portions of Perry County. The seat is currently held by incumbent Democrat Dennie Oxley of Taswell.

    Davisson vied for the seat in 2008.