Today's News

  • Community Events; May 16

    Twilight Towers yard sale May 21


    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7 a.m. The event will take place in the dining room, located at 1648 10th St. in Tell City.

    There will also be a biscuits and gravy breakfast. The cost for breakfast is $2 for a full order and $1 for a half order. Coffee, milk and orange juice will cost 50 cents. There will also be a bake sale and quilt fundraiser. Everyone is welcome.


  • Local communities receive road and bridge funding

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As the crossroads of America, Indiana relies on first-class roads and bridges to continue to grow our economy and keep drivers safe. This year, the General Assembly worked with Gov. Pence to pass $1 billion in new road funding without raising taxes or acquiring new debt. This money is in addition to the $2.6 billion the state already projected to spend on roads over the next two years.

  • Honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the upcoming holiday to observing Memorial Day. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Make animal control a focus of next year’s budget

    If you believe the complaints coming from city council chambers or those transmitted via the dispatch center, the urban centers of Perry County may very well be going to the dogs. Not only the dogs, but cats, too.

  • Wednesday fire triggered by lightning strike

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire that damaged a home on Brushy Fork Road was caused by a lightning strike, Tell City’s fire chief said.

    Firefighters were called to the Larry Kleeman residence at 9503 Brushy Fork Road at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Fire Chief Greg Linne said the fire began in the basement and was triggered by a lightning strike that followed a cable into the home. A thunderstorm with lightning was passing through the area and Linne said he saw the flash of a large bolt of lightning and the resulting thunderclap. The fire call was paged just minutes later.

  • Storms cancel all Tuesday events

    PERRY COUNTY—Some severe thunderstorms and nearly constant rain forced all sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday to be called off.
    The PAC girls track meet, scheduled at Tell City, was postponed one day to Wednesday.
    Tell City’s softball game at Crawford County was also postponed to Wednesday and the Marksmen’s girls tennis match at Heritage Hills was postponed to today.

  • Tell City outshoots South Spencer

    TELL CITY—Spencer Fest shot 45 for medalist honors as Tell City defeated South Spencer 215-221 in boys golf Monday.
    Ethan Maffia shot 52, Josh Gaynor 56, and Griffin Taylor 62 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Marcus Fortwendel, who shot 63, and Lucas Montgomery, 64, also played for the Marksmen.
    Josh Bowlds led South Spencer with 49.
    The victory was Tell City’s first in two years.

  • James 2nd in invitational

    ENGLISH—Perry Central’s Zach James shot 83 to place second in the Wolfpack Invitational boys golf tourney Saturday.
    Perry Central did not have a team score, as it had only three golfers competing.
    The school’s prom was that night and some of the golfers thought playing 18 holes that day might make them late for the prom, so Coach Bill Dickerson told his seniors they did not have to play.
    James shot 41 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine as he finished seven strokes behind medalist Kamden Hurst of Borden.

  • Tell City girls 2nd in Pike Central tourney

    PETERSBURG—Morgan Schuetter scattered seven hits as Tell City shut out Reitz 4-0 in the first round of Pike Central’s softball tourney Saturday.
    Schuetter walked one and struck out five.
    Tell City’s defense also was a big difference in the game, as the Marksmen committed no errors and Reitz made five.
    Tell City had only four hits, including a double by Elizabeth Kehl.
    But two Reitz errors in the first inning helped the Marksmen score a run without a hit.

  • Wolfpack nips Perry Central 3-2

    MARENGO—Brady Carlton outdueled Brandon Lasher as Crawford County edged Perry Central 3-2 in baseball Monday.
    Carlton gave up only six hits - all singles - for the Wolfpack. He walked one and struck out three.
    Perry Central’s Lasher was almost as good as he also pitched a complete game. He gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out one.
    He threw only 66 pitches in six innings, with 45 going for strikes.