Today's News

  • Transparency needed when it comes to student loans

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist


    A college education is important for many Hoosiers to secure good-paying jobs in today’s competitive economy.  Student loans help enable thousands of Hoosiers access to a quality college education that would otherwise be out of reach.

    Nearly one million Indiana students have federal student loans, and according to the Institute for College Access and Success, Hoosiers in the Class of 2013 graduated with an average of $28,466 in debt.

  • Perry Central claims after-school program crown
  • Hands-on science day planned for county’s seventh-graders

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s 7th graders will be engaged in hands-on science lessons May 11-12 at Science Sensation.

    This event is designed to spark young people’s interests and to encourage students to pursue careers in science.

  • Court and Police Records



    • Thang Van Duong, 27, of 909 12th St., Tell City, April 27, on a warrant for parole violation.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. No bail was set.

    • Brittany S. Mullins, 19, of 702 Ninth St., Apt. 1, Tell City, April 27, on a preliminary charge of theft.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released April 28 after posting $605 bail.

  • Academic Bowl champs
  • Bus backs into van on Deer Creek Road; no one hurt

    DEER CREEK – No one was injured Wednesday afternoon after a Perry Central school bus apparently backed into a van on Deer Creek Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, substitute bus driver missed a stop and began backing up.

    The driver, however, failed to see the minivan that had stopped behind the bus, resulting in a collision. 

  • No. 3 Titans shut out Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern scored 10 runs in the first inning on eight hits, two walks and an error and beat Tell City 13-0 in PAC softball Thursday.
    The Titans, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 3A, capped the big inning with a grand slam.
    They added three runs in the second inning aided by three Tell City errors.
    “Defensively we struggled,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “Passed balls in the first inning moved Titan runners into scoring position. Errors plagued us in the second inning.

  • Commodores second in triangular

    PAOLI—Zach James shot 43 to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Paoli, led by medalist Kyle Street’s 1-over-par 36, won with 153 strokes. Perry Central shot 182 and Crawford County 189.
    James birdied the par-4 No. 9 hole to finish his strong round for the Commodores.
    Coby Aders shot 44, Nic Pierrard 45, and Eric Schepers 50 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.
    Lucas Kelly was their fifth man with 61.
    Perry Central, 2-5, will play at Springs Valley today at 4 p.m.

  • PC girls 3rd at Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central took the top two places in the 100-meter hurdles and discus as it finished third in Southridge’s girls track invitational Thursday.
    Southridge won with 141 points, four more than runner-up Heritage Hills. Perry Central scored 89.
    Amber Lindauer won the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.74 seconds and Payton Emmons place second in 17.26.
    Brynnan Underhill won the discus with a 102-foot-8 throw and Jordan Sprinkle was second at 96-6.

  • PC boys 2nd in triangular

    LEOPOLD—Northeast Dubois used its depth to beat Perry Central and Springs Valley soundly in a boys track meet Thursday.
    The Jeeps scored 82.5 points, Perry Central 46, and Springs Valley 36.5.
    “I didn’t run everybody in everything,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “Some of my distance guys were pretty tired.”
    So the Commodores entered no one in the 3200-meter run. That allowed the Jeeps to take three of the four places in it even though that event is not one of their strengths.