Today's News

  • Local police say body cameras have limits


    PERRY COUNTY – Members of local law-enforcement agencies say body cameras worn by many police officers serve an important purpose in ensuring police do their jobs well but new technology can’t match the human eye or the split-second judgment of a well-trained officer.

    There has been a national push for police departments to require officers to wear the small cameras, which often attach to a police officer’s uniform at the chest, shoulder or lapel.

  • Mu Gamma assembly line turns out 1,300 cheese balls


    Santa’s North Pole workshop has nothing on the women of Mu Gamma Sorority, who in the course of several hours Saturday, turned out more than 1,300 holiday cheese balls. The fruit of their work will be enjoyed at family gatherings and office parties around the county and elsewhere.

    The sorority has made cheese balls as a fundraiser for more than 30 years and the number of orders has risen over the decades.

  • Commissioners plan to move offices from annex

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners adopted resolutions at their Nov. 18 meeting honoring a county worker’s service and outlining building changes for several county offices.

  • Correction

    The News erred in typesetting a letter from Charles Schnell published in Monday’s issue. Schnell said he ate lunch Dec. 5 with Perry Central’s regional volleyball champions. The News misread the letter and said team members were sectional champions.

  • New biologist hired for Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Len Kring is the Hoosier National Forest’s new fisheries biologist and said he is happy to be back in Indiana.

    Kring is originally from Laporte County in northern Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University. He later earned a master’s degree in fisheries biology from Iowa State University.

  • Parting gifts

    Three plaques were presented following a commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to people whose service in county positions will come to a close at the end of the year. 

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  • Cost for port workers’ health insurance rises slightly for 2015

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The cost of employees’ health insurance paid by the Perry County Port Authority would have increased approximately $23,000 last year, inspiring its leadership to find a new carrier, Kevin Teague told the board of directors at a regular meeting Nov. 11.

  • Marksmen, Commodores split games

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City used balanced scoring and depth to overpower Perry Central 57-16 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    The Marksmen hit some three-pointers early and also scored well inside on post-up moves and offensive rebounds.
    Braeden Beard and Tretter  Lyons each scored 10 points, Ty Smith seven, and Dustin Hunt and Devon Blake six apiece for the Marksmen.
    Ethan James and Levi Hubert each scored five points for Perry Central.

  • Tell City girls fall to Jeeps

    DUBOIS—Tell City committed 15 turnovers in the first half of a 48-38 girls basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.
    The Marksmen fell behind 24-8 by halftime due mainly to their lack of shots.
    They added 10 more turnovers in the second half.
    “We had 25 turnovers against a zone defense,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “They didn’t press and they weren’t trapping out of it or anything. We’re just making really careless turnovers.

  • Commodores ride strong defense past Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Defense and strong rebounding carried Perry Central past Tecumseh 49-38 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores outrebounded the Braves 39-17, including grabbing 20 offensive rebounds.
    And “our defense was exceptional tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “It’s probably one of the best defensive games I’ve ever seen us play.