Today's News

  • Technology in libraries to grow in years ahead


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An already tech-based library could see further advancements in coming years as the Perry County Library Board works on a technology plan component to its long-term plan for the coming three years.

    The technology aspect of the long-term plan received precedence at the Wednesday meeting, though the long-term plan covers many other updates during the timeframe.

  • Terry state champion

    INDIANAPOLIS—Landon Terry won the novice 100-pound title to lead Tell City Wrestling Club members in the ISWA folkstyle state tourney March 9-11.

  • TC boys 5th in jr. high PAC

    HUNTINGBURG—Evan Noble won one individual event and one relay to lead Tell City to fifth place in the seven-team PAC junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 134 points. Pike Central won with 214.
    Noble won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.38 seconds and teamed with Will Hammond, Jack Goffinet and Nicholas McDowell to win the 200 free relay in 2:12.58.
    Those same four boys placed second in the 400 free relay in 5:09.75.
    Noble placed third in the 50 butterfly in 34.58.

  • Complete Perry Central spring sports schedules

    Boys Baseball
    30    South Spencer (V)    H    5:00
    31    Orleans    A    10:00
    2    Forest Park (JV)    A    5:00
    3    Corydon Central (V)    H    5:30
    4    North Harrison    H    4:30
    7    North Posey    A    11:00

  • Marksman girls 2nd in PAC swim meet

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City set a conference record in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, but fell just short of the team title at the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

  • Beard unanimous county MVP choice

    Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard is a repeat selection as the Most Valuable Player of the News’ All-Perry County boys basketball team and joins a select group of players who have won the award more than once.


    Tuesday, March 20

    Perry County Council on Aging; donuts and coffee from 9 to 10 a.m.; euchre 10 a.m. to noon; lunch noon and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.

    TOPS IN656 Tell City weigh-in at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Apartments meeting room, information call (812) 843-5044.

    TOPS IN756 Tell City meeting 4:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall, Tell City, information call (812) 843-5044.

    Euchre at William Tell Center 6 p.m. at center in Tell City.

  • Sheriff’s department’s Poehlein completes leadership course


    INDIANAPOLIS –Recently at the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark S. Poehlein was recognized for being among the first deputies in the state to complete the International Academy of Public Safety Leadership Development Program.

  • Respect for free press at risk


    Three excited young women appear strategically for TV shots behind President Donald Trump at the podium as he addresses a fervid campaign rally in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh Saturday.

    They madly wave placards declaring “Women for Trump” and “Make America Strong Again” and jump up and down in pavlovian response to his cutting insults of the news media and whenever the crowd breaks out in chants of “CNN sucks!”

  • Politicians’ favorite words and phrases


    After more than 20 years in the journalism business, I’ve seen about every political message imaginable, from newspaper ads and 20-page manifestos to billboards and email blasts. I’ve moderated political forums that have ranged from the mild to the wild.

    On Election Day, I’ve collected everything from cards to combs, Emory boards to hand fans.