Today's News

  • Cemetery workers to remove items from building

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will soon clean out a building located at Old Cliff Cemetery. Items inside include shepherd hooks and anything located on or in prohibited areas of headstones. City employees will be cleaning the building the week of spring cleanup, beginning April 13.

    Anyone who has items in this building should contact the Cannelton Street Department at (812) 548-2287 to make an appointment to remove them.

    Cannelton Cemetery Rules

    As a reminder, Cannelton’s cemetery rules are as follows.

  • DAR seeks volunteers for veterans project

    TELL CITY  – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help. 

    The chapter, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

     The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict. The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • 2015 edition of Discover Perry County is here

    n The 2015 edition of  The News’ community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in today’s edition for subscribers in Perry and surrounding counties. Copies are also included in newsstands.
    Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling The News at (812) 547-3424 or sending e-mail to circulation@perrycountynews.com. Extra copies can be picked up at the News.

  • Chamber hosting legislative update March 28

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.
    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.
    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.
    The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the chamber at (812) 547-2385.

  • Cannelton’s spring sports schedules

    Varsity Girls Softball
    10    Tecumseh    A    5:00
    14    Lanesville    A    5:00
    16    Crawford County    A    4:30
    21    Tell City    A    5:00
    29    Perry Central    A    4:30
    9    Crothersville    A    11:00

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    Varsity Baseball
    3    South Spencer    A    5:00
    4    Orleans    H    10:00
    6    Forest Park JV    H    5:00
    7    Corydon Central    A    5:30
    8    North Harrison    A    5:00
    11    North Posey    H    11:00

  • Morris named Cannelton’s MVP

    CANNELTON—Jayden Morris was named Cannelton’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player in the school’s winter sports banquet March 18.
    The MVP award was voted on by the team.
    Morris, a senior center, also received the rebounding award and shared the leading scorer award with Damon Powers, as each averaged 10.1 points per game.
    Powers received the assists award. Deven Reynolds was named the team’s most improved player in a team vote, and Caleb Cravens and Adam Terry shared the free-throw shooting award for each hitting at least 75 percent.

  • Tell City’s team will feature young lineup

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—After last season’s 0-19 record, “there’s nowhere to go but up,” said Tell City girls softball coach Maggie Schuetter.
    Several young players will help the Marksmen aim in that direction, as there are nine freshmen on the 16-girl roster.
    There are only four seniors, including one transfer student and one who did not play last year. Only four players return from last year’s team.

  • Commodores feature experienced outfield

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls softball team will have a whole new infield and new pitcher as it tries to win its third consecutive PLAC title this year.
    Miranda Claise, who made All-PLAC the last two years as a pitcher, is now pitching for Lincoln Trail College.
    The three girls vying to replace her don’t have her velocity or variety of pitches yet. So more balls may be put in play against them and hit to the outfield.

  • Schwartz heads small, quick all-county team

    This is probably the shortest All-Perry County boys basketball team in the 38 years that the News has been naming them.