Today's News

  • Otters re-sign Weedman

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City graduate Shane Weedman re-signed with the Evansville Otters professional baseball team last week.

  • Few surprises as IHSAA announces new classes

    INDIANAPOLIS—The IHSAA announced Wednesday what classes schools will be in for six team sports  in the next two years, and as expected Tell City and Perry Central will move up to Class 2A in football.
    Tell City is 47th in enrollment among the 64 schools that will be in 2A football.
    Perry Central is 63rd in that class, with only Linton-Stockton smaller. And Linton-Stockton had to move up to 2A anyway based on the success factor.

  • PC seeks more depth in pitching

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The pitchers who earned four of Perry Central’s five baseball wins last year return, but new coach Jeremy Edwards wants to develop more pitching depth.
    “We do have some good core starters for our conference games,” he said. “But we have three games back to back next week.”
    With rainout makeups, teams will sometimes play six games a week later in the season.

  • Marksmen outhit Princeton in opener

    PRINCETON—Tell City pounded out 11 hits to beat Princeton 8-4 in baseball Thursday.
    “Our hitting was great,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “We didn’t swing at a lot of pitches out of the zone.
    “Our defense was good for the first time out - we had three errors.
    “And our pitching was phenomenal. Whenever we needed a big out, we always came up with it. We didn’t walk very many batters - we didn’t get behind on the count on too many.”

  • PC inexperienced in pitching, catching

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has at least tied for the PLAC softball title the last four years, but the Commodores have less experienced pitchers this season.
    “We probably have our least experienced pitching since I’ve been coaching,” said seventh-year coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Commodores went 6-10 overall last year but were 5-1 in the PLAC to win the conference outright.
    Since-graduated Autumn Lain earned all the pitching wins, going 6-8 overall.

  • Miller-James

    Cliff and Jane Miller of Tell City announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Miller, to Kyle James, the son of Larry and Marlene James of Leopold.

  • WBC, sound off

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    March Madness or just plain maddening? No, It’s not the NCAA basketball tourney that’s got me writhing. Baseball season is upon us, too. But in the anticipation of the crack of the bat, the gear up seems like such a let down.

  • The power of positive attitude

    Eric Kehl

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: This article is one in an occasional series of columns on work ethics. It was written by Eric Kehl of German American.


    Whether you are a student studying for your education, a volunteer working to support your community or an employee in the workforce, your attitude towards your task at hand means absolutely everything. 

    Nowhere is your positive attitude more appreciated by others than when you are at work.

  • Why the need to be mean?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Social media is a great thing but in too many instances it has a dark side: a coarsening of the public discourse. Simply put, people who regularly talk to one another, even strangers, politely when face to face, aren’t as civil to one another when communicating electronically.

  • NEA funding has a place in the nation’s budget

    Finally, a common sense appeal for how to deal with continued funding of the arts.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explained it best in an op-ed in The Washington Post in defense of National Endowment of the Arts funding. He cites several benefits.