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.

  • Rowe underclass all-state honorable mention

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior guard Hunter Rowe received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass all-state team released Thursday.
    Rowe led the Marksmen with 14.0 points per game and was third on the team in rebounding at 3.8 per game.
    He hit 40.7 percent from the field, including 34.9 percent from three-point range, and 68.8 percent at the free-throw line.
    Mater Dei junior guard Devan Straub made the 15-man Underclass all-state team from Class A and 2A schools.

  • Tell City spring schedules

    Varsity Baseball
    31    Princeton    T    5:30
    4    Hancock County    H    12:00
    7    Heritage Hills    T    4:30
    8    Tecumseh    H    5:00
    9    South Central    T    5:30
    11    South Spencer    T    1:00

  • Marksman girls hope to compete for PAC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team started last season with 22 girls, the most in 16 years, and that depth paid off with its highest conference finish in 26 years.
    The Marksmen have 22 girls again this year, but a lack of depth in some events may make it hard to move up from last year’s second-place PAC finish.
    They have plenty of depth in both throwing events. Kassidie Hayes returns in both after winning the regional and placing eighth in the state in the shot put.

  • Hitting may be Cannelton’s biggest asset

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—With five starters returning from last year’s sectional game and some talented newcomers, Cannelton’s baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s 3-17 record.
    The Bulldogs scored 55 runs as they won their first three games last year, but they scored a total of only 10 runs in their last six games.
    New assistant coach Michael Snyder expects their offense to be more consistent this year.

  • Pitching will be key to Tell City’s season

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s baseball team is it is ranked 10th in the state in the coaches’ Class 2A preseason poll.
    The bad news is that is only the fourth best ranking in the Marksmen’s sectional, which remains the state’s toughest in their class.
    But they may have the pitching quality and depth needed to survive that sectional.

  • Tell City boys aim for sectional repeat

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys track team has won four sectionals, including two in the last four years.
    But the Marksmen have never won consecutive sectionals, something they think they have a good chance to do this year.
    They graduated 11 seniors, including their top throwers and hurdler and some key distance runners, from last year’s team that was undefeated until placing second in the regional to Harrison.