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Today's News

  • The Facebook experience

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I use Facebook in a lot of ways. It keeps me in contact with friends, helps me learn about news events I might not otherwise know about and connects me with people who have news stories and feature story ideas. Separately, from a business point of view, it helps me promote my brewery and connects me with customers.

  • Solid waste fee should have been raised gradually

    The Perry County Solid Waste Management District has proposed raising its annual fee for disposal and recycling services from $32 to $45.

    That is a 40.6 percent increase and while it won’t have the same impact on area residents as Tell City’s 50.2 percent increase on its monthly water bills had this year, we think it’s still too big a raise at one time.

  • Leopold Church Picnic set for July 30

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church will have its annual picnic Sunday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. There will be handicapped-accessible parking.

  • Summer STEM
  • Linne’s advances to semifinals

    TELL CITY—Jayleigh Napier went 2 for 2 with a double to lead Linne’s Auto & Diesel Repair past Whalen Properties 9-6 in the first round of Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

  • Slowpitch softball making a comeback

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—In the early 1980s there were three men’s softball leagues in Perry County. Many players played in more than one league and also played tourneys nearly every weekend, so they were often playing five days a week.
    In 1984 there were 10 teams in the Tell City Women’s Softball League and four more in Perry Central’s league.
    Then the number of teams of both genders slowly began to dwindle.

  • Cal Ripken League champions

    Home Mutual Insurance won the regular-season title and playoff tourney in the Tell City Cal Ripken League’s Major League (ages 11-12).

  • Tell City ties Heritage Hills in 2nd Diamond League game

    TELL CITY—Ryan Morgan had two clutch RBI hits as Tell City tied Heritage Hills 5-5 in the second game of a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.
    Mason Gehlhausen added a two-run triple. Travis Burchett hit a two-out double and continued home on a throwing error on the play.
    Shane Braunecker pitched the first three innings for Tell City. Corey Braunecker pitched the next inning and Gehlhausen pitched the final one.

  • George will be next Pacer star to leave

    No one should be surprised that Paul George plans to leave the Indiana Pacers as a free agent next summer.
    For more than 40 years, the Pacers have had trouble keeping their stars, especially scoring forwards, throughout the prime of their career. Why should George be the exception?
    Reggie Miller, a shooting guard who played for the Pacers 1987-2005, is the only Hall of Famer or perennial all-star who played his entire career with the Pacers.

  • Ettensohn, Marion lead Typhoons in Jasper’s meet last weekend

    JASPER—Gabrielle Ettensohn and Alden Marion of the Tri-County Typhoons won events in Jasper’s invitational swim meet last weekend.
    “We did well,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion. “We didn’t have enough swimmers compete to place in the top three teams, but the swimmers that were there swam really well.”
    Ettensohn won the age-11-12 girls 50-meter butterfly. She placed second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 free and 50 backstroke.