Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: Shop local on small business Saturday

    Thanksgiving is just days away and with the holiday comes the official start of the Christmas shopping season. It seems we like to come up with names for big shopping days. There’s Black Friday of course, the day after Thanksgiving, and Small Business Saturday on the following day. With the growing emphasis on online shopping, there’s even Cyber Monday.

  • We all need change

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003 and seemed appropriate to republish with recent news.


    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.

  • Smartphones down, please

    Mark Bennett

    Terre Haute Tribune-Star


    Most of us are guilty. We have relinquished the responsibility of using our flesh-and blood memory to the digital memory inside our smartphones. Videoing beats remembering. A replay of life inside a mind generates no likes or retweets, and can’t go viral, or entertain us or our friends or people we kind of know on our social media list. A device built in China or Hungary retains special moments better than human gray matter, right?

  • Search warrant lands Troy pair behind bars

    TROY – A joint investigation by the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two residents in Troy on multiple drug charges. Arrested Thursday afternoon after issuance of a search warrant for a home 11124 Indiana 45 were Jeremy W. Ramsey, 42, and Jennifer K. Harpe, 39.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, an ongoing investigation into possible stolen items led police to the home. Through the course of the investigation, they were also alerted to possible drug activity at the residence.

  • Community Events; Nov. 20

    Troy leaf pickup this weekend


    TROY – Leaf pick-up for Troy is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26. Residents should have leaves loose and curbside.


    Oakwood craft seminars Wednesdays through December


  • Simpson shares his fourth boys cross country MVP

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won his fourth boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Wednesday, but this year he shared it with Nate Kaiser.
    Simpson was the only repeat MVP.
    Some sports didn’t name an MVP or split it into outstanding offensive and defensive player awards.
    Volleyball did that and Morgan Schuetter repeated as Outstanding Defensive Player.
    The complete list of award winners:
    Boys Cross Country

  • Rangers outshoot PC girls

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.1 percent from the field in a 48-20 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thusday.
    “We let them push us around, and we looked frazzled when we did get an open shot,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Perry Central committed 22 turnovers, most of them in the halfcourt.
    “We broke their 2-2-1 press,” said Guillaume. “He had taken it off by the end of the first quarter.
    “The first possession we had a turnover, then we missed six shots.

  • Wolfpack tops cold Tell City

    MARENGO—Tell City hit only 26.7 percent from the field in a 38-22 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 8 of 30 from the field and 5 of 14 free throws and committed 16 turnovers.
    “Offensively we could not do anything at all,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.  “They pressed us and played a 1-3-1 half-court trap and we could not get the ball where it needed to be.
    “We just did not make good decisions with the ball.

  • TC boys swim team looks strong again

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team returns all those eligible to do so and also has “a lot of newcomers who have a lot of potential,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    So the Marksmen, who set a school record for wins as they went 32-18 last year, should be strong again. And they are still young, with only two seniors on the 14-man roster.

  • Cannelton plans to play fast, win more

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—The last time Cannelton’s boys basketball team won nine games was 10 years ago and the last time the Bulldogs won more than that was when the 1990-91 team went 11-10.
    Coach Mike Snyder thinks they could challenge both those marks this year.
    The Bulldogs finished 2-22 last year but graduated only one player.
    This year “our athleticism is far above what I ever expected it could be,” said Snyder.