Today's News

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Troy Utilities to look into purchasing new truck


    Feature Writer


    TROY – The Troy Utilities Department will soon hunt for a new pickup truck to replace the oldest one in the fleet.

    Bernard “Pudder” Linne told board members at the regular board meeting Wednesday, the 1997 Dodge currently used by Troy Utilities Department is in need of service. The tires are “shot,” as Linne put it, and it is in need of an engine tune up.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Regan Borden, age 9; Josie Bough, age 10; Trista Van Hoosier, 11; Alysia Hurtado, 12; Bree Noland, 13; and Ava Hilgenhold, 14. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Alden Marion, age 9; Ethan Ball, age 10; Corbin Haughee, 11, R.J. Jones, 12; Kaden Chestnut, 13; and Tyler Rockwell, 14. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Perry Central wins own 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and improved its shooting to beat Tecumseh 44-40 to win its own eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Perry Central, Tell City may get easier route in sectional

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—An unfortunate break for North Posey may give Perry Central and Tell City’s girls basketball teams a better chance in their sectional.
    Girls sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday and Perry Central will face North Posey in the first round of the Class 2A Forest Park sectional 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Cannelton falls twice on road

    ORLEANS—Cannelton hit 52.0 percent from the field but lost to Orleans 62-36 in girls basketball Monday.
    “We shot real well but we only got off 25 shots,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    That was largely due to the Bulldogs’ committing 23 turnovers. And they got outrebounded 20-10.
    There weren’t a lot of rebounds for either team, as Orleans also shot well from the field - including 22 of 37 from two-point range.
    Lillie Daugherty was 5 for 5 from the field and led 6-12 Orleans with 13 points.

  • Two local teams have winning records this season

    Among the nine winter varsity teams in Perry County, two have winning records as we head into the second half of the season for boys basketball and the home stretch for all other sports.
    Those two are Tell City’s boys basketball team and boys swim team, which might surprise a lot of people.
    Knowledgeable fans knew that Tell City’s boys basketball team has talent, but many may not have expected it to mature this quickly considering there are no upperclassmen on the roster.

  • Hot Senators sink Commodores

    Sports Correspondent

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central couldn’t stop West Washington’s hot shooting as the Commodores lost 59-48 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Senators hit 75.0 percent from the field, making 18 of 24 two-point attempts and 3 of 4 from three-point range.
    The Commodores hit 34.6 percent from the field making 10 of 30 two-point attempts and 8 of 22 three-pointers.