Today's News

  • PC jumps on Trojans at the start

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored on its first two possessions and defeated Wood Memorial 41-0 in football Friday.
    Perry Central started its first possession at its 32. Luke Hilgenhold carried on a sweep for 26 yards to the Trojan 42.
    On the next play Lane Lynch threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Hilgenhold.
    After forcing Wood Memorial to punt, Jacob Kelly returned it 39 yards to the Trojan 16-yard line.
    Perry Central’s Jacob Braun ran in untouched for the touchdown on the next play.

  • Community Events; Sept. 28

    Historical Society to meet today


    TELL CITY — The monthly meeting of the Tell City Historical Society will begin at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at the Tell City Historical Society Museum. There will be a special program titled “Veterans Stories of World War II” as told by Bill Simpson.

    Everyone is invited to attend. The museum is located at the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets.

  • Kratzer-Jackson

    Brittany Layne Kratzer and Micah Loren Jackson announce their upcoming wedding on Oct. 3.

    The bride-to-be’s parents are Lona Kratzer of Hawesville and Kevin Kratzer of Cannelton. The future groom’s parents are Jennifer Maloney of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Jimmy and Laura Jackson of Owensboro.

    The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Hancock County High School and attended The Ross Institute, where she graduated with a medical assisting certification. She is currently employed at Dr. Gene Ress’ office and PRN at Heartland Villa.

  • Caring for the nation’s colors
  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    Rev. Bill Reid



    Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family is known for the phrase, “Happy Happy Happy.”  He wrote a book titled, “Happy Happy Happy: My Life and Legacy as Duck Commander.”  In the book, he emphasized the importance of keeping families intact and calls Christians everywhere to infuse “good” into our culture, love our neighbors, and boldly present the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Spirituality lecture set for Saturday, Oct. 24


    FERDINAND – Join the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, for a free lecture on music and spirituality by Father Anthony Ruff, OSB at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) on Saturday, Oct. 24, in St. Gertrude Hall at the monastery.

  • After resignation, Troy seeks new marshal




    TROY – The town of Troy is looking for a new marshal. Dan Grindstaff, who has been serving as the town’s marshal since March 2011, announced Sept. 16 that he would step down in mid-October. Later the same evening, he declined to reconsider his resignation at the request of the town council’s president, who said town leaders wanted to work on a contract that would spell out the position’s duties and responsibilities and could include a pay increase. 

  • Depp enthralls as gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in “Black Mass”

    Eric Harris

    Movie Critic


    Gangster movies have tended to glorify (intentionally or not) their subjects since the creation of the genre, but it is rare when there is a film that actively tries to make you hate the gangster.

    In the rare film in which the gangster is truly the antagonist, it is the law enforcement agent(s) that then get glorified (Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” comes to mind). “Black Mass” goes the extra mile making both the gangster and the main FBI agent terrible people.

  • Hoosier farmers and families need senate to stand up for science

    By Dave Lowe, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Herb Ringel, Indiana Corn Growers Association


    Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms passed in states around the country.

  • Why I love living in Perry County

    Chris Thornton



    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.