Today's News

  • Ransome retires as PC AD after 25 years

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A new era started in Perry Central athletics Monday, as Ray James succeeded Bob Ransome as the school’s athletic director.
    Ransome’s retirement after 25 years at the helm of the Commodores’ sports programs became effective Friday at the conclusion of Perry Central’s boys basketball season in the sectional semifinals.
    He was honored with a plaque that night from his fellow sectional athletic directors in front of a crowd of 3,000 fans.

  • Beard heads strong All-PAC team again

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard was the top vote-getter on the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday for the second year in a row.
    The team was selected in voting by conference coaches.
    Beard averaged 17.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocked shots, 1.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game this season.
    He hit 46.6 percent from the field, including 30.4 percent from three-point range, and 67.0 percent at the free-throw line.

  • Simpson Academic All-American

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Thomas Simpson received  an Academic All-American award for swimming last week.

    In addition to swimming, he has made Class 2A all-state in cross country and academic all-state in cross country and track.
    He has volunteered over 100 hours in the community as a part of the Key Club and joined a mission trip for St. Paul’s Church.
    He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Math and English Bowl academic teams,
    He plans to attend Purdue University and major in computer science.

  • Bulldogs get off to cold start, fall to Jeeps

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    FRENCH LICK—A slow Cannelton start led to a disastrous finish as Northeast Dubois dominated the Bulldogs all four quarters in a 69-32 Class A boys basketball sectional semifinal win Friday.
    It appeared early on that Cannelton might be able to hang with the 14-win Jeeps.

  • Sanford, Vikings eliminate PC

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Perry Central’s defense frustrated Josiah Ricketts Friday, but the same could not be said for his backcourt mate, Jacob Sanford.
    Sanford scored 25 points in the first half, including five three-pointers, to lead the Vikings past Perry Central 68-53 in a boys basketball sectional semifinal game.
    He added one three-pointer in the second half and finished with 28 points on 10 of 21 field-goal shooting, including 6 of 10 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws.

  • Increasing mobile data access




    Mobile data usage has increased by more than 2,000 percent since 2010. As lawmakers, we look to ensure that we enact policies that enable the future enhancements of our network technologies.

    There are certain areas where networks have become congested throughout the state. Service providers will have to upgrade and expand their wireless infrastructure as Indiana looks to increase its mobile-data access.

  • Help and responsibility

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    President Donald Trump has proposed shaking up one of our nation’s most important and expensive public safety net programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known and still commonly called “food stamps.”

    I think generating new ideas about how to help people who need help with less money is a good thing.

    SNAP serves millions of people in the U.S., including a good number of people in Perry County.

  • CVB gift shop will be missed

    We were disappointed to learn that the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose office is located inside the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, is phasing out its gift shop.

    We don’t regularly cover meetings of the CVB board but, as we understand it, the vote to close the gift shop divided its members, with some in favor of the decision while others wanted the store to stay.

  • Sisters to host Triduum retreat

    FERDINAND - Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a silent Triduum Retreat from March 29 – April 1 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The silent retreat runs from 3 p.m. Eastern time on Holy Thursday, March 29, to 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, April 1. This retreat will include participation in the liturgical celebrations of these Holy Days with the sisters in the monastery church.

  • Extension’s spring break day camps set

    Make, Design and Experiment, March 23, is hand-on fun with science. Participants will build electric circuits with Squishy Circuits, design video games, code robots, build structures with Keva Planks and Strawbees, and much more.