Today's News

  • Tri-State sweeps titles in women’s softball


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY—Ashley Chapman went 3 for 3 as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Alpine 13-2 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League’s playoff tourney Thursday.

    Randi Gogel, Baylie Richter and Edie Powers each added two of Tri-State’s 12 hits to help the team win the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Megan May went 2 for 3 to lead Alpine’s seven-hit attack.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued garden productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod. 

    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days. Summer squash and zucchini definitely need to be checked each day because their growth rate is rather fast. 

  • Hospital EMT class forming

    TELL CITY – Do you have interest in becoming an emergency medical technician?

    If so, now is your time to sign up for emergency medical technician classes beginning Oct. 10 and ending Jan. 27. The class will meet 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

    Individuals must have proof of high school diploma or GED, be 18 years of age at time of enrollment, have a valid driver’s license, CPR certified to the health-care provider level and pass a background check.

    Cost is $1,000, which includes the cost of books. Payments are due Sept. 4.

  • Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to again make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • School supply memories

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.

  • Weedman no stranger to no-hitters




    EVANSVILLE – Tell City graduate and former Rockport Legion Post 254 player Shane Weedman knows when he is on his game pitching on the mound.

    “I came into spring training more prepared than I have ever been,” Weedman said. “My arm felt good. I really prepared for it.

    “I was really excited for that start against Southern (Illinois). It’s a team we always want to beat.”

  • TC standout Brunner returns to head athletic department




    TELL CITY— The path has come full-circle and Andy Brunner is back in a familiar spot after the Tell City School Board named him on Monday the school’s next athletic director. He is replacing John Atkins, who resigned earlier this summer to take a similar position at Corydon Central.

  • Damin-Simpson

    The parents of Karen Damin and Jeff Simpson, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Janet Damin of Tell City. The future groom is the son of Bill and Connie Simpson of Tell City.

    Karen is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School and 2014 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed as an expanded functions dental assistant at Santa Claus Family Dentistry.

    Jeff is a 1997 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1999 graduate of Vincennes University.

  • Jason Wilber to perform at St. Benedict’s Brew Works to benefit Folk Festival

    FERDINAND – American singer-songwriter, recording artist, and famous lead guitarist Jason Wilber will perform a benefit concert for the Ferdinand Folk Festival on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Benedict’s Brew Works at 860 E. 10th St. in Ferdinand. Doors will open at 3 p.m. For advance online tickets, visit www.itickets.com/events/383200.html or www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com.

  • Quilt Guild’s quilt show to be held Aug. 11-12

    TELL CITY – The annual Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild quilt show will be held Aug. 11-12 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. On Friday, quilts can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a small admission fee to the show that helps fund some of the guild’s community projects.

    There will be a sales table with bargain fabric and handmade smaller items for sale.