Today's News

  • Perry Central upsets South Spencer

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central rallied for six runs in the fifth inning to beat South Spencer 7-6 in baseball Friday.
    It was the Commodores’ first win ever over the Rebels.
    Reece Davis hit a pinch-hit, two-run double in the Commodores’ big inning.
    Kage Kiplinger and Ethan Edwards each added an RBI single that inning.
    Jaron Underhill pitched a six-hitter for the win, striking out seven and walking four. He gave up only two earned runs.

  • Tell City prevails in 3-hour slugfest

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City used 11 earned runs and strong relief pitching by Tretter Lyons to beat South Central 16-10 in baseball Thursday.
    While Tell City had to earn most of its runs, half of South Central’s runs were unearned.
    This was South Central’s fourth game but it was Tell City’s first after four rainouts, and that showed early.

  • Longing for spring

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s not that I’m a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had more than enough late-season snow and chill. Yes, it’s time for spring, temperatures in the 70s and 80s and the sound of lawnmowers and garden tillers, not snow shovels.

  • Make your voices heard on local environmental issues

    With all the recent discussion and debate on the pros and cons of a proposed $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant that may be coming to the Dale area, it’s heartening to know citizens have a big heart for their community.

    A desire to protect our county’s water, air and soil shows a strong sense of community, as does a desire to provide investment and jobs.

  • Community Events; April 9

    VFW selling dinners Sunday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a pork chop and barbecued chicken diner on Sunday, April 15, at the post home. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $8 and includes creek fries and green beans. The public is invited.


    Santa Claus Legion fundraiser Saturday


  • Welcome to spring training!
  • Run for Your Mother race May 13

    TELL CITY – A fun run/walk 5K will be held on Mother’s Day morning, May 13, with start time at 8 a.m. in front of Perry County Visitor’s Center. Running/walking will be in honor of mothers. 

  • Renaissance selects top performers

    TELL CITY – Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance Club would like to congratulate the following students selected as the February Students of the Month. They are senior Ethan Leclere, junior Jeff Miller, sophomore Natalie Dixon and freshman Grace Gehlhausen. They received breakfast at Julie’s Tell Street Cafe and a T-shirt from Renaissance.

    Renaissance would like to congratulate the following students who were selected as Stretch Award winners. They raised their GPA’s the most for their grade between the first and second grading periods.

  • McCormick hears concerns about funding for rural school districts




    TELL CITY – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick told educators, business leaders and others last week not to expect large-scale changes in how the state funds public schools.

    She spoke last Monday at a luncheon at the Tell City Depot hosted by chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    School districts are funded, in large part, on a formula based on how many students they have enrolled.

  • Dr. Seuss tribute to kick off library’s sizzling summer


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The library is breaking out the sun block and tuning its strings for a catalog of fun activities this spring through summer. Activities organizer Lisa Hammack introduced the time schedule for this summer’s reading program and this summer’s Libraries Rock! program.