Today's News

  • Commodores win two more matches to remain unbeaten

    ENGLISH—Zach James shot an even-par 36 for medalist honors as Perry Central won a four-team boys golf match Monday.
    Perry Central shot 170, Crawford County and North Harrison each 176, and West Washington 229.
    James birdied the par-5, No. 1 hole, and par-4, No. 3 hole.
    Nic Pierrard and John Steen each shot 43 and Coby Aders 48 to complete the Commodores’ scoring. Pierrard birdied the par-4, No. 9 hole.
    Also playing for them were Eric Schepers, who shot 49, and Brennon Tucker, 54.

  • Titans, Tigers top Tell City

    TELL CITY—Evansville Memorial had 15 hits and took advantage of three Tell City errors to beat the Marksmen 12-5 in baseball Monday.
    “We dug ourselves a hole early, got back into it with a solid bottom of the first, then got into a couple of situations where we could not stop the bleeding defensively,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “Memorial seemed to find the holes, and we made a couple of very costly errors that could have made things a little easier for our pitchers (had the plays been made).

  • Commodores sweep two from Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Jaron Underhill pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Cannelton 12-0 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday.
    Underhill walked only one and struck out seven in the five-inning game. All the hits he gave up were singles.
    “I thought Jaron pitched well,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “He threw strikes and got ahead on the count.”
    His teammates gave him all the runs he would need in the first inning.

  • Perry Central second, Tell City 5th in girls invitational

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Payton Emmons won the 100-meter high hurdles to lead Perry Central to second place in Tell City’s 10-team girls track invitational Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 131.5 points and Tell City placed fifth with 54.5. Boonville, led by record-setting distance runner Haley Barker, won with 148 points.
    Emmons won the 100 hurdles in 16.75 seconds and placed second in the 300 low hurdles in 52.03.

  • Marksman boys win own invitational

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three distance races and three sprints as it won its own 10-team boys track invitational Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 130 points to beat runner-up South Spencer by 50. Perry Central placed fourth with 75.
    “It was by far our best meet,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “Our distance kids scored 58 out of a possible 64 points.”

  • Parks department may mow detention center


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot is responsible for mowing the grass at all parks owned by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. Now he may add the county detention center’s lawn to his list.

    Hendershot told the parks board Wednesday that Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone had approached him about mowing “just up around the building at the detention center. He said it takes about 1 ½ hours.”

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com


    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Protecting Hoosier kids

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Child abuse is real and continues to plague our society. It affects children of every age, gender, race and income level. As a community, it’s our responsibility to help every child reach their full potential.

    This issue has always been a passion of mine. Prior to serving in the State Senate, I was an advocate for the safety of our children as a Family Case Manager with the Department of Children Services and also a trainer for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court at least works

    After the untimely death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Feb. 13, the Supreme Court was thrown into disarray as the number of justices fell from its normal, odd-numbered complement of nine jurists to the problematic, even-numbered current array of eight.

  • Locally sponsored Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Day set to return April 30

    TELL CITY – Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Day is Saturday April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop off location is Tell City Volunteer Fire Department. This is a chance for citizens to turn in expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medication.

    Some points to consider:

    • Don’t flush medication. What is flushed could end up in the drinking water.

    • Prescription drugs are abused more frequently than illegal drugs.

    • 70 percent of teens obtain their drugs from friends or relatives homes.