Today's News

  • South Spencer runs over Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City was unable to stop South Spencer’s running game as the Rebels won 43-0 in PAC football Friday.
    The Marksmen gained one first down on their first possession but three plays later had to punt from their own 30-yard line.
    The punt went 40 yards with no return, so the Rebels started on their 30-yard line.
    On the first two plays South Spencer gained 5 yards. An offside penalty against the Marksmen on third down kept the Rebels’ drive alive.

  • Simpson’s running propels Perry Central past Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football coach Greg Gibson moved Alex Simpson to tailback last week to try to get more speed in his backfield.
    Simpson is also a hard runner who is tough to bring down - even with two or three defenders hanging on him. “He squats 400 pounds so he’s got some leg strength,” said Gibson.
    Both attributes were frequently on display as he scored four touchdowns in Friday’s 49-8 PLAC victory over Crawford County.

  • Seifrig-Larrison

    Crystal Seifrig and Joey Larrison, both of Troy, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Linda Seifrig of St. Meinrad. She is a 2000 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently employed as general manager of Servus Inc. in Jasper.

    The future groom is the son of Connie Garrett of Rockport and Larry Larrison of Peoria, Ill. He graduated from East Richland High School in Olney, Ill. in 1998 and is employed as an assistant warehouse manager at KK Integrated Logistics in Troy.

  • The value of work

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • Culinary salutations
  • Schools welcome new educators




    Staff Writer



    PERRY COUNTY – The start of the new school year is marked with a lot of new faces, and not just the in-coming pre-schoolers, kindergärtners and freshmen. There are several new teachers at each school in the county’s three corporations.

    At Tell City-Troy Township’s William Tell Elementary, those teachers include the following:

  • Young Disney manager back from China park opening

    Ramsey will returnto Orlando park after 15 months abroad




    Melissa Ramsey has a pretty famous boss. You’ve heard of him, no doubt. His name has even been put to song. What is it, you ask?


    M I C K E Y   M O U S E


  • Dragging Main returns to Tell City Saturday

    TELL CITY – It’s time to polish your special set of wheels. Dragging Main will return to Tell City Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages converging on Tell City’s Main Street.

    Activities will begin around 3 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Dragging Main Street has been a time honored tradition in small towns across the Midwest.

  • Where were you that day?

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Rep. District 74


    Sitting in a classroom? Starting the work day at a factory, school, farm or business? On the morning commute to work? Each of us have a distinct memory of that September morning 15 years ago. That vivid memory creeps into our minds each year around this time.

    Our lives were forever changed and it’s important we remember what America lost on Sept. 11, 2001. We can also learn lessons about service, sacrifice and faith, which stay with us for years to come.

  • Full-time sheriff’s deputy job is dream come true for Poehlein

    TELL CITY – Stephen Poehlein dreamed about the day when he wold work full time as a law enforcement officer. That day came Friday morning as Judge Lucy Goffinet administered his oath of office as a sheriff’s deputy. He becomes the county’s seventh full-time deputy. His salary will be paid through a public-safety tax.

    “I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” the 23-year-old Poehlein said after the swearing-in ceremony in the courtroom.