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Today's News

  • Offices closed for Memorial Day

    PERRY COUNTY – City, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    There will be no trash pickup in Cannelton and Tell City Monday, with a one-day delay the rest of the week. 

    All Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday. The Tell City license branch will reopen May 28. 

    The Perry County News will be closed May 27. That day’s issue will be on newsstands May 26. There will be no mail delivery May 27. 

  • No TC players make All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were named to the All-PAC girls softball team elected by conference coaches Sunday.
    Tell City senior first baseman-shortstop-pitcher McKenzie Hayes was the highest vote-getter among those receiving honorable mention as a utility player on the team.
    Had she made the team, she would have joined Krista Blunk as the only Tell City girl to make all-conference in three sports in one school year.

  • Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a county man Monday night. According to Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson, a Perry County deputy made contact with Matthew Poehlein of Cannelton during a traffic stop near the 400 block of N. Fourth Street in Cannelton. 

  • Heritage Hills defeats PC

    LEOPOLD—Corey Ebelhar and Seth Hancock combined to pitch a three-hitter as Heritage Hills defeated Perry Central 12-1 in baseball Monday.
    Ebelhar struck out four and walked two in four innings. Hancock struck out two and walked one in one inning.
    Heritage Hills had 11 hits against Perry Central pitcher Anthony Mosby. He walked four and struck out four.

  • Zuelly’s homer powers Tell City past Jeeps

    DUBOIS—Trent Zuelly hit a three-run homer in a seven-run third inning as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 8-6 in baseball Monday.
    The Marksmen made good contact throughout the game, striking out only once. “And we hit some hard shots,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson.
    They really got to Northeast Dubois starter Jacob Gress in the third inning, chasing him from the mound.
    The Marksmen finished with 11 hits. Spenser Beard went 3 for 4 and Zuelly, Brian Arnold and Reese Miller each added two hits.

  • Peter qualifies for state meet

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central senior Cathryn Peter placed third in the 3200-meter run at the girls track regional Tuesday to qualify for the state meet.
    Peter set a personal record as she ran the 3200 in 11:46.93, just two seconds from Rachael Rayford’s school record.
    The top eight in each event scored but only the top three qualified for the state meet, which will be held 2 p.m. June 1 at Indiana University’s track. The 3200 will start at 7:15 p.m.
    Peter, Megan Thomas, Grace James and Marie Schwartz placed fourth in the 3200 relay in 10:13.24.

  • Braves bop Cannelton in sectional

    DUBOIS—Tiffany Summers threw a one-hitter as Tecumseh beat Cannelton 23-0 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Monday.

  • Wildcats shut out Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Laura Schmitt and Ashlyn Spahn combined to drive in seven runs as Mater Dei beat Tell City 11-0 in the first round of the Class 2A girls softball sectional Monday.
    Mater Dei, ranked No. 2 in the state, pretty much put the game away with six runs in the first inning,
    Schmitt hit a two-run double to deep center field that inning. Two batters later, Spahn hit a three-run homer over the left-field fence.

  • Homers propel Raiders past Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Southridge scored five runs on two homers to beat Perry Central 6-4 in the first round of their Class 2A girls softball sectional Tuesday.
    Perry Central led 2-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. But Kassidy Mundy singled to left field and with two outs Kendyl Dearing hit a high fly ball that barely cleared the left-field fence for a two-run homer.
    Shelby Kippenbrock led off the next inning with a single up the middle and Kayley Main followed with a single to right.

  • Tell City robotics team places second in Evansville contest

    TELL CITY – The Marksmen Robotics team shined in both technical and oral presentation skills in the VEX Robotics Competition in Evansville March 16.  The competition, sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, was held on the college’s Southwest Campus. Broken into two separate, but equally scored sections of competition, Tell City’s team placed second overall out of the 25 southern Indiana teams competing.