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Today's News

  • Six-run fifth inning propels Smitty’s to title

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team scored six runs in the fifth inning to rally past State Farm Insurance 7-3 for the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney title Thursday.

    All of Smitty’s scoring in the big inning came with two outs.

    Candy Jarboe started it with a three-run, inside-the-park homer to the right-field corner. It also scored Allicyn Garrett and Kyli Smithson, who had singled.

  • Hartz hopes to continue Tell City track tradition

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ryan George isn’t the only son of a former successful Tell City coach who has been hired to coach the same sport his dad did: Zac Hartz also fits that bill.

    Hartz, who was hired as head coach of Tell City’s boys track team Tuesday, is the son of Joe Hartz, who coached the Marksman track boys 1998-2004 and guided them to a sectional title in 1999.

  • Two missing Cannelton teens found in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • COLUMN: Why we like living in Perry County, Indiana

    By JONATHAN and GRETCHEN PORIER

    We moved here last summer from the northeast where we lived most of our lives. One of the biggest differences we have noticed is that neighbors take the time to stop by and introduce themselves when we moved into the neighborhood, some even bearing gifts such as cookies!

    Recently, I was unsuccessful with an attempt to start a lawn mower. Another neighbor, whom I hadn’t met yet, came over and offered the use of theirs. Another example occurred when we were raking up leaves during spring cleaning.

  • COLUMN: Dragging Main: A blast from the past

    By JEANENE CHAMPION, Guest Columnist

    Dragging Main! What a great idea. I am K. Jeanene Haynes Champion. In 1949, I had a 1936 Chevy with a whooptie, whoo, whoo, whistle on it.

    I moved from South Bend to Grandview after graduating in 1949. I started working at General Electric and met Mary Lou (Poehlein) Parker, Mary (Tabelman) Wilgus, Jessie (Young) Schroeder, Nita Meyers and Dot (Lasher) Kessner.

  • COLUMN: Stories I’d like to write

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Someone asked me not long ago about what stories I’d like to write if I had the time. I clicked off a few ideas but I’ve thought about the question since then.

    The list has grown longer and I’ll mention a few here in hopes readers can help contact me with feature stories. Most of these are outdoors related, a sign, perhaps, that I wish I could be outside more. If you or someone you know participates in any of these activities, call me at 547-3424 or drop me an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • EDITORIAL: Cheers for the U.S. space shuttle program

    An era of space exploration and advancement came to an end last week and we’re all the richer for the collective effort of the nation’s three-decades-old shuttle program.

    The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth Thursday morning. Its successful voyage marked the 135th shuttle mission and the iconic images of the orbitters’ attached external fuel tanks hurtling into space amid plumes of smoke is something we will all remember.

  • Late-night fire

    A blaze heavily damaged a vacant home in Cannelton late Thursday. 

  • Chamber selling tickets for 'The King and I'

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee has announced a new outlet for obtaining tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tickets can be ordered from cast and crew members or purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City. Phone orders can be placed by calling the chamber office at 547-2385.

    “The King and I” is the 22nd musical presented by the Schweizer Fest committee and is sponsored by Old National Bank. Show dates are Aug. 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  • Democrats’ July book drive will benefit Perry County libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive during July to benefit local libraries.

    Books can be donated through drop boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton.

    For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.