Today's News

  • TC boys team lacks depth

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team thought it lacked depth when it started last season with nine boys, but that looks like a large group compared to this year’s squad.
    The Marksmen have six boys on the team. They also lack experience, as they have five freshmen and a sophomore who missed part of last season.

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Megan Horner hit a three-point shot with 1.7 seconds left to lift Reitz over Tell City 40-37 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City led by five points with two minutes left, but another three-pointer started a Reitz rally that put the Panthers up by two.
    McKenzie Hayes hit two free throws for Tell City to tie the score with 0:11 left.
    Tell City played good defense on Reitz’s ensuing possession until Horner hit the winning shot from the corner on an inbounds play.

  • Boonville defeats Tell City in opener

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won only three matches actually wrestled and lost to Boonville 51-18 in the Marksmen’s wrestling season opener Tuesday.

  • Powers reaches 1,000 in big way for Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Some high school basketball players score their 1,000th career point in ho-hum games, but Sarah Powers did it in memorable fashion for Cannelton Wednesday.
    She scored her 1,000th point on a three-point basket in the third quarter. But that was part of a career-high 41 point game, and the Bulldogs needed nearly all of them to beat Wood Memorial 66-58 in overtime.

  • Commodores gain in size, experience

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Height and experience were two elements lacking on Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but they have increased both this year.
    They have mostly the same players from last year’s 10-12 squad, returning five of the top six and nine lettermen.
    They of course have a year of varsity experience, and several have grown at least an inch.

  • Cold start costly to Cannelton in opener

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Heath Kohlmeier propelled Wood Memorial to a 23-2 lead en route to a 68-42 boys basketball win over Cannelton Wednesday.

  • Community events, Nov. 28

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • COLUMN: Good use for a spare $25

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I very seldom buy scratch-off lottery tickets but grabbed three the other day. I won $25, not a bad return for $3. I visited Churchill Downs a couple of weekends ago and dropped more than that on some races. Luckily, I ended the day only a small loser.

    I stared at the bills and wondered what I’d do with the money. Like a lot of people my age and younger, I don’t carry much cash. I use a debit card to buy groceries and gas. My paycheck is direct deposited and most bills are paid online.

  • EDITORIAL: Police canines pull their weight

    The News does an admirable job of reporting on the successes – and the occasional failure – of police officers, but we can’t remember the last time we singled out the work of police dogs.

    There are three of them at work in Perry County. Trooper Mark Lehmkuhler’s German shepherd Brote, Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin’s German shepherd Jago and Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall’s Eric.

  • EDITORIAL: Neighborhood Watch goals admirable; volunteers should focus on neighborhoods

    A new Neighborhood Watch program is under way in Tell City, offering extra sets of eyes and ears in the fight against criminal activity.

    We support the program’s goals of providing information to police officers about possible vandalism, gang activity and other wrongdoing. We also acknowledge volunteers’ stated efforts to promote disaster preparedness and education on crime prevention.