Today's News

  • Cannelton falls to Wolfpack

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made some long volleys but lost to Crawford County 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 in volleyball Thursday.
    “Both teams just kept the ball going - it was a fun match to watch,” said Cannelton Coach Julie Harris. “The girls played really well tonight.”
    No one made more than two kills for the Bulldogs, though.
    Caressa Sloss made two blocks, three digs and one kill.
    Nicole Harris added two kills, two digs and two assists, Chloe Davis three assists and three digs, Kelsey Marshall two digs, and Mackenzie Reed one kill.

  • Jasper defeats Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Ace serves were hard to come by against Jasper’s strong defense as Perry Central lost 25-9, 25-23, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.
    Abby Reed served two of the Commodores’ four aces. Latisha James and Terissa Roark each added one.
    Reed and Payton Emmons each made six kills. Roark added five and Ryann Lynch three.
    Addy Davis had 16 assists.
    Lynch made 10 digs and Davis added seven. Reed made one block.
    Jasper won the JV match 25-12, 25-10.

  • Wildcats knock off Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Morgan Schuetter made 27 digs but Tell City lost to Mater Dei 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 in volleyball Thursday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes added 13 digs and MaKaylee Buntin nine for the Marksmen.
    Hayes made nine kills, Emma Kohnert eight, Emili Stephens five, and Natalie Sanders four.
    Rachel Malone had 13 assists and Emily Hagedorn added 10.
    Kohnert made four blocks and Hayes added two, with both of Hayes’ being solos.
    Hayes served 10 points, including two aces.
    Mater Dei won the JV match 25-20, 25-14.

  • Castle rolls past Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Castle has an enrollment of 1,945, 4.5 times Tell City’s. So it was no surprise that the Knights dominated Tell City with a 5-0 first-round boys tennis sectional win Wednesday.
    Castle won all but three games as it took every match in straight sets.
    In singles play Evan Bottorff beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1, Dev Sanapati defeated Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2, and Blake Ellis beat Lucas Montgomery 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3.

  • Two big plays lift Vikings past Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City couldn’t stop two big plays by North Posey in a 24-14 loss in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City led at halftime 7-6. North Posey received the third quarter kickoff. A squib kick was recovered by the Vikings at their 36-yard line.
    The first play picked up 1 yard. On second down Drake Rogers threw a short pass to Josh Wiggins who zigzagged 63 yards for a touchdown.

  • Senators jump on Commodores early

    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—West Washington’s offensive unit couldn’t match Perry Central’s production, but what the Senators accomplished without their offense on the field led them to a 25-14 victory in PLAC football Friday.
    The Senators didn’t gain their first first down until almost the middle of the second quarter. But they took a 13-0 lead in the first 1:38 of the game.
    Landon McPheeters returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown.

  • Tell City teacher contracts in place


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  Teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year have been ratified by both the Tell City Classroom Teachers Association and the school board. The deal was announced Wednesday during a brief special session of the board.

    Much of the updated contract involved clarifying and overhauling  language in order to remain compliant with changes in state law. “We believe, at this point, we have done that,” Superintendent John Scioldo said.

  • New Boston bachelors

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My apologies to Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, who has commented for decades on the ups and downs of Norwegian bachelor farmers. This column is about New Boston bachelor farmers, who no doubt have much in common with their upper Plains brethren. The New Boston chapter is a semi-happy band of brothers of whom I’m proud to count myself a member.

  • Revival Oct. 14-16

    TELL CITY – Retired Pastor and Speaker Rev. Bill Reid will have a revival at the Tell City First Church of the Nazarene. Services will be Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., Saturday. Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located on 17 Lausanne Court in Tell City on the hill behind Orscheln’s in Burglen Hills.

    Rev. Reid feels too often the Bible and the ways of God are presented as if they are complicated. Rev. Reid will present the simple truths of God’s Word and of salvation during these messages.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service

    ST. MEINRAD – During the annual Service Recognition Banquet Sept. 28 Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 78 active co-workers and 64 retirees who have 25 years or more of service.