Today's News

  • PLAC track meets rained out

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central was a fairly heavy favorite to win the PLAC girls track meet again this year, but based on seeds the Commodores were locked in a close battle with Mitchell in the boys meet.
    Could Perry Central pull out a 10th consecutive title? We’ll never know.
    After approximately an hour’s storm delay, as 9 p.m. approached - which was 10 p.m. for every school in the conference but Perry Central - the athletic directors from the conference schools met to make a tough decision.

  • Tell City runners dominate PAC meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Despite not scoring in four field events, Tell City used strong performances from its sprinters and distance runners to win the PAC boys track meet Thursday.
    The Marksmen scored 127 points, 30 more than runner-up Forest Park.
    How dominant were Tell City’s runners? They took the top two places in the shortest race, the 100-meter dash, and the longest race, the 3200. They finished in the top two in eight of the 11 running events.

  • Northern long-eared bat now a threatened species

    Editor’s note: This article was provided by Richard Winstead, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Hoosier National Forest.


    TELL CITY – On April 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Federal Register designating the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Derby association will have to pay to move swing set


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – If users of Mulzer Park in Derby want to keep a swing set there, the Derby Community Association will have to pay to move it.

    The swing set is currently located in the lower part of the park, close to the Ohio River. The river rises above the bottom of the swing set nearly every year, washing away the sand and other fill materials beneath the swings, and such cushioning is required beneath public swing sets under state law.

  • Court and Police Records; May 18



    • Joseph H. Gomez, 29, of 731 Washington St., Troy, May 11, on a warrant for neglect of a dependent.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $4,505.

    • Ashley V. Renfrow, 24, of 731 Washington St., Troy, May 11, on a warrant for neglect of a dependent.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released May 12 after posting $4,505 bail.

  • Hoosiers and adoption

    Bill Stanczykiewicz

    Guest Columnist


    During a month in which we celebrate Mother’s Day, families formed through adoption are more common in Indiana compared with other states.

    According to the National Council for Adoption, Indiana has the nation’s fourth highest rate of adoption per live births, the ninth highest rate of adoption per nonmarital births, and the eleventh highest rate of adoption per 100,000 adults.

  • Sinning under the sun

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Portions of my face, especially the back of my neck and my ears, were peeling last week, the result of a careless few hours in the sun.

    I felt like quite the hypocrite since I regularly preach sun awareness and skin-cancer prevention,

    I applied sunscreen twice during my time under a hot May sun. But I sweat a lot and the protection melted during the day.

  • Take time to observe the spirit of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the upcoming long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • Cannelton’s Kendall Hale is state finalist

    CANNELTON – Kendall Hale, 10, daughter of Jessica Hale of Cannelton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Indiana pageant, to be held June 18-21 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

    The pageant is for girls ages 10 through 12. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to competition the national pageant at Disneyland in California, which is held for girls ages four to 18 in five age groups.

  • Community Events; May 12

    Free health screenings by PCMH Tuesday


    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood-pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart.

    Fasting for two hours is recommended, eight hours is preferred. You may drink water, black coffee and take your medications.

    No reservations are required. For more information, contact Caryn Weiss RN at (812) 547-0125 or cweiss@pchospital.org.