Today's News

  • Hospital foundation purchases IV and epidural pumps

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of 57 Hospira IV Pumps with MedNet and two sapphire epidural pumps. The pumps will be used in the many departments, intensive-care unit, medical surgical, obstetrics, outpatient infusion services, emergency department, surgery and emergency medical services.

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season


    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more. The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books, and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.


    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”


  • It’s been a good long ride

    Jack Pate

    Guest Columnist


    My father was fond of the saying, “he didn’t lick it off the grass, he came by it honestly,” and so it is that I came to spend the last 34-1/2 years as a fourth-generation newspaperman. It was in my genes, hence I didn’t lick it off the grass. My great-grandfather actually hauled a printing press by covered wagon from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1800s.

  • Thursday pursuit
  • Hot Tell City beats cold Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City played its best half of the season and Perry Central played its worst half in the first half of their first-round PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball game Wednesday.
    Thus Tell City built a 34-13 lead en route to beating the Commodores 50-30.
    The Marksmen outshot the Commodores 60.9 percent to 37.5 percent from the field that half and outrebounded them 17-4.
    Perry Central was 0 for 6 from three-point range that half and 1 for 16 for the game.

  • Joe LaGrange’s grandsons keep him in Indiana

    Since former Perry Central principal, athletic director and basketball coach Joe LaGrange retired, he has enjoyed spending part of his winters in Florida.

  • Reynolds, Blackhawks pull away from Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team has a lot of players who do several things well. But the Commodores can’t seem to do nearly everything well for an entire game.
    The latest evidence of that was their 46-33 PLAC loss to Springs Valley Tuesday afternoon.
    In the first half they hit a decent 6 of 10 free throws and held Springs Valley star Caitlyn Reynolds to two points.

  • Perry Central awarded $150,000 after-school grant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a $150,000 annual 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant. The money will fund an after-school program that has already generated a long track record of success. 

    “It’s very good news for us because of the programs’ popularity and the difference it makes in the lives of families,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Cannelton fire chief arrested after incident with police officer

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Fire Chief Chris Herzog was arrested Tuesday night after an alleged altercation with a city police officer at the scene of a house fire at 550 Knight St.

    According to police records, the fire was reported at 9 p.m. Cannelton Police Officer Ryen Foertsch and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Poehlein arrived at the scene and immediately entered the burning residence to make sure nobody was inside.  After clearing two rooms of the home, smoke became too overwhelming, forcing the officers to retreat.

  • 2016 in review: Trump carries Perry County, Amos wins third term

    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued for much of the year to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians cast their ballots at last in November to learn who would lead the nation and locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.