Today's News

  • Perry County Miss and Mister 2017 applications sought

    PERRY COUNTY – Interested in becoming 2017 Perry County 4-H Fair Royalty? Any young woman or man age 15-21 can apply. Contestants must reside in Perry County.

    Any young woman who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair and did not receive the queen title and is within the age range, is eligible to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Perry County 4-H Extension office or emailed directly. For more information, email or contact Lily Wargel at lilywargel@gmail.com (812) 719-4340.

    The deadline for application is Friday, June 23.

  • St. Paul annual dinner, raffle and auction to be held June 10

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will hold Mass Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. Dinner, raffle and auction to follow in Parish Hall. There $6,000 in cash to give away, with 12 $500 winners.

  • Family Fun Day at Oakwood set for June 8

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will hold a Family Fun Day event on Thursday, June 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

    Oakwood has been chosen as the Finish Line for Trilogy’s T200 Bike Run. Riders are expected to cross the finish line at Oakwood at approx. 2:25 p.m. and the staff would like to invite community members to cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line. Several events will take place on the grounds.

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Summers are too fleeting

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I sorely miss the summers of my teens and 20s. The older I get, the more I want them back.

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without jobs, mortgages or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

  • Supporting our heroes


    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Members of the military and law enforcement officers diligently serve and protect our communities, state and nation. This session I supported legislation that will help these individuals receive benefits they have earned.

  • Tell City 4th in quadrangular

    SANTA CLAUS—Colin Noble shot 41, but Tell City’s other three scorers averaged 55 as the Marksmen finished fourth in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Heritage Hills and Forest Park each shot 162, with Heritage Hills winning based on a better fifth-man score.
    Evansville Central shot 175 and Tell City 205.
    Noble did not score any birdies but did not shoot more than 1 over par on any hole as he turned in a consistent round.
    Ethan Maffia shot 49 for Tell City and Marcus Fortwendel 57.

  • Graham, Simpson qualify for state in 3200

    EVANSVILLE—The 3200-meter race in Evansville Central’s boys track regional Thursday featured a strong field. And two of the top three finishers were from Perry County.
    Perry Central’s Marcus Graham placed second in 9:24.18 and Tell City’s Leo Simpson took third in 9:30.73 as both qualified for this Friday’s state meet, which will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington at 2 p.m. The 3200 race will start at 7:15 p.m.

  • Rowan, Rebels stop Tell City in opener

    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Three South Spencer pitchers combined to strike out 15 and walk only two as the Rebels beat Tell City 9-1 in their first-round Class 2A baseball sectional game Thursday.
    Sammy Rowan, who started for Rockport in the American Legion World Series semifinals last summer, pitched the first five innings for the Rebels to get the win. He scattered five hits, walked two, and struck out nine.

  • Rangers eliminate Perry Central 5-2

    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Forest Park put its hits together better as it defeated Perry Central 5-2 in the first round of the Class 2A baseball sectional Thursday.
    The Commodores outhit Forest Park 7-5 but never scored more than one run in an inning.
    The Commodores had some other well-hit balls, “but we hit them at them early in the game - we couldn’t find the gaps,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.
    They had only one hit as they fell behind 5-0 in the first three innings.