Today's News

  • Whalen finishes 12-0; Cash Waggner 2nd

    TELL CITY—Whalen Properties finished the regular season undefeated and second and third places were decided in close games in Tell City’s age-11-15 girls softball league Wednesday.
    Crawford Memorials and Logos entered the night tied for third place with 4-7 records and faced each other in the night’s first game and went into extra innings.
    Logos built a 10-8 lead in the top of the extra inning.

  • Bulldogs continue winning streak, beat Springs Valley

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    CANNELTON - Behind dominant pitching, Cannelton swept a doubleheader 4-3 and 12-0 over Springs Valley in junior high baseball Thursday.
    In game one, the Bulldogs’ Brayden Burgess and Rafe Garrett combined to give up three hits and two earned runs on the mound in the victory.
    Garrett and Burgess also did work with the bat in the first inning of game one as Garrett led off with a single and stole second before Burgess hit an RBI single to give Cannelton a 1-0 lead.

  • Fielding a dream

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – For Tell City native Hunter Rowe, the opportunity to play for Rockport in American Legion baseball this summer was too good to pass up, with all of the potential opportunities that await him down the road.
    “A lot of it was knowing that I would be coming back to a winning program; they win a lot of games each year,” Rowe said. “I didn’t want to look back on it whenever I was older and wish I had played and be regretting it.”

  • It’s time to safeguard the future of Rome’s courthouse

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I like the way newspaper editors wrote 50, 75 and even 100 years ago. There is a certain authoritative flair to their words, particularly in editorials. The opinion piece that follows my portion of this column ran in 1966 on the future of the Rome Courthouse. The building’s use as a school had ended with the construction of Perry Central and there were concerns on what would happen to the historic building.

  • Ku Klux Klan had short-lived but powerful history in Indiana

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist


    Andrea Neal  is a teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation.  This is one of a series of articles leading up to the state’s bicentennial in December.


    During the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan took Indiana by storm. Ninety years later, Hoosiers still struggle to grasp why.

  • Don’t disarm the wrong side

    Another mass shooting has rekindled the debate about guns and who should be able to buy and possess them. Omar Mateen pledged support to the Islamic State while killing 49 people in a Florida nightclub June 12. And while he may have been inspired by the terrorist group, and not ordered by them, to carry out the cowardly attack, he was a terrorist in every sense of the word.

    Terrorists should not have guns. But how to keep guns away from those who might do us harm without laws doing harm to those of us who don’t harm anyone?

  • Stuber led hospital well

    Seventeen years is a long time in any position and few jobs in a community are as important as administrator of a local hospital. Joe Stuber has shouldered the duties of Perry County Memorial Hospital well and as he caps his career, we wish him well and thank him for a job well done.

    Stuber retired last week after holding the position of hospital president and chief executive officer since 1999.

  • Growing fresh: Farmers market a sell-out event


    Staff Writer



    TELL CITY – Often shaded from the afternoon sun by canopies, vendors at the farmers market at The Depot in Tell City typically do pretty well for themselves. Crowds of shoppers generally swoop in quick to gobble up the array of fresh produce available from local growers, and the other handcrafted items also seem to be a hit.

  • Chamber honors Heitkemper




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner, as it has for several years, honored the efforts of local business and the entrepreneurial spirit that remains strong in the community. But a new award, presented for the first time Tuesday, honored a career of community service provided by a longtime chamber supporter.

  • New laws promote a healthier Indiana

    Lloyd Arnold

    Indiana House District 74


    Many new laws will take effect on July 1 that reflect our ongoing effort to improve the lives of all Hoosiers.