Today's News

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Allison Boyd hit four three-pointers as Shoals beat Cannelton 49-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “They had one girl who could shoot a little bit and we never could find her,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They’d move the ball around against our zone and we wouldn’t get to her in time.”
    Garrett said missing 10 of 23 free throws also “really killed us. Two of them were front ends of one-and-ones.
    “And we had a couple of turnovers late that hurt us.”

  • Sophomores dominate Tell City’s girls swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a still young team, Tell City will try to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish in the PAC girls swim meet.
    The Marksmen have 13 girls on their roster: 10 sophomores, two seniors and one junior.
    Four letter winners return and Ariana Warf swam for South Putnam last year before moving to Tell City.
    Another new student, Shay Brager, came from Hancock County, which does not have a swim team, but she swam for Tell City’s Tri-County age-group swim team last summer.

  • Four Perry Central boys on All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC football team selected last week.
    Cole Harpenau on the offensive line, Alex Simpson at running back, and Austin Wilkerson as an at-large defensive player made the 32-man team in voting by conference coaches.
    Jacob Kelly was an automatic selection as the kicker based strictly on statistics.
    Simpson, a senior, played in only two conference games and five overall before an injury ended his season.

  • Corydon gets hot to beat Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon’s hot three-point shooting and Perry Central’s 24 turnovers were main factors in Corydon’s 50-39 girls basketball victory Tuesday.
    Perry Central did not shoot well overall, hitting 28.3 percent from the field - including 0 for 9 from three-point range - and missing 12 of 21 free throws.
    But the Commodores played a scrappy game with strong defense.
    They held Corydon scoreless for nearly five minutes before Madison Engleman hit a layup in transition.

  • EMS station ribbon-cutting Monday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will host a ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the North Emergency Medical Services Station. The event will celebrate efforts by the hospital and community to equip and staff a second EMS station in the county. Refreshments will be served.

    The station is located at 17115 State Road 37, Leopold. Reservations may be made to Laura Schilling at (812) 547-0248 or Brian Minton at (812) 547-0191.

  • Cell tower proposed for Tell City, hearing today

    TELL CITY –  A hearing this evening will take up the issue of a cell phone tower proposed for Sixth and Lafayette streets in Tell City.

    The Tell City Technical Advisory Committee made a favorable recommendation at its Sept. 28 meeting and a public hearing before the Tell City Plan Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. this evening. The public hearing will be held in the upstairs meeting room at City Hall.

    According to the cell tower’s development plan, the tower will be on leased land and will be 290-feet tall with a 5-foot lightning rod.

  • Local Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

    TELL CITY – “I am once again in need of your help,” Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army says. As in past years, Roccia is in need of volunteer bell ringers. “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he said.

  • Ken Mulzer Jr. joins German

    JASPER – German American announces that Ken Mulzer Jr., president of Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., has joined Peter Ariens, Zach Bawel, Matt Eckert and corporate board member, Ray Snowden, to serve on the company’s Region Advisory Board for the Dubois, Perry and Spencer County markets.

    German American’s Region Advisory Board provides general business counsel to the local corporate management of the German American team. 

  • County leery of getting involved in boundary dispute


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Differences in opinion over how the law identifies maintained county roads and abandoned township roads have landowners locked in a feud with little resolve likely.

  • Trump easily carries Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana was one of the first states in the nation called for Donald Trump and Perry County voters, though small in number compared with statewide results, helped the Republican on his way to victory.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts Tuesday 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.

    Perry County has given support to Republican presidential candidates in the past but few have garnered as high a percentage or won so many precincts.