Today's News

  • Businesses participating in giveaway

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses are proud to announce this year's Christmas Cash Giveaway.

    To win, shoppers must register at one of the participating merchants until Dec. 19 to win chamber gift certificates.

    The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. The total cash to be given away this year is $1,600.

    There will be a winner from each participating location each week.

  • Leopold welcomes Santa
  • Hospital trustees OK new Web portal

    TELL CITY – Meeting Nov. 26, Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved the purchase of a new Intranet Web portal designed to centralize in-house communications by staff.

    The board also approved the purchase of new flooring for the hospital's front lobby and an annual productivity bonus for employees.


  • Free Christmas concert Sunday at Tell City HS

    TELL CITY — The 61-member Tell City Junior High School Chorus will launch performances in this year's Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    The sixth- , seventh- and eighth-graders comprise the largest music ensemble in the corporation, boasted music teacher Randy Roccia.

    They will be followed by the high-school chorus, the sixth-grade band, the seventh- and eighth-grade band and the high-school band.

    The concert is free, Roccia said, "and family, friends and the community are invited."

  • Cannelton club going strong after 94 years

    CANNELTON – Every month a group of women gathers at the Cannelton Public Library to discuss literature, trips members have taken or listen to programs covering various topics.

    These women are members of an almost 100-year-old organization that was started Sept. 14, 1914, in Cannelton. According to a 1965 News article, the group was organized by Mrs. David Rodman, Mrs. Lee Rodman and Patricia Rodman.

  • Tell City man given 20-year sentence for child molesting

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged early this year with child molesting has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and another four years of probation.

    Jason R. King, 31, pleaded guilty in late October to three Class C felony counts of child molesting and received a sentence of eight years on each count.

    He was ordered to serve all three sentences consecutively, with four years of the sentence on the last charge suspended. If he receives credit for good behavior, King could be free in 10 years.

  • Man charged for threatening teen with chainsaw

    BRISTOW — State police arrested an 18-year-old Bristow man Sunday after he allegedly threatened another teen with a chainsaw and damaged a pickup truck.

    According to state police, Kyle Paulin, 4853 Cedar Road, used a chainsaw to intimidate the juvenile and damage his 2000 Ford truck. Police said Paulin had been drinking.  

    Trooper George Wooten is leading the investigation. Paulin, who faces charges of possession of alcohol by a minor, criminal mischief and intimidation, was lodged in the Perry County Jail.

  • Tell City can’t stop Myers’ inside game

    TELL CITY—Jordan Myers’ strong low-post scoring led Forest Park past Tell City 77-73 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Myers, a 6-foot-8 senior center who has signed to play for Southern Illinois University, hit 14 of 17 shots from two-point range, all from within 8 feet of the basket.

    He also made 1 of 4 from three-point range as he finished with 32 points.

    But in crunch time in the fourth quarter he operated exclusively down low, and the smaller Marksmen could not stop him.

  • Rebels hit 3-pointers; Bulldogs miss in loss

    CANNELTON—Huge advantages in three-point shooting and rebounding carried South Spencer past Cannelton 65-32 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Rebels hit 11 of 19 shots from three-point range while Cannelton went 0 for 24 from beyond the arc.

    The Rebels outrebounded the Bulldogs 46-24. “They’re aggressive, strong kids and they attack the glass,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    “But they had four offensive rebounds off free throws. That’s just us not doing our job, and it’s collective as a team.”

  • Louisville tough test for ISU, Carter

    I rated the University of Louisville as the top college basketball team in the country in a preseason column. After facing the Cardinals, Aaron Carter may be inclined to agree.

    Carter, a Perry Central graduate, and his Indiana State teammates took on U of L at Freedom Hall Saturday and saw the Cardinals build leads of 15-2, 38-9 and 50-17 (at halftime) before winning 83-43.

    “It would have been nice to compete better,” said Carter.