Today's News

  • Tell City nips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won all the distance races to defeat Southridge 68-63 in boys track Tuesday.
    Leo Simpson won the 1600-meter run in 4:34.87 and Seth Vaquero took the 800 in 2:05.35, each holding off a Southridge runner at the end.
    “We competed a lot better (than in the season-opening meet),” Tell City Coach Zac Hartz said. “Seth and Leo both had to fight all the way to the line to win the 1600 and 800 and that is something they just didn’t do last week.

  • Softball Commodores slug Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK—Freshman Karissa Gayer went 4 for 4 with a double as Perry Central pounded Springs Valley 12-3 in PLAC softball Monday.
    The game was Perry Central’s season opener after two games last week were rained out.
    “We are very happy with the whole team because we had players that were playing varsity for the first time at new positions and freshmen playing a varsity game for the first time that made some very impressive plays and hit the ball extremely well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Opportunistic Patriots hold off Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kenton Crews’ control pitching and a version of the hidden-ball trick helped Heritage Hills edge Tell City 5-4 in PAC baseball Tuesday.
    The Patriots had only three hits and struck out 13 times. They also committed five errors.
    But they still found a way to win as Crews walked only one while pitching a complete game. He struck out five and threw only 95 pitches.
    Tell City pitchers Hunter Rowe and Travis Burchett combined to walk eight. Each of them threw nearly 80 pitches.

  • Tell City pounds South Central, Southridge

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter pitched a one-hitter and Emili Stephens drove in three runs as Tell City trounced South Central 10-0 in softball Saturday.
    Tell City scored eight unearned runs thanks to nine South Central errors.
    But the Marksmen also had eight hits, including a three-run double by Stephens in a six-run fourth inning.
    An error, a single by Chelsey Billings, and a walk to Schuetter loaded the bases that inning.

  • A fledgling enterprise

    As families look to eat more natural, homegrown food, the farm-to-table trend is popping up in backyards. And for families embracing the backyard-to-table movement, chickens are a key element, according to Tractor Supply Co., a national lifestyle retailer.

  • K of C Tootsie Roll drive returns
  • Community Events; April 4

    D of I taking scholarship applications


    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella will give two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from any high school in this area. The applicant must have a mother, grandmother or great-grandmother who is a member of the local circle.

    The scholarship is based on financial need, academics, scholastics and extra curricular activities, including church, civic or community involvement.

    For applications, call Mary Seibert at (812) 547-4847 or pick one up at the April 5 meeting.

  • Keeping our veterans employed

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    One of the most rewarding parts of being the state representative for District 74 is seeing results from our work in the Indiana General Assembly. This week, I was pleased to see our efforts to better serve Hoosier veterans are continuing to pay off.

  • Patching potholes ... on our roads and in life

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I travel Indiana 545 daily from my home in New Boston to Tell City and, some days and weekends, to Rockport. The highway is not in bad condition but it has a growing number of potholes. I hope the Indiana Department of Transportation comes along this spring and patches the worst of them.

  • Infrastructure always a sound investment

    Indiana’s state legislature should be commended for finding common ground and passing a bill aimed at improving road infrastructure.

    In an era of political obstruction among our national lawmakers, it is a refreshing change of pace to see our state’s legislative body make a bipartisan productive move.

    Gov. Mike Pence said, in a press conference about House Bill 1001, that the funds allotted by the legislation would be used to equally fund state and local thoroughfares.