Today's News

  • Cub Scout racers

    Cub Scout Pack 191 held its Raingutter Regatta boat race Sunday, Jan. 16 at Perry Central schools. Each Cub Scout assembled and decorated a sailboat for the race.

  • Learning numbers and letters

    During the month of January, the children of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start enjoyed activities that dealt with numbers and letters.


  • Education News, Feb. 3

    Area student named to Manchester College dean’s list
    NORTH MANCHESTER – Dana Cronin of Tell City, a psychology and sociology major and graduate of Perry Central High School, has earned a spot on the dean’s list for Manchester College.
    To achieve dean’s list distinction, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 semester hours.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday February 3
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Birthdays, Feb. 4 - Feb. 10

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong.
    If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    February 4

  • Perry Central draws first-round bye

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central has won two game in its Class 2A girls basketball sectional each of the last two years. Doing so this year would give the Commodores a sectional title.
    Sectional runners-up the last two years, the Commodores drew a bye in pairings announced by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City will play South Spencer in the first game  of the Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by North Posey vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  • Tell City girls win 2 of 3

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held South Spencer to 16.7 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rebels 38-24 in PAC girls basketball Monday.
    Tell City played a 1-3-1 zone defense much of the game.
    “I thought we played it pretty well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We just had to make sure we covered their shooters because they’ve got some girls who can shoot—(Samantha) Beatty and (Jennifer) Jones, and (Haley) Miller can shoot it pretty well too.”

  • Three Marksmen on to regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s Jessie Lawalin, Ryan Henrickson and Cody Osborne qualified for the regional with their performances in the Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

  • Bulldogs nip West Washington

    CANNELTON—Cannelton overcame cold field-goal shooting with strong rebounding and ball-handling to beat West Washington 50-47 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “The big key was that everyone stepped up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett of his team, which was playing its first complete game without leading scorer Sarah Powers.
    Powers will be sidelined the rest of the season with a knee injury.
    Freshman guard Mikah Hemmings, starting in Powers’ place, led the Bulldogs with 18 points. She hit 10 of 11 free throws.

  • PC wins PLAC title outright

    MITCHELL—Tessa Lynch scored 20 points as Perry Central beat Mitchell 50-34 Saturday to win the PLAC girls basketball title outright.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in conference games.
    Lynch hit 8 of 17 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point range.
    “Tessa was really lighting it up,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “She’s a good spot-up shooter.
    “They tried 1-3-1 trapping us at first and she’d float to the baseline.”