Today's News

  • Reitz pulls away from Tell City in second half

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Reitz went on a 10-0 run in the middle of the game to beat Tell City 53-43 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City outshot the Panthers from the field 31.6 percent to 30.9 percent and outrebounded them 48-38.
    But the Marksmen were hurt by committing nine more turnovers than Reitz and by early foul trouble to two key players, including Emma Kohnert.
    Free-throw shooting was also a negative for the Marksmen again, as they hit only 7 of 15 while Reitz made 17 of 22.

  • Marksmen feature experienced guards

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Starting two sophomores at guard last year gave Tell City’s boys basketball team some growing pains, but it means the Marksmen have an experienced backcourt this year.
    “Our guard play should be pretty good,” said new coach Greg Arnold.
    However there may be some growing pains at other positions, as guards Hunter Rowe and Gant Miller are the only returning lettermen from last year’s 5-17 team.

  • Hot shooting Perry Central tops Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central, led by Sarah Spires, hit 66.7 percent from the field in the first half en route to an 85-17 girls basketball win over Cannelton Monday.
    Spires came off the bench to hit 7 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 7 from three-point range, in the first half as the Commodores built a 54-9 lead.

  • Offices to close for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City, town and county offices will be closed both days.

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch in Tell City will be closed Thursday and Friday. The branch will reopen Saturday, Nov. 29.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday. The Nov. 27 issue of the News will be delivered Wednesday. The News will reopen Friday.

    Cannelton’s business-trash pickup will be delayed until next week.

  • COLUMN: Pence earns high marks in study

    Guest Columnist

    The Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C., libertarian policy think tank, recently released its “2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors.” The results are positive for Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Plan now for upcoming visit by St. Nicholas


    I was chided last year for not reminding readers about the approach of St. Nicholas Day until the day before his visit. Not so this year. St. Nicholas is coming Dec. 6, so there is well more than a week to make plans to take part in a great pre-Christmas tradition. Just don’t forget to put out your shoe the evening before the big day.

  • EDITORIAL: Congress, Obama should ask: Can we all get along?

    This month’s congressional elections gave Republicans control of the Senate to go with control of the House that they already enjoyed. But they still must contend with a Democratic president.

    All of which brings up a question similar to the one Rodney King once famously asked: Can they all get along?

  • Zellers – Rigby

    Kyla Michelle Zellers and Benjamin Edward Rigby were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Kim Zellers of Tell City.

    The groom is the son of Edward and Lynn Rigby of Waller, Texas.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • Community Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    VFW breakfast buffet set for Saturday

  • River Pointe breaks ground

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