Today's News

  • United Way deserves the community’s support

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and once again your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $130,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community, but the Indiana Association of United Ways is offering to match new and increased gifts. That means up to another $20,000 to help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.

  • Faith and community

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s good to see Perry County’s churches working together and supporting one another There were two good examples of that recently.

  • Federal funds and fairness




    Federal funds known as Community Development Block Grants are distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Indiana in two methods. First they are awarded to 17 HUD Entitlement Communities and secondly as a Block Grant to the State of Indiana for use throughout the state in the “Non-Entitlement” areas.

  • Eagles beat Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved its blocking but lost to Lanesville 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 in volleyball Monday.
    Caressa Sloss made four blocks for Cannelton and Kelsey Marshall, April Terry and Chloe Davis each added one.
    Sloss and Nicole Harris each made two kills. Harris had three assists.
    Harris served 13 points and Sloss added 10.
    Lanesville won the JV match 25-14, 24-25, 15-9.
    Tory Thomas served eight points for Cannelton. Madelyn Lindauer served six points and made two blocks.
    Emily Troutman made two kills and had two assists.

  • Corydon edges Perry Central

    CORYDON—Perry Central made 13 serving errors in a 20-25, 27-25, 16-25, 25-13, 15-12 volleyball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    Terissa Roark did have a strong serving match for the Commodores, going 26 for 26 with six aces. Payton Emmons added three aces.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central in kills with 11. Addy Davis added five and Emmons, Brooke Mullis and Roark each made four.
    Davis had 14 assists and Kirstyn Linne added 10.
    Mullis and Ryann Lynch each made 14 digs. Emmons added seven and Davis six.

  • Offense lacking in Tell City loss

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City couldn’t get its offense going in a 25-10, 25-23, 25-12 volleyball loss to Evansville Memorial Tuesday.
    “We just did not play well tonight,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We just didn’t serve well. We were playing more defense than offense.”
    The Marksmen made only one ace serve.
    Kammie Jo Hayes led them in kills with seven and digs with 12.
    Emma Kohnert added four kills and Natalie Sanders made three. Kohnert made two solo blocks.

  • Kaiser wins frosh-soph race

    ZIONSVILLE—Nate Kaiser won the freshman-sophomore boys race to lead Tell City to fifth place among 15 teams in that division at Zionsville’s boys cross country invitational Saturday.

  • Graham 2nd at Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Marcus Graham placed second in 16:30 to lead Perry Central in Boonville’s boys cross country invitational Saturday.
    Other Perry Central finishers were John Bashor, 23rd in 18:32; Dylan Hubert, 50th in 19:40; and Steven Beckman, 77th in 21:20.
    Those four were the only ones listed on the official results, so no team score was listed for the Commodores.
    However, Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett said he had seven runners finish, more than the required five for a team score.

  • PC must deal with Forest Park’s blitzes

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping Forest Park’s blitzes will be a key for Perry Central when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They bring a lot of pressure - we’ll have to be ready for that,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    The 0-1 Rangers’ base defense is a 4-4. They will use man-to-man coverage in the secondary at times and sometimes play a three-man zone back there.

  • Typical Patriots tough opponent for Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City will visit a typical Heritage Hills football team Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 1-0 Patriots operate “primarily out of the wishbone (offense),” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “They all swarm to the ball well on defense. Their team speed is good.”
    He said Matthew Graham, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, and Ethan Griepenstroh, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, are their top running backs.