Today's News

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in triangular

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won two events and Perry Central won one but Forest Park took the other 13 to win their girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Rangers scored 84 points. Perry Central was second with 52 and Tell City third with 25.
    As usual the Perry County teams dominated the throwing events.
    Perry Central took the top three places in the discus. Claire Davis won it with a 96-foot-4 throw, Alyssa Verkamp was second at 88-0 and Alyssa Hill third at 81-6.

  • Commodores outrun Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central past Tell City 79-49 in boys track Thursday.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.65 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 45.05 to win each by at least a second.
    Teammate Levi Rainbolt won the 200-meter dash in 23.75 seconds, a personal record, and teamed with Creek Wright, Logan Hubert and Chase James to win the 1600 relay.
    Wright also won the 400 dash in 53.90 and Hubert won the 800 in 2:14.02.

  • Tell City, Cannelton schools announce summer meal programs

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and Cannelton City Schools have announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.

  • No one should be above the law

    Suppose you are driving down the highway and see a police car’s flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You look down at the speedometer and notice you are speeding. So you pull over to the side of the road.

    The policeman then approaches the window of your car with his citation pad and pen in his hand. But before he can write you a ticket, you roll down the window and tell him he is fired. That preemptive strike keeps you from having to pay a fine.

  • From the mailbag ...

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    At least once a week I receive a letter, note or clipping about an issue readers have an opinion on. We happily print letters to the editor on a wide variety of subjects (and welcome more), but among the letters I receive for publication are those that are either unsigned or signed but whose authors don’t want them to be published.

  • Rebuilding rural infrastructure

    Michael Dora

    Guest Columnist


    Some people remember when many rural households didn’t have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there’s still lots of room for improvement. In fact, our American infrastructure used to be the envy of the world, but now it’s in disrepair.


    Lincoln Day

    dinner Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited and tickets are $20 per person. Guest speakers will include U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, State Auditor Tera Klutz, State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Stephen Bartels.

    Leopold yard sales

    Friday, Saturday

  • SOCIAL NEWS, April 19

    THE NEXT WILLIAM TELL CENTER dance will take place Saturday, April 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., with Southern Edge performing. The cost is $5 for ages 12 and up. All ages are welcome to attend.

    The Center also hosts line dancing every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    HARRY G. MYERS AMERICAN LEGION POST 142 in Cannelton hosts bingo each Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m., early bingo is held at 6 p.m. and regular bingo games begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

  • A heroes tribute: Honor Flight next month

    EVANSVILLE – Honor Flight will again debark May 5 and is looking for veterans who served during Dec. 7, 1941 through June 26, 1950. Any veteran, any branch, including those who didn’t serve overseas. If the members of the Tri-State of a deserving Veteran who hasn’t flown on an Honor Flight sign them up through the website at www.honorflightsi.org

  • Masonic lodge car show May 6

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Masonic Lodge #623’s 14th annual car show will be held on Sunday, May 6. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. Judging begins at 11 a.m.

    Awards will be presented approximately 2 p.m. Ten top awards will be awarded for 1990 and newer cars; 25 top awards will be awarded for 1989 and older cars. Best of show GM, best of show Ford and best of show Mopar and other special trophies awarded. Concessions will be available. Good food, fun and entertainment.