Today's News

  • Christmas charms
  • Fenn retires
  • A monster restoration project on Main Street


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Restoration of a sprawling 297,000-square-foot warehouse in the 100 Block of Main Street into hopeful office space may soon see some help.

    The Perry County Port Authority plans to seek funding through the state’s Industrial Recovery DINO Tax Credit program. The initiative is intended to recoup “dinosaur buildings” into usable business real estate.

  • Mock jail disaster
  • Holiday Helpers active at Perry Central




    LEOPOLD – A Holiday Helpers program at Perry Central Schools will brighten Christmas for hundreds of people next week.  School board members heard an update on the holiday efforts at their Monday meeting, the last of the year.

    “Helping families at Christmastime is nothing new at Perry Central, “ said Tara Bishop, the school district’s assistant superintendent. “It’s something we have done for many years and something we’re all proud of.”

  • Letter reignites school board debate


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – A letter to the editor penned to the Perry County News by school board member Mack Cail, which ran in the Nov. 14 edition of the paper, came under scrutiny during the Tell City-Troy Township School Board’s most recent meeting.

  • Commodores split with Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Camerin Zellers had 16 points and five steals as Perry Central beat Crawford County 38-27 in seventh grade boys basketball Monday.
    The Commodores built a double-digit lead in the first half but Crawford County cut it to seven several times in the second half with strong offensive rebounding and a full-court press.
    “I thought we played pretty good defense, but we couldn’t finish it off with the rebound about half the time,” said Perry Central Coach Garrett Miller.

  • Commodores win frosh tourney

    REO—Perry Central used trapping defenses to overtake both opponents in the second half as it won South Spencer’s freshman basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Tell City girls outswim Jeeps; place 3rd at North Harrison

    TELL CITY—Ariana Warf won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 87-59 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Warf won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:44.52 and the 100 freestyle in 1:06.74.
    She teamed with Samantha Stephens, Shay Brager and Brea Haller to win the 200 medley relay in 2:26.70.
    Stephens, Brenna Franz-man, Taylor Kratzer and Warf won the 400 free relay in 4:51.24.
    Sydney Robbins won the 50 free in 33.08 seconds and Haller took the 100 butterfly in 1:30.82.

  • Bulldogs outshoot Madison Christian

    MADISON—Caressa Sloss had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five steals as Cannelton trounced Madison Christian 61-37 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Sloss, a 5-foot-9 sophomore center, scored inside and out.
    The Bulldogs jumped to a 14-0 first-quarter lead as she scored eight points.
    She helped them finish the game strongly by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter.
    “We played real well in stretches,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “And we had a few spurts where we lost track of the ball.