Today's News

  • Patching potholes ... on our roads and in life

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I travel Indiana 545 daily from my home in New Boston to Tell City and, some days and weekends, to Rockport. The highway is not in bad condition but it has a growing number of potholes. I hope the Indiana Department of Transportation comes along this spring and patches the worst of them.

  • Infrastructure always a sound investment

    Indiana’s state legislature should be commended for finding common ground and passing a bill aimed at improving road infrastructure.

    In an era of political obstruction among our national lawmakers, it is a refreshing change of pace to see our state’s legislative body make a bipartisan productive move.

    Gov. Mike Pence said, in a press conference about House Bill 1001, that the funds allotted by the legislation would be used to equally fund state and local thoroughfares.

  • IDEM conducting ground-water assessment surveys

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting its 2016 Ground Water Assessment Survey and is looking for Hoosiers whose property contains a private drinking water well that they would like to have tested free of charge.

    The goal of this project is to be able to evaluate ground water quality in different regions based on factors such as geology, depth to water, depth of the well and land use. If a concern is found, IDEM will provide the resident with information on how they can reduce their exposure to potential harmful chemicals.

  • INDOT plans bridge overhauls at Rocky Point and Derby

    PERRY COUNTY – State highway repair crews will focus attention to Indiana 66 in Perry County over the next several months.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close a bridge along Indiana 66 at Rocky Point this summer, delivering needed rehabilitation to the span over Deer Creek but putting a crimp in the travel and recreational plans for many.

  • Ohio River bridge upgrades underway


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – “Right now your traffic is the worst it’s going to be,” said Kate Francis, the border bridge program director for the Indiana Department of Transportation, as she went on to explain a number of aspects of the work underway on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge. Francis and other representatives from INDOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent nearly an hour Thursday providing an overview of the project.

  • No issues with lead in local water supplies


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    PERRY COUNTY – By this time, most have probably heard of the issues plaguing residents in Flint, Mich., due to lead contaminants. Reports of other lead-based problems, from sea to shining sea would indicate this nation is battling drinking-water contaminations of epidemic proportions.

  • Tell City’s golf team filled with beginners

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s boys golf team this year is its numbers are up to seven, the most since 2011.
    The bad news is the experience level is down. The Marksmen had two boys with varsity experience last year and have just one, junior Lucas Montgomery, this year. And he has played only a few varsity matches.
    The rest of the team are freshmen: Spencer Fest, Marcus Fortwendel, Josh Gaynor, Ethan Maffia, Evan Spear and Griffin Taylor.

  • Perry Central golf team returns top five starters

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—All five golfers who played for Perry Central’s boys team in the PLAC tourney and sectional last year return, so Coach Bill Dickerson expects to improve on last year’s 9-25 record.
    Fourth-year starter Nic Pierrard made all-conference last year as he finished sixth in the PLAC tourney, shooting 88 on the tough Donald Ross course at French Lick.
    Other starters returning are seniors Eric Schepers and John Steen and juniors Coby Aders and Zach James.

  • Jasper outruns Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jasper won every event to beat Tell City 103-20 in a boys track season opener Thursday.
    “This was a good eye opener for a lot of our guys,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “We didn’t show up ready to compete and it showed.
    “It’s going to take a lot of work to catch them by the sectional, but I know we can give them a run for their money.”
    Tell City did most of its scoring in the distance races.

  • Rebels shut out Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had only one hit in a 13-0 baseball loss to South Spencer Friday.
    Ethan Myler hit a one-out single for the Commodores in the fourth inning but was stranded on first base.
    “We only had one hit but we put the ball in play quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Trey Novak had a couple of hard-hit balls - one right at the center fielder and one right at the right fielder.”
    Defending Class 2A state champion South Spencer had 12 hits.