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Today's News

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    July 25

  • Social News

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    THE WILLIAM TELL CENTER will host its weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Country Sunshine will perform. Cost is $5 and includes drinks and snacks. Line dancing is held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Card playing is held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. The public is invited to all events. Call 547-2714 for more information.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman is accused of battering a child she was caring for. According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police Tuesday about an investigation involving a child under the age of 14 being a possible victim of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks, which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Love of Place: Thoughts on Perry County

    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Brad Faith.

    “You have roots in a place, or you don’t. You can’t force them.”  So writes southern Indiana author James Alexander Thom. “It helps if you are born there, but that’s not your choice to make.”

  • Schweizer Fest Sports Notes

    Horseshoes tourney set for Aug. 7-8
    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner doubles horseshoes tourney will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The draw-for-partners horseshoe s tourney will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, also at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

  • Post 254 defeats Jasper

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Austin Paulin had two RBIs, Gant Miller finished with two hits and Rockport rode great pitching to an 8-1 win over Jasper in the American Legion baseball regional opener Tuesday. After putting Post 147 down in order in the first inning, Rockport leadoff man Kobe Stephens appeared to get the offense off to an innocuous start when he lightly tapped a grounder back to Jasper pitcher Brandon Bayer.

  • Brager, Ettensohn lead charge at swim championships

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – It was a productive day for the Tri-County Swim Club, which took first with 2,907 points at the Summer Swim Conference Championships at Tell City Saturday.

    The club, which consisted of swimmers from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties, edged the Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators, which placed second with 2,766.

    Miles Brager was the day’s big winner, taking first in five individual races and one relay.

  • LeClere puts best foot forward at All-Star game

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A former Perry Central standout played a key role in the South All-Stars’ 30-2 rout of the North team at last Friday’s annual Indiana Football Coaches Association game.

    Invited to play as a punter, 2014 Commodore grad Austin LeClere also saw considerable time as an outside linebacker and made a crucial first-quarter play that helped pave the way for the South’s blowout win.

  • River Road rebuild

    Workers from subcontractor Ransom Excavating and Paving were completing a punch list last week on a road constructed from Indiana 66 toward the Port of Tell City. The new road ends just beyond a turnoff for Cannelton’s First Street, which remains undeveloped.

    Phase 1 of the construction was planned to include 1,500 feet of roadway, according to information presented at a 2012 hearing. The road will be extended to the port once a sewer line from Cannelton to Tell City is improved.

  • Sports Notes

    TC flag football registration Aug. 2
    TELL CITY – Registration for Tell City’s flag football program for grades 2-4 will be held 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at William Tell Elementary.

    A $25 fee will be charged for each player.

    Youth football registration set
    TELL CITY – Sign-up dates have been set for Tell City fifth- and sixth-grade tackle football players.