Today's News

  • Limit screen time this summer

    Now that school is out and summer break is here, many Perry County youngsters will look to alternate ways to spend their time. “I’m bored!” is a phrase parents and caregivers often hear, especially as the weeks pass.

  • The value of speaking softly

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    A good number of years ago, a professor offered seminary students tips on sermons. One of them was a warning on the dangers of priests and ministers preaching when they were angry.

    I never became a priest but had I listened to his advice Memorial Day weekend, I would have been a little more cautious in the words I used to express disappointment in the turnout at a joint May 24 service at City Hall Park in Tell City

  • Something special about Perry County




    Over the past years, my work has given my wife, Elaine, and I the opportunity to live in a number of states and in cities with varying populations.

    It was always understood that the four or five years we were living somewhere was just a temporary stop to whenever we decided to retire, probably back in our home state of California. In 2011, we moved to Tell City and that entire temporary attitude changed in very short order.

  • Perry Central seniors earn $1.2 million in scholarships

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Class of 2015 was awarded scholarships and other academic honors totaling more than $1.2 million. Students were honored at a May 20 senior awards ceremony attended by family members, staff and representatives of community groups and colleges and universities that sponsor scholarships.

    Scholarships awarded to students are listed by high-school senior, name of the award and  amount.

  • Commodores oust Tell City in softball sectional semifinals

    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Autumn Lain pitched a six-hitter and had three hits as Perry Central beat Tell City 6-1 in the Forest Park softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    Lain led a 14-hit Perry Central attack that also included two hits apiece by Brittany Parker, Lea Harbaville and Casey James.
    Her teammates also gave her strong defensive support, committing no errors in the first six innings.
    Parker made five putouts in center field, including two on balls that looked like sure extra-base hits in the gap.

  • Patriots pound Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Tyler Ward hit a home run and drove in four runs in Heritage Hills’ 19-0 rout of Perry Central in baseball Monday.
    The Patriots had 22 hits, with Ward being one of five players with three hits.
    Logan Wilkerson hit a double and two singles.
    Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter. Trey Mullis and Grant Pund each had a single for the Commodores.
    Ethan Myler, the first of three Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He gave up 10 hits and 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

  • All high school sports need at least 2 classes

    IHSAA officials have said in the past that tennis, cross country, wrestling and track don’t need to be divided into classes because they are individual sports.
    That has prompted some to ask why the IHSAA awards team trophies in those sports. Which is a very good question.
    Because individuals can advance without their teams in those sports, I could go for a compromise that divided those sports into two classes - enrollments of 1,000 and above and enrollments of 999 or fewer - instead of the four or more that most other sports are divided into.

  • Castle blanks Tell City in finals

    REO—Castle lost only two games as it beat Tell City 5-0 for its 19th consecutive girls tennis sectional title Saturday morning.
    Madison Devillez beat Cassie Bryant 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, the closest match of the day.
    Chrissie Fuller shut out Addie Peter 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Elizabeth Boik beat Kelsey Gowers by the same score in No. 3.

  • Hayes qualifies for state meet again in shot put

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City senior Kassidie Hayes was the top local scorer in Evansville Central’s girls track regional Tuesday.
    Hayes fell short of repeating as the shot put champion but did place third to qualify for the state meet, which will be held 2 p.m. June 6 at Indiana University’s track.
    Hayes threw the shot 40 feet, 6 1/2 inches.That was just a half-inch short of her winning throw from last year, but this year two girls threw it at least 41 feet.
    Evansville Memorial’s Stephani Sherwood won with a 41-foot-8 throw.

  • Trojans rout Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised past Cannelton 21-3 in a softball sectional first-round game Tuesday.
    Cannelton has just nine players and before the game started the plate umpire told catcher Maddie Briem she would have to remove her nose ring before she could play.
    “I guess that’s a rule, but it hadn’t been called all season,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin.