Today's News

  • Summer = bonus time

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    I try to get up extra early at least a couple of days a week, especially during summer. Sadly, summer is already in decline and we’re in the Dog Days, traditionally the period of time from mid-July to mid-August. I already miss the few minutes of sunlight lost since the summer solstice in June. But the days are still plenty long.

  • Recycling: Just do it

    Recycling is a daily theme in American life. The general practice of reusing old materials instead of dredging up new, especially when times are scarce, dates back thousands of years, when blacksmiths would melt down used metal to fashion new weapons and tools.

  • Tell City wrestling team plans golf scramble July 22

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s varsity wrestling team will sponsor a four-person-team golf scramble 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Hoosier Heights Country Club.
    Entry fee is $60 per person and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch with a non-alcoholic drink.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and the golfers with the longest drive on hole No. 5 and closest to the pin on hole No. 12.
    To enter, email team roster with shirt sizes to wrestling coach Neal Stahly at corneliusstahly@yahoo.com or call 812-719-8005 by July 14.

  • Schweizer Fest plans golf scramble

    TELL CITY—Hoosier Heights Country Club will sponsor the 43rd Schweizer Fest Open golf tourney Aug. 12-13.
    This year the format is changing to a two-person scramble both days (from best-ball tourney last year), with flights established after Saturday’s play. Play will begin with shotgun starts both days at approximately 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  
    Minimum age to compete is 18 or high school graduate.

  • Pacers did as well as could be expected

    Yahoo Sports gave the Indiana Pacers a D-minus grade on their trade of Paul George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
    But I believe the Pacers did as well as anyone should expect under the circumstances.
    George has one year left on his current contract and said he would not re-sign with the Pacers next summer and wants to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.
    The Pacers then had to trade George to get something for him instead of getting nothing in return a year from now when he would leave as a free agent.

  • Men’s league handling five-game nights OK

    Sports Editor

    EVANSTON—The Evanston Men’s Softball League normally plays only on Friday nights, with Wednesdays available for rainout makeups.
    So when a record 11 teams - two more than last year - wanted to play in the league this season, the league went to five games a night, with one team having a bye each week.
    The games are scheduled to start at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. But there are no time limits on the games, so a slugfest could push the last game to an 11 p.m. start or later.

  • Talley gets to play golf in front of Tell City fans

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—The site of last weekend’s Donald Ross Centennial Classic in the Symetra women’s professional golf tour was less than 50 miles from Tell City, so Emma Talley got to play in front of a lot of Tell City fans.
    Talley grew up in Princeton, Ky., but she has Tell City roots.
    Her grandfather, the late Joe Talley, was the longtime football coach and athletic director at Tell City High School.

  • Having a daughter changes everything, including movies

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist


    I knew becoming a parent would change my life in every way, but, weirdo that I am, I was very curious about how it would change my relationship with movies. I’m not referring to how often would I be able to go to the movies (I’ve been once so far, which is one more time than I expected two months in); I’m referring to my emotional response to movies.

  • County awarded $3,800 in emergency food, shelter funding

    TELL CITY – Perry County has been chosen to receive $3,800 to supplement emergency-food and shelter programs in the county.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., The Salvation Army, The Jewish Federations of North America and United Way Worldwide.

  • Rockport man arrested on child molesting charges

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Rockport man is behind bars after being charged with multiple counts of child molesting.

    On May 15, an investigation was initiated by Senior Trooper Brock Werne after allegations of child molesting were presented by Holly’s House in Evansville.  The complaint alleged that 64-year-old William Clark of Rockport had inappropriately touched three children on May 7.