Today's News

  • Rockport wins regional

    ROCKPORT—Tell City graduate Hunter raised his record to 7-0 as Rockport beat Princeton 12-2 to win its American Legion baseball regional Sunday.

  • CHS Hall of Famers interacted with each other

    The upcoming first class of Cannelton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame spans a wide time frame, with William “Buddy” Bennett starting his high school career in the 1930s and Kathy Alvey playing her entire high school career in the 1980s.
    But still it appears that all five of the Hall of Famers interacted with all the others at some level.
    Alvey mentioned Monday that Bennett, then serving as Cannelton’s Summer Recreation Director, gave her her first baseball uniform when she was 7.

  • Sturgeon, Hafele, Alvey, Dickerson, Bennett named to Cannelton Hall of Fame

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Marvin Sturgeon, Joe Hafele, Kathy Alvey, William “Buddy” Bennett and Bill Dickerson were selected Sunday as the first members of Cannelton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
    Their induction ceremony has tentatively been set for Dec. 17, the day of Cannelton’s holiday basketball tourneys.
    Under the newly formed Hall’s bylaws, Sturgeon was an automatic selection for winning an IHSAA state title.

  • Local leader wins statewide award

    TELL CITY – Erin Emerson is a winner of the 2016 Community Builders Award by Evergreen Leadership. Fifteen leaders from across Indiana received this award based on their commitment to their communities, exemplary workplace leadership, and desire to collaborate with like-minded peers.

  • More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story




    On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

    The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.

  • STEM-ulating experiments
  • More than just music


    Staff Writer


    “No hesitation. Don’t slow down,” Natalie Johnson encourages a piano student. She reiterates that consistent practice will help the young man develop the right flow and tempo as he learns to play efficiently.

    The lesson was one of many Johnson gives at her Troy home-based Joyful Noise Studio music school. One of less than a handful of local teachers offering tutelage on the musical art form, Johnson says it’s important children continue to be instilled with musical aptitude.

  • Search warrant leads to drug arrests


    TELL CITY – What started as a local drug investigation last week in Tell City ended with criminal cases and arrests of four people. Continued investigation resulted in other drug-related arrests in Kentucky.

    Those taken into custody in Tell City and logged in the Perry County Detention Center were Dakota W. Rock, 20, and Thomas L. Hubert, 27, along with an unidentified 17-year-old juvenile, all of 1618 Main St., Tell City.

  • Hillary Clinton’s legacy of failure

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    Having read Brett Sanders’ letter of the last week, I have to conclude that his rather tenuous tether to reality is coming unwound. His initial premise, that Hillary Clinton is honest, ruins his shot at credibility for the rest of the piece. It is as if he is living in an alternative universe where up is down and bad is good. We are warned of this in the Bible where the book of Isaiah says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

  • Pat Koch inducted into Santa Claus Hall of Fame

    Pat Koch, was recently inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame at the Discover Santa Claus Convention in Branson, Mo. Koch, the Chief Elf and Founder of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, was honored for her commitment to perpetuating the spirit of Christmas.

    She was the guest of honor at the convention, which was attended by over 800 Santas and Mrs. Clauses.