Today's News

  • Thank you, Tell City police officers

    A few weeks ago we asked the public for nominations for Perry County’s person of the year for 2017. We were seeking an individual who made a real difference in improving life in a positive way in our community. We received a number of suggestions, many pointing to the work of the Tell City Police Department. We couldn’t agree more. And we are reminded of a story we ran about a year ago in which Tell City was listed as the second safest small community in the state and one of the 250 safest in the nation.

  • The beauty of winter

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    As a kid, I didn’t mind winter. Even a modest snowfall usually meant no school for the day, sledding, visiting neighborhood friends and lots of afternoon TV. Now that I’m middle-aged, winter tugs at me and asks me to slow down and so it seems I’m more reflective about winter and its place among the four seasons.

  • Inching toward citizen-led redistricting

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Julia Vaughn believes redistricting reform has a real chance of passing in the coming session of the Indiana General Assembly.

    Vaughn is the policy director for Common Cause Indiana, and she has been traveling the state to build support for a more open and fair process.

    “The growth in grassroots support has been tremendous,” she said.

    The effort has some powerful allies, including House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

  • Bulldogs pull away from Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Cannelton held Tell City’s seventh grade team scoreless most of the third quarter to pull away to a 32-13 junior high girls basketball win Thursday.
    The score was tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter but Cannelton’s Kyra Hemmings started the second-quarter scoring by making two consecutive layups in transition to put the Bulldogs ahead for good.

  • Jasper edges Marksmen 34-30

    JASPER—Jasper won seven of 13 matches to edge Tell City 34-30 in wrestling Thursday.
    “Going into the meet, I thought we would be able to beat them by 10,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “A couple matches I had us winning didn’t come out that way.
    “The wins we had, though, were good ones. And we are back to full force as we got Will Kirtley back from an extended leg injury and Corey Braunecker back from a shoulder injury.”
    Thus the Marksmen filled 12 of the 14 weight classes.

  • Armstrong propels TC girls to 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City beat Evansville Day 87-20 but lost to defending PAC champion Heritage Hills 145-35.
    Armstrong swam the 500 free in 6:28.77 to win by 4.26 seconds.
    She placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:49.20.
    Brea Haller placed third in the 50 free in 32.11 seconds and in the 100 butterfly in 1:26.93.
    Destiny Little took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.90.

  • Hollinden, Ettensohn lead TC past Rebels

    REO—Neal Hollinden and Drew Ettensohn each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced South Spencer 108-42 in boys swimming Wednesday.
    Hollinden won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.41 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.27.
    Ettensohn won the 200 individual medley in 2:25.42 and the 100 butterfly in 57.82 seconds.
    Hollinden, Thomas Simpson, Ettensohn and Miles Brown won the 200 medley relay in 1:58.46.
    Brown, Elliot Reed, Hollinden and Ettensohn won the 400 free relay in 3:54.43.

  • Hot Paoli smacks cold PC

    PAOLI—Paoli hit 55.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 60-30 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “Most of their points came against our half-court (man-to-man) defense,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They beat us off the dribble and they kicked it out - they hit four threes in the first half.
    “They just shot exceptionally well tonight.”
    Jacqlyn Rice hit three of those three-pointers to help the Rams build a 41-13 halftime lead.

  • Hancock County pulls away from Cannelton in 2nd half

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hancock County went on a 25-3 run in the second half to beat Cannelton 55-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton trailed only 28-22 after Chloe Davis scored the first basket of the second half on a driving 10-footer.
    The Bulldogs got the ball back with a chance to cut even further into Hancock County’s lead.
    But then they committed a turnover against the Hornets’ full-court press that led to a layup for Kiera Duncan.

  • Hornets nip Tell City at buzzer

    Sports Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Jackson Gray hit a three-point shot at the final buzzer to lift Hancock County past Tell City 42-40 in boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City trailed by 10 points twice in the first half but went on a 17-8 run in the third quarter and never trailed in the fourth quarter until the final basket.
    The Marksmen took a 38-33 lead on a nice post-up move by Braeden Beard with three minutes left.
    After Gray hit two free throws, Tell City missed the front end of a one-and-one.