Today's News

  • South Central hits 11 3-pointers to beat TC

    TELL CITY—South Central hit 11 three-point shots in a 68-30 girls basketball win over Tell City Friday.
    “They were good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “They were quick and they could all shoot it and handle it.
    “They hit 11 threes and it wasn’t like we weren’t defending it. We let them get open for two or three of them, but on seven or eight of them we had a hand in their face.

  • Balanced Wolfpack defeats Perry Central

    MARENGO—Crawford County scored well inside and out to beat Perry Central 62-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Forward Kendra Covele hit eight three-pointers as she led the Wolfpack with 27 points.
    Guard Addy Simpson added 21 points mostly on penetration into the lane, though she did hit one three-pointer.
    “Our defense wasn’t awful, but they were able to score inside and outside and made it hard to decide which to concentrate on,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Marksmen’s defense stops Raiders

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Southridge without a field goal for more than 14 minutes in the middle of the game to beat the Raiders 41-32 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “We defended like we wanted to except for the fouling (19 fouls, with two starters fouling out) and putting them on the free-throw line,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    He added, “We still can get a lot cleaner than that, but that’s a good win against a scrappy little team.”

  • Bishop shoots PC past Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Luke Bishop’s three-point shooting was the main difference as Perry Central defeated Cannelton 63-52 in boys basketball Friday.
    Bishop hit 6 of 14 three-point shots and finished with a game-high 24 points.
    “He’s our best outside shooter and he stepped up and made some big shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “He turned down a few that I thought he probably should’ve taken.

  • Pursuit along I-64 ends peacefully with arrest

    SPENCER COUNTY – An overnight pursuit along Interstate 64 stretched out nearly 40 miles before coming to a peaceful stop.

    At 12:27 a.m. Friday, Trooper Steve Nolan was patrolling I-64 near the 59-mile marker, two miles east of the Dale exit, when he saw a silver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling west at what looked like a high rate of speed. Nolan activated his radar, which indicated the Chevy was driving 99 MPH.

  • New representatives named to House standing committees

    INDIANAPOLIS  – State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) were both recently appointed to serve on standing committees for the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

    Bartels was named to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, and the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union awarded Five-Star rating

    BEDFORD – Hoosier Hills Credit Union has again been honored with a superior Five Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc.

    The Five Star rating is the highest available ranking and marks Hoosier Hills Credit Union as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country.

    BauerFinancial Inc. star ratings are assessed independently based upon factors such as capital, historical trends, investment portfolio, profitability, regulatory compliance and asset quality, among other factors.

  • Real opioid challenges remain




    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sex, power and respect

    This editorial first appeared in the Spencer County Journal-Democrat.


    The halls of power in both the public and private sectors have recently been wracked by accusations of sexual harassment. From moguls to office holders and candidates, allegations of past misconduct have begun to rise to the surface amid a nationwide reckoning with the issue.