Today's News

  • Cannelton fall sports schedules

    Girls Varsity Volleyball
    16    Perry Central    T    6:00
    22    Lanesville    H    5:30
    24    Springs Valley Comm. HS    H    5:00
    25    Orleans    H    5:00
    3    Orleans Tourney    H    8:00
    6    Cloverport Fraize HS    H    5:30

  • Tell City tennis team shorthanded again

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—For the second year in a row Tell City’s boys tennis team will be shorthanded in every match.
    High school tennis matches consist of three singles and two doubles matches, with no one allowed to play singles and doubles. Thus seven players are needed to fill every spot.
    Last year the Marksmen had just six players. And after graduating three, they have just five so far this year.
    Seniors Chandler Lacy, Jackson Ramsey and Blaze Brumfield return from last year’s 3-11 team.

  • Cannelton has most depth in last six years

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team went through two coaches last year and finished 0-20.
    Now the Bulldogs have another coach, Julie Harris, assisted by Amanda Evans. But they are familiar with the players, having coached all of them in junior high.
    The Bulldogs also have more depth than usual. With 13 players on the roster, they plan to field a JV team for the first time in six years.
    They also have more experience with four seniors, including three who are fourth-year varsity players.

  • Good serving main asset for PC girls

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team has strong serving but needs to improve on receiving serves, said Coach Becky Genet.
    “Our serving looks a lot better than last year, (when the Commodores finished 8-23)” she added. “We’re serving with power and we’re learning to place them better.”
    She said Ryann Lynch, Terissa Roark, Brooke Mullis and Addy Davis are probably the top servers.

  • Marksmen look stronger all around

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving and some experience in hitting and setting should help Tell City’s volleyball team improve on last year’s 14-15 record.
    Emma Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior, who has already made All-PAC twice, returns as a middle hitter after leading the Marksmen in kills with 374 and blocks with 97, including 71 solos.
    Sophomore Kammie Jo Hayes returns as the other middle hitter after finishing second on the team in kills with 180 and blocks with 36 as a freshman.

  • Rockport wins first three World Series games

    SHELBY, N.C.—Rockport got just three hits but beat Kennewick, Wash., 5-3 in its second pool game of the American Legion Baseball World Series Friday.
    Rockport, 35-1, also beat Rowan, N.C., 6-3 in the first game Thursday and Omaha, Neb., 8-3 Friday to win its pool and advance to the semifinals.

    Rockport will play Texarkana, Ark., the runner-up from the other four-team pool in the semifinals tonight at 6:30 Perry County time. The winner will play in the championship game Tuesday at 6 p.m. Both those games will be televised on ESPN U.

  • Tell City soccer team has more depth, speed

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys soccer team went 0-12 each of the last two years, but the Marksmen did increase their goal total last year from one to four.
    Second-year coach Pat Jarboe expects even more goals this year. He also expects improvement on defense, where the Marksmen gave up an average of 6.8 goals per game last year.
    More depth and quickness are the main reasons for his optimism. The Marksmen have 21 players, five more than last year.

  • Indiana’s first paper published in Vincennes

    Vince Luecke




    Ever since the News was named this year’s Schweizer Fest business of the year, I’ve been trying to research as much as a can about the history of the paper. We pat ourselves on the back with our editorial on this page.

    Jess Cohen with the Vincennes Sun-Commercial penned this story on Indiana’s first paper,  published in Vincennes in 1804 by an enterprising business owner named Elihu Stout.

  • Keeping our students safe

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist


    Another school year is underway for students, parents and educators across Indiana. Our house is now quieter with our sixth-grader, two high school sophomores and college freshman all heading back to the classroom.

    My wife also returned to school as the librarian, which I always admire, even if it does leave me feeling a bit left out.

    We can all take extra steps to ensure our students are safe throughout the school year.

  • Staff deserves credit for making News successful

    We don’t normally toot our own horn on these pages, but since the Perry County News was named the Perry County Business of the Year by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at the Schweizer Fest last week, we think this is an appropriate time to salute some of the people who helped us earn this award.

    We have a mix of longtime and fairly new employees on our staff, but nearly all of them live in and are active in the Perry County community.