Today's News

  • Tell City to visit Rangers

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Teams with several similarities will meet when Forest Park hosts Tell City in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    Each is 1-7, with each’s only victory coming against Perry Central. Tell City beat the Commodores 20-7 and Forest Park beat them 20-2.
    Tell City averages 9.9 points and gives up 34.5 points per game while Forest Park averages 10.5 and gives up 39.3 ppg.
    Both teams like to run most of the time.

  • Perry Central wants to stop Mitchell’s running

    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Perry Central will try to stop Mitchell’s running game as the Commodores battle for third place in PLAC football standings Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Mitchell is 2-2 in the conference and Perry Central is 1-3, so a win for the Commodores would tie them with Mitchell and Springs Valley for third place in the six-team conference.
    A loss would give Perry Central a fifth-place finish.

  • Perry Central girls on to regional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Elizabeth Dauby placed seventh in 21:55.03 to lead Perry Central to fifth place in the girls cross country sectional Saturday.
    Jasper repeated as champion with 38 points. Perry Central scored 114 and Tell City was seventh among seven complete teams with 167.
    The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams qualified for the Crawford County regional, which will be run Saturday at 10 a.m. Tell City’s Alex Blankenship and Jalynn Pruitt qualified as individuals.

  • Tell City wins fourth sectional in row

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City placed six runners in the top 13 as it won the 10-team Jasper boys cross country sectional Saturday.
    The title was the Marksmen’s fourth in a row and 13th overall. This was the 11th consecutive year that a Perry County team has won it, as Perry Central won it seven years in a row, 2006-12.
    Tell City scored 35 points to beat runner-up Jasper by 35.
    Perry Central was sixth with 146 and Cannelton 10th with 318.

  • The Millstone School Miracle

     “I think we learned more at Millstone School than some others, because when I went to Cannelton High School in the eighth grade, it seemed I knew more than a lot of those other eighth graders.”

    So says Gloria (Ramsey) Shephard about her experience at the one-room school at Millstone. This was in the days before rural families had electricity and piped-in water.

  • Marine 5K and 10K set for Nov. 12

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will once again host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough Ten 10K Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Both races will begin at Legion Park in Cannelton and take runners through historic Cannelton, the Cannelton Greenway and the 10K will include Eagles Bluff County Park. The races will provide an entertaining, yet challenging, run/walk for participants.  The cost of each race is $15 through Oct. 31, and $20 beginning Nov. 1. 

  • Rogier-Risse

    Nicole Breanne Rogier of Rockport was united in marriage to Sean Michael Risse of Tell City at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the United Church of Christ in Tell City. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. T.J. Hills. 

    Nicole is the daughter of Denny and Linda Rogier of Rockport and the granddaughter of Imogene Lahee of Tell City and Gertrude Rogier of Leopold. She attended Owensboro Community College and the University of Louisville and works in the recorder’s office at the Perry County Courthouse.

  • CSO upgrades on tap; Cannelton to seek USDA funding


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council is gearing up to fund substantial wastewater improvements.

    The bulk of money is expected to come from either a grant or loan from Indiana USDA Rural Development.

  • Lynch big winner in Noble’s grocery grab

    TELL CITY – It was just 60 seconds – one minute – but at the end, Judy Lynch of Tell City was exhausted.

    Lynch and three other finalists gathered at Noble’s IGA at noon Wednesday to learn who would be chosen for the speed grocery spree. Finalists included Lynch; James Cash, Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Rogier, Branchville; and Sylvia Brown, Derby. More than 1,300 entries were received in the contest sponsored by Perry County News and Nobles IGA. The three remaining finalists each received a $50 grocery certificate from Nobles.

  • Body pulled from river mutilated after death




    TROY – A woman found dead in the Ohio River in May was mutilated after her death.

    The Perry County News confirmed this week that Sarah Lindsay Ipock died from a severed artery on her neck.

    She also suffered a long incision and had lost most of her internal organs, but the killer made those cuts after death.