Today's News

  • Area teams should form new conference

    I had heard rumors that Tell City was interested in leaving the Pocket Athletic Conference to join the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference, and Tell City Principal Brad Ramsey confirmed Oct. 5 that Tell City had applied for PLAC membership.
    But two days later he told me Tell City had withdrawn its application.
    Apparently several parents had complained about the proposed move. I can understand some of their reasons, as the PLAC doesn’t have all the sports Tell City offers: wrestling and boys and girls swimming, soccer and tennis.

  • 6 turnovers doom Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Perry Central committed six turnovers and Mitchell scored touchdowns off three of them to beat the Commodores 47-14 in PLAC football Friday.
    Mitchell already led 6-0 when a Perry Central runner fumbled at his own 45-yard line and Mitchell’s Ethan Bohnenkamp recovered the ball.
    Mitchell quarterback Tyson James then completed a 37-yard pass to Bohnenkamp. That led to Gage Smith’s 10-yard touchdown run two plays later.
    Perry Central’s next drive ended with an interception.

  • Forest Park shuts out Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    FERDINAND—Tell City was unable to score in a 20-0 loss at Forest Park in PAC football Friday.
    The Marksmen put together a nice opening drive that started from their 27. Tell City ran the ball nine times using Mason Stephens, Joey Ingle, and Steven Wheatley.
    Stephens carried three times for 12 yards, Ingle twice for 11 yards, and Wheatley four times for 5 yards.
    Tell City got it to the Forest Park 44 before turning it over on downs.

  • Larrison-Seifrig

    Crystal D. Seifrig and Joey F. Larrison were married in a double ring ceremony Sept. 17, 2016, at 3 p.m. at St. Meinrad Community Park.

    The bride is the daughter of Linda and Paul Seifrig of St. Meinrad. The groom is the son of Connie Garrett of Rockport and Larry Larrison of Peoria, Ill. 

    Her father gave the bride in marriage.

    The officiate was Elizabeth Hauser.

    The matron of honor was Tiffany Mushinski of Selvin, friend of the bride.

  • Bailey-Farmer

    Seleena Bailey and Micah Farmer were married June 18, 2016, in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony at Salyersville First Baptist Church in Salyersville, Ky.

    The bride is the daughter of Rev. Kenny Bailey and Debbie Patrick, both of Salyersville.

    The groom is the son of Jermie and Cheryl Farmer of Tell City. The groom’s grandparents are Maurice and Gloria Shephard of rural Cannelton.

    The officiate was Rev. Brian Bailey.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Community Events; Oct. 17

    Chili Supper at Troy UMC


    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church will hold a chili supper, complete with desserts and beverages Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

    The church is located on the corner of Walnut and Spring Streets in Troy.

    Join church members for a fun evening of fellowship and a free meal, free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.


    Perry County 4-H to sell pork chop dinners


  • ‘Trunks of Treats’ event set for Oct. 31

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist Church will hold its eighth Annual Trunks of Treats Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. For those who would like to participate with a vehicle this year, let organizers know by contacting the church office at (812) 547-2800 or by e-mail at tellcityumc@gmail.com. The church is always in need for lots of treats so for those who would like to donate candy, there will be a cart just inside the church’s front doors. Monetary donations are also accepted by contacting the church office.

  • Honoring those we loved

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I once heard an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • The cost of higher education is too high

    From quite a young age, American kids have the importance of a college education impressed upon them by teachers and family members alike. Many times, these people didn’t go to college themselves and speak from a place of regret for not having attended. Other times, the advice to go to college is from the point of view of someone who has been and who benefited from it.

    While there are many things in common with the college experience of generations before and the current college students, there is one glaring difference. The price has skyrocketed.

  • Applying for financial aid easier now

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative


    Indiana is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. The financial burden of paying for a degree, however, oftentimes puts families in a tough place. Fortunately, there are various forms of financial aid to help offset costs.