Today's News

  • United Way of Perry County opens grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 3.  Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking as well as its Facebook page.

    This year, the United Way of Perry County will distribute just under $60,000 in funds to service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health, financial stability and emergency assistance. 

  • Deflecting blame: you, your father and your grandfather’s game

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer


    Generational categorization, otherwise known as a stereotype, seems to be gaining a foothold in national discourse. Millennials (the ages 18-34 group to which I belong) are consistently under attack on social media and in person for being “special snowflakes,” and for receiving participation trophies.

  • Is it spring yet?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I received my first garden catalog in the mail. Can winter’s end be far off? I know we’re still in the middle of winter with weeks of cold and potential snow.

    Either the holidays or the cold has left me sleepy. Maybe the lack of sunlight is to blame for my missing energy.

    I’m not like this the rest of the year. I could fault old age or what seems to be a sense of constant exhaustion. But I blame winter.

  • Jennings, Little in national all-star tourneys

    ORLANDO, Fla.—William Tell Elementary fourth graders Talon Jennings and Zackary Little participated in the ESPN Wide World of Sports New Year’s Eve Classic national all-star baseball tourneys Dec. 27-31.

  • TC girls 2nd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Taylor Kratzer won one individual event and a relay as Tell City placed second in a girls triangular swim meet Wednesday.
    South Spencer won with 106 points. Tell City scored 94 and Evansville Day 18.
    Kratzer won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.32 and teammate Brenna Franzman placed second in 2:31.83.
    Kratzer teamed with Sydney Robbins, Brea Haller and Arianna Warf to win the 200 free relay in 2:06.67.
    Warf placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:53.79 and in the 100 free in 1:07.55.

  • TC boys outswim 2 more opponents

    TELL CITY—Drew Ettensohn, Seth Vaquero and Neal Hollinden each won two individual events to lead Tell City to victory in a boys triangular swim meet Wednesday.
    Tell City scored 129 points, South Spencer 26, and Evansville Day 15.
    Ettensohn won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.96 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.60.
    Vaquero won the 200 free in 2:06.14 and the 500 free in 5:45.44.
    Hollinden won the 100 backstroke in 1:05.68 and the 200 individual medley in 2:25.48.
    Those three teamed with Sam Rogers to win the 400 free relay in 4:03.48.

  • Hancock County holds off Tell City late

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hancock County hit 52.9 percent from the field to beat Tell City 55-52 in boys basketball Friday.
    “They’re one of the best teams we’ve played - they’re 14-1 for a reason,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “The way they shot and played tonight, they were the best team we’ve played for sure.
    “That’s the first time we’ve been outrebounded (the Hornets won the board battle 26-18) all season.

  • Knights of Columbus free-throw contest Jan. 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest for all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Tell City High School’s Bryan Taylor Arena.
    Doors will open at noon. There is no entry fee. Registration forms are available at all Perry County schools or may be filled out at the contest.
    A first-place trophy will be awarded in each gender for each age. Winners will also get to advance to the district competition.
    If there are any questions call Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Theo for president?

    The biggest national sports story of 2016 was the Chicago Cubs’ winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
    The biggest national news story of the year was Donald Trump’s being elected president of the United States.
    Perhaps those two stories could intersect in the future, as the Democratic Party would be wise to draft Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein to run against Trump in 2020.

  • Hot Aces beat Bulldogs

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cloverport hit 51.2 percent from the field to defeat Cannelton 55-36 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton was cold at the other end, hitting only 30.0 percent from the field.
    “We handled their press and got all the shots we wanted,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just couldn’t finish our shots. We got good looks.”
    Usually good free-throw shooters, the Bulldogs also struggled at the line, hitting only 6 of 14 for 42.9 percent.