Today's News

  • Rowe, Deom using Legion ball to prepare for college careers


    Spencer County Journal-Democrat


    ROCKPORT – As pitcher C.J. Rowe continues to fine-tune his baseball skills before joining Brescia University’s program in the fall, he has the luxury of playing for one of southern Indiana’s most prestigious teams.

    “Anywhere around Tell City, Rockport is a big name,” Rowe said of his American Legion team. “If you play for Rockport, you know you’re somebody.”

  • Batter up!
  • Schweizer Fest archery contest planned

    TELL CITY – An indoor-outdoor archery tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery.

    There will be a National Archery match in the schools-program division, with elementary, middle school and high school classes and   National Field Archery Association  freestyle and hunter freestyle, both shooting 30 arrows from a distance of 20 yards. 

  • Changing the high court would be overreacting

    People who usually revere the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution today are voicing doubts about whether the founders got it right with respect to the Supreme Court.

    The critics’ misgivings come in the wake of two decisions they disliked – the court’s recent upholding of the federal health-care law and, more divisively, the ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

  • Forgiveness in Charleston

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Men and women who had every reason to voice hatred toward Dylann Roof, the accused Charleston, S.C., church shooter, instead forgave him when he appeared before them last month via a closed-circuit TV camera. Even before their family members’ funerals, with Emmanuel AME Church a crime scene, the loved ones of men and women killed in cold blood offered words of forgiveness.

  • Pence’s challenge to EPA: Good for Indiana or bad?




    On Wednesday, June 24, Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter to Barack Obama stating that if the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan was not “demonstrably and significantly improved” from the proposed plan the EPA issued on June 2nd, 2014, that Indiana would not comply with the rule. 

  • Preparing for Indiana’s unpredictable storm season

    State Rep. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    With changing seasons comes unpredictable and sometimes dangerous weather in the Hoosier State. Severe weather can develop quickly, which is why it is important to be prepared and know when to take necessary safety precautions.

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has developed a severe-weather- preparedness fact sheet to help families understand how to prepare before, during and after storms hit. Some key tips are listed below.


  • Houchin earns perfect score from jobs group

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s recently released legislative vote analysis, which ranks lawmakers based on their votes on measures that protect manufacturing jobs.

    According to IMA, bills used in the report were selected based on the significant impact to the state’s manufacturing community, including sales and income- tax relief, repeal of the common construction wage and a reform of the unemployment insurance system.

  • Plans in place for Schweizer road runs

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the 38th annual Schweizer Fest road runs. This year’s 6-mile and 2-mile runs will be held at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, Saturday, Aug. 8.  A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The race starts on 7th Street and ends on Main Street. 

  • Summer swim meet at JFK Pool