Today's News

  • Tell City drops to Class A in football

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City has been one of the smallest schools in Class 2A football for several years but next year will be the biggest school in Class A football.
    The Marksmen will remain in Class 2A in all other sports that are classed. But their school’s 389 enrollment dropped them to Class A in football, a sport that many smaller schools do not have.
    Classes for each sport for the next two years were announced by the IHSAA Tuesday.

  • Bulldogs edge Grace with walk-off single

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Control problems kept Ethan Melton from getting the win in his first varsity baseball game. But he did get the winning hit as Cannelton edged Grace Baptist 4-3 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    Melton, a freshman, started on the mound and held the Defenders to one hit in the first two innings.
    But in the third inning a walk, an error by the left fielder, a single up the middle, an infield hit, and two more walks produced three runs, putting the Defenders up 3-1.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX, April 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a Good Friday service this Friday night. The service will start at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    A Sunrise service will be held Sunday morning at 6 a.m. There will be no Sunday school this Sunday. Refreshments will be held in the church basement following the morning worship services. An egg-hunt for children will follow. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H Club kicks off year

    LEOPOLD –The Leopold Gang 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central High School. Pizza was served along with drinks and cookies.

    The meeting began with an activity in which teams placed paper plates above their heads and drew pictures. The crowd voted on the best artwork.

    Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. For roll call members offered their favorite movies.

  • Moving day plans in place at PCMH




    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved a detailed moving plan its president and chief executive officer said will cover just about every conceivable detail when patients are moved to the new hospital next month.

  • Social News; April 2

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will host activities Tuesday, April 7, at St. Paul Church’s parish hall. An open meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a carry-in dinner. The D of I circle will provide meat and drinks. Committee members will provide desserts. Members of the committee are Marjory Roberts, Elaine Rice, Marjorie Roberts, Sara Rogier and Anita Sanders. Anyone unable to attend but who has service hours to report should call Mary Seibert at (812) 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at (812) 836-2805.


  • County council eyes public safety tax

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council is in early discussions about the possibility of enacting a public-safety tax which would assess up to a 0.25 percent income tax on Perry County residents’ adjusted gross income. The tax would be added to existing local income taxes.

    The council discussed the issue at its March 26 meeting. A story on the tax, how it would be enacted and where the money could go will be in Monday’s edition.

  • North Perry Head Start open house Friday

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start and Early Head Start are currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.

    On Friday, April 10, interested family or community members are invited to attend an open house between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children may be enrolled at this time or just visit to learn more about Head Start. The North Perry Head Start Center is located next to Perry Central Community School in Leopold.

  • Menus Week of April 6-10


    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.



    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans, peaches.

  • Rural News; GERALD, April 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —

    Spring break is over and it is back to school now in our Perry County schools, before Easter week; which is always a busy one for us, but this past week was also.

    Thanks to St. Pius V church in Troy for sponsoring Father John Mark Ettensohn’s mission and the members who helped with it. We were enlightened and enjoyed it also, as we did last year.