Today's News

  • Ousting Assad a NATO duty

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    At the front, it’s unfathomable to imagine a leader in modern times deploying toxic gases, even amid a civil war. Many news sources point out that the tide was turning toward Assad’s favor in Syria and the tactic was meant simply to instill terror.

    What he did is reprehensible. And with that in mind, the strikes by American Forces can be applauded, especially for people who couldn’t protect themselves.

    However, that is where accolades cease.

  • Riverport, logistics company to promote future rail services


    TELL CITY – Dallas, Texas-based TNW Logistic Services LLC formally announced its partnership with the Perry County Port Authority, which will expand economic development opportunities in the Tell City River Port area. The News first announced the prospective deal in February, which will help assess target properties for future development.

  • Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend


    PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend. 

  • State education emphasis on full-inclusion instruction


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Students with learning disabilities may find future installments of state assessments more difficult. And as such teachers are amending their techniques to ensure all are prepared when it comes to standards-based testing.

    According to William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, changes in special education laws will require all students to take tests based on their current grade level, regardless of actual capabilities.

  • PC girls 3rd in 3-team meet

    LEOPOLD—Payton Emmons won both hurdles races but Perry Central finished third in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Southridge won with 78.5 points. South Spencer scored 42 and Perry Central 38.5.
    Emmons won the 300-meter low hurdles in 52.78 seconds and the 100 high hurdles in 16.53.
    Elizabeth Dauby won the 3200 run in 13:54 and teamed with Macey Emmons, Ryann Lynch and Kindra Mangel to win the 3200 relay in 11:10.38.

  • Tell City girls 2nd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert won three events to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular track meet Monday.
    Northeast Dubois won with 74 points. Tell City scored 59 and Tecumseh 33.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.09 seconds, the 300 low hurdles in 52.12, and the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches.
    Tell City took both throwing events, with Emily Hagedorn tossing the shot 32 feet, 7 inches and Taylor Sumner throwing the discus 92 feet, 1 inch.

  • PC outruns Rebels, Raiders

    LEOPOLD—Marcus Graham won three distance races and Clay James won both hurdles races to help Perry Central win a boys triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Perry Central scored 86.5 points, South Spencer 44.5, and Southridge 35.
    Graham won the 1600-meter run in 4:35 and the 3200 in 9:44 though he was not pushed in either.
    He teamed with John Bashor, Chase James and Logan Hubert to win the 3200 relay in 9:18.
    Chase James also won the 400 dash in 56.13 and teamed with Clay James, Nathian Rogier and Austin Wilkerson to win the 1600 relay in 3:45.

  • Huber wins first college decathlon

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Perry Central graduate Andrew Huber got his first collegiate decathlon win at the Tennessee Relays last weekend.
    Huber, a junior at Indiana University, will graduate from the Kelley School of business this year but he has two years of track and field eligibility as he redshirted his freshman year.
    He was part of IU’s Big Ten Conference championship team for the indoor season as he scored points in the decathlon.

  • Patriots hold off Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills jumped to an 8-1 lead and held on to edge Perry Central 13-12 in softball Saturday.
    “We gave up eight runs in the first due to five errors and four walks, but the girls never gave up and came back thanks to very good offense and some nice defense in the later innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    “Catie Hauser made a nice 6-3 double play, charging the ball and running through second base and making a nice throw to first base.

  • Cannelton team still building

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s softball team has had problems establishing itself, so maybe turning to one of its former players to run it will help.
    Since going 3-12 in 2012, the Bulldogs haven’t won a game. They are on their fourth coach since then and they didn’t even field a team in 2014 due to a lack of numbers.
    Allicyn Garrett, who was a junior shortstop on that 2012 team and later played for Lindsey Wilson College until an injury ended her career, is the Bulldogs’ new coach.