Today's News

  • Perry Central second, Tell City 5th in girls invitational

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Payton Emmons won the 100-meter high hurdles to lead Perry Central to second place in Tell City’s 10-team girls track invitational Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 131.5 points and Tell City placed fifth with 54.5. Boonville, led by record-setting distance runner Haley Barker, won with 148 points.
    Emmons won the 100 hurdles in 16.75 seconds and placed second in the 300 low hurdles in 52.03.

  • Marksman boys win own invitational

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three distance races and three sprints as it won its own 10-team boys track invitational Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 130 points to beat runner-up South Spencer by 50. Perry Central placed fourth with 75.
    “It was by far our best meet,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “Our distance kids scored 58 out of a possible 64 points.”

  • Parks department may mow detention center


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot is responsible for mowing the grass at all parks owned by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. Now he may add the county detention center’s lawn to his list.

    Hendershot told the parks board Wednesday that Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone had approached him about mowing “just up around the building at the detention center. He said it takes about 1 ½ hours.”

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com


    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Protecting Hoosier kids

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Child abuse is real and continues to plague our society. It affects children of every age, gender, race and income level. As a community, it’s our responsibility to help every child reach their full potential.

    This issue has always been a passion of mine. Prior to serving in the State Senate, I was an advocate for the safety of our children as a Family Case Manager with the Department of Children Services and also a trainer for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court at least works

    After the untimely death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Feb. 13, the Supreme Court was thrown into disarray as the number of justices fell from its normal, odd-numbered complement of nine jurists to the problematic, even-numbered current array of eight.

  • Locally sponsored Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Day set to return April 30

    TELL CITY – Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Day is Saturday April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop off location is Tell City Volunteer Fire Department. This is a chance for citizens to turn in expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medication.

    Some points to consider:

    • Don’t flush medication. What is flushed could end up in the drinking water.

    • Prescription drugs are abused more frequently than illegal drugs.

    • 70 percent of teens obtain their drugs from friends or relatives homes.

  • Tell City Masonic Lodge hosting 10th car show May 1

    TELL CITY – Tell City Masonic Lodge 623, F&AM, will host its 10th annual car show Sunday, May 1, in City Hall Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until noon. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. Top-10 awards will be given for entries 1990 and newer and top-24 awards will go to 1989 and older models. Other special trophies will be awarded, as will awards for best General Motors, Ford and Mopar entries. Along with the fun, there will be food and entertainment. Awards will be presented at approximately 2 p.m.

  • Connor Philip Daniel

    Jennifer and Brad Daniel of Crown Point announce the birth of their son, Connor Philip Daniel Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by brother, Parker.

    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Ed Morey of Tell City, formerly of Waupaca, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Dana and Dick Daniel of Hobart.

    Great-grandfather is Philip Moe of Waupaca.

  • Vivian Bemnet Barnett

    Jeffrey and Meseret Barnett wish to announce the birth of their daughter Vivian Bemnet Barnett at Perry County Memorial Hospital at 5:41 p.m., April 12, 2016.

    Vivian weighed 10 lbs 4 oz. and 23 inches.

    She was welcomed home by her sister, Isabella.

    Vivian’s paternal grandparents are Oscar D. Barnett of Putnam County, W. Va. and Eleanor Rusmiselle of Huntington, W. Va. Maternal grandparents are Yeshareg Ambayu and Tesfaye Asfaha of Mekelle, Tigray Province in Ethiopia.