Today's News

  • Touched by a tornado




    ThePerry County News recently had a story recalling the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that rampaged across our region. After reading about and remembering that episode from years ago, I thought I’d write a personal account about a more recent occurrence of deadly winds that tore through southern Indiana. April is tornado season here, and as the News suggested, we should all be prepared for the capricious nature of the weather.

  • A silly dare and a nun

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    I don’t have a lot of time to attend auctions but I suspect quite a few people will be interested in one coming up April 30. A variety of items, including school desks, from St. Mark Church’s rectory and former school will hit the auction block at 5 p.m. at Dixon’s Auction Service in Tell City. Several folks from the parish showed me a few of the desks that will be auctioned.

  • RFRA’s quick passage shows state government needs more balance

    When the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate was dedicated in Boston last month, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, great-nephew of the man the institute is named for, made some interesting comments about the way Congress works.

  • Court and Police Records; April 20



    • George H. Henson, 31, of 1114 10th St., Tell City, April 14, on preliminary charges of driving with a suspended license, possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug look alike, and a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $3,606.

    • Tiffany L. James, 23, of 1894 Ninth St., Tell City, April 14, on a violation of drug court.

  • Orleans shuts out Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Orleans pounded seven extra-base hits and took advantage of eight Cannelton errors to beat the Bulldogs 14-0 in baseball Wednesday.
    The game was rained out before Cannelton got to bat in the bottom of the fifth, but because of the lopsided score the teams agreed to call it a complete game.
    Though Orleans hit the ball well, “we should’ve been going into the third inning 0-0,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “And we should have been out of the third with one run.”

  • Wolfpack edges Perry Central in 8th inning

    MARENGO—Crawford County scored a run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Perry Central 5-4 in PLAC baseball Thursday.
    A walk and a single preceded the wild pitch.
    Trey Novak, Perry Central’s third pitcher, took the loss. His cousin had pitched the first seven innings for Crawford County.
    Luke Hubert pitched the first 4 1/3 innings for Perry Central, walking six and striking out three.
    Ethan Myler then walked four and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. Trey Novak walked one and struck out two in two innings.

  • Pierrard to run track, cross country for USI

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Aaron Pierrard Thursday signed a national letter of intent to run cross country and track for the University of Southern Indiana.
    Pierrard chose the NCAA Division II cross country powerhouse even though fellow Great Lakes Conference member St. Joseph’s College offered him a full ride and USI did not, though his scholarship money at USI can increase each year based on his performance.

  • TC’s Billings throws no-hitter

    DUBOIS—Chelsey Billings threw a no-hitter as Tell City whipped Northeast Dubois 11-0 in softball Thursday.
    Billings struck out two and walked only one in the five-inning game. She faced only one batter over the minimum, as her teammates backed her with errorless defense.
    Her infield teammates that is, as the Jeeps never hit a ball out of the infield. “Our infielders did their jobs,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter.
    Tell City, on the other hand, had 12 hits and scored in every inning.

  • PC girls trounce 3 teams

    LEOPOLD—Skylar Parker and Amber Lindauer each won two individual events as Perry Central cruised to victory in a four-team girls track meet Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 110 points, North Harrison 62, Crawford County 43, and Paoli 17.
    Parker won the long jump at 14 feet, 7 1/4 inches and also took the high jump.
    Lindauer won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.09 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 55.55.

  • PC boys win quad-meet

    LEOPOLD—Aaron Pierrard won two individual events and a relay to lead Perry Central to victory in a four-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Perry Central scored 95.5 points, North Harrison 52.5, Crawford County 50.5, and Paoli 37.5.
    Pierrard won the 1600-meter run in 4:33.99 and the 3200 in 10:36.44.
    He teamed with Michael Schwartz, Creek Wright and Luke Hilgenhold to win the 1600 relay in 3:40.38.
    Schwartz, John Bashor, Dylan Seibert and Marcus Graham won the 3200 relay in 9:08.
    Schwartz also won the 800 run in 2:10.56.