Today's News

  • Community Events; Sept. 19

    Tractor group to meet Sept. 22


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting September 22, at 7 p.m. at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    VFW serving breakfast Sept. 24


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the post home.

    Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order.

  • Serving our veterans

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold


    District 74


    The summer and fall months provide legislators the opportunity to study issues facing. Later this month, the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet to examine and review ways to better serve our veterans.

  • Cornfield memories

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The dry weather of the last few weeks has helped local corn crops mature and dry fairly quickly. Some farmers have begun their harvest and, at least in Spencer County, it’s easy to find freshly gleaned fields.

  • Give kids time to eat lunch

    A change.org petition was filed Aug. 25, demanding the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. lengthen the amount of time its elementary-aged kids get to eat their midday meal.

    “EVSC has Elementary school lunch set at 20 mins. In that 20 mins, a child must wait in a line, get their food, find a seat, get everything opened and eat,” states the petition, filed by Jenni Webster.

  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.

  • New math = new challenge, goals for school


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote




    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.

  • Bulldogs split with PC; fall to Tell City Monday

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Shaylon Hedinger went 12 for 12 serving with seven aces as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-13, 25-18 in eighth grade volleyball Tuesday.
    Hedinger also made two kills and had five assists.
    Alyssa Hill made five kills and Morgan Judy four in the Commodores’ attack. Elly Wallace served three aces.
    Lori Northern served six points, including one ace, for Cannelton.
    Maggie Dawson and Gracie Sturgeon each also served one ace. Sturgeon and Kyra Jones each made one kill.

  • Rebels stop Tell City 7-1

    REO—Tell City scored its third goal of the season but couldn’t stop South Spencer’s offense in a 7-1 PAC boys soccer loss to the Rebels Tuesday.
    “They had a kid (Norwegian exchange student Havard Steffensen) who could just dribble through anybody and score,” said Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe. “He’s scored 15 goals this year (including five in one game).
    “We’ve got to stop stabbing and start containing with our defense.”