Today's News

  • Rouch, Pioneers top Perry Central for 7th

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Glen Rouch had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Boonville beat Perry Central 68-48 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Rouch, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, hit 9 of 22 shots from the field, including 2 of 7 from three-point range, and 7 of 7 free throws.
    He scored 20 points in the first 16 1/2 minutes as the Pioneers built a 38-28 lead.

  • Tell City slays Knights for third in PSC Classic

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team held Indiana Math & Science to 28.0 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Knights 59-44 for third place in the eight-team PSC Holiday Classic Friday.
    Tell City had another of its cold three-point shooting nights, hitting just 2 of 13 from beyond the arc.

  • Can-Clay lease potential source of funds

    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – Whatever the future may hold for the tax-embattled Can-Clay Corp., Cannelton city officials want a say in the ultimate decisions. Owing nearly a half million dollars in back taxes, with another couple hundred thousand in penalties – much of which should have gone back into Cannelton’s coffers – the business is set to forfeit its property to the county.

  • What’s in a road name?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    “So what’s up with Unicorn Road? Did someone really think they saw a unicorn there?”

    So asked a friend a few months ago as he looked over a county map.  He was staying near Derby and had already run across Utopia Road.

    “I bet everyone there is happy,” he laughed.

  • It’s time to mend fences

    Seldom has a house fire created so much heat, even after the flames have been extinguished.

    Of course, we’re speaking of the Cannelton fire Dec. 27 in which Fire Chief Chris Herzog was arrested for battery on a police officer. It remains to be seen whether Herzog will be formally charged but the damage to Cannelton’s fire and police departments is already done. That’s unfortunate because the city has enough troubles without infighting.

  • Houchin: Indiana Senate Page Program applications available

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the Page Program.
    This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor, and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.

  • Hospital foundation purchases IV and epidural pumps

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of 57 Hospira IV Pumps with MedNet and two sapphire epidural pumps. The pumps will be used in the many departments, intensive-care unit, medical surgical, obstetrics, outpatient infusion services, emergency department, surgery and emergency medical services.

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season


    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more. The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books, and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.


    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”


  • It’s been a good long ride

    Jack Pate

    Guest Columnist


    My father was fond of the saying, “he didn’t lick it off the grass, he came by it honestly,” and so it is that I came to spend the last 34-1/2 years as a fourth-generation newspaperman. It was in my genes, hence I didn’t lick it off the grass. My great-grandfather actually hauled a printing press by covered wagon from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1800s.

  • Thursday pursuit