Today's News

  • After 25 years, Branchville says goodbye to Vicki Rogier!

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility met today to wish Vicki Rogier a Happy Retirement. Several Branchville staff, administration, coworkers and former staff came together to reflect on Vicki’s long and distinguished career. 

  • PC girls 7th, boys 9th at cross country invitational

    EVANSVILLE – Jaelynn Etienne finished in seventh in 21:05.60 to help Perry Central girls cross country finish fifth in Saturday’s nine-team Harrison Invitational.

    The Commodores finished with 127 points. Barr Reeve won the girls meet with 41 and Evansville Memorial finished second with 58.

    “It wasn’t a bad day,” Commodores Coach Jason Barnett said. “We are getting better.

    “We had everyone improve on their time from the Boonville Invitational so that’s always a plus.”

  • Crabgrass has long culinary history

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Summertime is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species.

    Does it sound daunting? Well, I wouldn’t look at it that way entirely; let’s just say it is a challenge to keep it under control.

  • Moving the ball
  • Republicans tout strong economy, low unemployment at Troy rally




    TROY – Incumbent Republican officeholders and political hopefuls alike gathered at Mulzer’s Camp Thursday for an evening picnic and rally with shared themes of getting out the vote in November and trying to increase GOP majorities in the statehouse and in Washington, D.C.

    After an evening meal under the camp’s shelter house overlooking the Ohio River, candidates seeking office in Perry and Spencer counties were recognized, as well as statewide officeholders.

  • Slipping the Iron Curtain


    Staff Writer


  • A canvas on the floodwall
  • Jeeps, Braves set TC boys in tennis

    TELL CITY – Northeast Dubois dominated Tell City 5-0 in boys tennis Monday behind solid singles play.

    In No. 1 singles, Reece Bauer beat Tell City’s Neal Hollinden 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2, Ethan Ziegler defeated Cameron Young 6-0, 6-0.

    Riley Hughes fell to Logan Lampert 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.

    In No. 1 doubles, Zach Goffinet and Anthony Koch lost to 6-1, 6-0 and Kelby Johnson and Isaac Ahl also fell in No. 2, 6-0, 6-0.

    On Tuesday, Tecumseh also beat Tell City 5-0.

  • Emerson selected to speak at state summit

    TELL CITY – Erin Emerson, vice president of Perry County Development Corp., has been selected to speak in Indianapolis at the 2018 Indiana Early Learning Summit. The summit will bring together business, policy, and civic leaders from across Indiana to better understand the business case for needed investment in early childhood education.

    Emerson will be a member of the Community Impact Panel, emceed by Gerry Dick, President of Inside Indiana Business.  

  • Southridge defeats Perry Central twice

    HUNTINGBURG – MaKenna Labhart served 11 aces and made two kills but Perry Central lost to Southridge 24-25, 25-22, 15-9 in seventh grade volleyball last Thursday.

    Lilly Hurm added six aces for the Commodores.

    Avery Deom, Alyssa Goffinet and Madelyn Kelly each made one kill.

    Southridge also won the seventh grade match 25-24, 25-21.

    Carly Lasher made six kills for Perry Central. Emily Parker and Jadyn Smith each added three kills and Smith also had three assists.