Today's News

  • Roberson recognized in Tuesday State of the State address

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Community School Superintendent Mary Roberson was a guest of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb during Tuesday evening’s State of the State Address. Holcomb mentioned the work of Perry Central in preparing students for college and the workforce, including the school’s Commodore Manufacturing program.  She described Roberson as a “trailblazer” in education.

  • Cannelton’s busy year-in-review


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Monday’s sessions accounted for a year-in-review for the Cannelton Board of Public Works and city council at each group’s first meeting of 2019.

  • Video streaming with the WTE Broadcasting Team


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Operation and familiarity with audio-visual equipment, editing software and the many forms of content creation are the main focus of the broadcasting team at William Tell Elementary in Tell City.

    The team has over 30 participating students advised and mentored by teacher Pat Jarboe. The regular Tuesday team meetings open with a production meeting to discuss various projects.

  • Riverport’s good year hinges on derailment costs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In a banner year for Hoosier Southern Rail and Tell City River port, many operations far outpaced expectations in 2018. That includes rail freight which saw 182 more carloads than forecast; and 247 more truckloads.

    Compared to the prior year, train traffic increased by 128 shipments, and over-the-road hauling more than doubled from the 180 loads.

  • Marksmen swimmers place first in dual meet

    TC places first over
    Central and Mater dei

    Sports Editor
    EVANSVILLE – On Tuesday, the Marksmen swimming team had a competition meet against Evansville Central and Mater Dei where the team place first overall in the meet.
    The Marksmen boys swimmers came first place with a score of 111 and the girls placed second with a score of 104.

  • TC wrestlers rout Crawford County on senior night

    Sports Editor
    TELL CITY – On Wednesday, the Marksmen wrestling team had a matchup session against Crawford County. Tell City defeated the Wolfpack, 66-12 with 9 individual wins in the meet.
    Marksmen wrestlers who won their sessions were Cole Gentry, who defeated Sean Crockett in the 113-pound match.
    Gage Meunier won his matchup for the 120-pound weight class. Trey Mucker defeated Nick Redden in the 138-pound matchup.

  • Fear-mongering on hate crime law

    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has made clear his determination to see the state end its dubious distinction as one of only five states without a hate crimes law.

    One argument against Indiana adopting such legislation is, unfortunately, also apparent.

    Last week, Holcomb said that he would be active in the General Assembly’s debate over a hate crimes law. How active? “Uber,” was his reply.

  • Progess in Yemen requires U.S.




    Yemen’s civil war is an unmitigated humanitarian and national security disaster. Almost 16 million men, women, and children are now on the verge of starvation. That’s almost two and a half times the population of Indiana.

     In addition to this horrible human suffering, Iran and terrorist groups like al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have exploited the war and humanitarian crisis to further expand their influence and threaten the United States, our partners, and our interests.

  • Get back to work

    The partial federal government shutdown is now in its fourth week. The American people are thoroughly frustrated and ... understandably so. Immigration and border problems are at the heart of the dispute. President Trump promised to erect a wall, and funding for the barrier has not been forthcoming.

    Actually, our leaders have been kicking this conundrum down the road for far too long. It is time to dispense with the bloviating bluster and resolve this situation.

  • Snow always unpredictable

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Was the ground white with snow Saturday morning? It was supposed to be as a weekend winter storm took aim for our area. Yet, when it comes to snow, not much is predictable and just like every snowflake is unique from any other, every winter storm is different. A few arrive as advertised, but others surprise us unexpectedly or never show up at all.