Today's News

  • Commodores to face Linton first in regional

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central plays Linton-Stockton almost every year in the football playoffs. Now it’s becoming a habit in the boys basketball regional too.
    The 18-5 Commodores will face 19-6 Linton in the first game of the Southridge regional Saturday at 10 a.m. Perry County time, one year after Linton edged the Commodores in the regional championship game.

  • 2014 edition of Discover Perry County is here

    The 2014 edition of  The News’ community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in today’s edition for subscribers in Perry and surrounding counties. Copies are also included in newsstands.
    Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling The News at (812) 547-3424 or sending e-mail to circulation@perrycountynews.com. Extra copies can be picked up at The News.

  • County gets estimates for staffing second ambulance station

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The cost of salaries and benefits to base an ambulance crew at the county highway garage could run from just under $200,000 to nearly $700,000 annually, according to a report provided by Perry County Memorial Hospital officials.

  • To the victors go the nets

    Perry Central senior forward Nathan Schwartz takes part in the ceremonial cutting down of the nets after the Commodores won the Boonville boys basketball sectional Monday. Perry Central will host a community pep rally Friday at 6 p.m. to honor the boys basketball sectional championship and cheer the team on to the regional. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided as a way to say thank you to Perry Central loyal fans, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Commodores sectional champions again

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—In a zone. Unconscious.
    All the clichés used to describe hot basketball shooters  applied to Dacota Schaad as he scored 30 points to lead Perry Central to its second consecutive basketball sectional championship Monday.
    Schaad hit 11 of 13 from the field, including 8 of 10 from three-point range, as the Commodores beat Mater Dei 67-64 for the title.
    He had plenty of help, though.

  • Don’t forget breakfast this St. Patty’s Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday regardless of a person’s ethnic background. Whether you or your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, everyone is Irish come Saint Patrick’s Day, when celebrations that offer music, food and beverages combine to make for a festive event.

  • County pays bill for work done 5 years ago

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The director of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department explained at a regular meeting of the county council Feb. 27 why he was requesting a $1,437.67 additional appropriation for work completed more than five years ago.

  • Library amends policy on closing for bad weather

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In an effort to steer decisions about open hours during inclement weather, the Perry County Public Library board agreed Wednesday to amend its snow-closure policy and use the local school corp. closures as the standard guideline.

  • COLUMN: In the bull’s eye

    Guest Columnist

    I was born in Gary and spent the first 11 years of my life as a city boy, dodging traffic and the many street gangs. My mother had relatives in Perry County fortunately, so we moved to Tell City to get away from the crime and grime of the big city.

    Saddened upon leaving my friends and neighborhood, I tried to man-up, or boy-up as was the case, but upon arriving in Perry County I soon became a victim of culture shock.

  • COLUMN: Rules in scannerland


    Have a police scanner at home? A lot of people do. I’ve been reminded of just how many on several occasions in the last several months while watching scanner owners navigate around the scenes of accidents I’ve covered.

    As a wrote several years ago, my thinking process has uncovered an idea for a new board game, perfect for those lazy afternoons when nothing is going on. You’ve heard of Candyland, but just wait until you play Scannerland.