Today's News

  • No. 1 Mater Dei defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed by only 10 points early in the third quarter, but five consecutive turnovers ended the Marksmen’s hopes of upsetting Mater Dei in girls basketball Thursday.
    Mater Dei, the Class 2A defending state champion and ranked No. 1 again this year, scored eight points off the turnovers and beat the Marksmen 61-36.
    “We had too many turnovers (24)—that’s for sure,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And our turnovers turned straight into layups at the other end.

  • Lanesville bests Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit only 8 of 25 from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the second half of a 77-60 boys basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    Cannelton hit 13 of 26 from the field in the first half, including 5 of 8 from three-point range, to take a 40-38 lead.
    Brandon Cook scored 24 points that half on 7 of 14 field-goal shooting (3 of 5 on three-pointers) and 7 of 12 free throws. He also had nice assists for layups by Elijah Littles and Hunter Herzog.

  • Longing for a return to Perry County

    As a 33-year-old, I feel that I’ve seen more places than most people have in a lifetime. I’ve been to the mountains, saw the oceans, lived along the Gulf, the list goes on.

    Of all the places I’ve been, none compare to Perry County when it comes to being the place for me. That being said, I’ll take just a moment to explain why.

  • Think before talking

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in December 2009.

    My face reddens easily, but never more quickly than when I say something I shouldn’t. I can take back what I write, at least before the paper goes to print, but words that leave my mouth can’t be retracted.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Offices closing for Christmas holiday

    Perry County News will close at noon Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed today and Tuesday in observance of Christmas. County and city offices will be closed Dec. 24-25.

    In Tell City, trash will be picked up today but there will be a one-delay for the rest of the week. There will also be recycling pickup next week.

    The same trash-pickup schedule will apply for the week of Dec. 31.

  • Catholic Charities still seeking winter coats

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities is once again sponsoring a winter-coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office. Call 547-0903 for information.

    Also, new and gently used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City or can be dropped off at Catholic Charities.

    Groups wanting to conduct coat drives can contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903.

  • Silent auction under way for Colts tickets

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police is conducting a silent auction for two tickets for the Dec. 30 Indianapolis Colts game against the Houston Texans. The tickets are for Section 135, Row 19, seats 3 and 4. This is by the tunnel where the Colts take the field.

    All proceeds from the silent auction will go to benefit Zach Taylor.

    The 19-year-old graduate of Tell City High School is currently in treatment in Memphis, Tenn., for Hodgkins lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia. The auction will end at 5 p.m. Dec. 25.

  • Lambs and chickens prove why we should follow our instinct

    If there was anything I came to understand more profoundly this year it would have to be the power of instinct: mine, our animals and the forces of ideologies of which I agree and disagree.

    I reread my year-end column from 2011 which reminded me of where I was 12 months ago. It helps me better appreciate where I am today. It seems we didn’t do too badly, after all, and it’s all because both Andy and I recognize the power of instinct.

  • Perry County Development Corp. chief leaving

    PERRY COUNTY – Chris Kinnett, executive director for the Perry County Development Corp., “is leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to the chairman of the economic-development organization’s board of directors.

    Kinnett served in the position since mid-2007 and replaced longtime executive director Greg Wathen.

    The chairman, Clay Ewing, said Friday the change is coming “after a lengthy transition period” and that a search for a replacement was to begin shortly.