Today's News

  • Jasper outspikes Perry Central

    JASPER—Perry Central made fewer kills than usual in a 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 volleyball loss to Jasper Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau led the Commodores with 11 kills. Sydney Goffinet added seven and Jordan Sprinkle five.
    Grace James had 23 assists. She and Sprinkle each made three blocks.
    The Commodores had a good serving percentage (their top four servers went 50 for 52), but no one served more than one ace, as Jasper did a good job receiving them.

  • PC takes advantage of Senators’ fumbles

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central capitalized on West Washington mistakes to beat the Senators 40-8 in PLAC football Friday.  
    West Washington moved the ball from its 19 to its 47 on its first possession. But on third and 10, the Senators fumbled the ball after a 2-yard loss.
    Perry Central’s Nick Coultas recovered it at the Senators’ 45-yard line.

  • Tell City overcomes shaky start to topple Vikings

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the last three quarters to beat North Posey 20-7 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but mounted a 73-yard touchdown drive early in the second quarter.
    That drive included nice runs by Elliott Brown, Brennan Malone and Reese Miller and was capped by Brown’s 18-yard touchdown run to the left side.
    The extra-point kick was no good, though, leaving the Vikings ahead 7-6.

  • Twilight Towers Christmas bazaar Oct. 26

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold its annual Christmas bazaar Oct. 26 in the dining room starting at 6 a.m.
    There will be a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast available. A full order will be $2 and a half order will cost $1. Coffee, milk and orange juice will be 50 cents each. A bake sale will also be held during the bazaar. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Community Events, Oct. 7

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Bicentennial meeting planned for Tuesday

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Father Tom

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.

  • Flu-shot clinic starts today

    TELL CITY – Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, 421 Seventh St. in Tell City, announce it will host a flu-shot clinic today, Tuesday and Wednesday.  
    Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. daily for lunch. Cost is $35.
    For more information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.

  • Baby Bloomers benefit set for Oct. 20

    TELL CITY – Baby Bloomers Child Care will host a country-western hoe-down fall pageant at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Dixon’s Auction House.
    Boys and girls ages birth to 18 years old are invited to participate. Contestants are welcome to share a special talent, as well. Prizes will be awarded to everyone who participates.
    Contestants are required to wear country-western attire.
    Those wishing to watch the pageant are asked to take toiletries and canned goods as donations. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

  • COLUMN: Seeds that stick


    A quick trip into a corn field last week turned into a sticky situation I’ve yet to extricate myself from. It was more annoying and embarrassing than anything but it proves once again Mother Nature’s amazing abilities.

  • EDITORIAL: County must step up to animal-control issue

    We are sad to see the latest efforts to bring real animal control to Perry County dismissed in recent acts by the county commissioners and council.

    As we reported Sept. 23, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a Sept. 3 meeting he didn’t remember the county’s animal welfare, control and education board asking for $40,000 to pay an officer to perform animal-control duties.