Today's News

  • Hayes joins Dickerson in rare coaching triple

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Bill Dickerson started his basketball head coaching career with Oakland City University’s men’s team and later coached Perry Central’s boys and girls teams before retiring from coaching last spring.
    John Hayes also started his basketball head coaching career with Oakland City University’s men, later coached Tell City’s boys eight years, and is the new Tell City girls head coach.

  • Tell City woman injured in Friday collision


    EVANSTON – A Tell City woman suffered serious injuries Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Indiana 66 west of Troy.

    As of Monday, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department had not released information on the crash that injured Sarah Lynn Goffinet. A Tell City High School graduate, she is the daughter of Chris and Darla Goffinet, and a college student.

  • Title even more fun when it’s unexpected

    A championship for one’s favorite team is always nice, but even more so when it’s unexpected.
    Such was the case with the Boston Red Sox’s winning the World Series last week.
    I have been accused of being overly optimistic about the Red Sox at times, but I picked them for third place in the American League East Division in my preseason predictions column.

  • Commodores hold ND’s offense down to advance to finals

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central shut down North Daviess’ passing and contained Colton Lengacher’s running for the most part to beat the Cougars 28-12 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Commodores will host Linton-Stockton for the championship game Friday at 7 p.m.

  • Community Events

    Annual deer dinner Nov. 16

    BRISTOW – The annual deer dinner at Bristow United Pentecostal Church, 20843 Indiana 145, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the church’s fellowship building.
    The menu will include fried chicken, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, desserts, tea, coffee and lemonade. Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. The dinner is open to everyone and guests don’t have to be hunters to attend. For more information, call 843-5240 or 843-4747.

  • James and Carole Litherland

    James E. and Carole Jean Litherland of Tell City renewed their wedding vows during a ceremony Sept. 29, 2013, in the Fellowship Hall of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    Mr. Litherland’s cousin, the Rev. Ed Fruehwald of Owensboro Baptist Church, presided. He was the ring bearer in the couple’s wedding on Sept. 28, 1963. They were wed by the Rev. Henry Lippert.

  • Tempel-Wheatley

    Emily Renee Tempel and Dane Edward Wheatley were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Shirley Tempel of Saint Croix. Mr. Wheatley is the son of James and Sarah Wheatley of Tell City. He is the grandson of Casper and Glenda Etienne and Anna Wheatley.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Rev. William Reid.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: The life of Louie Heitkemper

    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. Today’s column is by Leo Simpson, who profiles the life of Louie Heitkemper.

  • COLUMN: Indiana autumns

    Guest Columnist

    We were driving the back roads in central Perry County. My wife and I were on our way to a mowing job. We’ve been cutting grass for a living for 20 years now. It’s hard, sweaty work but it keeps you in shape. We own the business and we’re outdoors and in the sun, which means a lot to both of us.

  • COLUMN: We can all use more prayers


    A small act of kindness I tried to keep secret didn’t stay that way a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t upset and actually walked away feeling lucky for the blessings I’ve been given.

    Sitting down for lunch at King Chef, I spied a nun a few tables away. I have a soft spot in my heart for nuns and decided that I was going to buy her lunch. So I went to the checkout counter, paid for my meal and hers and asked that the sister not be told who bought her lunch.