Today's News

  • Winter’s first blast hits hard


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s real first taste of winter for the season was a mouthful.

    A powerful winter storm dumped a thick layer of ice and several inches of snow across the region Friday, closing schools and creating treacherous conditions for drivers.

    Police responded to several slide-off accidents and minor crashes but no injuries were reported.

  • Will Cloverport be Tell City’s Cliburn?

    At the height of the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union were each trying to prove their superiority in everything.
    So in 1958 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had his country host the first International Tchaikovsky Competition for classical musicians, an event designed to demonstrate Soviet cultural superiority. But he had to be embarrassed when a 23-year-old American pianist, Van Cliburn, won the competition handily.

  • Aces nip Bulldogs in double overtime

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tristen Bishop scored eight points in the second overtime as Cloverport edged Cannelton 29-26 in seventh grade boys basketball Thursday.
    Bishop was held scoreless in regulation and the first overtime.
    But he made a rebound basket to start the overtime scoring.
    He added two free throws 29 seconds later to put the Aces up by four. They led by at least two the rest of the way.
    Bishop hit 1 of 2 free throws with 0:12 left to put them up by five, sealing the outcome.

  • Snow, ice force postponements

    Sports Editor

    PERRY COUNTY—All sports events involving Perry County teams Friday and all but one Thursday were postponed due to the worst snow and ice storm to hit the area in at least four years.

    The Perry Central at Cannelton boys basketball game scheduled Friday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the same time.

    Also postponed Friday was Tell City’s home girls basketball game with South Central.

  • LeClere Perry Central’s football MVP again

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Austin LeClere was named Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year at the school’s football and fall cheerleading awards program Wednesday.
    LeClere was also named the team’s top running back and top special-teams player. And on defense he led the team in tackles with 74.
    He rushed for 1,640 yards and scored 28 touchdowns this season.

  • Santa’s Elves prepare for busy Christmas season

    SANTA CLAUS – As the holiday season nears, a group of volunteers in the town of Santa Claus meets to organize another year of answering children’s letters to Santa Claus.

    “Children have been sending letters to our town for more than a century,” said Pat Koch, chief elf and president of the Santa’s Elves organization. “Our records show that the first person to answer the children’s letters to Santa was the Santa Claus Postmaster, James Martin, in 1914. We’ve not missed a year since.”

  • Perry Countians receiving Social Security, disability benefits eligible for free service

    PERRY COUNTY – Individuals who receive Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits are again eligible to participate in a free service offered by the Social Security Administration.

    The Work Incentive Planning and Assistance  services have been reinstated.  Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc. manages the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance project, called Indiana Works in southern and southeastern Indiana.  

  • History book available for holiday gifts

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has autographed copies of “Perry County: Then and Now” by the late Michael Rutherford.

    The book is available at the chamber office and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. The Perry County history book is a standard library-size hardbound book bound with a full-color cover. The book price is $50 including sales tax.

    Only 120 copies of the book are left, so residents interested in obtaining one should not wait long.

  • South Perry students visit Vastwood Park

    During the month of November, children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed activities that centered around the theme of Fire Safety.

  • Community Events

    Run with the Reindeer Saturday at Depot

    TELL CITY – The Tell City After-Prom Committee will host a Reindeer Run 5-kilometer run-walk Dec. 7 starting at 8 a.m. at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.