Today's News

  • Big plays propel PC past Trojans

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Big plays helped Perry Central beat Wood Memorial 40-6 in football Friday.
    On Wood Memorial’s first possession, the Commodores forced the Trojans into a punting situation at their own 28-yard line.
    The snap went over punter Collin Robinson’s head and rolled to the goal line. He picked up the loose ball and tried to run it but was tackled at the Trojan 11-yard line.

  • COLUMN: Where is the pastor’s voice?

    Guest Columnist

    I’m writing in response to a letter published in the Aug. 5 issue titled “Vigilance will keep religion out of politics” and written by Elijah Bryant.

    First of all, there is no way to keep religion out of politics, work, school or homes. The only question is what religion will be taught in these places. The religion we choose will determine what is morally acceptable in our society.

    • Muslims accept honor killings as moral.

  • COLUMN: Fishin’ with catalpa worms

    Guest Columnist

    Years ago when I was growing up on a farm in Kansas, my old neighbor had what he lovingly called his fishin’ worm tree.

    Back in those days, I didn’t know much about trees, other than some were good for climbing. But I did know the worms I used for fishing were found in the soil. So my neighbor’s name for the tree was a bit confusing.

  • EDITORIAL: Utah football coach right in punishment of team

    In this age of social media and Internet technology, it shouldn’t be any surprise that bullying has become easier for kids, especially in the form of cyber bullying. Schools across the country have done their part to put a stop to bullying of all types, including all three schools in Perry County.

    We commend and fully support these efforts. And that’s why we think one high-school football coach in Utah deserves the same praise for his recent punishment of his entire team.

  • Generation Gap - Hubert Ramsey, boilermaker and farmer

    Editor’s Note: In the coming months, the Perry County News will publish a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Today’s column was written by Alex Ramsey about his grandfather, Hubert.

    In his grandmother’s home in Derby, during the flood of 1937, on Feb. 16, 1937, Hubert Eugene Ramsey entered this world.

  • Council conducts nonbinding reviews of budgets

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members will go into all-day budget sessions Tuesday and Wednesday with pleas from various departments not to decrease, and in some cases to increase, the money they’ll be allotted next year.

    They’ll begin their work at 8 a.m. in the county courthouse each of the two days, then return at 10 a.m. Thursday to adopt the 2014 spending plan.

  • Welcome to Cannelton

    City employees replaced a Welcome to Cannelton sign near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 237 Thursday.

    Perry County Chamber of Commerce Director Cheri Taylor painted panels for the larger sign and touched up the smaller oval one that was placed at the top. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Officials sign memo on brownfields assessment

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A representative of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Sept. 17 they would be asked to help in selecting consultants for a brownfields assessment.

  • Ground broken for county’s new hospital


    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 117,000-square-foot facility Friday with applause, thank yous and a long line of shovels.

    Site work along Indiana 237 has been under way for several weeks but hospital officials decided to wait until there was plenty of parking before holding a ceremony. The hospital will be funded through a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture and will be repaid through hospital operations, not tax money.

  • Omission, Sept. 30

    The name of a brother was omitted from the obituary of Terry Marchard, which appeared in Thursday’s issue. Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Marchand.