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  • Cannelton Elementary first nine weeks honor roll

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary school has released its first nine weeks honor roll attainment list.




    Honor roll: Melanie Cronin; Distinguished honors: Nathaniel Crafton, Brooke Poehlein and Kenley Salmon.




  • Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 5
  • St. Michael’s Turkey bingo set

    TELL CITY – St. Michael Church’s annual Turkey Bingo/Raffle will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Everyone is welcome. Participants must be 18 years of age to play bingo according to state law. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo, prizes will be raffled. Concessions will be available. Everyone is invited.

  • Tell City, Cannelton Troy change trick-or-treating to Tuesday

    UPDATE : Perry County Memorial Hospital moved the PCMH Trunk or Treat to Tuesday, Oct.30 from 5-7 p.m.

    Likewise, First United Methodist Church's Trunks of Treats is also being moved to Tuesday Oct.30, from 5 -7 p.m.


    Due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, Tell City’s trick-or-treating has been moved up a day. Costumed venturers seeking goodies door-to-door will instead partake in activities Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-8 p.m.

  • 2018 Basketball Preview: Perry Central’s Girls Basketball Team

    By Kasey Richardson
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD – Tuesday, the Perry Central girls basketball team will kick off it’s 2018-2019 campaign against South Ridge.
    The Commodores finished the 2017-18 season 3-19 for the year. A notable win for Perry Central last year was an overtime win against South Spencer in the PSC Holiday tournament.
    The Commodores are being coached by R.T. Elliott.

  • 2018 Basketball Preview: Tell City’s Girls Basketball

    By Kasey Richardson
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marksmen girl’s basketball team will kicking off their 2018 campaign against Cannelton Tuesday.
    Last year, the team finished the regular season 11-13. The Marksmen are being coached by John Hayes.
    The team is going into this year with high expectations and are looking to capitalize from the beginning on their experience as they move toward sectionals in one of the toughest conferences in the IHSAA.

  • Commodores fall to Providence 28-6

    By Kasey Richardson
    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central played a hard-fought game to close out it’s season as Providence defeated the Commodores, 28-6 in sectional action Friday.
    Providence received the ball first to start the game. The Pioneers returned the ball to the their own 30-yardline. With a few successful run and pass plays, Providence had the ball spotted on the Commodore 21-yard line.
    A few plays later, Providence scored on a 5-yard run.
    Perry Central then received the ball on their own 28-yard line.

  • Cultivating a strong economy

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As your state senator, I strive to make Indiana – and our community in particular – a place where businesses want to grow or locate.

    In 2018 alone, businesses have committed to creating up to 26,149 Hoosier jobs in the next few years.

  • U.S. health care’s primary problem is a doctor shortage




    America’s medical system is facing a primary care crisis. To meet our nation’s needs would require almost 15,000 additional primary care doctors. Take into account the effects of aging and population growth, and the shortage will climb to almost 50,000 by 2030.

    There are thousands of highly qualified students at international medical schools eager to fill this gap.

  • It’s time to give thanks now

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Jack-o’-lanterns on porch steps, cardboard tombstones sprouting from lawns like toadstools and far too many homes wrapped in fake cobwebs can point to only one thing: Halloween is nearly here.

    I’ll welcome nieces, nephews and maybe a few neighborhood kids to my door for treats Wednesday night, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s Thanksgiving – not Halloween – that most deserves a slot on late October’s calendar.