Today's News

  • COLUMN: Rebels’ latest title should give TC hope

    Sports Editor

    South Spencer, which is in the same sectional and conference as Tell City, won the Class 2A baseball state title this month for the second time in three years and third time in seven years.

    That reinforces the belief that this area’s Class 2A sectional is the strongest one in the state and the Pocket Athletic Conference is one of the strongest baseball conferences in the state.

  • Legacy Financial regains sole possession of 1st in girls league

    TELL CITY—Legacy Financial pounded out 18 hits in five innings to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 20-8 in a battle for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.

    The two teams were each 6-3 going into the game. But Legacy took control with a seven-run second inning on six hits, including a triple by Leah Hellums and a double by Maddie Briem.

    Savannah Alvey went 4 for 5 with a double to lead Legacy’s hitters.

    Tori Peter added three hits and Hellums and Briem each had two. Hellums drove in three runs.

  • COLUMN: Tis the season for bees to be swarming

    Guest Columnist

    It happens every spring in temperate regions of the world. Just as surely as the days get longer, the grass turns green and the flowers bloom, the social insects swarm.

    In general, the term swarm is used to describe any aggregation of animals. It could be a group of birds or even snakes. For most of us, the term is used to describe a group of insects, such as mosquitoes or locusts.

  • COLUMN: The end of the world has never been so funny

    Film Reviewer

  • Playground fun

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out in the park recently.

    Pictured are Melissa Tanner and Alexzander Gieseke having fun on the playground equipment. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.

  • COLUMN: Building communities

    Guest Columnist

    Ronald Reagan once said, “No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” As we fight to reign in the size and scope of our national government, I am reminded that the strength of our communities doesn’t lie in what our government provides for us; it is about the quality and character of good, hardworking people and the bond we have with one another to help those in need.

  • Community Events, June 24

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Down Memory Lane program

    TELL CITY – The June program for Tell City Historical Society will be titled “Down Memory Lane” and take place today

  • EDITORIAL: NSA’s phone surveillance should be discontinued

    Most Americans hate it when their government tries to pull a fast one on them by shrouding its actions in secrecy.

    They reason correctly that if government officials truly believed their moves were legitimate, they wouldn’t feel the need to try to hide them from the public.

    Thus it was no surprise that the recent disclosure of the National Security Agency’s secretly intercepting millions of telephone records and e-mails sparked outrage by many from both ends of the political spectrum, though it also had defenders on both sides of the aisle.

  • County’s port agency gets insurance surprise

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The operations manager and trainmaster for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said at a meeting June 11 the agency’s health-insurance provider pulled a switch.

    Kevin Teague told the board previously Blue Cross had projected a 24-percent price hike but responded to a backlash from small businesses with an offer to increase prices only 5.7 percent as they extended current coverage to the end of the year.

  • Perry County bicentennial planning

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary Nov. 1, 2014, as one of the earliest counties in Indiana. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting to begin planning for Bicentennial activities at 6 p.m. July 16. The meeting will take place in the Chamber of Commerce office, 601 Main Street in Tell City.