Today's News

  • A monster of a good time at Frankensew

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Branch Public Library hosted the Frankensew activity last week, on both Wednesday and Saturday. Participants “combined the best parts of a quilt and pillow to make their own monster, the basic quillow,” the activity program read.

  • Good luck, Class of 2018

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates from Perry County’s three high schools, not to mention all of the college grads.

  • The catch-22 of gauging mental health

    As national mental health month comes to a close in May, we should take a moment to address the segmented status of mental health in the culture. It’s no secret that there are flaws when it comes to addressing mental health. But making it part of routine health checks could reduce persistent stigmas.

  • Run for the Wall
  • Cyber threats ... another collusion

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    The he said-she said within the stories of the Russian influence and North Korean angst are boring. But still here I am daily, doing my best to stomach the unseasoned palate of mainstream media that’s at all our fingertips.

  • Marksmen Milestones
  • Jail population increasing, adding to medical care needs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When an offender is booked into an Indiana jail, it occurs with certain rights; one being access to medical care. The Perry County Detention Center has taken steps to ensure that this standard is met. That means cost to the county, and expenses are on the rise as both the price of care and the inmate population increases.

  • County’s health rankings improve




    PERRY COUNTY – The growth in wellness activities and a renewed emphasis on good nutrition have helped to boost Perry County’s health rankings over the past decade, from near the bottom of Indiana’s 92 counties to above the midway point.

  • Wolfpack outshoots PC boys

    ELIZABETH—Only one Perry Central golfer shot under 52 as the Commodores lost to Crawford County 186-204 in boys golf Thursday.
    Host South Central had only two boys competing and thus had no team score.
    Garrett James shot 45 to lead Perry Central.
    He tied for second place in the match, just four strokes behind medalist Dalton Pinter of Crawford County.
    Behind James for Perry Central were Brennan Tucker with 52 and Lain Knieriem 53.
    Braeden Etienne and Liam Gogel each shot 54 to tie for the Commodores’ fourth scorer.

  • Tell City third in quadrangular

    SANTA CLAUS—Colin Noble shot 41 to lead Tell City to third place in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Evansville Central won with 171 strokes. Heritage Hills shot 175, Tell City 179, and Forest Park 197.
    Besides Noble, Tell City scorers were Spencer Fest with 44, Marcus Fortwendel 46, and Griffin Alvey 48.
    Jacob Fortwendel, who shot 63, and Anthony Koch, 64, also played for the 11-13 Marksmen.