Local News

  • Always faithful

    The Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 held its officer installation Monday, April 9. From the left are judge advocate Jeff Devillez, sergeant at arms Ken Eubanks, installing officer Dave Englert PDC, commandant Glenn Newton, senior vice commandant Harvey Bays, adjutant Donnie Goffinet, junior vice commandant Jerry Meunier, pay master Cindy Meunier and chaplain Patrick Rich.

  • Lasher completes Army unit training in Kansas

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – U.S . Army Pvt. Michael D. Lasher completed 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training with honors in marksmanship at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is currently stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, home of the Big Red One, the first Infantry Division.

    He is the son of Brian and Joan Lasher of Rockport and Nancy and Robert Schmidt of Germantown, Ohio. He is the grandson of Iola Lasher and the late Lawrence Lasher of Leopold and Ovalee and Dorothy LaGrange of rural Tell City.

  • Small fire ... big potential

    TELL CITY – As far as size goes, Tuesday’s prescribed burn next to the Tell City Ranger Station wasn’t all that impressive. But in terms of public awareness and developing a community-wide appreciation for the role of native grasses and fire in maintaining public lands, the blaze was impressive indeed.

  • Doolittle Mills 2017 cemetery report

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – The 2017 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2017.

    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2017 were: Roger and Sherry Ball, $100; Roy and Shirley Mitchell, $50; the McKim Family, $150; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Wells, $75; Lee and Nova Sturgeon, $100; Les and Mary Kauffman, $100; Norma Sturgeon, $50; Russell Johnson, $50; Margie Underhill family, $50; Terry Wright, $150; Estil and Wanda Hensley, $50; Loren and Lucille Goldman, $60; and Dink and Rainey Brown, $20.

  • County’s mushroom festival to debut April 21

    PERRY COUNTY – A popular springtime delicacy will be at the heart of a new Perry County festival next month and the director of the county’s visitor bureau hopes the April 21 event will grow into a major attraction that will draw residents and new visitors.

  • DNR eyes limited season on bobcats

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County hunters and trappers might get their chance to match their wits with a once endangered animal whose numbers continue to grow.

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.

    The bobcat population has been expanding for several years and more of the animals are being captured on trail cameras, seen by residents and even hit and killed on roadways.

  • Tell City Kiwanis to host ‘Walk of Honor’

    The Tell City Kiwanis is kicking off the year with a patriotic way to support the youth in our community. The “Walk of Honor” project will allow flags to be flown in Tell City’s City Hall Park in honor or memory of individuals or businesses. The American flags will exhibit our community’s patriotism and allow our community to memorialize or honor a loved one (can be a veteran or non-veteran) or family

  • Candidates for sheriff, coroner speaking tonight

    TELL CITY – Perry County voters are invited to attend or tune into an April 19 forum that will see candidates in contested May races asked about their views on topics related to their offices.

    The Perry County News will host the 7 p.m. event in the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St.

  • New features of the renovated Armory Annex

    TELL CITY – The Armory Annex, opened last fall, hosted an open house on Thursday, April 19, offering residents a chance to tour the building. Office leaders showcased their new confines at the former National Guard building.

    The county has invested about an even $1 million in the Annex, according to Steve Hauser, which involved renovations, including a new rubber roof. “The city used TIF money to remodel and upgrade the entire building,” stated Charlie Baumeister, county coroner.

  • Repaving nears on SR 545