Local News

  • Troy prepares for cemetery mowing season

    TROY – The town of Troy would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that flowers not in vases or saddles be removed from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments in the town’s cemetery. 

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines.

    These items should be removed by April 1. After this date, items will be removed by the cemetery personnel.

    As posted at the cemetery, all ornaments, flowers and decorations should be attached only to headstones.

  • Sheriff’s department’s Poehlein completes leadership course


    INDIANAPOLIS –Recently at the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark S. Poehlein was recognized for being among the first deputies in the state to complete the International Academy of Public Safety Leadership Development Program.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools


    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.

  • Free newspaper distributed today


    A special promotional issue of the Perry County News will be mailed to all area homes today.

    For more than 128 years, the Perry County News has covered the news of Perry County and its residents. A subscription includes delivery of the paper every Monday and Thursday and special publications such as Discover Perry County and Schweizer Zeitung and sections throughout the year covering medical resources, home improvement and growth of local businesses.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief


    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • Severe weather drills set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – As spring nears and the odds of severe weather increase, Perry Countians will be asked to pause Tuesday to consider their response plan to tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms.

    Also, the county’s emergency management agency is giving out a supply of weather radios while their supply lasts.

  • Matheny claims self-defense in shooting




    TELL CITY – Jurors in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny could begin deliberating the Cannelton man’s fate as early as today after he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon.

    As the News prepared to go to press, Matheny was being cross-examined by Deputy County Prosecutor Doug Goerss.

    Jury selection took just a few hours on Monday and opening arguments by County Prosecutor Jason Hoch and defense attorney Rod Acchiardo were presented in the afternoon.

  • Tariffs could boost jobs


    Feature Writer


    HAWESVILLE, Ky .– New tariffs on aluminum and steel are expected to open job opportunities for Perry County workers.

    Following the tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on March 8, some U.S. companies have said they will bring back workers and fire up lines that have been idled, in some cases, for years.

  • Perry County’s Irish Roots


    Staff Writer


    Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, so the saying goes, and it’s not a new trend.

    When we speak of Perry County tradition, many probably think of Swiss-German culture, but March 17th observances of St. Patrick’s Day have long been commonplace here.

  • Beware the Ice of March