Today's News

  • Church offers trunks of Halloween treats

    TELL CITY – The sixth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.
    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.
    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets.
    Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone.
    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.
    “Invite your friends and neighbors,” they urge.

  • PCMH Auxiliary’s annual holiday bazaar Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. There will also be a silent auction.

    Several items are up for bid and include a one-night stay for two, a spa session for two and cafe breakfast for two at the West Baden Inn, two one-day passes to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, a C & S gas card, a Christmas wreath, a certificate for one dessert each month for one year beginning in January 2013, a necklace and a Longaberger Christmas plate.

  • Local students help UE earn award for highest combined grade average

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that multiple local residents were honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall.
    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.
    The following local student-athletes were recognized:

  • COLUMN: National observance puts focus on partner violence


  • COLUMN: Roads and the gasoline tax


    There’s been concern in Indiana about paying for road maintenance and construction. Candidates and legislators are looking for new sources of revenue. Maybe you wonder:
    What about the “good old” gasoline tax?  It’s the biggest of the motor-fuel taxes, and those taxes have always paid for Indiana’s state and local road spending.
    The good old gasoline tax just isn’t what it used to be, because people aren’t buying as much gasoline as they used to.

  • COLUMN: Bobcats? Yes. Mountain lions? Evidence lacking

    Vince Luecke
    editor@perry countynews.com

    Long ago, perhaps when I was 10 or 11 years old, I was walking through the woods on the family farm. I had visited cousins in New Boston and was headed home. It was about dark and the woods was a time-saving shortcut.

  • EDITORIAL: Efforts to identify sewer problems can pay off

    We commend Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and others for efforts, now in their infancy, launched to prevent another sewer-line failure such as the one that caused a street to collapse under the weight of a utility truck.

    As the News reported one week ago, a contractor inserted a fiberglass “sock” into the line, then expanded and heated it to form a solid liner through which wastewater would flow.

  • Theme park invests $6.5 million in new projects for 2013

    SANTA CLAUS – Following one of the hottest summers on record, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are creating more ways for families to stay cool in 2013.
    That’s according to park president Dan Koch, who said the investment of $6.5 million provides everything from a new water-slide complex to misters throughout both parks.

  • Top o’ the morning

    Employees of Hedinger Roofing of Jasper go to work Thursday morning, about a week into their replacement of shingles with metal atop the county courthouse.

    As the News reported June 11, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission accepted the company’s low bid of $226,500 to correct a problem stemming from the original use of shingles on the structure designed for metal roofing.

  • County gives up land, keeps surplus rescue truck

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners vacated some property and exercised their right to reject bids submitted for a surplus vehicle at a regular meeting Oct. 17.