Today's News

  • Fire guts home on 22nd Street
  • High hopes for 2017

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Though these words took shape the day before Christmas Eve, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2017 nears.

  • Achieving 21st century government in Indiana




    Someone once told me, “The auditor’s office shouldn’t be political, because math isn’t political.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • It’s time to end gerrymandering

    When the new year begins, Republicans in Indiana will once again control the governor’s office and have supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

    That means Democrats will again be all but powerless. Republicans will have a quorum all by themselves, so the Democrats can’t even slow down business a little by failing to attend.

    If you’re a strongly partisan Republican, you probably think this is a pretty good deal. But there are good reasons that most Hoosiers should be at least a little worried about the situation.

  • Building educational growth TC schools’ No.1 focus


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With 2015-16 data recently available, local school leaders are primed to continue strides of educational success. Providing the Tell City-Troy School Board an overview of  the individual school’s letter grades and how they are reflective of achieving on ISTEP, principals from the elementary and high school hoped to give insight to future goals.

  • Two sewer projects proposed, one goal


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Creation of a wastewater disposal line and treatment plant along the northern Perry County corridor is one step closer to possibly becoming functional. The county commissioners recently received completed preliminary engineering reports on ventures for two locations along Interstate 64, one at a junction with Indiana 145 and another at Indiana 37.

  • Parks board purchases brush hog


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has a new brush hog and grader blade.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Dec. 14, that he had been using a brush hog that he borrowed from the county garage but it was too big for the tractor he was using it on.

  • Tell City’s apple to drop Saturday night

    TELL CITY – 2016 is down to its final days and that means it’s time for the fifth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration this Saturday night in Tell City.

    The community celebration began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

    Activites will be held at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and in City Hall Park.Activities at the school from 8 to 11 p.m. will include games, an open pool party, snacks and inflatables.

  • City will delay sewer rate increase along Branchville line




    TELL CITY – Less than a month after adopting a sizable rate increase for wastewater customers served by the city, the Tell City Common Council has agreed to delay the higher rates for customers outside the city served by the Branchivlle sewer line.  In the meantime, the city will pay for a new cost of service study for the line.

  • Perry Central, Tell City to renew rivalry in PSC Classic Wednesday

    For many years Tell City’s biggest rivalry in nearly every sport was with Jasper, with South Spencer not far behind and Heritage Hills also on the radar.
    Now it seems clear that the Marksmen’s biggest rivalry is with Perry Central, its neighbor just up the highway 15 miles.
    Those two will renew their rivalry in boys basketball Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic at Tell City’s Bryan Taylor Arena.