Today's News

  • Hay - Thomas

    Chelsea Hay and Colton Thomas of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Pam Hay of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Tony and Julie Thomas of Tell City.

    Miss Hay is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2014 graduate of Henderson Community College.

    She is employed with Perry County Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.

    Mr. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School.

    He is employed at Thomas Glass and More.

  • Social News; May 11

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will host a mother-daughter-friend carry-in dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The circle will furnish the meat and drinks and the committee for refreshments will be in charge of desserts. Committee members are Dorothy Steen, Carol Smith, Colleen Smith, Jean Schulthise and Mary Seibert.


  • Legislative successes in 2015

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    This week, the 2015 legislative session, my first session as your state senator, came to a close. While many important issues were debated, the state’s biennial budget was the primary focus the last four months at the Statehouse.

    The enacted budget is balanced and focused on funding Indiana’s most important needs, creating a strong foundation for our economic future.

  • Learning about bees

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Want to learn more about bees? Not the birds and the bees, but real bees, the kind that pollinate our crops and produce the honey we love to slather on bread and other  tasty edibles.

    Purdue Extension Perry County and the Perry County Beekeepers organization are holding a beekeeping workshop Tuesday, May 26. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive-opening demonstration near Bandon.

  • Our View: Let’s get safer routes so more can ride bicycles to work

    This Thursday, May 14, is National Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day. We know several people who work in Tell City who occasionally ride their bikes to work, including three who work at the Perry County News – with one of them living more than six miles from the office.

    The advantages of riding a bicycle to work instead of driving include getting more exercise, saving money on gasoline, reducing wear and tear on cars – for which short trips are hardest, and reducing pollution.

  • Two charged in motorcycle theft

    FULDA – Two men were arrested Wednesday night after an investigation into the alleged theft and sale of a motorcycle. On Monday, May 4, Trooper Jeremy Galloway began an investigation into the possible theft of a 1998 BMW motorcycle from Rosetta Allbright.

    Allbright asked a friend to retrieve the motorcycle from the home of her ex-boyfriend, David A. Gabberd, 48, of Fulda. Gabberd informed the friend that the motorcycle and title were both gone, but did not know where they had gone.

  • Driver arrested after traffic stop

    CANNELTON – Early in the morning of May 2, Cannelton  Patrolman Ryan Smith conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Fourth and Mason streets for traveling the wrong way on a one way on Dodge Street. Upon checking, the driver of the car, Charles F. Parrott, 39, of Hawesville, Ky., was found to be driving on a suspended license. The license plate on the vehicle also did not belong to that vehicle. Smith obtained permission to search the vehicle from the driver and found a glass device typically used to smoke illegal narcotics.

  • Court and Police Records; May 11



    • Joel L. Boyd, 25, of 702 S.E. Second St., Evansville, May 4, on a body attachment.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $1,000.

    • Crystal Huff, 39, of 338 13th St., Tell City, May 4, on two warrants for probation violation.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $3,005.

    • Lucas R. Whistle, 37, of 1220 John Pate Road, Lewisport, Ky., May 5, on warrants for stalking and invasion of privacy.

  • Fischer’s promoting mowing safety, correct usage with Friday open house

    TELL CITY – Fischer’s Furniture, along with Scag commercial mowers and ECHO Power Equipment, will offer a safety and maintenance presentation as part of an  annual open house event at Fischer’s Furniture and Appliance at 910 Main St. in Tell City Friday, May 15.

    Fischer’s and Scag commercial mowers extend an invitation to commercial or municipal mowing crews in the area to attend.

    Operators of mowing equipment and other lawn and garden equipment pursue honorable and rewarding professions, but it can pose serious safety concerns.

  • Commissioners honor correctional workers

    Feature Writer