Today's News

  • City faces tough annexation decision

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that annexation opponents obtained the required signatures to formally challenge Tell City’s plans to incorporate 1,776 acres. It may seem odd that an annexation ordinance passed nearly three years ago, in April 2014, is still in the court system. But it is. All of the legal moves thus far have been preliminary; the court has not yet judged annexation on its merits. But it’s been expensive nonetheless.

  • Compromise needed to avoid government takeover of healthcare

    Trumpcare, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, failed to pass despite the Republicans having a majority in both houses of Congress. So where does U.S. healthcare go from here?

  • Weather lore of old

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was in freshman German class at Heritage Hills High School and on one Saturday morning in a 1980s hog lot, I practiced my toddler language on a couple of old German farmers.

    I was learning that their German dialect, passed on from the mid-1880s hadn’t kept up with the modern German I was studying in school. The pronunciation was especially different. One farmer grabbed his suspenders and frowned in disappointment as a I counted to 20 in German.

  • Theater owner accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City business owner was arrested Friday on allegations he engaged in sexual activity with a girl under the age of 14.

    William J. Lillpop, 40, of 527 Saint Louis Ave., Cannelton, was arrested at his home and was lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on a $40,000 cash bond. He was released Friday evening.

  • Conscience on track in awareness hike

    DERBY – A former skate shop owner and event promoter from Florida has traded in his boards and ego for a thick-soled pair of hiking boots. The mission: to raise awareness for veterans’ suicide prevention.

    On his cross-country journey that will see him walk coast to coast, Reggie Storey Jr., 43, of Saint Augustine, Fla., a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, camped in Derby Thursday.

  • Spring Break Swing
  • Most county grads well prepared for college


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – More than half of all Perry County’s high school graduates from the Class of 2015 went on to attend college. In the most recent Indiana College Readiness reports announced by Indiana Department of Education, 56 percent of the class’ diploma earners from all three local school districts were university bound.

  • Appeals court sides with landowners




    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that landowners who don’t want to be annexed by Tell City obtained sufficient signatures to formally challenge the city’s plans in court.

    Judges reversed a January 2016 decision by Special Judge William Weikert that annexation opponents had not obtained enough signatures on a petition seeking to remonstrate the city’s ordinance. 

  • Tell City golf team should be improved

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but it has more experience than last year, when nearly all the players were new to the game.
    Lucas Montgomery is the team’s only senior.
    Four sophomores also return from last year’s 2-27 team: Spencer Fest, Marcus Fortwendel, Josh Gaynor and Ethan Maffia.

  • Commodores need to develop more depth

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central returns two of its top four scorers from one of its best boys golf teams ever but may be hard pressed to match last year’s success.
    The Commodores went 30-14 last year, the best record in the team’s 14-year history.
    That included placing fourth in the PLAC tourney, tying their best finish ever, and fifth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.
    Seniors Zach James and Coby Aders return from that team.