Today's News

  • The value of work

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • Culinary salutations
  • Schools welcome new educators




    Staff Writer



    PERRY COUNTY – The start of the new school year is marked with a lot of new faces, and not just the in-coming pre-schoolers, kindergärtners and freshmen. There are several new teachers at each school in the county’s three corporations.

    At Tell City-Troy Township’s William Tell Elementary, those teachers include the following:

  • Young Disney manager back from China park opening

    Ramsey will returnto Orlando park after 15 months abroad




    Melissa Ramsey has a pretty famous boss. You’ve heard of him, no doubt. His name has even been put to song. What is it, you ask?


    M I C K E Y   M O U S E


  • Dragging Main returns to Tell City Saturday

    TELL CITY – It’s time to polish your special set of wheels. Dragging Main will return to Tell City Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages converging on Tell City’s Main Street.

    Activities will begin around 3 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Dragging Main Street has been a time honored tradition in small towns across the Midwest.

  • Where were you that day?

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Rep. District 74


    Sitting in a classroom? Starting the work day at a factory, school, farm or business? On the morning commute to work? Each of us have a distinct memory of that September morning 15 years ago. That vivid memory creeps into our minds each year around this time.

    Our lives were forever changed and it’s important we remember what America lost on Sept. 11, 2001. We can also learn lessons about service, sacrifice and faith, which stay with us for years to come.

  • Full-time sheriff’s deputy job is dream come true for Poehlein

    TELL CITY – Stephen Poehlein dreamed about the day when he wold work full time as a law enforcement officer. That day came Friday morning as Judge Lucy Goffinet administered his oath of office as a sheriff’s deputy. He becomes the county’s seventh full-time deputy. His salary will be paid through a public-safety tax.

    “I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” the 23-year-old Poehlein said after the swearing-in ceremony in the courtroom.

  • Foster-Little

    Holli Quinn Foster and Derek Allen Little of St. Meinrad announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Julie and Timothy Foster of St. Meinrad. The future groom is the son of Jennifer and Varnie Schaefer and Larry and Michelle Little, all of Tell City.

    The bride is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University. She is employed as a receptionist with Burris, LeClere & Labhart Eye Center in Tell City.

  • Take part in bicentennial torch’s visit on Friday

    The much anticipated Bicentennial Torch Relay will reach Perry County this Friday, and with it will highlight much of what is great about our community. Respected citizens from nearly every community will help cast a statewide eye on what we have to offer as they carry the torch.

    Much like the Olympic procession, the local parade of relayers chronicles what makes us unique as well as promoting togetherness. The Torch Relay was incorporated into the state’s yearlong birthday party to inspire and unify Hoosiers. And in Perry County, our neighborly ties run deep.

  • Ole Pappy’s charity benefit returns Sept. 11

    TELL CITY – Ole Pappy’s second annual charity benefit fundraiser will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, under the covered car lot at 12th and Tell streets, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    This event will feature the famous “Dukes of Hazard” General Lee as a main attraction. There will also be Roscoe’s patrol car and more. The event will be hosted by JR Wiseman and the Sammi Moore Team.