Today's News

  • Personalities who left us in 2014

    Vince Luecke

    As we bid farewell to one year and welcome another, it’s tradition to remember the people to whom we said goodbye to in the past year. In looking over the obituaries the News published in 2014, I thought of several people whom I knew to some degree or another. This list is in no way exhaustive. Each of us holds our own collection of loved ones, friends and community leaders we admired who are no longer with us. This list is mine.

  • Wrong turns not an option when lives are on the line

    Perry County is served very well by a range of emergency-services providers, from police and paramedics to emergency medical technicians, firefighters and first responders.

    But when it comes to public safety, there is always room for improvement and we have a suggestion: Providers of emergency services need to be very familiar – and stay familiar – with our county’s road system. Simply put, they need to know how to get to anywhere in the county as quickly as possible.

  • Sheriff’s department investigates reports of shooting vandalism

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reports of shots being fired in Troy and Tobin townships in the past several weeks. Deputies have been investigating cases in which property has been vandalized by gunshots

    Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Dickenson said three people of interest have been identified, two of them juveniles.

    Dickenson said the suspects are believed to be using an automobile to quickly leave the scene after firing shots.

  • Conservation district annual meeting Feb. 3

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 67th annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting begins with a dinner of roast beef, pulled pork and vegetables. The main presentation will be by M.R. James, editor and founder of Bowhunter magazine. James, whose magazine documented the growth of modern bowhunting, has stood beside legendary hunters, innovators and manufacturers.

  • Succulents for the best indoor winter blooms

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle. I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter. Think succulents.

    Succulents are plants that have adapted to environments that receive very little rainfall. They can store moisture using small amounts when needed.

  • Essay contest asks ‘What are the benefits of Indiana agriculture?’

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students have the chance to submit their thoughts on how agriculture helps the state in an essay contest sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.

    “What are the benefits of Indiana agriculture?” is the essay theme. Students are encouraged to look at how farming plays a positive role in the environment and economy of the state.

  • Officials accept stone bids

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Dec. 16 to accept a bid from Mulzer Crushed Stone to provide stone and gravel in 2015.

    They also opened a bid during their Dec. 1 meeting from Ransom Excavating and Paving of Cannelton. As is standard when competing bids are submitted, they took those under advisement to ensure they meet requirements before selecting one.

  • 2015 promising, say Perry County Port officials Warehouse could provide $187,000 revenue annually

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – November was another strong month for the county’s port-rail agency, Kevin Teague reported at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Dec. 9.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said traffic was also up at the Port of Tell City, with one more barge arriving during the month than expected.

  • Richter files for re-election to clerk-treasurer’s post


    TELL CITY – Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter filed Wednesday for a third term in office. The Democrat is in the final year of her second term, having been elected in 2007 and 2011.

    A life-long resident of Tell City, she resides with her husband, David, and son, J.D. The couple have two married children, Valorie and John Bland, and Brad and Baylie Richter.

    “I am the proud grandmother of two grandsons and a granddaughter on the way,” she said.

  • County Councilman Jim Adams adds his name to mayor’s race


    TELL CITY – Jim Adams added his name to the race for Tell City mayor Friday, filing as a Republican for the city’s top job. The 63-year-old is beginning his second term on the county council but has four years of experience as the city’s at-large councilman.

    Adams, who lives at 822 Humboldt St., served on the council from 2004 to 2007 under then Mayor Gayle Strassell.

    Those years of experience have prepared him well, Adams said, for leading the city should he be elected mayor in November.