Today's News

  • Honest Abe craft beer fest Sept. 10

    LINCOLN CITY – A Sept. 10 craft beer festival will showcase locally made brews and help mark Spencer County’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial. There will also be a strong Perry County connection to the day’s activities.

  • Venison workshop Sept. 14

    LEOPOLD – There will be a venison-processing workshop Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Perry Central High School in Leopold.

    Topics will include demonstrations of complete deer processing, including skinning, butchering and packaging techniques, quick and easy venison recipes and food safety and deer meat health.

    Purdue Extension educators will butcher and prepare a deer for participants to taste. This program is for the experience or novices.

    Reservations are requested. For questions or to make a reservation, call (812) 547-7084.

  • King-Schipp

    Stephanie King and Nathan Schipp, of Evanston, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb and Dave King of Santa Claus. The future groom is the son of Sue and Gary Schipp of Ferdinand.

    The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Western Kentucky University. She is currently employed as a medical assistant at One Health OBGYN Clinic in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Town of Troy to give out Indiana flags

    TROY – To help celebrate the Bicentennial event at Troy on Sept. 9, the Town of Troy is giving away hand-held sized Indiana flags to every resident of Troy.

    The flags have now arrived. Residents of Troy are asked to stop by the office, located at 330 Harrison St., also known as the utilities office or Town Hall, to pick up flags.

    There will be a flag available for each immediate member of a household for those who live in Troy.

  • Feed the rescue horses event coming Sept. 17

    TELL CITY – On Sept. 17, Horse Rescue South will take their rescue horses to Orschlen’s Farm & Home Store in Tell City. The event will start at 10 a.m. There will also be a bouncing house from Toolman Tim, wagon rides provided by Silsa Quick and TAG Balloonist Group’s Ann Lockner and Betty Jones.

  • United Way deserves the community’s support

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and once again your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $130,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community, but the Indiana Association of United Ways is offering to match new and increased gifts. That means up to another $20,000 to help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.

  • Faith and community

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s good to see Perry County’s churches working together and supporting one another There were two good examples of that recently.

  • Federal funds and fairness




    Federal funds known as Community Development Block Grants are distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Indiana in two methods. First they are awarded to 17 HUD Entitlement Communities and secondly as a Block Grant to the State of Indiana for use throughout the state in the “Non-Entitlement” areas.

  • Eagles beat Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved its blocking but lost to Lanesville 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 in volleyball Monday.
    Caressa Sloss made four blocks for Cannelton and Kelsey Marshall, April Terry and Chloe Davis each added one.
    Sloss and Nicole Harris each made two kills. Harris had three assists.
    Harris served 13 points and Sloss added 10.
    Lanesville won the JV match 25-14, 24-25, 15-9.
    Tory Thomas served eight points for Cannelton. Madelyn Lindauer served six points and made two blocks.
    Emily Troutman made two kills and had two assists.

  • Corydon edges Perry Central

    CORYDON—Perry Central made 13 serving errors in a 20-25, 27-25, 16-25, 25-13, 15-12 volleyball loss to Corydon Tuesday.
    Terissa Roark did have a strong serving match for the Commodores, going 26 for 26 with six aces. Payton Emmons added three aces.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central in kills with 11. Addy Davis added five and Emmons, Brooke Mullis and Roark each made four.
    Davis had 14 assists and Kirstyn Linne added 10.
    Mullis and Ryann Lynch each made 14 digs. Emmons added seven and Davis six.