Today's News

  • DNA bill passage earns prosecutor awards for Bauer, Houchin

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Rep. B. Patrick Bauer and Sen. Erin Houchin have received Legislative Excellence Awards from Indiana prosecuting attorneys for their work on the passage of a bill during the 2017 legislative sessions that requires felony arrestees to provide a DNA sample to law enforcement authorities.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. hits the million hour safety mark

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone announced last week that employees have completed 1.4 million work hours without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.

    “This momentous milestone is being celebrated company-wide and is a testament to the safety driven goals put in place by our management and executed by our entire team, making Mulzer Crushed Stone Safety a way of life,” commented President Ken Mulzer Jr.

  • Community Events; Dec. 11

    Cancer support group to host talk Tuesday


    TELL CITY – A cancer support group, which meets every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Education Room A at Perry County Memorial Hospital, will host a session on Dec. 12, titled “End of Life Planning.”

    Attorney Chris Goffinet will speak, followed by a question-and-answer session. All patients, caregivers and survivors are welcome. For more information, contact Glenn Griepenstroh at (812) 547-4164.


  • Winners drawn in Chamber’s ‘Shop Small’ giveaway

    On behalf of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and all local small businesses, thanks to all of the shoppers for supporting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.

    Small Business Saturday was created in 2010.  It serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

  • Wilson-Reed

    Erica Wilson and Austin Reed were wed in an Oct. 14, 2017, at Blue Heron Winery. The 2 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Joel Grigsby.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jim and Lisa Wilson.

    Austin is the son of Ray and Amy Reed.

  • TCHS Class of ’19 Rising Stars

    TELL CITY – Four Tell City High School juniors, Tretter Lyons, Grace Kreilein, Chase Beckort and Elliot Reed, were recognized by The Indiana Association of School Principals as Rising Stars of Indiana Class of 2019. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement.

  • Where’s the Hoosier beef? Grass-fed vs. grain-fed

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: Perry County is home to a number of producers who produce grass-fed beef as well as consumers who enjoy it.


    Indiana’s agriculture industry helps fuel the state’s economy and touches the life of every Hoosier. A major component of that industry includes the production of beef. Our state has around 870,000 head of cattle, more than 190,000 of which are beef cows.

  • The trees we love

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


  • Ernie Pyle Day designation a most deserving honor

    A Hoosier journalist whose words connected Americans at home with the World War II battlefields in Europe, Africa and the Pacific is more than worthy of plans to honor him next August. 

    We support a resolution introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly designating Aug. 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day.

  • Restaurant’s owner: Fire ruled accidental

    ROCKY POINT – The fire that destroyed Rocky Point Bar and Grill has been ruled accidental and was caused by an electrical malfunction in the kitchen, the restaurant’s owner said last week.

    Bev Minto, who owned the restaurant with her husband, John, said the fire marshal’s office made its ruling and said the fire began near an area that held the coffeemaker and tea dispenser.