Today's News

  • Haughee joins race for sheriff




    TELL CITY – A longtime Tell City police officer has filed his candidacy for county sheriff, setting the stage for a contested primary race in May.

    Marty Haughee added his name to the race for sheriff on the Democratic ticket Tuesday afternoon. He will face Sheriff Alan Malone in the May 8 primary.

    It is the 50-year-old’s first attempt at political office but Haughee said he has long hoped that his career in law enforcement would be capped by serving as sheriff.

  • County advances 3-year EDIT plan


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – County commissioners approved an agreement Monday that will help guide capital improvement spending from the economic-development income-tax account for the next three years.

    According to attorney Chris Goffinet the EDIT plan is essentially “the same ordinance we approve every three years.”

  • Tell City Police Department Awards
  • Grammy winner For King & Country to headline Holiday World concert

    SANTA CLAUS – Multiple Grammy Award-winning Christian rock band For King & Country will headline Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s “Rock the World” concert in August.

    This is the seventh year for Holiday World’s Christian music fest, which includes a day at the park, plus an evening concert. In addition to For King & Country, main-stage performances will include We Are Messengers, 7eventh Time Down, and Ginny Owens.

  • Welcome to Los Amigos’ new location
  • Amphitheatre announces 2018 lineup

    LINCOLN CITY – On the heels of a 2017 performance series that saw five sellouts and an increase in overall attendance by more than 40 percent over the previous year, the Lincoln Amphitheatre has announced its 2018 season lineup.

  • New site director appointed at Tell City Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Kyla Krieg, site director for Ivy Tech Community College Princeton Career and Technology Center, has been named Director of Outreach and Engagement for both the Princeton site, as well as the Tell City Career and Technology Center. She will be serving Pike, Gibson, Dubois, Perry, and Spencer Counties.

    Krieg, replaces Linda Reed, who has served as the site manager in Tell City since 2015. She is now Tell City and dual credit coordinator for Ivy Tech Community College.

  • County revises its overtime pay policy


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Recent heavy snowfalls in late December and again in January, specifically on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, meant long hours for some county highway workers.  Roads needed to be cleared and snow plows were in operation through the night during each day of those storms.

  • Blood drive Feb. 28

    TELL CITY – German American Bank will host a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the bank conference room at 645 Main St. in Tell City.

    All blood types are needed and each donation can help save up to three lives. Contact Tina Ziegelgruber or Gretchen Hawhee at (812) 547-7025 to schedule an appointment.

  • Sailing joins News’ ad team

    ROCKPORT – Samantha Sailing has joined the Spencer County Journal-Democrat, sister publication to the Perry County News, as an advertising sales representative. She is originally from Kentucky and has 15 years of various sales and management experience. While her primary area of responsibility will be Spencer County, Samantha will be working with advertising manager Alexa Zuelly and Perry County sales rep Whitney Kellems on a variety of combination special sections.