Today's News

  • Clayton-Henrickson

    Kelsey Lee Clayton and Eric Dean Henrickson of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The ceremony will take place June 18, 2016, at Tell City United Methodist Church at 4:30 p.m. The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Schergens Center.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Betty and Bob Clayton of Santa Claus and Miriam Whitaker of Chrisney. The future groom is the son of Sandy and Brad Henrickson of Tell City.

  • Lynda and Donald Hess

    Lynda and Donald Hess of Derby celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 12, 2016. The couple was married June 12, 1976, at St. Augustine Church in Leopold.

    They have three children, Kristel Kratzer of Derby, Jennifer Patrick and Jason Hess, both of Tell City, and three grandchildren, Alexis Kratzer and Alyssa and Lillian Patrick.

    Donald is employed at Mulzer Crushed Stone and Lynda is employed at Perry Central Schools.

  • June “Yard of the Month” winners announced

    TROY – Randy, Debbie, Lily and Madeline Lindauer of 410 Walnut St. in Troy are the winners of the community’s Yard of the Month for June. The home has been in the family since 1892 and they have lived there for 30 years.

    The Town of Troy implemented a Yard of the Month program this spring and awards will be presented from April through September each year. All residents (including renters and those living in annexed areas) of Troy are eligible to vote and be selected. Employees and their families are not eligible.

  • Community Events; June 13

    Lunch and Learn event June 23


    TELL CITY – The Villas will host a “Lunch and Learn” Thursday, June 23, at noon at the Villa Club House. Christi Vaal with Adaptive Healthcare will be the guest speaker discussing what services Adaptive delivers in comprehensive home care solutions for the community.

    Adaptive will also hold a free blood-pressure clinic from 9 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the Lunch and Learn.

  • New book offers reflections of Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – A new book, “Conversations in the Abbey, Volume 2: The Next Generation of Senior Monks of Saint Meinrad Reflects on Their Lives,” features in-depth interviews with 11 monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • 21st Century Scholar Program enrollment underway

    INDIANA – Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on all of your accomplishments. The hard work and dedication our students, teachers and administrators have shown to get to this point is something to be celebrated and recognized. Graduation season can also serve as a great reminder that it is never too early to start planning for college. The Indiana 21st Century Scholars program was established to help students from low-income families achieve their goal of going to college.

  • Make farmers markets part of your summer

    Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers markets are underway and we hope more Perry Countians will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally raised fruits, vegetables and other products.

    The markets are held every Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m., and every Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The first few events drew several people and vendors selling vegetables, crafts and bedding plants.  But we still hear that many residents don’t  know the markets are taking place or don’t know they are being held at the Tell City Depot.

  • Prison not the only recourse

    Brock Turner was wrong. And the judge who sentenced him on counts of rape, given the authority to weigh past action, was right; to a regard.

    The emotional scars to such victims are real and that damage cannot be undone. But does anyone really benefit from extended time served in prison – an institution that should be reserved for those who cannot exist in society?

  • The consequences of crime

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The Perry County News’ team of writers works well together. But that doesn’t mean we always agree on the issues. This week’s pair of opinion pieces, presented here and in the column at the bottom of the page, are proof of that.

    I hope the two columns generate discussion about our criminal justice system and its shortfalls.

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.