Today's News

  • CVB wants better signs for county attractions




    PERRY COUNTY – Here’s your sign.

    That’s the message Betty Cash wants to give to Perry Countians who know of noteworthy historic, cultural or natural attractions that would be of interest to visitors.

    Director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cash is looking for landmarks in need of signs for a future CVB project. The effort might not happen overnight but Cash would like to see more interpretive signs in the county.

  • Three face methamphetamine dealing charges

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City residents face drug charges after a Tell City Police Department investigation into illegal drug trafficking led to their arrest last week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, three separate  investigation wrapped up Thursday with the arrests of Nathaniel Gadson, 47, Timothy M. Schraner, 32, and Megan M. Schneider, 23.

  • Derby recycling site still in question


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – The future location of recycling disposal site in Derby is still in question. The drop-off containers currently along Indiana 70 may need to be moved since the land on which they set isn’t actually county property.

    Members of the county Recycling Management District had hoped to remain there on a caveat that the section of land may have been owned by the state at one time.

  • Be my valentine

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Valentine’s Day was one of those holidays that gave sweaty palms to a 1970s third-grader. Back then, it was custom for every student to give each classmate a valentine. That might still be the practice. I haven’t bought a Valentine’s Day card in a long time. Maybe that’s why I’m single.

  • Indiana history should be offered in high schools

    One bill introduced in the current session of the Indiana General Assembly would require all Indiana public and charter high schools to offer a semester-long elective course on Indiana history.

    The bill passed the Senate 47-3 and is now before the House.

    We think the House should also pass the bill and the governor should sign it. We would be inclined to make it a required course, but having it available to every student as an elective would be a good start.

  • Tying ISP pay to inflation

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

    Guest Columnist


    In Indiana, we are blessed with one of the finest statewide police forces in the nation. Our Indiana State Police officers take pride in protecting Hoosier lives and property, and we are proud of them.

    Police officers are our hometown heroes in communities across the state, and they deserve recognition for putting their lives on the line every single day. Our finest take an oath to protect our families, and in turn, we must make sure they can support theirs.

  • Crop Day seminar to highlight new tech, herbicide resistance

    ST. MEINRAD – The annual Perry-Spencer Crop Day program will be held Tuesday, March 7, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Sponsor displays will open at 5:15 p.m., with the meal beginning at 6.

    Crop Day is a joint effort between Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties. 

  • Tell City JV defeats Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Ethan Maffia scored nine points as Tell City beat Cannelton 38-12 in JV basketball Thursday.
    Nate Kaiser added seven points, Andrew Harper six, and Caleb Malcomson five for the Marksmen.
    Jose Flores led Cannelton with seven points.
    Cannelton won 36-33 in overtime at Medora Jan. 28 as Chris Maffia scored 14 points.
    Maffia, who is also a top varsity reserve, did not play in the first three quarters but scored seven points in the fourth quarter and seven in overtime.

  • Tough tests coming up for Marksmen

    Tell City’s boys basketball team has 10 wins for the first time in nine years, with seven games still left in the season.
    The Marksmen are also undefeated in the PAC, but some tough tests are coming up for them.
    They will visit Cloverport Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for what should be a very physical game, based on the way they are usually called in Kentucky.
    Then they have PAC games at Pike Central Friday and at home against Gibson Southern Saturday.

  • Tell City hits threes to maul Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—If there were any doubts about Tell City’s shooting slump being over, its performance in Thursday’s 71-18 boys basketball win over Cannelton should have erased them.
    The Marksmen hit 9 of 16 from three-point range in the first three quarters as they built a 58-14 lead.