Today's News

  • Parks board’s five-year plan still progressing


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – Purdue University is still tabulating results of surveys about Perry County’s parks and “putting them in more readable form,” Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the county parks board Wednesday.

    After the parks board receives the results, it must prioritize the wish list of survey respondents and submit a rough draft of the board’s five-year plan to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources by Jan. 15.

  • Winter hiking series scheduled

    PERRY COUNTY – Several winter and early spring hikes are planned at various locations in Perry County. The first hike was held Dec. 9 and the next excursion is set for Saturday, Jan. 6.

    This year’s series of hiking experiences, with a new coordinator, Vince Gagliardi, is made possible under a partnership with the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar named

    One Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Luke Bishop will receive a full-tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Luke, a senior at Perry Central High School, is the son of James and Tara Bishop of Branchville.

  • Brooke Franzman profiled for work with special needs

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Okeeheelee Middle School teacher Brooke Franzman was recently profiled by the West Palm Beach, Fla., school for her work working with people with disabilities and helping them with everyday life skills, such as food shopping, banking, etc.

  • Our View: Don’t dump your junk. Stop littering!

    It’s a message often repeated but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • Struggling with springerles

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Although I have the physique of a healthy eater, I’m no baker and the only cookies I’ve made as of late have come from two cubes of dough purchased from my school-age nieces and nephews. The cookies were OK but nowhere near as good as Mom’s made-from-scratch treats.

    As Christmas rolls around each year, it’s not visions of sugar plums that dance in my head, but springerles, buckeyes, bonbons and iced butter cookies.

  • Indiana has no jobs problem




    There seems to be a widespread belief that what ails many an Indiana community could be remedied by a few more good-paying jobs.

    This conviction is so common that it leaks into political campaigns, forcing otherwise thoughtful candidates to succumb to the siren call of “jobs.”

  • Preparing Indiana’s workforce for a ‘Next Level’ economy

    Kevin Brinegar

    Guest Columnist


    Indiana’s record-setting pace for economic development deals in 2017 is a testament to an aggressive business attraction effort and an appealing business climate – employers and elected officials working together toward a common vision: Lowering barriers to investment and innovation, raising the bar for efficient government and creating a quality of life that makes Indiana a better place to live and work.

  • Ten City police officers issue 62 citations, make 7 arrests to make roads safer for holiday travel

    Over a 24-day  period, Tell City Police issued  62 citations and made seven arrests to make our roads safer for families traveling this Thanksgiving and holiday  season. Federal  highway safety  funds administered by the Indiana  Criminal Justice  Institute  supported overtime patrols  for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Houchin: Indiana Senate page program application now available

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the Senate Page Program.

    This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor, and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.