Today's News

  • Fringe tree a sure sign of spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • Putting Indiana’s communities first





    No one wants to look back and wonder what we could have and should have done to make Indiana a better place. Instead, by taking a forward-looking approach, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute is evaluating what can be done now to help local communities and our state succeed.

  • Calling Bigfoot researchers

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I saw the following story  posted by the Martinsville Reporter-Times on the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network last week. Staff writer Scott Roberts interviewed members of a  group preparing to spend a weekend this spring searching the Morgan-Monroe Forest for signs of Bigfoot.

  • Bill requiring cursive writing should pass

    A bill requiring cursive writing to be taught in Indiana schools passed the state Senate 39-9 in late January but probably won’t even receive a hearing in the full House.

    We think that is a mistake and this bill should become law.

    Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, has introduced the bill three years in a row and gotten strong support for it in the Senate every year. Then, every year, it has been assigned to the Education Committee in the House.

  • Independent insurance agency opens
  • Holy Week services planned at city churches

    TELL CITY – Local churches in Tell City will sponsor public Holy Week services in Tell City, March 30 through April 3.

    Each service will begin at noon and last for half an hour. On Monday of Holy Week, the service will be sponsored by Tell City Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday’s service will be at Community Christian Church, Wednesday, First Baptist church; Maundy Thursday, Tell City First United Methodist Church and Good Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Everyone is invited to attend as a way to enter into the spirituality of Holy Week.

  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffee at Cannelton United Methodist Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees are open to all women and girls in the community.

    An offering will be taken at each session to benefit a local charity.

    There will be a light breakfast and program at each session.

    Prayer coffees will be  from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 21, at Cannelton United Methodist Church with First Baptist Church in Cannelton co-hosting; and Mar. 28, Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ with Emmanuel Lutheran Church co-hosting.

  • St. Paul Catholic Church hosting Saturday men’s Lenten breakfast

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County will gather for a breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, March 21, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The breakfasts will continue from 7 to 8 a.m. each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

    The remaining Lenten breakfast schedule will be March 28 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City and April 4 at First Baptist Church in Tell City.

  • April 11 event will benefit man battling pancreatic cancer

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Kevin Ayer, a 1981 graduate of Tell City High School, will hold a benefit beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    Kevin, 51, was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in July 2014. He underwent surgery in Louisville Aug. 13 for removal of 85 percent of his pancreas and spleen and a secondary cancer known as a gastrointestinal tumor.

  • Graves honored for 38 years on city housing authority board