Today's News

  • Christopher Luke Allen Stout

    Taylor Dykes and Andy Stout of Tobinsport announce the birth of their son, Christopher Luke Allen Stout on June 15, 2016. He was delivered at 7:43 a.m. at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and three ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Angie and David Dykes of Cannelton.

    Paternal grandparents are Mark Stout and the late Laura Mcentire of Tobinsport.

    Great-grandparents are Sandra Sanders of Cannelton, Paula Holmes of Kentucky and Allen Booth of North Carolina.

  • Faith confirmed
  • City eyes water-rate increase as expenses rise




    TELL CITY – Customers of the Tell City Water Department may be asked to pay higher rates later this year as the city’s water board comes to grips with declining cash balances and anticipated repairs and improvements.

    “Costs keep going up despite our best efforts to stretch dollars as much as we can,” Dale Poole, the water utility’s superintendent, said June 13.

  • Moving day for busy bees


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the Perry County Beekeepers Association came together at a home near Tell City Wednesday morning to help relocate some winged tenants to a new home. Though an unwelcome sight for human residents, bees play an important role in their local ecosystems and Perry County’s beekeepers are always willing to lend a hand to these industrious insects, in exchange for some of their delicious honey.

  • New Lincoln drama to open Aug. 4-7




    PERRY COUNTY – The opening curtain for a new drama about the formative years of Abraham Lincoln’s life is just a month away.

    Providential Productions is presenting  the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School Auditorium Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play penned by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Flynn files for seat on county commission




    PERRY COUNTY – Three Republicans added their names to this November’s ballot last week. Current County Councilman J.R. Flynn filed for the District 1 seat on the county’s board of commissioners. David Etienne and Randy Cole filed for at-large county council seats.

  • Community Events; July 4

    Quilt show planned July 17


    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Catholic Church will hold a quilt show Sunday July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.

    The public is invited to view and vote on the quilts to be given away at the fall picnic, which is set to take place Sept. 18.


    Free kidney class next week


  • A real problem with Imaginary numbers

    Imaginary numbers. This mathematical concept is real and is not fun, at least in the experience of many high school students. Ask any recent high school graduate.

    It is likely that somewhere in our country today, in a summer session of Algebra 2, a frustrated student is saying to his teacher, “When will we ever use this after high school?”

  • Little trees, big future

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Saint Meinrad Archabbey might be home someday to some of the largest trees on the planet … in about 2,000 years.

    Several small seedings of giant sequoia trees were recently planted on the grounds, and while the trees are very small now, they hopefully have big futures awaiting them.

  • Choice is clear: It’s Trump or bust




    The upcoming presidential election is, in my opinion, the most important in our nation’s history. It will essentially be a referendum on whether or not the United States is what our founders intended it to be.