Today's News

  • Applicants sought for second class of citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the second year of a citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply.

  • Income surveys being mailed to Tell City residents

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

  • Community Events; Feb. 26

    Renaissance Class yard sale March 3


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance class will hold its annual yard sale Saturday, March 3, from 6 a.m. to noon. It will be in the school’s auxiliary gym.

    Items for sale include, clothes for all ages, decorations and household goods, games and puzzles, books, furniture and many more miscellaneous items. Parking is available in the student parking lot off of Tell Street with entry through the student parking lot entrance. 


  • Tell City Jr.-Sr. High second grading period honor rolls

    Seventh Grade

    Jaylie D. Albin, Ada M. Alvey, Christian Alexander Arellano, Niccole M. Bailey,

    Emily M. Brinksneader, Deontay A. Brown, Jillian Casey Buckendahl, Kiara Alyssia Bundy, Trenten B. Cail, Dreama N. Cronin, Logan Matthew Davis, Felicity M. Dixon, Tyce W. DuPont, Korynne Banae Embry Kelby W. Glenn, Rylie C. Goffinet,eivree J. Hagman, Coy D. Hammack,

  • Illustrations from our youth
  • Catholics voice hopes, concerns to archbishop as decision nears on parish reorganization




    TELL CITY – Local Catholics filled the Schergens Center last Monday to offer suggestions on how the Archdiocese of Indianapolis should organize parishes in Perry County as part of a Connected in the Spirit plan that could affirm long-standing connections between some congregations and forge new ones.

  • Wastewater rate changes will be more fair

    New wastewater rate changes adopted by the Tell City Common Council last week will be more fair overall and should help those who live alone, which would include mainly elderly people on fixed incomes.

    But the system still has a bug or two that needs to be worked out.

    The previous rates charged the same minimum fee to anyone who used 3,000 gallons of water or less in a month, whether they used 1,800 or 2,999.

  • Some pipers carry bad news

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    A friend of mine was quite the vision to see on Fat Tuesday, with a red, green and gold checkered suit to go with her naturally red hair. She wore a black top hat and had Mardi Gras beads swinging around her neck.  I told her she looked like the Pied Piper.

    Who? she asked.

  • Let’s keep fear out of schools

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.


    The grief and shock from last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., is shared in the collective American conscience. The feelings of sadness, disbelief, helplessness, even rage, are more than any human being should ever have to endure.

  • Marksmen draw long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City was the only Perry County team to draw a long route to a boys basketball sectional title in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In next week’s seven-team Class 2A sectional at Castle, Tell City will play Mater Dei in the first round Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
    Forest Park will face South Spencer after that at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    The winners of those two games will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.