Today's News

  • Councilman questions county’s reappointment process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Decisions about county council reappointments to various boards for 2018 could see some heated contention in the coming week. Announcements on those positions could come at the group’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting for:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

    • Perry County Public Library Board – one appointment for a 1-year term

  • Dr. Gene Ress touched countless lives over half a century as a country physician ... and in many other ways




    I vow that I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor.


    Well more than half a century ago, a newly anointed physician, Gene Ress uttered something close to the words above, part of the 2,000-year-old Hippocratic oath pledged by new physicians.

    Few practitioners of medicine have lived a life so upright or so filled with honor.

    Ress, 82, died Dec. 12, after an illness of several months.

  • Ventures with a footpath mentor


    Staff Writer


    Want to get outdoors more in the New Year? Maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby.  Look no further that your own back door. Several winter and early spring hikes are planned at various locations in Perry County. The next excursion is set for Saturday, Jan. 6, and  the series runs through April.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

    Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.


    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Make Silvesternacht part of your New Year’s tradition

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    All of us have traditions we follow throughout the year and our celebration of the last day of each year is one of them. New Year’s Eve traditions vary by individual and family.

    It’s a night out with family and friends for some. For others, it’s a nice dinner and a night at home playing cards or watching the ball drop far away in Times Square. Some folks don’t take notice and mark the new year fast asleep.

  • LETTER: Proposed project won’t hit environment

    Editor’s Note: This letter concerns a proposed industrial project near Dale in Spencer County.


    There is an old adage that states: When people are left to speculate, they will always speculate the worst. Recent media coverage shows that this adage may be a developing reality among some citizens of the Town of Dale and Spencer County regarding a planned industrial project.

  • A flawed tax reform bill

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate


    Like many of you, I believe we need to reform our tax code and cut taxes for the middle class. From the beginning of this year’s tax reform effort, I’ve been willing to partner with Republicans, Democrats, and President Trump and his administration.

  • Tell City wins 2 wrestling meets

    CORYDON—Seven Tell City wrestlers won both their matches as the Marksmen defeated two Harrison County opponents Thursday.
    They won seven of 13 matches, with the other weight class being a double forfeit, to beat North Harrison 42-31.
    They then won eight of 12 matches, with the other two weights being double forfeits, to beat Corydon 48-24.
    Tavor DuPont, Trey Mucker, Joe Craig and Tyler Hawhee each earned two pins for the Marksmen.
    Alec Stahly and Chance Bolin each won one match by pin and one by forfeit.

  • Simpsons, Kaiser named to Class 2A all-state cross country team

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City runners Leo and Thomas Simpson and Nate Kaiser were named to Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Class 2A all-state cross country team released last week.
    Though cross country is not a class sport in Indiana, the IATCC names all-state teams by classes based on schools’ classes in most sports.
    Leo Simpson made the team for the fourth time. Thomas Simpson made it for the third time and Kaiser, a junior, made it for the second time.

  • Rebels stop Cannelton

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Chloe Davis scored 11 points but it wasn’t enough as South Spencer gradually pulled away to beat Cannelton 31-19 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    The victory snapped the Rebels 21-game losing streak and was their first win since beating the Bulldogs 52-25 last season.