Today's News

  • Rockport to host Blues on the Rock Sunday

    ROCKPORT – The 3rd Annual Blues on the Rock will be held at the Rockport City Park on Sunday, Sept. 3,  in Rockport. This year’s festival finds the same great atmosphere and provides a terrific way to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, promoters say.

    Sponsored in conjunction with the City of Rockport, the Association for a Better Rockport, and the River Basin Blues Society, a $5 admission at the gate brings a day of food, barbecue, a beer garden and inflatables that offers fun for the whole family.

  • Joshua William Heeke

    Vicky and Brent Heeke of Rosenburg, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Joshua William Heeke, on July 12, 2017. Joshua weighed 8 ½ pounds and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Becky Wood of Sugarland, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston.

    The mother is the former Vicky Wood. Joshua was welcomed home by his siblings, John, Daniel, Benjamin, Joseph, David, Michael, Stephen, Luke and Anna.

  • Houtchen-Powers

    In a May 6, 2017, ceremony inside First Christian Church in Troy, Molly Houtchen and Gordon Powers were united in marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Gary and Bertha Armes of Hardinsburg, Ky. The groom is the son of the late Charlie and Carolyn Powers.

    Jack Masterson officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony, in which the bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Gowan-Hakes

    David and Julie Hakes of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Matthew David Hakes, to Tosha Michelle Gowan, daughter of Kent and Rhonda Backus of Salem.

    The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and received a degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 2013. She is employed as an emergency medical dispatcher at American Medical Response in Evansville.

  • Houchin joins Holcomb for INSPECT announcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) joined Gov. Eric Holcomb and members of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Thursday to announce the statewide integration of Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, INSPECT, into electronic health records.

    The integration of INSPECT will enable prescribers to quickly and efficiently search a patient’s previous prescription history at no cost to the facility or individual practitioner. Indiana will be the seventh state to implement this type of program.

  • Warrant service leads to drug arrest

    PERRY COUNTY – A Cannelton man was back behind bars earlier this month after troopers allegedly found narcotics in his possession while trying to serve him with an arrest warrant.

  • An eclipse story worth remembering

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    Now that much of the hoopla and ado concerning the solar eclipse is behind us, I’d like to tell you about the time that a solar eclipse actually saved a lot of lives and ended a war. It was awhile back and most of you won’t remember it so buckle up and let’s go.

    It was in 535 B.C., during the war between the Medes and the Lydians. I know, not one of the most famous altercations. During that six-year war, the two sides were fighting for control of Anatolia, an area near modern day Turkey.

  • Tell City’s phosphorus treatment system completed




    TELL CITY – Bruce Badger, superintendent of Tell City’s wastewater treatment utility, said he and his staff are learning the fine points of a new phosphorus removal system recently placed online at the treatment plant. Constructed at a cost of about $1 million, the system was mandated by the state as part of a statewide effort to remove phosphorus from wastewater treatment system discharges.

  • Group aims to implement drug-recovery lodging


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Continued efforts by a group of concerned Perry County citizens to battle local illicit substance abuse is close to producing results. Under the auspices of Perry County Life Center Transitional Living, at the front of their efforts is establishing transitional housing for those seeking recovery from drug use.

  • Haller to call it a career with the News


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – News Publishing Co., the home office of the Perry County News, Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mt. Vernon Democrat, will soon say farewell to longtime bookkeeper and office administrator Barb Haller. She will retire Aug. 31.

    As part of her send-off, the News will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. with cake and punch.

    Haller came to the News office in 2006 after more than 34 years in banking.