Today's News

  • ‘La La Land’ likely to dance away with Oscar gold

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic


    The Oscars will be announced Sunday, Feb. 26, so you know what that means: it’s time for me to get a bunch of predictions wrong about the winners. Seriously, I’m getting worse and worse at picking the winners, so this year, I will not label them as “predictions,” but rather as “guesses.”

    That way, it makes me feel a little better when I’m wrong. Getting the guesses right has never been the point of this yearly article, anyway.

  • Two arrested last week on drug charges

    TELL CITY – On Feb. 14, officers with the Tell City Police Department arrested 37-year-old Christopher R. Salter of Tell City.

    Salter was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued through the Perry Circuit Court for the charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon. Officers located him hiding under the bed inside a residence at 730 17th St. in Tell City.

  • Offenses by incarcerated individuals examined at Statehouse

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Keeping criminals off our streets, and continuing to make Indiana a safer place to live, work, and raise our families is a top priority for me in the state Senate.

    This session, I have authored several law enforcement bills which are at various stages in the legislative process.

    One of these bills, Senate Bill 405, deals with individuals who are already incarcerated.

  • Hoosiers and epilepsy

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Over the past few sessions, I have fought to give more options to parents who have children with severe epilepsy. I co-authored legislation this year that aims to help parents who are desperate to find effective treatment for their son or daughter’s medical condition.

    The bill, which recently passed out of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code, would give Hoosiers the ability to obtain cannabidiol oil for medical purposes without fear of prosecution.

  • Perry County Farm Bureau annual meeting March 2

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Farm Bureau Inc. annual pork chop dinner will be held Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Derby Community Center, located at 12800 State Road 66, Derby.

    There will be a short business meeting at 6:15 p.m. The cost $5 per person. RSVP at (812) 547-7044, email yvette.hendershot@infb.com or stop by the Farm Bureau office by Feb. 24.


  • Cornerstone school soup supper Saturday

    CANNELTON – Cornerstone Christian School will hold its annual all-you-can-eat soup supper Saturday, Feb. 25, at Freewill Baptist Church, located at 117 South Second St., Cannelton. Offerings will include chili, veggie soup, potato soup, bean soup, cornbread, crackers, dessert and a drink all for just $8 per adult, $4 for children four years old to 10 years old, and under 4 is free. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 7.

  • Ladies Lenten coffees to begin March 4

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will be held according to the following schedule.  All women and girls are invited to attend. There will be an offering taken at each session. At the final session, the group will decide which local charity will receive the offering. There will be light breakfast and a program at each session.

    All sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    • March 4, First Baptist Church, Tell City

  • Hagedorn-Dantuma

    Tina Hagedorn and Bradd Dantuma were married in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony Nov. 5, 2016, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. The bride is the daughter of Albert and Becky Hagedorn of rural Tell City and the groom is the son of Robert and Alexandra Dantuma of Kentwood, Mich.

    Father Dennis Duvelius officiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    There were three matrons of honor. Friends of the couple Stacey Guillaume of Leopold, Amanda Guthrie of Evansville and Jenny Schu of Fort Branch.

  • William Tell Elementary releases second nine-weeks honor rolls

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year.

    Second grade distinguished honor roll: Claire R. Epple, Kianna R. Glynn, Luke M. Hagedorn, Hadley P. Hayko, Sena G. Hazumi, Riley R. Huffman, Callista S. Krieg, Isabele R. Krieg, Ilynd E. Lawalin, Maddilyn R. Lochner, Kason R. Naviaux, Dewayne A.L. Rapier, William L. Sheldon, Nichole M. Sipes, Brady C. Stallings, Ollie C. Toothman and Jude C. Young.

  • Activism is a good thing

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Over the past tumultuous year,  there have been plenty of opportunities for people to take a stance on local issues ... to voice their support of or opposition to various viewpoints when it comes to local, state or national debates:

    Here’s a short local list of examples:

    • Perry County adopts a public-safety tax, increasing income taxes to help pay for fire, EMS and police and increase courthouse security.