Today's News

  • How to farm on tight margins program

    PERRY COUNTY – Three years of low crop prices have eaten into farmers’ margins. Now livestock prices have dropped as well, tightening farm margins all the more. Facing this economic crunch, farmers need every tool available. The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture has developed a number of tools for  managing in a financial downturn. Michael Langemeier, the author of several of those tools will join us on Nov. 7 for a program focused on keeping the farm running through tough financial times.

  • Blue chip bargaining


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.

  • High school students invited to learn all about trains


    PERRY COUNTY – A unique opportunity awaits a few lucky youth in grades 9-12 who are interested learning about the importance of the Hoosier Southern Railroad to Perry County. On Wednesday, Oct. 26 a limited number of youth can participate in a Railroad Adventure where they will will get a behind the scenes tour of the Perry County Port Authority, Hoosier Southern Railroad, and the Tell City River Port, and get to drive the train. 

  • Perry Central students honored
  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke



    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”

  • Teenagers help raise funds for Shop With a Cop

    TELL CITY – Alexis Lucas is a sophomore at Tell City Junior-Senior. High School. She is a student in the Criminal Justice class new to the high school this year. Officer Dickenson teaches the class and was going over the different aspects of the field. FOP was discussed in class and Alexis heard that they were low on funds for the Shop with a Cop program. This was something that Alexis felt compelled to help. She discussed it with her mother and they came up with an All Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter shirt sale.

  • Junior achievement
  • Extension Color Me Green Dash coming Oct. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – The public is invited to a Color Me Green Dash Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Perry county.

    Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 and donation of non-perishable food items. All proceeds will be donated to combat local hunger issues. The course consists of hills and is approximately 1.8 miles long. The first 50 participants to enter will receive a free T-shirt. Non-toxic green powder will be thrown on participants. All ages are welcome. The event will not be timed.

  • Restored Millstone school to be dedicated Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Prepare for a step back in time to the earliest days of Perry County settlement with a tour of the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. Part of the Perry County Fall Tour, Shubael Little will host its annual Heritage Fest and open house Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16.

    The event will be marked with a 2 p.m. dedication Saturday, Oct. 15, of the newly restored Millstone one-room schoolhouse. Originally opened in 1905, the school closed in 1948 and had been used as a farm tool shop until acquired by the Village in 2014.