Today's News

  • Chestnut to resign as county sheriff

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut will resign his elected office after accepting a position with the Perry County Development Corp.

    Serving his second term in office, Chestnut announced his decision Monday afternoon.

  • Motorcycle crash in Tell City injuries two

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife were seriously injured Sunday when their motorcycle crashed on Indiana 66 in Tell City.

    Michael Litherland, 57, and his wife, Carla, 51, were flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Information on their conditions was not immediately available Monday morning. 

  • St. Augustine Church names raffle winners
  • Cannelton American Legion to host Oct. 17 poker run

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 will host “Poker Run – Cruizin’ For Our Heroes” Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning and ending at the Legion, located at 516 Knight St. in Cannelton.

    This fundraising event will benefit Evansville Veterans Clinic and The Honor Flight program.

    Stops will include St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 and Tell City American Legion Post 213. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and cruise out at 11.

  • Community Events; Aug. 24

    K of C to sponsor comedy show Friday


    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host an evening of comedy with The Pop Up Comedy Club Friday, Aug. 28, at the K of C, located at 947 11th St. in Tell City.

    The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8. Featured comedians include Keith McGill, as seen on CMT, Laughs on Fox and The Bob and Tom Show; Donna Watts and Tim McClendon.

    Tickets are $12 each and a cash bar will be available upstairs. For more information, call Eric Franzman at (812) 719-0031.

  • Church News; Aug. 24

    First Methodist offering fifth quarter Friday for youth


    TELL CITY – During every home football game for the Tell City Marksmen and Perry Central Commodores, First United Methodist Church will host a free event for high- school youth shortly after the game is over and lasting until midnight. There will be free snacks and also food and drinks available for purchase. To help make these events a success, contact Pastor Sam Padgett at (812) 547-2800 or umcpastorsam@gmail.com.


  • Hedinger – Hanan

    Megan Hedinger and Ryan Hanan, both of Newburgh, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Melody Hedinger of Bristow. She attended Perry Central High School and the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed as a sonographer at Methodist Hospital.

    The future groom is the son of Gary and Cathy Hanan of Tell City. He attended Perry Central High School and Vincennes University. He is employed as a surveyor at CES.

  • Ridener – Kieser

    Myra Ridener and Eric Kieser, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kay Linne of Tell City and the late Cliff Ridener. She is a 2004 graduate of Cannelton High School and a 2011 graduate of Daymar College. She earned an associates’ degree in medical administration and is employed at Advanced Rehabilitation Inc.

    The future groom is the son of Roger and Micki Kieser of Tell City. He is a 2001 graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Tell City Boat Works.

  • Helping students with dyslexia

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Supporting and improving Indiana’s education system was a top priority for lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. One part of this effort was crafting legislation aimed at supporting students with dyslexia.

    Dyslexia is a reading and learning disorder that affects 20 percent of American students. It primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling.

  • The buzz over rattlesnakes

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I have never been a real fan of snakes of any size, shape or color. But I have learned to coexist with them and to leave them alone as long as I’m left alone.

    That’s why I cringe when going through back issues of the News, mostly from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and come across photos of people holding dead timber rattlesnakes.