Today's News

  • The wonders of Narnia
  • County jobless rate dips below 4 percent


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Helping ensure a vibrant job sector has been, and remains, a top-level priority for several local agencies. Combining efforts from government offices like the Perry County Board of Commissioners, and its subsidiary redevelopment commission, and economic-driven groups like the Perry County Development Corp. and the regionally based Grow Southwest Indiana, the community has maintained a reasonably high level of employment opportunities.

  • Templin charged with escape

    TELL CITY – David Templin, the Tell City man arrested in March for allegedly impersonating a first responder and who subsequently filed as an independent candidate for county sheriff, is behind bars once more.

    Templin was arrested in Jasper Tuesday after allegedly removing the GPS anklet that he was ordered by Perry County Community Corrections to wear when released on the first set of charges, which included impersonating a public servant, resisting law enforcement, obstructing medical personnel and illegal possession of a police radio.

  • Candidates for sheriff, coroner speaking tonight

    TELL CITY – Perry County voters are invited to attend or tune into an April 19 forum that will see candidates in contested May races asked about their views on topics related to their offices.

    The Perry County News will host the 7 p.m. event in the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St.

  • Waste not, want not: Earth Day coming Sunday


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Kids in overalls and the chiming metal sound of a tin can bouncing off their toes as they advanced down the dusty county road was an iconic image of children before the proliferation of plastics into toys and games.

  • Pick Perry Days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians are invited to don Pick Perry shirts later this month to help build community spirit and promote Perry County as a great place to live, work and visit.

    The community-wide expression of promotion for Perry County is set for Friday, April 20. Residents are encouraged to wear the shirts that day. Those who share photos on social media are eligible to win prizes. Shirts are available at several locations, including the Tell City Depot, Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Skinsations and the Derby Market. T-shirts are $15.

  • Special Olympics track and field meet May 5

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey/Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will be hosting their annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County, County Coordinator.  “Please come out and meet some of our outstanding areas Special Olympians!”

  • Medicine cabinet clean-out day April 28

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Perry County Memorial Hospital and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and Perry County Memorial Hospital Leopold Clinic.

    Here are seven good reasons why we need to recycle prescription medications.

  • Tell City, Cannelton police grants on hold


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Fallout from a federal vs. state fight over ‘sanctuary cities’ is having an effect on local police departments and their funding. Several thousands of dollars in local grant support is in limbo as the federal courts weigh the issue.

  • Matheny handed 64-year sentence

    TELL CITY – Convicted last month of murder, Stacy Matheny was sentenced to 64 years in prison on April 6, making it likely the 49-year-old Cannelton man will spend the rest of his life in the custody of the  Indiana Department of Correction.

    A jury took less than two hours to find Matheny guilty of murder in the March 14, 2016, shooting death of Phillip Chase of Tennyson. During the trial, prosecutors said Matheny shot Chase in the head during an argument while at the home of a friend on Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton.