Today's News

  • Still time to help United Way




    My name is Mallory Gee and I am co-chairperson of the 2015 United Way of Perry County annual fundraising drive along with Andy Hollinden.

    We just wanted to take some time to thank everyone in the community for not only your hard work, but your support as well.

    To be part of a community like Perry County, is such an honor. One desire we all share at United Way, is growing our community and making it a better place for our children and future generations to live in.

  • Leave your shoes out for St. Nick

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Saturday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Sunday morning.

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • ISTEP flunks trust test

    Administration of ISTEP tests in Indiana have been problematic since 2011, when the state signed a new contract for computerized testing.

    Finally, this year, local school officials throughout the state have had their fill as they await public release of test results they don’t trust.

  • Shubael Little hosting annual candlelight tour Dec. 12

    ROCKY POINT – Shubael Little Pioneer Village will hold its annual Candlelight Tour Saturday, Dec. 12. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will continue through 8 p.m. or until the last guest departs.  This is a chance for those in southern Indiana and neighboring Kentucky friends to experience the Christmas season as it was in the mid to late 1800s.  Guests will be provided with candles or lanterns to aid them in walking from one cabin to another. 

    Old-time music will be provided by the Bob Gibson band and a wandering violinist.

  • Catholic Charities sponsoring coat drive

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office.

    Call (812) 547-0903 for more information.

    Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City, Bower Construction in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities.

  • Icon painting workshop set for January

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will offer an intensive five-day icon painting workshop, titled “A Window to Heaven,” Jan. 2-6, 2016, on the Archabbey grounds.

    During this workshop, participants will follow step-by-step instructions and complete an icon of The Mother of God of Peace. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • First United Methodist taking animal shelter donations

    TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church, located on 702 10th St., will be collecting items for the Perry County Animal Shelter through Dec. 6.

    Items needed are partial or full bags of scoopable cat litter, washcloths, towels, throws, baby blankets, laundry detergent, dawn dish soap, Pine sol, dog collars, cat collars, disinfect wipes and trash bags, which can be either heavy duty 30 gallon or heavy duty kitchen.

  • Renaissance class students of October
  • Community Events; Nov. 30


    Cancer support meeting Tuesday


    TELL CITY –  A local cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Cancer survivors, cancer patients, family members and caregivers are welcome.


    Knights of

    Columbus’ ABC drive underway


  • Clark – Labhart

    Natalie (Clark) Labhart and Morgan Labhart, both of Newburgh, announce their wedding on Sept. 19, 2015. The ceremony took place at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh. Father Tom Kessler officiated.

    The bride’s parents are Paul and the late Kathleen Clark of Newburgh. The groom’s parents are Betty and Kenneth Labhart of Magnet.