Today's News

  • Branchville’s employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Employee Appreciation Team is proud to announce Branchville Correctional Facility’s Employees of the Quarter.

    The custody employee of the quarter is William Waterworth. Waterworth is a correctional officer at the facility. He began his career at Branchville in 2012.

    The volunteer of the quarter is Buford Dewitt. Dewitt is a part of Unchained Ministry and has volunteered at the facility for 10 years where he mentors, teaches and conducts church services.

  • Lighthouse Storage completes expansion

    TELL CITY – Lighthouse Storage has completed a major expansion of its facility on Dauby Lane in Tell City.

    “Where construction equipment and building frames once stood, you’ll now find a sprawling new addition to Lighthouse Storage that includes four new buildings and pavement that just weeks ago was a half empty lot,” the company said in a press release.

  • B & A Construction, Design open Tell City office

    TELL CITY – Some people often wonder what the letters “B” and “A” stand for in B & A Construction and Design? 

    Owner Roger Thacker, named his business after his two sons Bryan and Andy.  Both boys have grown up surrounded by the construction business. They have been a big part of the company’s past and will continue to be involved in the future of the business.

  • Uneven corn due to poor pollination

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • Derby General Store reopens

    DERBY – The Derby General Store, located on Indiana 66 in Derby, celebrated its re-opening Saturday, Aug. 6. The Derby General Store offers a full line of groceries, snacks, fresh meats and supplies, gasoline and diesel. There is also full service bait shop, along with fishing tackle and supplies.

    The store hours are Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Derby General Store at (812) 836-2775 or visit the Derby General Store Facebook page.

  • An eyesore unworthy of Tell City’s Swiss spirit

    It was a showdown of sorts on Seventh Street a few weeks ago. Carolyn Barr stood in the front yard of the dilapidated Obrecht House, barring city officials from looking inside.

    Her attorney had already said the News couldn’t go inside. Though disappointed, we acknowledged the house is private property. City employees, among them the police chief, had no warrant so they milled around a little and went back to City Hall for their meeting on what to do with Barr and her home.

  • A clean city and a clean conscience

    A dollar is a dollar and most of us avoid wasting even one. But shame on those who swindle the city out of a trash tag just to save a buck.

    As we’ve reported several times over the past year or two, the city faces a growing problem of people who either refuse to tag their trash bags or who cut tags in half, then try to finagle the tags so it appears there is a full tag on the bag.

    The city catches violators and charges them the full buck. We’d suggest a fine.

  • Schweizer Fest traditions

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    For me, this week’s Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is plenty of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge. 

    The weeks before Schweizer Fest have our staff working on the combined program guide and Zeitung.  It was included in the paper a couple of weeks ago. We also publish a pre-Schweizer Fest sample edition. That’s the issue you’re holding now.

  • Solving problems together

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist


    I have heard over and over again gut-wrenching stories from families across our state who have been devastated by the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics. After listening to Hoosiers and working for more than two years on efforts to address opioid abuse, I am pleased to share some good news: the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is now law. 

  • Citizen of the Year finds joy in serving others




    TELL CITY – Like many of the men and women honored before her, this year’s Distinguished Citizen was filled with equal parts surprise and humility upon hearing the news that she had been chosen for the annual Schweizer Fest Award.