Today's News

  • Social News; April 27, 2015

    THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EVANGELICAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 27 (today), in the fellowship hall. The nominating committee will present a slate of officers for the upcoming elections. Everyone is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.


  • Ohio’s ‘Little Perry County’

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I received a nice letter recently from Don Bouillon of Fostoria, Ohio, who thanked me for an Easter column about the late Brother Rene Bouillon OSB.

    Brother Rene, a cousin to Don Bouillon, was an assistant at St. John Chrysostom Church in New Boston during my childhood and teenage years. The column was about serving Mass for Brother Rene during Holy Week.

  • Students are worth the investment

    The recovering economy is starting to make life easier for recent college graduates. A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce recently found a surge of job opportunities for Hoosiers fresh out of academia.

  • We must embrace our history

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercounty journal.com


    I recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Father Cyprian Davis at St. Meinrad Archabbey about his experiences in Selma, Ala., and the civil-rights movement as a whole.

  • Colors of Hope 5K Run-Walk May 30

    TELL CITY – Colors of Hope, a 5K run-walk color celebration sponsored by New Directions Health and Fitness Club, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

    The race will begin and end at New Directions. Registration fees are $20 and forms are available at the club or online at www.newdirectionsfitness.com. Make checks payable to New Directions Health and Fitness Club. Place Color Run in the check’s memo note.

  • A strong community loves its children




    PERRY COUNTY – Though they wear different hats and serve varied roles in the protection of children, more than a dozen people gathered at the county courthouse earlier this month to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The yearly observance recalls the need, nationwide, of extending protection to children who face abuse and neglect and the roles everyone should play in serving as advocates for children in their local communities.

  • Tell City students learn about careers
  • Local teen loses life in crash on Aster Road



    TELL CITY – A 16-year-old Perry Central student died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Aster Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel were summoned at 2:44 p.m.

    Kearstin M. Parker was traveling south toward Sunflower Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went up an embankment, struck a utility pole and flipped at least once. Parker was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Perryman, Risse eye city council seat

    TELL CITY – The only council race on the May 5 primary ballot features two Democrats wanting to join the Tell City Common Council.

    Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are vying for their party’s nomination for the Ward 3 seat on the council. Gerald Yackle, who has held the seat for six terms, is not seeking re-election.

  • Education Pays to award interest-free loans to area students, deadline June 1

    TELL CITY – The board of directors of Education Pays student loan fund of Tell City-Perry County, is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing post-high-school education for the fall 2015 semester. 

    Applications are available in the guidance counselors offices at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.