Today's News

  • 21st Century Scholar Program enrollment underway

    INDIANA – Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on all of your accomplishments. The hard work and dedication our students, teachers and administrators have shown to get to this point is something to be celebrated and recognized. Graduation season can also serve as a great reminder that it is never too early to start planning for college. The Indiana 21st Century Scholars program was established to help students from low-income families achieve their goal of going to college.

  • Make farmers markets part of your summer

    Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers markets are underway and we hope more Perry Countians will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally raised fruits, vegetables and other products.

    The markets are held every Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m., and every Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The first few events drew several people and vendors selling vegetables, crafts and bedding plants.  But we still hear that many residents don’t  know the markets are taking place or don’t know they are being held at the Tell City Depot.

  • Prison not the only recourse

    Brock Turner was wrong. And the judge who sentenced him on counts of rape, given the authority to weigh past action, was right; to a regard.

    The emotional scars to such victims are real and that damage cannot be undone. But does anyone really benefit from extended time served in prison – an institution that should be reserved for those who cannot exist in society?

  • The consequences of crime

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The Perry County News’ team of writers works well together. But that doesn’t mean we always agree on the issues. This week’s pair of opinion pieces, presented here and in the column at the bottom of the page, are proof of that.

    I hope the two columns generate discussion about our criminal justice system and its shortfalls.

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.

  • Teams, cancer survivors ready for weekend Relay for Life

    LEOPOLD – On June 18, hundreds of Perry County residents, caregivers, survivors and business leaders will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County to help Paint Your World Purple against cancer. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 18, 2016 at Perry Central High School track in Leopold.

  • Derby Riverfest Saturday

    DERBY – The Derby Community Association will welcome old friends and newcomers to its Derby Riverfest celebration Saturday, June 18, at Mulzer Park, located at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 70.

    Activities will also be held in and adjacent to the new Derby Community Center building.

    Festival activities will include a morning 5-kilometer Dash For Dads Run and Walk sponsored by EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m.  with the race at 8.

  • New overtime rules may impact school coffers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Though it won’t have wide sweeping changes for employees at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., soon to take effect updates to federal labor standards are causing administrators to take pause as they evaluate policies. At the front of the discussions is a new rule that would increase the threshold for salaried worker pay.

  • Former armory renovation costs soar


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Plans to conduct major renovations to the former National Guard armory took a small hit Thursday after bids came in well above expectations. The Perry County Redevelopment Commission, which is overseeing the project’s funding, also expressed a bit of surprise at the lack of enthusiasm expressed by contractors, garnering interest from just two companies.

  • Fighting cancer with big doses of faith, family


    Staff Writer


    Methodically toiling away, counting knots, the crafty Teresa Underhill mends threads into a blanket. She often provides her handmade wares to cancer survivors.

    The opportunity to crochet and knit is a task Underhill takes great pleasure in still being able to do. It’s something she’s done since a little girl, a skill she learned from her grandmother. But it wasn’t long ago all of that was in question.