Today's News

  • United Way and Cannelton Elementary team up for the holidays
  • Benefit for Sherry Curtis Feb. 19 at the Tell City Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – A benefit event for Sherry Casper Curtis will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at the Tell City Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and a benefit auction will start at 5:30.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers will donate their services. The cover charge for the evening will be $4.

    Music by Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark will follow the auction. Drinks, food and desserts will be available.

    Sherry has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in her throat and lymph nodes.

  • Do you have diabetes?




    Do you have Type 2 diabetes or care for someone who does? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to reduce your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you.

    Purdue Extension-Perry County will offer Dining with Diabetes beginning Feb. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Extension Office at 65 Park Ave. in Tell City.

    Other sessions will be held on Feb. 15, 22 and 29. A follow-up session will be held in early May.

  • Stressed? Pop the angst away on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com


    Mark your calendars. Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Why? you might ask. Well, Why not? Playing with the unintended toy to break up the monotonicity of the day is a time honored tradition for many – from toddlers to the elderly. Just admit it, when you get a package containing the little pods of joy, you just can’t resist the urge to give a squeeze to hear that heart-warming pop.

  • Facade program will be good for Tell City

    Considering a winter storm had passed through earlier in the week, we were glad to see a good number of people present at Wednesday evening’s meeting on Tell City’s new facade-improvement program.

    Sponsored by Brick by Brick on Main, the name for what was formerly the Tell City Development and Action Committee, the facade program will provide matching money for businesses owners who want to improve the appearance of their facades, or front areas, of their buildings.

  • Moonshine then and now

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Kathy and Mike Finley provided the above photo of Perry and Spencer County moonshiners who were arrested in October 1927. The men were photographed standing in front of their “paddy wagon.” A few look pretty defiant despite their arrests, especially the fellow puffing a cigar.

  • Pork project gives culinary students up-close look


    Staff Writer


    BRANCHVILLE – Culinary arts students at Branchville Correctional Facility learned the ins (quite literally) and outs of pork preparation last week during a demonstrations at the medium-security prison.

    R.J. Howard, owner of Bub’s BBQ in DeMotte gave the presentation. A dressed but intact, hog was processed during the class. Howard showed the offenders which pieces composed  well-known cuts of pork and how to get through the bones of each one. 

  • Courthouse closed Thursday afternoon




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Courthouse will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, for an in-service training program sponsored by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and other law-enforcement agencies.

  • Wintry week; Part II
  • Amos to seek third term in District 1


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – County Commissioner William E. “Bill” Amos will seek election to a third term on the board. Amos filed his Democratic candidacy for the District 1 seat Jan. 19 at the Courthouse.

    First elected in 2008, the commissioner decided to seek office then after 11 years on the Solid Waste Management District Advisory Council. Amos said he was confronted with several public issues while on that board and hoped to make a difference on a larger scale for the community.