Today's News

  • Cannelton High School homecoming candidates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School Homecoming will be Saturday, Feb. 11, between the boys’ JV and varsity games against Shoals at the Cannelton Community Center.

    The CHS Homecoming 2017 Queen and King Candidates are:

  • Donald and Mary Kelly
  • Men’s Lenten breakfasts to begin March 4

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, March 4. The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 8 to 8:50 a.m.

    The change in start time was requested by the Perry County Clergy Association in an attempt to increase attendance. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • County library to enroll in online music lesson resource


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library will soon have online music lessons available on its website.

    The lesson program, called ArtistWorks, spans a myriad of genres of music, and includes band and popular string instruments, from jazz and blues guitar to multi-style cello to record-scratching, which can usually be found in hip hop. The lessons also include French horn, fiddle, harmonica and even vocal lessons. “The range of lessons is extraordinary,” said Library Director John Mundy.

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  • CVB wants better signs for county attractions




    PERRY COUNTY – Here’s your sign.

    That’s the message Betty Cash wants to give to Perry Countians who know of noteworthy historic, cultural or natural attractions that would be of interest to visitors.

    Director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cash is looking for landmarks in need of signs for a future CVB project. The effort might not happen overnight but Cash would like to see more interpretive signs in the county.

  • Three face methamphetamine dealing charges

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City residents face drug charges after a Tell City Police Department investigation into illegal drug trafficking led to their arrest last week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, three separate  investigation wrapped up Thursday with the arrests of Nathaniel Gadson, 47, Timothy M. Schraner, 32, and Megan M. Schneider, 23.

  • Derby recycling site still in question


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – The future location of recycling disposal site in Derby is still in question. The drop-off containers currently along Indiana 70 may need to be moved since the land on which they set isn’t actually county property.

    Members of the county Recycling Management District had hoped to remain there on a caveat that the section of land may have been owned by the state at one time.

  • Be my valentine

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Valentine’s Day was one of those holidays that gave sweaty palms to a 1970s third-grader. Back then, it was custom for every student to give each classmate a valentine. That might still be the practice. I haven’t bought a Valentine’s Day card in a long time. Maybe that’s why I’m single.

  • Indiana history should be offered in high schools

    One bill introduced in the current session of the Indiana General Assembly would require all Indiana public and charter high schools to offer a semester-long elective course on Indiana history.

    The bill passed the Senate 47-3 and is now before the House.

    We think the House should also pass the bill and the governor should sign it. We would be inclined to make it a required course, but having it available to every student as an elective would be a good start.