Today's News

  • Jackson Allen Wheatley

    Emily and Dane Wheatley announce the birth of their son, Jackson Allen Wheatley on April 26, 2017, at 7:48 p.m. He was delivered at Jasper Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his brother, Owen Edward Wheatley, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Pat and Shirley Tempel of St. Croix. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Sarah Wheatley of Tell City.

  • Hay loft memories

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    This column first appeared in 1998.


    Some people know they’re getting older and out of shape when they can’t hit the golf ball as far or as straight as they once did, or when once-comfortable pants no longer fit with as much ease.

    For me, the realization of my age and less-than-ideal physical condition comes with knowing I’m too out of shape to do some farm chores, including picking up hay.

  • Balanced life found in a farmers market

    Year after year, we continue to see growing enthusiasm for out local farmers markets. That’s evident in the number of vendors providing goods, as well as the crowds ready to basket some of the harvest.

    Enough thanks can’t be expressed to all those who have taken time to provide goods, as well as to the shoppers who have helped make the markets a continued success.

  • Treat drug abuse as medical issue, not crime

    John Pickerill



    We see it in the news constantly: The drug abuse epidemic. Sometimes it’s heroin. Sometimes it’s methamphetamine. Sometimes it’s prescription-drug abuse.

    The results seem to be the same, though. Those addicted tend to neglect their job, their family and themselves. Emergency rooms and emergency medical responders are seeing more and more of these people overdose.

  • Insignificant stories steal more and more attention

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    Lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    Trivial turmoil fills more of our nightly newscasts and Facebook news feeds all the time, slowly becoming the main content of each medium.

    One example is Kathy Griffin’s recently posted video to social media in which she held a bloodied mask of President Donald Trump, apparently simulating his severed head.

  • Delayed entry: Tell City Pool opens for summer
  • School’s out, but lunch is served


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The summer-feeding program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School is in full swing, offering nutritious and satisfying meals to Perry County kids who might otherwise have to go without. Cafeteria workers from Tell City-Troy Township schools as well as volunteers from the community are attending to a steady and growing crowd of hungry students, especially those involved in extracurricular activities during the summer months.

  • ‘Birthday in a Box’ planned for foster children


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – A group of dedicated volunteers are striving to give children in compromised living situations the happiness of a birthday celebration. In Perry County and across the state, many children are being removed from their homes due to unsafe living conditions, incarceration of parents and other issues. During this time of confusion, concerned citizens fear these children may not receive the attention they deserve.

  • Kohnert, Simpson repeat Most Valuable winners

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert and Leo Simpson were repeat most valuable winners in track at Tell City’s spring sports awards program Tuesday.

  • Perry Central 7th, Tell City 8th in golf sectional

    JASPER—No one from Perry County shot under 90 as Perry Central finished seventh and Tell City eighth among 10 complete teams in the golf sectional Friday.
    Perry Central shot 405 and Tell City 434.
    Jasper shot 311 to win the sectional for the ninth year in a row.
    Heritage Hills with 339 strokes and Forest Park 349 also qualified for the regional.
    The top three individuals not on the top three teams also qualified for the regional.
    Last year the third individual qualifying score was 85 but this year it was 81.