Today's News

  • Lincoln Boyhood to host BioBlitz event Sept. 30

    LINCOLN CITY – As part of its continuing effort to gather data about its natural resources, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will conduct a BioBlitz event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A BioBlitz is a short duration event in which teams of scientists, families, students, teachers and park visitors work together to inventory as many species of plants and animals as possible.  These events are intended to increase the knowledge of park resources and to engage the public in their discovery.

  • Stage set for annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest

    St. Meinrad is ready to rock. Event promoters have announced the complete schedule for the seventh annual St. Meinrad ROCKS Fest. The two-day benefit event will be held at the St. Meinrad Park on Sept. 22-23 and will feature free admission for the first time.

  • Community revving for Draggin’ Main


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – This weekend is when the rubber meets the road. Stock with muscle-a-plenty and miles of laughs, the annual Draggin’ Main through Tell City hits the streets Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Staged on the main drag of town, the event hearkens to the days of past when friends would load up in vehicles and cruise.

  • An Innocent Band: Billy Joel tribute at the Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – An Innocent Band will pay tribute to the amazing career and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Billy Joel on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.  Doors for the show open at 5 p.m. and local and regional favorite, Brother, Son, will open with a performance at 6:30 p.m.  An Innocent Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.  All times are central.

    Additionally, the wineries that form the Hoosier Wine Trail will be onsite and will offer free wine tastings for guests 21 and over from approximately 5 to 7:15 p.m.

  • DAR compiling ‘First Families’ book of early county settlers

    When Perry County celebrated it’s Bicentennial in 2014, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Perry County Bicentennial Committee, hosted a First and Early Families Ceremony where they awarded a certificate and pin to anyone who could prove their lineage to one of Perry County’s early settlers.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty

    Floretta and Larry Beatty of Tell City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Sunday at a family gathering hosted by their daughter and her family.   

    They were married Sept. 14, 1957, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. 

    The couple has two children, Darla (Chris) Goffinet of Tell City, and the late Marcia (Bill) Barth of Louisville, Ky. 

    Grandchildren are Lauren (Brittany Roark), Sarah and Reed Goffinet and Dylan, Conor and Colin Barth. 

  • House internships open doors

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    The Indiana House Republicans are offering unique internship opportunities to current college students and recent graduates. The House Republican Internship Program provides a chance to gain hands-on experience while participating in the legislative process at the Indiana Statehouse.

  • Labor makes us who we are

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was. I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • Sheriff’s deputies deserve enhanced retirement

    It sounds as if the debate on county sheriff’s deputies retirement pay, which dates back to the start of this decade, could soon be resolved. In a time when benefits packages are dwindling across the board for many employees, we support the incentive to keep good officers on the job.

  • A United Effort