Today's News

  • Head Start students prepare for Christmas
  • Perry County Extension Night set for Monday at Perry Central

    PERRY COUNTY – The public is invited to join Sara Dzimianski, extension educator for agriculture and natural resources, and the Perry County FFA for a series of winter agriculture workshops coming up in the new year.

    Topics will include the U.S. Farm Bill, farm succession planning, pond management, beekeeping and more.

    Monday, Jan. 26, will be Perry County’s Extension Night and annual meeting.

    The event had been set for Nov. 17 but was snowed out. It will be held in the Perry Central Community School cafetorium.

  • Cannelton’s mayor seeks second term




    CANNELTON – Mayor Mary Snyder filed Thursday for a second term as Cannelton’s mayor. The Republican was elected in 2011. She is the city’s first female mayor.

    “I have enjoyed my past years as Mayor and look forward to keep the city moving in the right direction,” she said.

    Snyder points to several accomplishments in her first term, including development of the Cannelton River Trail, which runs along the Ohio River.

  • EDITORIAL: Allowing any candidate to run for two offices at once is bad idea

    State Sen. Mike Delph said late last month that he would propose a bill to allow fellow Republican Mike Pence to run for two offices next year, Indiana governor and U.S. President.

    Delph withdrew his bill last week after other prominent Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly criticized it.

  • Early May opening eyed for new Perry County Memorial Hospital



    TELL CITY – Construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital is on schedule for an early May opening. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said the plan is to transfer patients to the new hospital May 7. Hospital employees will transfer operations to other areas of the facility in the days before patients are moved. An open house and public tours of the facility are also planned ahead of the official opening.

  • County’s long-range plan draws big crowd


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group addressed a full room Tuesday during a Perry County Comprehensive Plan public workshop in the school cafeteria at Perry Central Community School. Grewe was impressed with the number of citizens and leaders who decided to brave the cold to attend and share their concerns and ideas.

    Lochmueller Group will use public input gathered this and future sessions to engineer a plan for long-term improvements to the county.

  • County one of six collaboration communities

    State-university partnership will help develop local leadership and strengthen economy

    PERRY COUNTY – A statewide program that helps small communities develop local leadership, strengthen local economies and capitalize on resources has named Perry County one of six participant finalists.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann sent congratulatory announcement videos to the six newly designated finalist communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.

  • Parks board makes progress on master plan


    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department Wednesday discussed ways to get widespread public input for its master plan for the next five years.

    Several parks-board related questions have been included in a survey for Perry County’s new comprehensive plan. But “by regulations we still have to hold a public meeting – and we can have more than one – to find out what people want,” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board.

  • Everyone needs forgiveness

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003.

    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.

  • Income redistribution won’t help middle class in long run




    Two of the traditional hallmarks of the middle class are that they work hard and save their money. Even the White House praises the middle class for having those virtues and claims to want to help them prosper.

    But on Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland proposed a new federal initiative that abandons any pretense of trying to promote opportunities for the middle class. Instead, it seeks to turn them into a whole new group of beneficiaries of government-mandated income redistribution.