Today's News

  • Tell City wants to repave rest of Main Street




    TELL CITY – Like Perry County, Tell City is eyeing its own Community Crossings grant and the chance to receive up to $1 million in funding with a reduced local match. The Indiana Department of Transportation grant program offers counties and cities a chance to obtain much needed funding for roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.

    Begun in 2016, Community Crossings has given $146.5 million in matching dollars across the state.

  • Perry Central takes conference crown

    LEOPOLD – In the season finale, Perry Central beat West Washington 13-0 in five innings in eighth grade baseball Thursday to win the PLAC title and finish conference play unbeaten.

    The Commodores finished the season 18-2 and 4-0 against PLAC opponents.

    “Last year these guys were one win away from winning conference,” Perry Central Coach Alton Cummings said. “Coming out this year, they had a chip on their shoulder.

    “They took care of business every conference game.”

  • Hendershot versatile Legion baseball asset

    ROCKPORT – Tell City senior Preston Hendershot has been a contributor in Rockport’s 10-3 start in American Legion baseball this season.

    Hendershot is the latest Tell City product to play for the successful Legion team based in Spencer County.

    Gant Miller, Spenser Deom and Hunter Rowe played for Post 254 last season, helping the team reach the American Legion World Series in North Carolina last August.

  • Burns state barrel horse champion


    Sports editor, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – Jenna Burns has a need for speed.

    The Heritage Hills student just finished a successful sophomore season competing for the Patriots’ girls track team, which included her breaking the school record in the 200-meter dash that had been held by Jill Lifke since 1981. Burns also qualified for the state meet in that event.

    However, she also gets her fix for speed in another way – by riding horses in barrel races.

  • Jarboe serving as foundation intern

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of a summer semester college intern, Garrett Jarboe. This position is made possible by the Lilly Endowment, which provides funding for the position.

  • RSVP group’s ice cream social July 28

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is hosting its annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th St. in Tell City. The event will feature food, fun, bingo and prizes.

    All RSVP volunteers are invited to attend, as well as, anyone age 55 and older who would like to learn more about RSVP.

    Register for the ice cream social on or before July 24 by contacting Kim Scales, RSVP director, at (812) 547-3435, Ext 230 or email at rsvp@LHDC.org.

  • Fair representation for all

    This editorial first appeared in the Kokomo Tribute.


    Of all the forces shaping our politics today, gerrymandering stands alone as the least discussed and most consequential one.

    Gerrymandering is defined by Merriam-Webster as: “To divide (a territorial unit) into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible.”

  • The lessons of independence

    U.S. Rep. Luke Messer

    Guest Columnist


    For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to gather with family and friends, cook out and enjoy fireworks – all great things to do.  But, too often, we fail to reflect on the underlying historic events that are the reason for our celebration; which is too bad because July 4, 1776, was a day for the ages!

  • Stories I’d like to write

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Sometimes I get asked about the stories I’d like to write if time wasn’t an issue. I usually click off a few ideas on hoped-for features. If I had all the time in the world, what topics would I like to write about? My list might surprise you.

    It has grown longer and over the years some story goals have been added and others removed. For example, I had the chance to go carp bowhunting a few years ago, allowing me to check off that goal.

  • Past insurance model needs put aside in healthcare fix

    True replacement of how we pay for healthcare won’t be possible under the existing system many of us are familiar with. That’s because the existing foundations of our insurance-based system are flawed.