Today's News

  • Williams-Franchville

    Scott and Alyson Williams of Magnet and Scott and Kim Franchville of Derby announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Alyssa Williams and Tyler Franchville.

    The couple will be united in marriage in a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at St. Augustine Church in Leopold. A reception will follow at the Bristow Community Center.

    Formal invitations have been issues.

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour ramps up with weekend events

    PERRY COUNTY – Even with temperatures dipping into the 90s last week, and warmer days expected in the coming days, fall is here. But as the leaves just begin to show their changing hues, if you need more proof of autumn’s arrival, look to the seasonal upcoming festivities.

    There’s no shortage of things to do this autumn in Perry County. The county’s convention and visitors bureau has released details of upcoming events, including the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October.

  • Lt. Gov. visits River Pointe
  • Archabbey honors co-workers

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 39 co-workers and 40 retirees during the annual Service Recognition Banquet Thursday evening.

    Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB offered appreciation on behalf of the monastic community. “Tonight we make a special effort to count our blessings, and we thank you, our co-workers, for being a blessing to us. In many ways, you have benefited us; you have done Saint Meinrad good.”

    Janet Ann Werne of St. Henry was honored for 50 years of service. She received a framed print of the Archabbey Church.

  • Exercising our right of free speech

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75


    The Brookings Institute recently released a survey with alarming results. A large fraction of college students in the U.S. “. . . believe it is acceptable to act – including resorting to violence – to shut down expression they consider offensive.”

  • Reducing domestic violence

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to and end domestic violence. On average, there are nearly 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide each and every day.

  • Few surprises in Perry Central’s 2018 budget




    TELL CITY – The annual budget process for most public schools doesn’t generate a lot of excitement. Such is the case with Perry Central School Corp.’s 2018 budget projections, which Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson called basically unchanged from this year’s.

    “It’s important work and we have to go through the process but there aren’t a lot of surprises, which is usually a good thing,” she said during the formal hearing for the budget held last month.

  • Lillpop not guilty on all counts




    TELL CITY – A jury from Crawford County deliberated less than an hour Friday evening before acquitting William Lillpop on all eight of the sex crimes he was charged with. The former owner of Tell City Cinemas had faced years in prison if convicted.

    Lillpop, 41, was charged with three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor.

  • TC Schools excelling despite call for consolidation

    Guest Column by John Scioldo

    Superintendent, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.


    In response to the recent opinion piece (Sept. 18 editorial, “By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district.”) I would like to offer some insight and clarifications that in my mind are pertinent to the claims made by the author.

  • Autumn’s activity bonanza

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Visiting the farm late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn, and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for another couple of weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.