Today's News

  • Trump’s $54 billion increase in military spending unwarranted

    President Donald Trump presented a budget outline last week that included a $54 billion increase in defense spending and an equivalent decrease in non-defense, discretionary spending. We think our nation would be better served by a budget doing the opposite in each of those areas.

    Trump said the nearly 10 percent increase in the military budget is needed “to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.”

    But our “depleted military” is a myth.

  • Be ready for severe weather

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Perry Countians will mark the 43rd anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County.

    Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day. Just last week tornadoes struck in nearby counties, including Dubois and Posey counties.

  • Space debris and life

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    Millions of pieces of man-made debris – space junk – orbit the Earth as I begin to type this column. As your eyes dart from word to word, there are a myriad of objects, from portions of abandoned spacecrafts to tiny paint chips, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour around the planet.

  • Perry County’s solid waste bills due March 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2017 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are due Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, making a total of $52 for each property.

    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property.

    Bills will be mailed to the mobile home owner on approximately March 20 and will be due May 17.

  • Volunteers sought for April 22 Great Day of Service




    TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service on April 22 falls on Earth Day, and Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will mark the day by honoring creation – and lending a hand to their bothers and sisters.

  • Police: Impaired driver hits man on Main Street

    By Vince Luecke



    TELL CITY – A Tell City pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday night when he was struck by an alleged impaired driver.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, dispatchers received a call shortly before 10 p.m. that a pedestrian had been struck in the 700 block of Main Street.

    Officers learned the driver, April R. Dixon, 33, of Hawesville, Ky., had been traveling south on Main Street when her minivan struck 63-year-old Curtis Johnson of Tell City.

  • Group wants to give voice to abused pets


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A group of animal rights activists say the community needs to do more to protect neglected pets.

    The event that inspired the meeting, among many previous examples of suspected animal abuse cited by citizens in attendance, was the case of a man selling puppies on the side of Indiana 66, between Tell City and Troy.


    Rome VFD chili supper March 11


    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a chili supper fundraiser March 11, at the United Methodist Church in Rome. 

    Serving will start at 5 p.m. The meal will include chili, hotdog, chips, cookies, and a drink. There will also be a country store.


    Euchre tourney March 11


  • 82-year-old Mulzer Crushed Stone sold




    TELL CITY – An 82-year-old company founded by three Spencer County brothers that grew into one of the largest locally owned businesses – and among the largest privately held companies in its field – has been sold.

    Tell City-based Mulzer Crushed Stone has been purchased by Oldcastle Materials, the Perry County News learned Monday. The parent company, CRH, is based in Ireland but has operations in 31 countries. Oldcastle Materials, believing to the division that is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Local author pens book of stories


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – A returning Perry Countian since the 1990s, Gary L. Baur recently penned a book filled with a lifetime of stories that have stuck with him much longer.

    “It’s all real stuff,” said Baur. The true stories span from childhood to young adulthood, when Baur left Perry County at 17 and served in the Navy, and even afterward when he was in the restaurant business. “It covers a pretty good span of time,” he added.