Today's News

  • COLUMN: Playing kids, graveyard smiles

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even at Halloween time, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughs of happy spirits one recent Sunday.

    My dad’s family held its annual family get-together at St. John’s Church in New Boston.

  • EDITORIAL: If you disagree, please don’t turn away

    An interesting phenomenon occurs now and then in response to editorials we write about controversial topics.

    People ask us to cancel their subscriptions.

    We respect everyone’s right to have opinions that differ from our own, and we certainly respect the right to read or reject the Perry County News. But we’re curious: What do our readers expect of us? Are we expected to never express a view someone might find objectionable?

    That would be difficult to do.

  • JA program will encourage girls to be entrepreneurial

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.  

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Progress

    A partially razed former furniture factory that drew a city lawsuit after work was halted for two years is nearly gone after weeks of fast work along Seventh Street.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Emergency alert system to be tested

    PERRY COUNTY – The nation’s Emergency Alert System will undergo a national test at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The test may last for three minutes and its purpose is to nationally test the emergency alert system. Media used will be digital, cable and satellite television and broadcast radio.

  • Tax payments due Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Thursday.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and German American Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the courthouse. Property owners can also mail payments to the address on their bills.

    County offices will be open until 6 p.m. Friday.

    For more information, call the county treasurer’s office at 547-4816.

  • And-Tro flushing lines

    GATCHEL – And-Tro Water Authority began flushing lines last week and the work will continue several weeks. Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are encouraged to use caution when doing laundry.

  • Christmas festivities planned in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the annual Christmas in the Park celebration and parade Nov. 27 in Tell City.

    Activities are planned for 2 to 4 p.m. in City Hall Park with the parade at 4 p.m. Santa will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. to hear Christmas wishes.

  • 4-H volunteer for 55 years

    Nolan Williams was honored at the Indiana State Fair for celebrating his 55th year as a 4-H volunteer in Perry County.

    He was a 4-H member and exhibited dairy and swine.  Williams has served on the Perry County 4-H Council and on the Perry County 4-H Livestock Committee for many years. He has also served as a club leader of the Mount Pleasant 4-H Club for many years with his wife.

  • Board member says anonymity boosts learning

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board member Barbara Beard said at a regular meeting Oct. 27 she’d attended a meeting where she learned students are more open with teachers when they can communicate with them secretly.