Today's News

  • Perry County Election Results

    Cannelton Mayor

    Mary Freeman Snyder (R) 65.8%
    Morris "Smokey" Graves (D) 34.2%

    Cannelton Council At Large

    Melvin McBrayer (R) 66.85%
    Andy Rager (D) 33.15%

    Cannelton Common Council District 1

    Lynn Fulkerson (R) 67.29%
    Priscilla Phillips (D) 32.71%

    Cannelton Common Council District 2

    Jack Harris (R) 52.78%
    Robert "Bobby" Durbin (D) 47.22%

  • Commissioners discuss animal ordinance

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners discussed at their regular meeting Monday a revised animal-control ordinance Commissioner Bill Amos said will likely be voted on at their Dec. 5 meeting.

    The revised version is attached below in Microsoft Word format.

    The News posted a previous version to allow county animal owners the opportunity to review it. Some fee reductions are among the changes appearing in the revision.

  • Family coping in wake of fire

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire on Tell City’s north side gutted a home and left a local family struggling.

    The fire heavily damaged Valarie Simpson’s home at 1935 N. 10th St., Tell City. Fire Chief Greg Linne said Thursday the cause of the fire hadn’t been determined.

    The family needs household items and clothing. Valarie wears size extra-large tops and large or size 16 pants. She wears size 8 shoes.

  • COLUMN: Thanks to veterans, Americans remain free as the wind

    ROBERT MORRISON, Guest Columnist

    It seems the term “Tall Ship” must have come from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever. My seafaring dad quoted that poem to me a hundred times, but he never sailed in a tall ship. Still, as a seafarer, he too felt the romance that whistled with the wind in the rigging.

  • COLUMN: Exploring Lincoln’s life, death

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    A new No. 1 best-selling book, “The Killing of Lincoln,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, who did the research, includes great details of the last 18 days before the shocking assassination that changed America forever, is now available at your favorite retailer.

    I reviewed it in Books-A-Million in Owensboro, Ky.

  • 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.