Today's News

  • Prayers and candles

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Friday is the feast of St. Blaise, and I suspect a good many Perry Countians either had their throats blessed at church this past weekend or will this weekend.

    I plan to attend church, so hopefully I am among the faithful lining up to have a pair of candles placed under my double chin while a priest offered a simple prayer.

  • Don’t censor young voices

    Most of us at this paper worked for a student newspaper or publication while we were in college.

    The knowledge and lessons gained throughout were a valuable experience that none of us take for granted. More importantly, we were in a situation that allowed us to practice the techniques and intricacies of journalism and we were given true freedoms like those who work in journalism professionally.

  • Once again, violence is never the answer

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer


    Violent actions cannot be tolerated, even when they occur against those who invoke ideas of hate. A video floating around social media sites shows well-known alt-right personality Richard Spencer being struck in the face with a dissenter’s fist during a video interview with a member of the press. As it turns out, this was the second time that day he was punched in the face, though there are only photos of that instance.

  • Community Events; Jan. 30

    Free kidney education course set for Feb. 2


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Tell City Dialysis Center, 1602 Main St.

    The class is free and open to anyone that’s been diagnosed with kidney disease and family members are encouraged to attend with patient’s also.

    For more information or to enroll for the class, contact Davita Tell City Dialysis Center (812) 547-1140.


    Landlord group to meet Feb. 17


  • Author to pay musical tribute to Tell City ‘CCC boys’ at Library in March

    TELL CITY – Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Tell City Public Library on Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. More than 4,000 CCC Boys were involved in rescue and clean up efforts during the Flood of 1937.  Camp William Tell opened in August of 1934, 1.5 miles north of town.

  • Etienne-Williams

    An afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at St. Mark Catholic Church united Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams in marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp and Dennis Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. The groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber Meserve and Curt Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams, took place Oct. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    The bride took the groom’s last name.

  • Hospital trustees OK Tell City Clinic upgrade




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Clinic will get a needed sprucing up under a $120,000 upgrade plan approved Wednesday by Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The group approved upgrades for the clinic, including new floor covering, ceiling tile and painting. The work won’t cover the entire building, which includes a large lower level. However, it will include the clinic’s waiting room and some other patient areas.

  • Firefighters saw fewer runs in 2016




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department responded to 79 runs in 2016, a number Fire Chief Greg Linne said was below most years’ averages. But he wasn’t complaining. The department fought 11 structure fires and responded to seven vehicle fires, nine reports of smoke and three brush and grass fires. There were 13 miscellaneous responses to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials spills, electric fires, open burning and school fire drills.

  • The Great Flood of 1937




    The News safeguards bound volumes of its past issues on upstairs shelves. Nary a copy is missing from the large yellowing books that reach back in date to the 1920s, except 1937. The great flood of January and February in that year hit the paper hard, as it did the rest of the community and county.

    The flood stopped the paper’s presses for weeks, leaving a gap in the news pages for that year. No event in the ensuing 80 years would postpone the paper’s publication for so long. 

  • New home construction up last year in Tell City




    TELL CITY – It was a busy year for Tell City’s Building and Zoning office, with five new homes permitted in 2016 along with commercial projects valued at more than $5.2 million.

    Building and Zoning Director Bill Alvey presented his report for 2016 at the Jan. 17 meeting of the board of public works and safety. While the number of new homes is not huge, the total is more than many past years. The five homes had a value of $758,000, which will add to the city’s and county’s tax bases.