Today's News

  • The skunk under the steps

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I have a skunk living, or at least visiting regularly, underneath the concrete steps leading to my house in New Boston. The animal, which is large and has more white on it than most skunks I see,  hasn’t caused any real issues thus far, other than scaring me twice and causing me anxiety every time I walk to the house.

  • Preserve Indiana’s status as Crossroads of America

    The North American Free Trade Agreement has been much derided and awkwardly defended since it entered force in 1994. Many younger members of the workforce have never known a world without it, or the dire warnings of former independent presidential candidate Ross Perot. Insurgent fervor in both parties in last year’s elections showed that NAFTA, and the economy built around it, still weighs heavily.

  • The darkest days of daylight saving time

    Dave Bangert

    Guest Columnist


    This column by Dave Bangert, a columnist for the Lafayette Journal and Courier, appeared last Wednesday, ahead of Sunday morning’s end of Daylight Saving Time.


    Oh, the joys of the first day back to school after an extended fall break.

  • Veterans Day

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    November 11th is Veterans Day. It is set aside to honor men and women who have served in the military. It was originally a day to honor the end of World War One.

    Fighting in that war formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. After the war the United States observed what was called Armistice Day. 

  • Programs, special section to honor veterans

    PERRY COUNTY – As Veterans Day approaches, Perry Countians will honor the lives of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. Ceremonies are scheduled in all three county school systems and Lincoln Hills Development Corp. will host a breakfast for veterans and guests on Wednesday.

    • Cannelton City Schools will host a program Friday, Nov. 10, at the Cannelton Community Center. Local veterans will be recognized and students have been asked to submit photos of family members who have served in the military.

  • Box of Blessings:




    TELL CITY – A new Blessing Box created from the time and talents of Perry Countians over the past several months is offering non-perishable food to those in need. 

    According to Louann Oberhausen, a member of St. Paul Catholic Church’s Ministry of Charity, Blessing Boxes like the one located at the church have popped up across the country and allow people to donate non-perishable food items. Those in need can access what they need.

  • A round toward victory
  • The winter forecast?




    Cold weather is coming, but just how severe will Old Man Winter be in 2017-18? The answer depends on where you put your winter prognostication faith. Local lore is predicting either a bitterly cold winter or a mild season with either lots of snow or very little. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall.

  • Party caucus today will fill District 74 seat


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a Republican Party caucus at 6 p.m. today to fill the Indiana District 74 seat vacated by Lloyd Arnold. The district consists of all or portions of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. The candidate nominated will serve out the remainder of Arnold’s two-year term, which will conclude at the end of 2018.

  • Tell City girls have improved shooting

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved guard play and shooting could lead to a winning season for Tell City’s girls basketball team.
    ““With Katie Goffinet, Hayley Fackler, who just continues to get better, Lizzy Kehl, Chloe Carman and Grace Kreilein, for the first time in a while I feel like our guard play is going to be pretty good,” said Coach John Hayes.
    Four of those players will start, though, so the Marksmen will be a guard-dominated team.