Today's News

  • Leopold celebrates 175 years
  • Galey-Wallace

    Michelle Galey and Ernie Wallace of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will exchange vows in a private double-ring ceremony at 3 p.m. Nov. 4, 2017, at the Bristow Community Center. A reception will start at 4.

    Formal invitations have been sent via mail and social media.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Teresa Dauby and Robbie Gayer and the late Brian Gayer of Tell City. She is a 1991 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed at Cinderella’s in Tell City.

  • 72nd Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival set for Oct. 25

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization will sponsor its 72nd annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen Candidates for this year’s festival are:

    Kindergarten, Brooke Poehlein

    First grade, Serenity Miles

    Second grade, Caitlyn Embry

    Third grade, Nora Lawson

    Fourth grade, Audrey Bodeman

    Fifth grade, Gabriella Stowe

  • Helping future educators

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Excellent teachers help our young Hoosiers develop into strong leaders. Studies show that high-quality, passionate teachers are one of the most important factors in student achievement and can make a major difference in the lives of their students.

    With the goal of bringing Indiana’s best and brightest into the profession, the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship is available for high-achieving scholars pursuing a career in education.

  • Learning the many lessons of history

    Indiana University made the right decision in rejecting an effort to take down a painting that has been hanging in one of its lecture halls for more than 75 years.

    The painting by Thomas Hart Benton shows hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan burning a cross in front of a church.

  • Saying goodbye seldom easy

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    An old Jesuit priest once told me during a 30-day retreat about the value of getting out of bed each morning and acknowledging the possibility that the coming day just might be your last.

    “Sooner or later, you’ll be right,” he quipped.

    For me, the saying is a reminder of the dangers of putting things off, saying what I might do today, I’ll wait and do tomorrow. Sooner or later, we run out of tomorrows.

  • Tell City seeking applicants for patrol officers




    TELL CITY – While there are no full-time vacancies within the city’s police department, Chief Derrick Lawalin wants to be prepared when the time comes to fill any open positions for patrol officers.

    He obtained approval from the city’s board of public works and safety to begin a hiring process this fall. The department is accepting resumes and officers will begin their review of applications later in the year.

  • Fire damages home in Cannelton
  • Cannelton Schools enrollment steady


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A graduation clock outside the offices of Cannelton High School gives precedence to the overall mission of those entrusted with educating the children who attend the city’s schools. The emphasis isn’t always about what the state says makes well-rounded students, but it’s an individual principle, one that balances modern academics to basic workplace skills.

  • State awards $1.4 million in roads funding




    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossings funding totaling nearly $1.4 million will help repave county roads and streets in Tell City and Troy in the coming year.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and  INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness, during a stop in Jasper Wednesday, announced that 396 Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.