Today's News

  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beatty

    Floretta and Larry Beatty of Tell City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Sunday at a family gathering hosted by their daughter and her family.   

    They were married Sept. 14, 1957, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. 

    The couple has two children, Darla (Chris) Goffinet of Tell City, and the late Marcia (Bill) Barth of Louisville, Ky. 

    Grandchildren are Lauren (Brittany Roark), Sarah and Reed Goffinet and Dylan, Conor and Colin Barth. 

  • House internships open doors

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    The Indiana House Republicans are offering unique internship opportunities to current college students and recent graduates. The House Republican Internship Program provides a chance to gain hands-on experience while participating in the legislative process at the Indiana Statehouse.

  • Labor makes us who we are

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was. I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • Sheriff’s deputies deserve enhanced retirement

    It sounds as if the debate on county sheriff’s deputies retirement pay, which dates back to the start of this decade, could soon be resolved. In a time when benefits packages are dwindling across the board for many employees, we support the incentive to keep good officers on the job.

  • A United Effort
  • Adaelynn Rae Ayer

    Breyan Underhill and Tyler Ayer of Evanston announce the birth of a daughter, Adaelynn Rae Ayer, on Aug. 18, 2017, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces.

    Grandparents are Roger and Stacey Lawalin of Lamar, Keith and Crystal Underhhill of Doolittle Mills, Camilla Ayer and Harold Brothwell of Santa Claus, Janet Peters of Evanston and the late Kevin Ayer.

  • Community Events; Sept. 4


    CCC banana split party Wednesday


    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church in Tell City will host its annual 50-foot banana split gathering Sept. 6. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the church at 821 10th St.

    Everyone is invited to join in this time of family fellowship.

    For more information contact Carrie Wright at cc_church@sbcglobal.net or phone (812) 619-6562


    Skin care seminars start Monday


  • United Way kickoff Sunday at Pour Haus

    TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County is preparing for its annual contribution campaign kickoff. Welcoming the community to an afternoon of family, friends food and football, they will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Pour Haus in Tell City.

    A portion of the proceeds generated by the restaurant at the open house will be donated to United Way. Those attending can sign up to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos game.

  • Treats for Texas
  • New book lists county’s first, early settlers

    PERRY COUNTY – When Perry County celebrated its bicentennial, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the DAR, in conjunction with the Perry County Bicentennial Committee, hosted a First and Early Families Ceremony which awarded a certificate and pin to anyone who could prove their lineage to one of Perry County’s early settlers.