Today's News

  • Tell City native graduates from Vincennes with honors

    VINCENNES – Stephanie Robinson Mayfield, of Tell City, graduated Saturday, May 7, an Associate of Science Nursing from Vincennes University with cum laude honors. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and is currently completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

    Mayfield is a graduate of Perry Central High School and the daughter of Tracey Dwiggins of Ohio and the late Toni Robinson.

    She is the granddaughter of Loretta and Robert Dwiggins of Ohio.

    Mayfield and her husband, David, have a five-year-old daughter, Arianna.

  • Community Events; June 6

    Class of ‘49 to meet Saturday


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School class of 1949 will celebrate its 67th class reunion at The Patio Steakhouse Saturday, June 11, beginning at noon. For further information, call (812) 566-0654.

    The Patio Steakhouse is located on Indiana 66.


    Cook-York reunion Sunday


  • State must close campaign contribution limit loophole

    One is a conservative. The other a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. They and their agendas could hardly be more different from each other.

    Democratic challenger John Gregg and Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Pence are locked in a tight and historically significant battle to win Indiana’s gubernatorial election in November. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on the direction of state policy, taxpayer money, social programs, education, economic development and a host of other concerns affecting Hoosiers’ quality of life and the state’s future.

  • A bicentennial update

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Indiana’s bicentennial celebration is unfolding and there are several events planned across Perry County in coming months. The News has shared the news of several of them, including the torch relay’s visit to the county Sept. 10 and plans for the torch to travel through Derby, Rome, Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Protecting Indiana jobs


    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senator


    I have always believed that our country works best when the middle class is strong. It’s good for families, businesses, and our local communities. For decades, the strength of the middle class has been rooted in a social contract between businesses and workers, a mutual understanding that the success of one contributes to the success of the other. 

  • Library aims to safeguard finances


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – In efforts to secure its coffers, the Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a materiality threshold of $500. This means if there is a discrepancy in funds valued at or above that amount, it must be reported to the State Board of Accounts, by a state requirement.

    Library Director John Mundy clarified overdue books do not count toward this threshold.

  • A trailing heart: Gagliardi finds new paths


    Staff Writer


    Rain has put a damper on many outdoor events. For some, they can brave through a shower or two, but there is a limit. Vince Gagliardi of Cannelton met his turning-back point during a recent hiking trip.

  • New abbot no stranger to leadership roles




    ST. MEINRAD – A monk who has held leadership posts in the monastery and seminary was elected archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in an election held Thursday morning.

    The Rev. Kurt Stasiak OSB becomes the 10th abbot and seventh archabbot in the community’s 162-year history, succeeding Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, who announced in January that he would resign the position upon the new abbot’s election. DuVall had served as abbot since Dec. 31, 2004.

  • Drone views of Cannelton
  • Plans in place for TC spring cleanup




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 13-16 as the dates for the 2016 spring cleanup.

    Rules are similar to past years’ events. Postcards are being mailed to city residents and they list the specific dos and don’ts.

    Large items will be picked up with residents’ normal trash on the standard collection days.