Today's News

  • Birthdays, July 15 - July 21

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    July 15

  • COLUMN: Why prescribed burning on forest works

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Jeremy Kolaks, an engine operator with the Hoosier National Forest.

  • COLUMN: Why I like Perry County


    Editor’s Note: This is one of a regular series of guest columns about Perry County submitted by residents who moved to the community or who returned here after living away for several years.
    To share your story, contact Editor Vince Luecke at 547-3424 or send him an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • COLUMN: Stabbed in the front by friends

    BY Vince Luecke, Editor

    I’ve been a little stressed lately, for a lot of reasons. Some of the causes were beyond my control, but the way I’ve handled the situations and the stress they’ve caused me was in my control. It still is.
    So, let this column serve as a public confession of sorts. I’ve done a lousy job recently of dealing with challenging times, including circumstances when I’ve felt mistreated or had my feelings hurt.

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County Cares provides useful open-gym program

    Childhood obesity is a problem nationwide, and locally we often hear kids say there is nothing to do.
    Both problems are probably worse in July than any other month because kids are out of school and all “summer” recreation leagues (Little League, Babe Ruth League and girls softball) in Perry County concluded their seasons by the end of June. Thus, only kids who made all-star or travelling teams are still playing.
    The rest have more than a month before school starts to sit around being bored or thinking of ways to get in trouble.

  • Access road to Buzzard Roost closed for repairs

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials announced that starting today, the Forest Service Road accessing the Buzzard Roost Overlook (Road number 1165.030) is closed for repairs. The road is expected to reopen before Sept. 5.
    Russ Christensen, a civil engineering technician, said that a culvert in the road collapsed and has to be repaired.  “We hope to have repairs completed before Labor Day, but the weather plays a big part in how quickly the work is completed,” Christensen said.

  • Butler recognized

    Chris Cail, left, president of the Tell City Historical Museum and local photographer Danny Bolin, right, presented noted county artist John Butler with a photo canvas of his painting easel which was on display during his art exhibit at the museum in April.

  • Sign up now for Aug. 11 Schweizer Fest talent show

    TELL CITY – Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show are now available in the lobby at German American Bank in downtown Tell City, at Conner Floor Covering at 12 and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017.
    The rules and registration form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.
    The talent show will take place on Musk Halle stage in City Hall Park, Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

  • Grants to fight substance abuse on several fronts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants totaling more than $47,500 Friday with money going to a variety of community and education-based drug and alcohol prevention and intervention programs.

    Two local police departments also received money, including more than $14,000 to the Tell City Police Department for two Segways.

  • 4-H’ers ready for big fair week

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off months of work this week as the annual fair kicks off several days of activities.
    Events begin today with the 4-H Queen and King Contest, fashion revue, basket auction and food action. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.