Today's News

  • COLUMN: Musings of a septuagenarian

    By the Side of the Road

    Having newly joined the ranks of the septuagenarian crowd, I’m reminded of an oft-repeated phrase of a remarkable teacher from my long-ago days at Brescia College.

  • EDITORIAL: How well do you know your First Amendment?

    Much recent discussion has focused on the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    While we appreciate spirited debate on any public issue, we would like to see Americans go back to Square 1; our collective knowledge of the First Amendment leaves much to be desired.

  • Congressman Larry Bucshon in Tell City Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Congressman Larry Bucshon will visit Perry County Wednesday. He is bringing his “Meet Your Congressman” tour to the county as an opportunity to get acquainted with the community.

    He will be at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office located at 601 Main St. in Tell City from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and will address participants and answer questions, Chamber Director Cheri Taylor said. The visit is open to the public and everyone is invited to visit with Bucshon and make him aware of issues of local importance.

  • Job fair scheduled

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus will host a job fair Feb. 9 at the Lake Rudolph office, located at 78 North Holiday Blvd. The job fair will take place between 9 a.m. and noon. Anyone interested in seasonal work this summer is invited to attend anytime during this three-hour period and fill out an application.

  • 2013 Trivia Night successful, ‘Big Kids’ win first prize

    Editor’s Note: This report on the Jan. 19 Trivia Night was provided by Renate Warner, director of the Perry County Community Foundation. Photos of winners were in last Thursday’s edition. Those images and others are posted in a slideshow at www.perrycountynews.com.

    You saw beads being thrown, a “kick me” sign placed on the emcee by a table of “Big Kids” and history come to life during Perry County Community Foundation’s third annual Trivia Night held Jan. 19.

  • Timber tour and banquet Feb. 12

    TELL CITY – Anyone interested in Indiana’s forests is invited to the Lincoln Hills Resource, Conservation and Development Area Forestry Committee’s 43rd annual tour and banquet. The committee is inviting the public to join them Feb. 12.

  • Cannelton mayor thanks police, firefighters

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder expressed her appreciation Jan. 14 “for the work of the fire department and the police department on this lab we had down on Washington Street.”

  • Council OKs sidewalk rules, interlocal agreement

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer retained the council presidency in a reorganization conducted at a regular meeting Jan. 14. Other actions during the meeting included the council’s adoption of a sidewalk ordinance and approval of an animal-shelter interlocal agreement.

  • Hospital construction bids to be opened

    TELL CITY – The board of trustees of Perry County Memorial Hospital will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to open bids for a new county hospital.

    Financing for the facility has been finalized through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. County officials have signed agreements that would provide a financial backup to debt payments. A groundbreaking for the project is expected to be held this spring.

    The hospital bid the project more than a year ago, but delays in obtaining financing caused delays and forced a rebidding.

  • Stolen Blessings founder hopes to spare others pain of losing loved ones


    PERRY COUNTY – Michelle Sims will always grieve the loss of her husband, Sean, who lost his life to a drunk driver in 2005. Over the years, she struggled with a range of emotions, as do most people who suddenly lose loved ones, but today, nearly eight years after the death of her husband, Sims focuses her time and energy on helping others. She also works to prevent others from suffering similar tragedies.