Today's News

  • Leo Gregory Clark

    Josh and Britney Clark of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Leo Gregory Clark. He was delivered at 4 p.m., May 6, 2016, at Deaconess Gateway Women’s Hospital in Evansville. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Mrs. Clark is the former Britney Hendershot. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Yvette Hendershot and paternal grandparents are Gary and Linda Clark and Vicki Clark, all of Tell City. Great-grandparents are Tony and Donna Collignon, Norman and Ruth Weber, June Hendershot, Bettye Volgemann and Lucille Clark.

  • Tell City native graduates college with honors

    TERRE HAUTE – Stephen Wayne Jones, a 2012 Tell City High School graduate, earned a diploma from Indiana State University on Saturday, May 6. Jones graduated with honors with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He was vice president and president of Tribeta, a biological honors society. He participated in a summer undergraduate research experience. Stephen was a laboratory assistant and a chemistry tutor.

    He volunteered at the children’s museum and at the Summer Special Olympics.

    Jones plans to attend graduate school.

  • Thoughts from the pulpit




    I recently grabbed lunch with a police officer who happens to be a friend of mine. I couldn’t help but notice that he was wearing a bulletproof vest … because he just came from work … where he may be shot at.

  • Perry Central Junior-Senior High Art show finalists
  • Cannelton Junior-Senior High honor rolls

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Junior-Senior High School has released its honor rolls for the second grading period of the second term and the final honor rolls of the second term.

    Term 2 Grading Period 2

    Grade 6 high honor roll: Jhett B. Garrett, Devyn Rollie Powers and Jenessa Sturgeon.

    Grade 6 honor roll: Logan Bishop, Kyra J. Hemmings, Kyra Jones, Dylan Persohn and Jackson C. Sandage.

    Grade 7 honor roll: Kyra Hemmings.

    Grade 7 honorable mention: Daniel Applegate.

  • Troy’s boat ramp repaired in time for summer’s first holiday


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The boat ramp in Troy has undergone repair and, according to Bernard “Pudder” Linne, it is not far from completion.

    Don Froehlich of Don’s Automotive and Steve Gelarden have taken up the task of fixing the ramp.

    “It looked like he had quite a bit of it welded up there,” Linne said “and he was waiting on some vinyl for the flooring.”

    Linne took note of the progress when delivering the tongue for the ramp earlier in May.

  • The bravest among us




    Memorial Day is the day when we, as Americans, honor the brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in order to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

  • Honoring our fallen heroes

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Throughout our history, more than 1 million Americans have lost their lives serving our country. Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

    While communities throughout the state will be celebrating Memorial Day in their own ways, it is important that we remember the true meaning of the holiday: to honor our service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our nation.

  • Electing an abbot

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It is going to be an important week for the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, who will elect their 10th abbot Thursday. And while there won’t be a Vatican-style chimney puffing white smoke to signal the election of a new abbot, there will be bells … and a lot of tradition.

  • VA should fix problems, not distract from them

    When it comes to healthcare, no one should have to wait. That sentiment should especially extend to our veterans, the men and women who give up much and ask for so little in return.

    National Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald recently came under fire for downplaying the amount of time veterans have been awaiting medical treatment at VA facilities, according to a May 23 article in USA Today.