Today's News

  • Grapplers pin down Judo awards
  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • (Mis)Adventures in lawn mowing can be memorable

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    OK, so we were mowing a lawn in a rural part of Tell City on April 4. We hadn’t worked this yard before, so its variables were new to us. We usually walk a new yard before we mow it, but this one was about four acres, so we skipped that part figuring that it would take too long. I was about five minutes into it, mowing along a tree line when the unexpected happened.

  • Auditions for Lincoln play set for Friday, Saturday at EUCC

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Mother-daughter banquet May 2 sure to be ‘groovy’

    TELL CITY – There will be a mother-daughter banquet May 2, at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    “Feelin’ Groovy” is the theme of the banquet this year.

    Sisters in Song will provide the entertainment for the evening with songs from the 1960s and the 70s and everyone will participate in games.

    A dinner will be served. All ladies are invited to attend.

    Family and friends are invited to attend for the evening.

  • At home in Perry County

    For the past few years, the Perry County News has published letters from county residents who have moved here or returned after years living elsewhere. These articles are submitted through the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which operates under the Perry County Development Corp. We are presenting two letters today, from Adrien Dannemiller and Steve Berkhouse.


    A warm welcome from Perry Countians


  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.

  • Classified forest tax breaks shouldn’t last forever

    We feel a sense of accomplishment when news stories generate comments and letters to the editor. That was the case after a front-page story earlier this year on an increase in the base valuation for classified forests.

    In case you missed the story, the state legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill increasing the assessed valuation of land in the classified forest program from $1 per acre to $13.29.

    Perry County is home to more than 59,000 acres of classified forest so the change affects a lot of people.

  • Vendors sought for farmers market

    TELL CITY – Spring is finally here and that means many Perry Countians’ thoughts are turning toward garden projects and the upcoming Tell City farmers market.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host an organizational meeting for the 2016 Tell City markets on Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

    The meeting will be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    At the meeting, we will discuss set-up, parking rules, market days, times and other questions and concerns. 

  • Sprinkle to be honored at scholarship toast

    BEDFORD – Becky Sprinkle of Bedford will be honored at this year’s Williams Rotary Scholarship Toast on April 14.

    Becky is the daughter of Bob and Rosana Gibson of Branchville and the wife of Steve Sprinkle of Bedford. She has been a guidance counselor at North Lawrence High School since 1975.

    Several family members plan on attending the Toast which will be held on Thursday, April 14, at the First Baptist Christian Church Center in Bedford. Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30.