Today's News

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • A little post-election decorum, please

    Now that the election is over and the dust of arguably the most contentious presidential race in our history has finally settled, revealing a clear and decisive winner, everyone should just calm down.

    There have been thousands of protesters rioting in cities across the country who decry Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of now President-elect Trump.

  • Mini-libraries to be installed at parks


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – Area residents should find free books to read at two Perry County Parks next spring thanks to a Perry Central student’s class project.

    Cori Allen, a sophomore at Perry Central, told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that for her AP language group community project she wants to install little free libraries at Riverside Park in Magnet and Wilkerson Park in Rome “to make reading more accessible throughout the community.”

  • New cell tower set for Tell City


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Upgraded cell phone service is one step closer to reality for Tell City.

    PBM Wireless Services of Carmel, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to erect a cell phone tower on property owned by Mulzer Crushed Stone located along Sixth and Lafayette streets. The tower could improve both data and calling services for cellular customers. Currently, the closest tower is on North Ridge Road, just outside city limits.

  • Inking an Enterprise


    Staff Writer


    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.

  • Honoring our military heroes
  • Lion at the gate


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Come the New Year, patrons to the Perry County Courthouse will likely be greeted by a new face; not one filling an elected position, but instead to ensure safety. The county commissioners recently announced plans to add a security guard stationed at the front entrance.

  • Community Events; Nov. 14

    Bristow United Pentecostal taking candy orders


    BRISTOW – Bristow United Pentecostal Church is now taking candy orders for Thanksgiving.

    All orders must be in by Friday, Nov. 18, and delivery will be on Monday, Nov. 21.

    Candy available is: plain fudge, fudge with walnuts, peanut butter fudge, peanut butter balls (Buckeyes), and peanut brittle. Fudge and Buckeyes are $7 per pound: they can also be ordered in 1/2 pound sizes. 

  • Baxter scores third hole-in-one

    TELL CITY – Joe Baxter of Tell City scored his third hole-in-one and second at Hoosier Heights Country Club on the 125-yard, par-3 seventh hole Monday.
    Hugh Clayton witnessed the shot.
    Baxter, 79, also shot better than his age that round, finishing with 78 for 18 holes.

  • Simpson wins third cross country MVP

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson was named Tell City’s boys cross country Most Valuable Runner for the third year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    That award was based strictly on points scored.
    No Most Valuable Player award was given in volleyball but Emma Kohnert, who was named MVP last year, won the Offensive Player of the Year award in that sport.
    Morgan Schuetter won the volleyball Defensive Player of the Year award.