Today's News

  • New Albany angler wins Rocky Point tourney

    CANNELTON – Todd Hensley of New Albany, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Hensley pocketed $3,842.

    Hensley said he spent the event flipping stumps along a 200- to 300-yard stretch in the back of a creek on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.

  • Family historian preparing for new book’s release




    A family chronicler putting the finishing touches to a new book listing the descendants of an early Perry County family is putting out a final call for updates and photos ahead of a December release.

  • Perry Central welcomes new staffers


    Staff Writer


    Several new faces will be seen at Perry Central Schools this semester. But they’re not  all students. The high school will welcome three new teachers as well as three at the elementary.


    Perry Central High School

    Mackenzie Petty, 24, will instruct 10th grade English and honors English classes, along with Advanced Placement literature courses for juniors and seniors. Aside from regular classroom duties, she will also oversee the literature club.

  • Who needs to step up?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    An interesting thing keeps happening to me. Every few days, someone – an acquaintance, a colleague, even a stranger on the street – approaches me. They ask some version of the same question: What can we do to pull ourselves out of this dark period?

  • Community Events; Aug. 31

    Skin care seminars scheduled


    TELL CITY – Skinsations Estheticians Salon and Boutique will host free skin care seminars with special speaker Irene Stuckey. Events will take place Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Skinsations’ 1218 Payne St. location. Seating is limited, and promoters ask that you RSVP if planning to attend.

    For more information, call (812) 547-5461.


    Pour Haus to host United Way open house


  • Church News; Aug. 31

    CCC banana split party Wednesday


    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church in Tell City will host its annual 50-foot banana split gathering Sept. 6. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the church at 821 10th St.

    Everyone is invited to join in this time of family fellowship.

    For more information contact Carrie Wright at cc_church@sbcglobal.net or phone (812) 619-6562


    Sisters’ retreat starts Sept. 8


  • Helping Hoosiers with epilepsy

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    A number of young Hoosiers throughout the state suffer from certain forms of epilepsy that are unresponsive to traditional methods of medical treatment.

    Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has shown documented effectiveness in managing the symptoms of severe epilepsy in about 80 percent of cases like these. Last month, a law I co-authored went into effect permitting a person to possess CBD oil if they or someone in their care has been diagnosed with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy.

  • Saving Rome’s courthouse will take all of us

    We wish the best of luck to organizers who met in Rome Thursday night to seek ways to both honor the upcoming bicentennial of the Rome Courthouse and to preserve it for future generations.

    The courthouse needs work and most pressing, perhaps, is its roof. Other parts of the building need work and updates, such as the kitchen, for it to continue serving the community for events such as the annual Dogwood Tour.

  • Waiting on Eclipse 2024

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Like a lot of people, I expected a bit more darkness when last Monday’s moon covered about 97 percent of the sun. The remaining 3 percent carried quite the punch.

  • Our View: City needs insurance adviser

    We credit the Tell City Common Council for its decision earlier this month to seek bids on city insurance. We know of no issues with the city’s existing insurance coverage or provider but we think competition is a good thing, whether the city is purchasing insurance coverage, gasoline for its fleet of vehicles or asphalt for streets.