Today's News

  • Artists’ extrinsic flare on display at Krempp Gallery

    JASPER – The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center is pleased to present the artwork of ceramic artist Lenny Dowhie of Evansville and mixed media artist Darryl Halbrooks of Richmond, Ky. Their exhibits will run from Feb. 1 through Feb. 26.

    Join both artists at the Jasper Arts Center for an opening reception at the Krempp Gallery  Feb. 1  from 5 to 7 pm. Each artist will give a brief gallery talk about themselves and their artwork. 

  • SWCD annual meeting Feb. 27

    CANNELTON – The 70th annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bristow Community Center in Bristow. Dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

    Contact the Perry County SWCD office by phone at (812) 547-4686 or send e-mail darlene-fischer@iaswcd.org for more information or reservations.

  • ‘Death with Dignity’ worthy of consideration

    Jerry Davich



    In November, Don Poore turned to his wife Dreana to ask a desperate question.

    “Indiana doesn’t have assisted suicide,” he said. “What am I to do?”

    For months, Poore suffered from intense back pain that only got worse.

  • Snow gets to us all

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Snow has a love-hate relationship with those on whom it falls. Many of us cringe at the very word. We hate snow for what it creates and leaves behind: slick roads, fender benders, sidewalks to shovel, wet shoes and cold toes. That’s certainly been the case the past two weeks.

    Many of us have had enough of winter already and it’s not even Groundhog’s Day yet.

  • Proposed bill would deny dignity to the denying

    A new “death with dignity” bill was proposed in the Indiana Legislature this month, similar to one that was introduced last year but never advanced out of its committee. It would allow terminally ill patients, with their doctor’s approval, to seek medication that, when taken, would kill them.

    We disagree and believe allowing physicians allowing physicians to basically prescribe suicide is morally wrong.

  • Will Read and Sing for Food benefit Feb. 10

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County will host a Will Read and Sing for Food public benefit show on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. CST at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City.

    Jasper-based WRASFF, created and hosted by Tell City native Scott Saalman, is a mix of live music and humor essays.

    Since 2011, the show has raised over $120,000 for more than 40 charities and causes, mainly in southern Indiana, including several for Tell City Catholic Charities.

  • Abigail Paige Foley

    Kevin and Lauren (Smith) Foley announce the arrival of a daughter, Abigail Paige Foley, born Sept. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health North in Carmel. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Abigail was welcomed home by siblings, Elizabeth Grace, 3, and Gabriel Patrick, 2. The family resides in Whitestown.

    Grandparents are Dean and Theresa Smith of Jasper and Rick and Theresa Foley of Chandler. Great-grandparents are Joe and Judy Hagedorn of Tell City, Charlotte Smith of Bristow and Ellie Foley of Newburgh.

  • Community Events; Jan. 22

    Troy water hearing Feb. 7


    TROY – The Troy Town Board will host a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fire Department.  The Troy Fire Department is located at 330 Harrison St. in Troy. The hearing will present information on the anticipated rate increases for Troy Water Utility customers.  For more information, call (812) 547-7501.


    Museum show and tell today


  • Local author pens new book of rural whimsy

    Per Bastet Publications proudly presents “Confabulating With the Cows,” by Brett Alan Sanders. Subtitled, “Wit, Whimsy, and Occasional Wisdom from Perry County, Indiana: 1992-94,” these newspaper columns began rather humbly as Rural News reports and grew quickly into the talk of Perry County.

  • Baumeister seeking seat on county council

    TELL CITY – Prevented by term limits from seeking another four years as county coroner, Charlie Baumeister has set his sights on the county council. The Democrat filed this month for the District 1 seat now held by Republican J.R. Flynn.

    Baumeister, 59, said he still wants to serve his community.