Today's News

  • Winter interest ... plants with berries

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties.  For us this is perfect winter weather to work in.  Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.

    The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof! The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • An ode to the Battle of New Orleans

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    On Jan. 8, an anniversary in American history will arrive. On that date in 1815, the final act of the Battle of New Orleans occurred. That battle made Andrew Jackson a national hero and thrust him toward the presidency.

  • Twilight Towers New Year’s Eve dance

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will host a New Year’s Eve Dance Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the dining room, located at 1648 10th St., Tell City.

    The entertainment will be provided by Country Sunshine Band.

    Donations will be accepted. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Stay informed as legislative session starts

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    With 2016 coming to a close, the next legislative session is right around the corner. The Senate reconvenes Jan. 3 to start discussing legislative proposals that will continue to make Indiana a great place to live, work and raise a family.

  • SIRS program will combat challenges to employment

    JASPER – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions is one of three collaborating partners to receive a two-year pre-employment Transition grant. The grant focuses on creating positive strategies for students with intellectual and other disabilities. SIRS will implement the grant in Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick County School system.

  • Why do phantom memories seem so real?

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer


    Dozens of blockbuster movies release every year, but only one in very many have a line quite as iconic as the first “Star Wars” movie, “A New Hope.” You may remember it as “Luke, I am your father,” but upon review of the dialogue in this scene, James Earl Jones as Darth Vader actually said “No, I am your father.”

  • Fire guts home on 22nd Street
  • High hopes for 2017

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Though these words took shape the day before Christmas Eve, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2017 nears.

  • Achieving 21st century government in Indiana




    Someone once told me, “The auditor’s office shouldn’t be political, because math isn’t political.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • It’s time to end gerrymandering

    When the new year begins, Republicans in Indiana will once again control the governor’s office and have supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

    That means Democrats will again be all but powerless. Republicans will have a quorum all by themselves, so the Democrats can’t even slow down business a little by failing to attend.

    If you’re a strongly partisan Republican, you probably think this is a pretty good deal. But there are good reasons that most Hoosiers should be at least a little worried about the situation.