Today's News

  • A home set in STONE


    Staff Writer



  • Etienne-Williams

    Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams, both of Magnet, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. She is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently employed as a veterinary assistant at Perry County Animal Hospital.

    The future groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber-Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams. He is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Lincoln Tech. He is employed at Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • Interstate crash claims two lives

    FERDINAND – A Monday evening crash along Interstate 64 near Ferdinand took the lives of a Virginia husband and wife.

    According to Indiana State Police, the crash took place shortly before 9 p.m. when 19 year old Zachary Henry of Kentucky was traveling east on I-64 in a 2015 Toyota Camry. 

    As Henry passed the 64.5 mile marker, about 1.5 miles east of Ferdinand, he unexpectedly drove upon a 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser stopped in the driving lanes of the interstate. 

  • Propagating trees from seeds can be a challenge

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk.

    Woody plants can be a bit more elusive. I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone nor an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath its canopy. Starting woody plants from seed can be tricky.            

  • Pink Floyd tribute show to close amphitheatre season

    LINCOLN CITY – If you’ve wanted to attend a performance at the Lincoln Amphitheatre during this 2016 season –likely the most diverse in the venue’s 29-year history, your last chance to do so will be Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Pink Droyd will serve as the season’s finale and will perform a full laser light show and musical tribute to the band Pink Floyd.

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. central with an opening set by local solo-acoustic singer songwriter Steven Wagler at 6 p.m. and Pink Droyd will take the stage at approximately 7 p.m. 

  • Calling all fourth-graders

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist


    Throughout this bicentennial year, we are celebrating Indiana’s rich history through events, festivals and a statewide torch relay. Hoosiers of all ages have helped commemorate our state’s 200th birthday.

    Another way our young ones can get involved this historic year is by taking part in the Statehood Day essay contest.

  • A time for everything

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Sadly, I won’t be able to travel far for a vacation anytime soon. Recent days (or the occasional week)  away from work have meant working somewhere else.

    I used to not mind the lack of real down time but the approach of upper middle age – I turn 50 next year – has made me realize I need to find better balance in my life and with that realization comes the dream of just getting away from everything, maybe for a few weeks or maybe for longer.

  • Politics going out of redistricting?

    Here’s the best news we’ve heard from the General Assembly in a while: It looks like Hoosier lawmakers at least will consider putting a citizen commission in charge of the once-a-decade process of redrawing legislative district boundaries. That would end the practice of gerrymandering, in which the party in power draws district lines not for the common good but to strengthen its own chance of retaining incumbency.

  • Daugherty-Cannon

    Marietta Melberg of Tell City announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her granddaughter, Megan Daugherty, to Christian Cannon of Princeton, Ky. Megan is the daughter of the late Sheila Melberg-Daugherty of Princeton. Christian is the son of Michael and Charity Cannon of Princeton.

    Megan is the granddaughter of Marietta Melberg and the late Herbert C. Melberg of Tell City and Ethel Daugherty of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Osborne-Thomas

    Taylor L. Osborne and Dane S. Thomas, both of Grandview, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mandy and Dwayne Osborne and the late Annastacia Osborne of Santa Claus. She graduated from North High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. She is employed at Best Home Furnishings.

    The future groom is the son of Renee C. and Richard S. Thomas of Grandview. He graduated from Heritage Hills High School and attended Vincennes University. He is employed at Best Home Furnishings.