Today's News

  • McGehee – Sutton

    Mr. and Mrs. Rex McGehee of Owensboro, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Morgan of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jenny Nicole McGehee and Shawn Sutton.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of the Majesty Academy and Brescia University. She works in the loan department at U.S. Bank.
    Mr. Sutton is a graduate of Tell City High School and the University of Southern Indiana. He works in the mortgage department at U.S. Bank.

  • Students will ride to save lives

    CANNELTON – Cannelton students won’t “ride for their lives” Saturday, but for those of others as they participate in the Cannelton Teachers Association’s 35th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Bike-athon.

    The ride will begin at 9 a.m. at Myers Grade School and end by 11 a.m. 

  • Two in custody after police uncover alleged 19th Street drug lab

    TELL CITY – A state-police drug-lab team was en route Monday morning to an alleged meth lab in the 500 block of 19th Street. Two people, Damon McCallister and Roger Alvey, were in custody on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Both men were removed from the home after police received a report of a suspicious gas-like odor coming from it. The men were later hosed off with water and taken to the Tell City Police Department.

  • COLUMN: Counties receive community asset inventory report card

    District 74 State Representative

    Most of us really don’t like to receive a grade score … unless we are assured an A or B.  That said, letter grades give us a strong indication of “where we stand.”  

  • COLUMN: Outwitted by a turtle


    Wars aren’t won in a single day but two days of trying to trap an elusive snapping turtle had me shaking my head in frustration last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Rally against invasion of privacy needs your support

    We Americans are reasonable, for the most part. While we love our freedoms, we realize we must sometimes accept restrictions on them. Our freedom to move about on the streets our taxes fund, for example, is restricted by stop lights and signs. We understand the need for them, so, for the most part, we comply with them.

  • Free fishing derby set for May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Earth Day sale reducing price of rain barrels

    CANNELTON –To celebrate Earth Day the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will offer rain barrels at half of the original price.  

  • Arts group to kick off 2012 Music in the Park series May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kickoff the 2012 season May 11. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place the second Friday of each month from May to September.

  • Candidate forum Thursday at PC open to the public

    PERRY COUNTY –  A forum for local candidates seeking office in May’s primary is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Candidates for the contested races of county council and District 3 commissioner will give opening statements and answer questions.

    Candidates who are uncontested in the primary will be introduced but will not speak.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Anyone who would like to propose questions can do so by e-mailing them to editor@perrycountynews.com.