Today's News

  • Strobel Reunion held at St. Pius in Troy

    TROY – The annual John and Anna Strobel reunion was held Aug. 9, in the St. Pius Church Hall in Troy with a pitch-in dinner.

  • Man accused of gun theft behind bars

    On Sept. 18, 2015, the Tell City Police Department responded to E & E Sporting Goods in Tell City to investigate a theft. Investigating officers learned that a male subject managed to leave the business without paying for two firearms he had selected in the store. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a red vehicle.

  • Community Events; Sept. 21

    Moose lodge to host golf outing Sept. 26


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 will host a golf outing Saturday, Sept. 26, at Hoosier Heights Country Club. Tee off will be at 8 a.m. CDT. A meal will be provided and prizes will be awarded afterward at the Moose. Cost is $45 per player.


    Ferdinand-Pike State Forest open house Sept. 24


  • I’m ready to write

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    Writing has always been an important part of my life. When I was a child, I would write songs and stories, always interested in manipulating words.

    In my first semester of classes at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, my professor, Barbara Brown, told me I should go into a career that involved writing.

  • Wasting a little less time on ISTEP

    There may be no way to avoid the universally hated Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress that Indiana school children must take every year.

    But at least next spring, the unpleasant experience will be over more quickly.

    Last year, the test stretched to 12 hours, upsetting educators and parents across the state.

  • Being there at the end

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”


    Those are Job’s words in response to the calamities raining down on his head. The Old Testament story tells us Job lost his children, property and health, unbeknownst to him, as a result of a wager of sorts between God and Satan.

  • County to contract inmate Medicaid enrollment


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – A newly enacted state requirement for offender medical services has sheriffs across the state scrambling to comply with the law. According to Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut, prisoners held in county lockups for more than 30 days must be enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.

  • Unpaid recycling bills going to court


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  – Delinquent payments to the Perry County Recycling Management District dating back as far as 2000 have the district board searching for the best method to recoup the money. With an estimated $8,000 due in outstanding bills, the county clerk told the board Monday, seeking payments via small claims may not be the best method.

  • ‘American Pickers’ fans abuzz as show’s stars film local episode


    Staff Writer


    It didn’t take long for word to spread Thursday that the stars of the History Channel show “American Pickers” were somewhere in the 500 block of 10th Street. A recreational vehicle and several vans, including a moving van and another emblazoned with an “Antique Archeology” logo, were parked on both sides of the street. 

    “Word travels fast and I knew I had to be here,” said one woman who followed the shows’ stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.

  • Tell City taking the lead on workforce grant



    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Displaced workers or those looking to increase their employability, could soon learn new job skills desired by many of the region’s manufacturers. Tell City is seeking funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs towards a pilot program aimed at workforce development for those living in Perry County and the surrounding.