Today's News

  • Bexley Emmi-Lynn Ransom

    Paige and Jarrett Ransom of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Bexley Emmi-Lynn Ransom on Dec. 21, 2016, at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Ky.

    She weighed 8 pounds and six ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Cindy Yaggi of Cannelton. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix.

    Great-grandparents include Don and Barbara Coogle of Cannelton, Emory and the late Beatrice Yaggi of Cannelton and Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

    Bexley was welcomed home by her brother, Bensen Ransom, 4.

  • Tell City’s rising stars recognized

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Association of School Principals is proud to present the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. Four juniors at Tell City Junior-Senior High School have been recognized for their academic achievement. They are  Corrie Kimbril, Whitaker Lyons, Leo Simpson and Thomas Simpson.

    Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement.

  • Community Events; Jan. 23

    Perry Central boater safety course


    LEOPOLD – There will be a boater safety course offered at Perry Central School beginning Feb. 13, 14 and 15 at 6 p.m. each evening.

    The topics of discussion will be navigation rules and boating safety laws. A Certification Card can be obtained if all requirements are met.

    The class will be taught by Indiana Conservation officer Zac Howerton.  There is no charge. For those who would like to register for this class, call Dixie Dickerson at (812) 843-5122.

  • Be kind to your colon

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com           

    There’s a long list of things we aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation. I like to think this column has been more-or-less polite for most of its existence, but there have been some exceptions.

  • Flamboyant Trump can overcome turbulence

    The shift of power from one president to the next has rarely, if ever, been as contemptuous as it is now. It is, however, too early to blanketly cast off the Trump era; as like all presidents who have come before, what happens while in office will bear the hindsight of his accomplishments. It may be difficult, but a little optimism would go a long way.

  • Memories of a Main Street beacon

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com


    Hallmarking a new beginning, with memories for many in Tell City, social media was abuzz in recent weeks to express both sadness and understating as a presumed demolition began on an old storefront along the 500 Black of Main Street. And as information now indicates not a razing but a rehab of the structure which is taking place just a stones throw from the News office, it causes pause for me thinking about the countless hours I spent there.

  • Troy officials weigh water treatment plant options


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The Town of Troy did not meet the requirements for a grant, and now will have to find other means of funding its envisioned water treatment plant.

    Due to the income level of the surveys Troy received from the citizens of the town of Troy, Troy Township and Huff township in Spencer County, the town was denied a grant from OCRA. The threshold was 51 percent of its residents at low enough income.

  • For sixth-graders the future looks GREAT!




    More than 120 William Tell Elementary School sixth-graders are better prepared for the challenges and tough decisions that lay ahead in life … all thanks to a just completed Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. A graduation ceremony Thursday celebrated students’ completion of the 13-week program that brought Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin into the classroom each week to offer good advice on gangs, peer pressure and making appropriate decisions.

  • Work skills class honors first grads


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In its inaugural session, five students completed the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Plus Program at Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus Thursday.

    Representatives from local manufacturers Webb Wheel, Waupaca Foundry, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Spencer Industries, Master Brand Cabinets and Best Home Furnishings were in attendance, as well as Glenn Goffinet’s class of about 15 Tell City Junior-Senior High School students and Tell City Mayor Jim Adams.

  • Graham to run for Vincennes University

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Marcus Graham might eventually end up at Indiana State University or the University of Southern Indiana, but for the next two years he will run for Vincennes University.
    Those were the three schools Graham visited and considered for continuing his cross country and track career.
    But he signed a letter of intent with VU Friday because “I felt like it was really the best option,” he said. “I loved the environment there.