Today's News

  • A Good Friday reminder

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Editor’s note: This article was first published in April 2010. It has appeared each year during Holy Week.


    I didn’t make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from his truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus’ death but those who pulled him from the cross.

  • Good job, Branchville United Methodist Church

    In a time when Americans’ weekly church attendance is declining, it’s good to see that Perry County’s congregations are holding their own and in some cases, even growing.

    We congratulate Branchville United Methodist Church for recently completing its new church home. It replaces a smaller structure across the road

  • Statehouse pages
  • Expanding access to CBD oil

    Rep. Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist


    This year, the Indiana General Assembly passed several laws aimed at workforce development, education and combating the opioid crisis.

    One bill that was passed this legislative session will allow all Hoosiers to purchase low THC hemp extract or cannabidiol (CBD). In recent years, research has shown that extracts from the hemp plant have a variety of medical benefits in treating people who suffer from epilepsy, depression and even high blood pressure.

  • Great Day of Service returns April 14

    TELL CITY – TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service is on April 14, and will meet at 9 a.m. at the City Hall gazebo.

    Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will, “Show god’s love in a practical way.” Hopkins stated, “It’s an example of servant evangelism, sharing that love with one another. It’s a good way to be a blessing to someone else.” He hopes it will help people think how to be positive every day.

  • Emergency agencies seek specialized drone


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County emergency management agency is seeking to add an unmanned quadcopter, colloquially called a drone, to its supply of search and rescue tools.

    EMA director, Steve Hauser, petitioned the county council for additional funding to acquire the drone.

  • New members sought for Daughters of 1812

    CORYDON – The March meeting of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Jonathan Jennings chapter was held at Harrison Springs Health Campus Club House in Corydon.

    Eighteen members were present.

    Items of interested include:

    • The organization has four new members and  four perspective members.

  • Therapy Hounds
  • Residents not as healthy as they feel


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to overall health, Perry County weighs in middle of the pack. In the overall rankings for Indiana, Perry county residents ranked number 41 of the 92 counties in how they assess their own health.

    Annual health rankings for individual counties in the U.S., tabulated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released this March.

  • American Legion ladies will award a student grant

    TELL CITY – The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Unit 213 will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Tell City or Perry Central. Eligibility requirements are: you must have a parent or grandparent who is a current member of the Tell City Post, Ladies Auxiliary, or a parent or grandparent who was a member at the time of their death.

    Contact your high school counselor for the application. Applications are due April 25.