Today's News

  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.

  • Classified forest tax breaks shouldn’t last forever

    We feel a sense of accomplishment when news stories generate comments and letters to the editor. That was the case after a front-page story earlier this year on an increase in the base valuation for classified forests.

    In case you missed the story, the state legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill increasing the assessed valuation of land in the classified forest program from $1 per acre to $13.29.

    Perry County is home to more than 59,000 acres of classified forest so the change affects a lot of people.

  • Vendors sought for farmers market

    TELL CITY – Spring is finally here and that means many Perry Countians’ thoughts are turning toward garden projects and the upcoming Tell City farmers market.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host an organizational meeting for the 2016 Tell City markets on Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

    The meeting will be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    At the meeting, we will discuss set-up, parking rules, market days, times and other questions and concerns. 

  • Sprinkle to be honored at scholarship toast

    BEDFORD – Becky Sprinkle of Bedford will be honored at this year’s Williams Rotary Scholarship Toast on April 14.

    Becky is the daughter of Bob and Rosana Gibson of Branchville and the wife of Steve Sprinkle of Bedford. She has been a guidance counselor at North Lawrence High School since 1975.

    Several family members plan on attending the Toast which will be held on Thursday, April 14, at the First Baptist Christian Church Center in Bedford. Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30.

  • Organist to perform free concert April 17

    ST. MEINRAD ­– Organist Richard Spotts will present a free concert on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. Central time at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad.

    The program will feature works of the French composer Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) for the Easter season.

    Spotts, a native of Bucks County, Pa., and a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, has set out to perform and educate the public of Tournemire’s seminal work, with the ultimate goal of performing the complete 15-hour cycle in a recital series over 10 days.

  • Community Events; April 11

    1720 Club raffle tickets for sale


    PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf. Her husband, Larney Greenwood, is an alumni of the school. She has tickets for the school’s 1720 Club, a year-long raffle that draws $1,720 in cash prizes on the last business day of each month.

    St. Rita’s is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about the fundraisers, visit www.srsdeaf.org.


  • Debra Emerson among 2016 Hoosier Women Artists

    Debra Emerson of Tell City has been awarded the prestigious Hoosier Women Artists award by Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. Debra, her daughter, Erin, and her assistant, Jessica Schulthise, attended the reception at the Indiana State House, where the awards were presented. This year’s contest had 205 entries, with 28 women making the cut, and receiving awards.

  • Dauby-George

    Emily Dauby and Clint George of Findlay, Ohio, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    Parents of the bride-to-be are Latisha Dauby of Jeffersonville and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dauby of Evansville.

    Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Scott George of Derby.

    The wedding will be held April 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Songs Catholic Church in French Lick. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at Wilstem Ranch in French Lick.

  • ‘Hoosiers & Their Hooch’ exhibit at TC Museum this Dogwood Tour

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will be presenting a special exhibition at their museum, located at the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets, during the Dogwood Festival weekend.

    The exhibit is entitled, “Hoosiers and Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition.”

  • Student to represent school, state at BPA national convention



    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – When it comes to her education and career goals, Perry Central senior Lexi Pittman is all business. Adding emphasis to achieving her long-term targets, the 17-year-old has earned an opportunity to attend the Business Professionals of America national conference in Boston this May.