Today's News

  • We the Youth seeking members for a year’s worth of learning

    PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen in the upcoming school year.

    The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics included government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decision-making.

  • Beekeeping workshop set for Tuesday, May 26

    BRANCHVILLE – Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers are holding a beekeeping workshop May 26. 

    The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive opening demonstration.

    Bill Gibson will do a hive opening demonstration at the Robert Gibson place located at 19680 Old St. Road 37, Branchville, one mile north of Perry Central High School.

    Those attending are welcome to take bee coats and gloves and wear long pants for the hive demonstration.

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  • Community Events; May 11, 2015

    PC Football Families to meet today


    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Football Families will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the high-school study hall room.


    Alzheimer’s, program at library Tuesday


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch will host an upcoming program, “The Basics: Dementia, Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease.”

  • Terry Lock Memorial Golf Scramble June 8

    SANTA CLAUS – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host the Terry Lock Memorial Democrat Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Christmas Lake Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $65 per golfer and will include drinks and snacks on the course and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mulzer Camp.

    Dinner tickets are available for nongolfers for $15. Registration will begin at noon.

    Entry forms are available at Jody’s Barber Shop in Tell City or by calling Dale Groves at (812) 608-0166. This event is open to the public.

  • Hay - Thomas

    Chelsea Hay and Colton Thomas of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Pam Hay of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Tony and Julie Thomas of Tell City.

    Miss Hay is a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2014 graduate of Henderson Community College.

    She is employed with Perry County Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.

    Mr. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School.

    He is employed at Thomas Glass and More.

  • Social News; May 11

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will host a mother-daughter-friend carry-in dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The circle will furnish the meat and drinks and the committee for refreshments will be in charge of desserts. Committee members are Dorothy Steen, Carol Smith, Colleen Smith, Jean Schulthise and Mary Seibert.


  • Legislative successes in 2015

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    This week, the 2015 legislative session, my first session as your state senator, came to a close. While many important issues were debated, the state’s biennial budget was the primary focus the last four months at the Statehouse.

    The enacted budget is balanced and focused on funding Indiana’s most important needs, creating a strong foundation for our economic future.

  • Learning about bees

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Want to learn more about bees? Not the birds and the bees, but real bees, the kind that pollinate our crops and produce the honey we love to slather on bread and other  tasty edibles.

    Purdue Extension Perry County and the Perry County Beekeepers organization are holding a beekeeping workshop Tuesday, May 26. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive-opening demonstration near Bandon.

  • Our View: Let’s get safer routes so more can ride bicycles to work

    This Thursday, May 14, is National Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day. We know several people who work in Tell City who occasionally ride their bikes to work, including three who work at the Perry County News – with one of them living more than six miles from the office.

    The advantages of riding a bicycle to work instead of driving include getting more exercise, saving money on gasoline, reducing wear and tear on cars – for which short trips are hardest, and reducing pollution.