Today's News

  • Perry County’s final year 4-H’ers

    Austin Benjamin is a member of the Leopold Gang 4-H Club and the son of Joseph and Joann Benjamin. In the fall, he plans to attend Indiana State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Automation and controls engineering technology.

    His 4-H accomplishments include receiving Grand Champion in sheep, goats and several posters. While in 4-H, Austin has been involved with showing sheep, goats, and hogs and completing several projects, including shooting sports.

  • Community Events; June 20

    Tractor group to meet today


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting June 30, at 7 p.m., at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    Free kidney class next week


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class Tuesday, July 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

  • Churches across the county gearing up for vacation Bible schools

    Lilly Dale to host MAP VBS


    PERRY COUNTY – Lilly Dale Church of Christ will host its vacation Bible school, called “Superhero Kids Camp,” beginning July 10 and concluding on July 15. Each evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., young people in the Summer Missions for America program will lead VBS.

    This year’s program will be directed by Brother Sonny Childs as part of the MAP.


    Crossroads’ VBS set for July 11-14


  • Whalen finishes 12-0; Cash Waggner 2nd

    TELL CITY—Whalen Properties finished the regular season undefeated and second and third places were decided in close games in Tell City’s age-11-15 girls softball league Wednesday.
    Crawford Memorials and Logos entered the night tied for third place with 4-7 records and faced each other in the night’s first game and went into extra innings.
    Logos built a 10-8 lead in the top of the extra inning.

  • Bulldogs continue winning streak, beat Springs Valley

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    CANNELTON - Behind dominant pitching, Cannelton swept a doubleheader 4-3 and 12-0 over Springs Valley in junior high baseball Thursday.
    In game one, the Bulldogs’ Brayden Burgess and Rafe Garrett combined to give up three hits and two earned runs on the mound in the victory.
    Garrett and Burgess also did work with the bat in the first inning of game one as Garrett led off with a single and stole second before Burgess hit an RBI single to give Cannelton a 1-0 lead.

  • Fielding a dream

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – For Tell City native Hunter Rowe, the opportunity to play for Rockport in American Legion baseball this summer was too good to pass up, with all of the potential opportunities that await him down the road.
    “A lot of it was knowing that I would be coming back to a winning program; they win a lot of games each year,” Rowe said. “I didn’t want to look back on it whenever I was older and wish I had played and be regretting it.”

  • It’s time to safeguard the future of Rome’s courthouse

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I like the way newspaper editors wrote 50, 75 and even 100 years ago. There is a certain authoritative flair to their words, particularly in editorials. The opinion piece that follows my portion of this column ran in 1966 on the future of the Rome Courthouse. The building’s use as a school had ended with the construction of Perry Central and there were concerns on what would happen to the historic building.

  • Ku Klux Klan had short-lived but powerful history in Indiana

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist


    Andrea Neal  is a teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation.  This is one of a series of articles leading up to the state’s bicentennial in December.


    During the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan took Indiana by storm. Ninety years later, Hoosiers still struggle to grasp why.

  • Don’t disarm the wrong side

    Another mass shooting has rekindled the debate about guns and who should be able to buy and possess them. Omar Mateen pledged support to the Islamic State while killing 49 people in a Florida nightclub June 12. And while he may have been inspired by the terrorist group, and not ordered by them, to carry out the cowardly attack, he was a terrorist in every sense of the word.

    Terrorists should not have guns. But how to keep guns away from those who might do us harm without laws doing harm to those of us who don’t harm anyone?

  • Stuber led hospital well

    Seventeen years is a long time in any position and few jobs in a community are as important as administrator of a local hospital. Joe Stuber has shouldered the duties of Perry County Memorial Hospital well and as he caps his career, we wish him well and thank him for a job well done.

    Stuber retired last week after holding the position of hospital president and chief executive officer since 1999.