Today's News

  • Fire restores prairie

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done. 

  • Bucshon disappointed in defeat of GOP healthcare bill




    TELL CITY – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon fielded questions on the American Health Care Act, defense spending and first weeks of the Donald Trump Administration during an appearance April 13 at the Pour Haus.

    Bucshon spoke to a group of constituents, including local Republicans. While not a formal public town hall meeting, Bucshon faced friendly, but at times, tough questions on the gridlock and head-butting in the nation’s capital, including disagreements among Republicans.

  • Seven charged in local ‘drug round-up’

    PERRY COUNTY – On April 19, the Tell City Police Department secured arrest warrants for several individuals on drug charges.

    The warrants were obtained after officers developed probable cause during an extensive drug investigation.

    The warrants were executed during a drug round-up with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police. 

  • Lincoln Day Luncheon set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Perry County Lincoln Day Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 29, at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

    Doors will open at 11 a.m., with the meal at noon. Tickets are $15 per person.

    Special guests will include state attorney general Curtis Hill, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and State Sen. Erin Houchin.

  • Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – The annual Spencer County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner will be Saturday, April 29, in the Celebration Room at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus.

    Doors will open at 5 p.m. with meal served at 6. Tickets are $20 each and $10 for students.

    Featured guests at the event will include Indiana Attorney General Burtis Hill and U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon.

  • Community Events; April 24

    VFW serving breakfast Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the post home. Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order. Cost is $7, which includes tax. Carryout meals will be available. The public is invited.


    Quilt show this weekend


  • Legalized monopolies go against capitalism

    There may be risks in vaping an electronic cigarette, but the government shouldn’t circumvent the existing standards of law in its regulation.

    In 2016, a bill passed the Indiana legislature that, through extremely specific criteria, essentially gave one security firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc. of Lafayette, the right to approve or disapprove electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers in the state.

  • Eclipse buzz growing

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Before you read any further, grab a pen and paper and jot down the following date and event: “Aug. 21, 2017. Eclipse of the sun.”

    The big event, the buzz is just beginning to stir, is just a few months off. But big events deserve pre-planning, and the first major solar eclipse for many of us will be a milestone event to remember.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties. I’ve heard about four already in Perry and Spencer counties alone.

  • Tell City needs a cinema

    We’ll let the criminal and civil cases against William Lillpop work their way through the court system but we will use this space today to voice our strong hope that a theater remains in Tell City.

  • The final weeks of session

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    The Indiana General Assembly is in the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. This year, I have worked on several important measures that I believe will continue to promote Hoosier values and make Indiana a great place to live, work and raise a family.

    Senate Enrolled Act 322 requires all individuals arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample along with finger prints, photographs and other information during the booking process.