Today's News

  • Perry County’s Irish eyes

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 140 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Council should tread lightly on pet owners’ rights

    We understand the city’s desire to advance animal control in Tell City. However, we have concerns about the ordinance presented March 1 for discussion by the city council.

    We realize the ordinance was just a first draft but it would have limited to four the number of dogs and cats a person could have. That created a good bit of discussion and debate, during the meeting and among members of the public afterwards.

  • D of I now accepting scholarship applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Daughters of Isabella, Nativity Circle 710 will give two $500 scholarships to a high school graduate.

    The applicants must be a child or grandchild of a member of the local circle, but can be a future graduate of any high school.

    The criteria used in selecting award winners are financial need, academics, grade point average, rank in class, the degree and college of choice and extra curricular activities such as community, civic or church involvement.

  • Tali Ray Garmer

    Rachel and Michael Garmer of Jonesborough, Tenn., announce the birth of their daughter, Tali Ray Garmer, on Feb. 8, 2017, at 1:03 p.m. at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. She weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 18 ½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dea Goad and the late Ralph Goad of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Shawn Garmer of Jonesborough, Tenn.

    Great-grandparents include Andrea Hempfling Keller of Cannelton. The mother is the former Rachel Goad.

  • Community Events; March 20

    VFW serving breakfast Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 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.


    Villa’s lunch and learn Thursday


  • American Family Insurance agent earns top honor for customer service

    MADISON, Wis. – Brian Fletcher, an American Family Insurance agent in Tell City has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. 

  • Urbane blade


    Staff Writer


    The suggestion isn’t subtle, a man’s stubble is a problem for those wanting to get in close. There are many means to cut the coarse, but the best is tried and true, said Barber Rich Hamilton. His suggestion, join the shave club that gives an experience far too many men are deprived.

  • Coping with student hardships

    TELL CITY – How do you help soothe the suffering of a child dealing with the after effects of  a traumatic experience? That’s a question confronting many local educators as more and more kids come to school unprepared to learn; and it’s at no fault to the student.

  • Troy marshal struggles to make hours


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Nathan Gehlhausen, Troy’s town marshal, hired in July 2016, has struggled to meet his 20 hour schedule with the town in recent weeks. He cited work with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and his family’s recent move as reasons his time on patrol has been stretched thin.

    “It bothers me,” Gehlhausen said, reiterating the reasons, including a month-long duty as security guard at the courthouse.

  • City council may back away from pet limit




    TELL CITY – While the Tell City Common Council won’t pick up the issue until their April 3 meeting, an updated animal control ordinance expected to be presented then may not limit the number of dogs and cats a person may own.