Today's News

  • Registration open for Small Steps to Wellness

    LEOPOLD – The Small Steps to Wellness second-annual fun run-walk, hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 18.

    Organizers invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event. All money raised will support our Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion going the Perry Central High School Baseball Team. This event directly benefits youth and their families in rural Perry County.

    The race will begin and end at Stepping Stones Preschool, 18020 Lafayette Street in Leopold. 

  • Tell City Students of the month
  • Area students cooperate in robotics event
  • As spring arrives, befriend the honeybees

    The crocus and daffodils are blooming, maple trees are producing pollen and nectar and other plants are making an appearance.

    All these activities encourage the honey bees to forage for something to eat after spending a long cold winter in the hollow trees, old building, houses and bee hives, said Bill and Glenda Gibson, two local beekeepers who are extending an invitation to county residents who may soon come across swarming bees.

  • Nearly a century before fears of Ebola surfaced, Perry County faced an often fatal enemy: the Death Angel of 1918




    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • A strong newspaper for a strong community

    Vince Luecke




    It’s not often that I can welcome myself into every home in Perry County. Today’s sample edition of the Perry County News allows me just that chance and I am going to take advantage of it to talk about the newspaper you’re holding and why, if you aren’t already, you should become a subscriber.

  • State Auditor Suzanne Crouch visits with county officials

    PERRY COUNTY – State Auditor Suzanne Crouch visited Perry County Auditor Pamela Goffinet’s office last Monday during a stop on her statewide county auditor’s office tour.

    “Keeping in touch with county officials and ensuring that we are all on the same page helps increase efficiency and accountability at local and state levels,” Crouch said. “There are 92 county auditors in Indiana, and each of them is crucial to the function of their county’s government.”

  • Tell City driver arrested after crashing into parked cars

    TELL CITY  – A driver, who police said crashed into two parked cars in the 600 block of 14th Street in Tell City March 7, was jailed on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    According to police records, dispatchers were called at 6:12 p.m. and told a car had hit two parked vehicles and had come to rest on its side.

    Tell City Fire Department members and Rescue Squad were summoned.

    Police lodged Thomas W. Kleiser, 59, of 826 18th St. in the Perry County Detention Center.

  • Grandview man jailed after leaving scene of accident

    CANNELTON – A Spencer County man was jailed Wednesday night after allegedly leading police officers on a brief foot chase in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall, Patrolman Ryan Smith was flagged down by a citizen just before 10:30 p.m.  The person told Smith there had been a motor-vehicle accident near the intersection of N. Seventh and Adams streets. The witness also said the driver had left the scene on foot.

  • Public’s help sought in Cannelton vandalism cases

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is looking for the person or people responsible for dozens of acts of criminal mischief perpetrated between Sunday night and Monday morning. According to Police Chief Lee Hall, officers received approximately 25 reports of vandalism to vehicles in an area stretch from the 600 block of Adams Street to the 600 block of St. Louis Avenue.