Today's News

  • Real opioid challenges remain




    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sex, power and respect

    This editorial first appeared in the Spencer County Journal-Democrat.


    The halls of power in both the public and private sectors have recently been wracked by accusations of sexual harassment. From moguls to office holders and candidates, allegations of past misconduct have begun to rise to the surface amid a nationwide reckoning with the issue.

  • We should follow Gates’ example in funding Alzheimer’s research

    We applaud Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ decision to pledge $100 million of his own money to Alzheimer’s research and hope it will inspire millions of people to make donations to this worthy cause.

    We realize that most people can’t match the amount of Gates’ donation. For an American with an average salary, $50 or $100 might be comparable to $100 million for Gates.

    And to those who say they can’t afford to given even $25 to this cause, we would say, “How can you afford not to?”

  • Country Club Christmas auction, dinner Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Heights Country Club will hold its Christmas auction Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at 3822 Mozart St. The auction will include a variety of hand-crafted home décor and bakery and food items. As part of the evenings activities, an ugly sweater contest will also be held.

    The event is open to the public and will be held in the club banquet room.  

    Dinner will be available in the dining room beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Live nativities this Saturday; Dec. 16


    TELL CITY –  Live nativity scenes this month will help share the meaning of the Christmas season to the community.


    The Depot


  • Community Events; Dec. 4

    Pearl Harbor Day breakfast Thursday


    TELL CITY – A Pearl Harbor Day breakfast for veterans will be served from 7 to 10 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 7, at American Legion Post 213. The free event, open to all veterans, is being sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary United 213.


    Rome bicentennial planning meeting Thursday


  • Roland’s bracelet sale begins Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Ken and Semra Roland, owners of Roland’s Jewelry in Tell City, are again aiding families in need this Christmas, with the community’s help.

  • St. Mark shooting match raffle winners announced


    ST. MARKS – St. Mark Church would like to announce winners of its annual shooting match raffle held Sunday, Sept. 24, and thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets.  This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows:

    $550 cash donated by Hagedorn Dairy Farm and Richard and Nellie Peter, won by Clarence Genet.

    $400 cash donated by Country Small Engine Repair and Welding and Knights of Columbus, won by Leroy Berger.

  • Indiana State Police seeks recruits for 78th recruit academy

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 78th Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm.  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.