Today's News

  • Arnold, Houchin to offer legislative update Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.

    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Thunderbird’s first flight auction to benefit ‘Give Kids the World’

    SANTA CLAUS – With just over a month before the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public, Holiday World officials launched a charity auction for the very first public rides.

    “For these historic first rides on our new roller coaster, we decided to auction the specific seats to the highest bidders,” said the park’s president, Matt Eckert. “Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction will benefit a very special organization – Give Kids The World.”

  • Looking Back; March 26

    70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945


    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • River Pointe begins going up
  • Severity of local HIV outbreak uncertain




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is one of several communities tied to an outbreak of HIV but local health officials, including the county’s public health nurse, said they have yet to receive any substantive details on how many cases are from here.

    Perry County Public Health Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said she knows Perry County has been included in a list of counties identified by the State Department of Health with recent HIV infections.

  • Canary Outdoor Power Equipment earns top honors from Cub Cadet, trip to Hawaii

    CANNELTON – Canary Outdoor Power Equipment, a local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Cannelton, recently earned distinction as one of the top 75 Cub Cadet independent retailers in the country for 2014. Canary Outdoor Power Equipment received recognition for this achievement during an exclusive trip to the Kauai Marriott Resort in Hawaii.

  • Lutgring joins writing team at Tucker Publishing Group

    EVANSVILLE  – Trista J. Lutgring has been hired to the position of staff writer at Tucker Publishing Group.

    Prior to her affiliation with Tucker Publishing Group, Lutgring worked as a sales representative and feature writer at the Perry County News in Tell City.

    In 2012, she was awarded second place in Best Sports Feature category of the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    She completed her bachelor’s degree in news editorial journalism from Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2008.

  • Community Events, March 23

    Folklore topic of Historical Society meeting today


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 23 (today), at the museum, located at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets.

    Due to wintry weather last month, the program scheduled for that meeting by Phil and Jeanne Wittmer will be held this month.

  • DAR seeks volunteers for veterans project

    TELL CITY  – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help. 

    The chapter, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

     The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict. The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Four Generations