Today's News

  • 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.

  • Court and Police Records; March 23



    • Cody T. Winkler, 21, of 16905 Old State Road 37, Leopold, March 16, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released March 17 after posting $1,505 bail.

    • Allen W. Conklin, 30, of Wabash, March 17, on a preliminary charge of intimidation.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. No bail was set but he was released March 19.

  • Spring’s arrival means crappie and morels

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    It’s been a tough winter, but with spring finally on the horizon, thoughts change from shoveling snow to catching crappie and hunting for morel mushrooms.

    Black morels should be making their way through deep woods leaves in the near future. I have found them as early as the last week in March, but that is rare. Early April usually marks their arrival.

  • Finding solutions to our county’s foster-care problems




    The 2015 Leadership Perry County Class has worked hard to become more active leaders and make an impact in our community.

    The group has decided to select one of our projects as “Fostering Hope,” an awareness program for our county foster-care program. This article is the first in a series of articles that will delve into the details of the foster-care program. 

  • Chamber hosting 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.