Today's News

  • Bailey-Farmer

    Seleena Bailey and Micah Farmer were married June 18, 2016, in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony at Salyersville First Baptist Church in Salyersville, Ky.

    The bride is the daughter of Rev. Kenny Bailey and Debbie Patrick, both of Salyersville.

    The groom is the son of Jermie and Cheryl Farmer of Tell City. The groom’s grandparents are Maurice and Gloria Shephard of rural Cannelton.

    The officiate was Rev. Brian Bailey.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Community Events; Oct. 17

    Chili Supper at Troy UMC


    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church will hold a chili supper, complete with desserts and beverages Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

    The church is located on the corner of Walnut and Spring Streets in Troy.

    Join church members for a fun evening of fellowship and a free meal, free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.


    Perry County 4-H to sell pork chop dinners


  • ‘Trunks of Treats’ event set for Oct. 31

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist Church will hold its eighth Annual Trunks of Treats Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. For those who would like to participate with a vehicle this year, let organizers know by contacting the church office at (812) 547-2800 or by e-mail at tellcityumc@gmail.com. The church is always in need for lots of treats so for those who would like to donate candy, there will be a cart just inside the church’s front doors. Monetary donations are also accepted by contacting the church office.

  • Honoring those we loved

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I once heard an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • The cost of higher education is too high

    From quite a young age, American kids have the importance of a college education impressed upon them by teachers and family members alike. Many times, these people didn’t go to college themselves and speak from a place of regret for not having attended. Other times, the advice to go to college is from the point of view of someone who has been and who benefited from it.

    While there are many things in common with the college experience of generations before and the current college students, there is one glaring difference. The price has skyrocketed.

  • Applying for financial aid easier now

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative


    Indiana is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. The financial burden of paying for a degree, however, oftentimes puts families in a tough place. Fortunately, there are various forms of financial aid to help offset costs.

  • Port traffic, revenue down

    TELL CITY – The first three quarters of 2016 can be chalked up to a successful one for the Perry County Port Authority. While traffic into the port has fallen well below expectations, and income is likewise down, port operations manager Kevin Teague said this year is shaping up to be their best in nearly a decade.

  • Manufacturing Night
  • Cloverport outspikes Cannelton

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton had trouble setting up its spiking game in a 14-25, 25-19, 25-15 volleyball loss to Cloverport Monday.
    Caressa Sloss led Cannelton with two kills and Chloe Davis had one assist.
    “I think we could’ve set it up a little more,” said Cannelton Coach Julie Harris. “But we had several double-hit calls (on sets), so I think the girls were almost hesitant to set it up.”
    April Terry led Cannelton servers with 11 points, including three aces.

  • Tigers knock off Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Evansville Memorial’s defense made it hard for Perry Central to get kills or ace serves as the Tigers won 25-5, 25-16, 25-7 in volleyball Monday.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central with five kills and Terissa Roark added three. Roark and Sarah Lutgring each made one block.
    Addy Davis had eight assists.
    The Commodores got only two ace serves, one apiece by Roark and Brooke Lasher.
    Brooke Mullis made 10 digs for the Commodores and Ryann Lynch added seven.
    Memorial won the JV match 25-12, 25-11.