Today's News

  • Relay For Life set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County event on Saturday, June 17, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

  • Thank you, Abbey Press

    The presses at Abbey Press in St. Meinrad are silent now. The stitchers, trimmers and binders, noisy for decades, are idle and the offices and cubicles of the sprawling sandstone building fronting Indiana 545 are empty. So are the warehouses half a mile down the highway.

    Abbey Press has all but closed and an online auction will offer much of the equipment later this month.

  • Expanding Indiana’s workforce

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Indiana’s unemployment rate is continuing to fall each month. In general, economists agree that a rate below 5 percent indicates a strong economy. Currently, our statewide unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent. This is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent, and it is lower than all four of our bordering states.

  • Progress in opioid fight

    U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon

    Guest Columnist


    The opioid abuse epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll here in Indiana and across the country.

    While we still have much work to do, over the past couple of years we’ve made significant progress to bring hope to our communities and expand access to treatment for those who need it.

  • A visit to the 1940s

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I seldom dream.

    I should say I seldom remember dreams. Everyone dreams often, sleep researchers say. But a dream Wednesday night has to go into the Top 5 ranking of my most vivid dreams. Perhaps because it woke me up and I stewed about its contents most of the morning.

  • River Sweep hits county shores Saturday


    Staff Writer


    Mark your calendars, the Perry County Recycling Management District will again sponsor the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held this Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, starting at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission).

  • Citizens Police Academy wraps up with a bang




    TELL CITY – Gun drawn, Betty Cash stands 10 feet from a possibly armed school intruder.

    “Keep your hands where I can see them,” she shouts. The man, a 20-something high on drugs, paces in the hallway and without warning, suddenly pulls a gun from the small of his back. Cash, filling the role as a school resource officer, fires her service weapon. The intruder falls to the ground, dead. Sort of.

  • Derby RiverFest serving up food, fun


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – Highlighting the majestic views of the Ohio River and many of the local amenities, this Saturday’s annual Derby RiverFest will encompass a day of fun and activities for all.

    Hosted by the Derby Association and centered in the town’s Mulzer Park, the fest will include a display of antique tractors and gas engines, along with flea markets, an array of foods and live entertainment.

  • City checks on tax abatement compliance




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council judged the merits of several existing tax abatements at its meeting last Monday. Some passed with flying colors while others were flagged due to missing or incomplete information or a lack of compliance.

  • Cash Waggner nips KP Divas to stay undefeated

    TELL CITY—Kaylee Dixon and Rylie Schroeder combined for five RBIs as Cash Waggner beat KP Divas 7-5 in a battle of undefeated age-11-14 Tell City girls softball teams Wednesday.
    The game was tied 5-5 entering the fifth inning, which was to be the last due to the time limit.
    Justice Cash reached base on an error for Cash Waggner. She stole second base and scored on Schroeder’s double to center field.
    Schroeder advanced to third base on Ada Alvey’s ground-out and scored on Dixon’s RBI grounder.