Today's News

  • Democrats schedule Oct. 1 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Democratic Central Committee will host its Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. The event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7.

    Christina Hale, Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers will be Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, Lorenzo Arredondo, candidate for state attorney general, Larry Kleeman, candidate for state representative, District 74 and John Zody, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party.

  • Ballow-Embry–Howard

    Mary Ann and Bird Howard announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Vanessa Ranae Ballow-Embry and Jeremy Howard, both of Tell City.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melody White of Tell City and the late William Ballow, of Cannelton.

    The future groom is the son of Mary Ann and Bird Howard, of Tell City.

    The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and is currently employed at Waupaca Foundry.

    The future groom is a 1999 graduate at Tell City High School and is employed with ATTC Manufacturing.

  • Community Events; Sept. 19

    Tractor group to meet Sept. 22


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting September 22, at 7 p.m. at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    VFW serving breakfast Sept. 24


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the post home.

    Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order.

  • Serving our veterans

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold


    District 74


    The summer and fall months provide legislators the opportunity to study issues facing. Later this month, the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet to examine and review ways to better serve our veterans.

  • Cornfield memories

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The dry weather of the last few weeks has helped local corn crops mature and dry fairly quickly. Some farmers have begun their harvest and, at least in Spencer County, it’s easy to find freshly gleaned fields.

  • Give kids time to eat lunch

    A change.org petition was filed Aug. 25, demanding the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. lengthen the amount of time its elementary-aged kids get to eat their midday meal.

    “EVSC has Elementary school lunch set at 20 mins. In that 20 mins, a child must wait in a line, get their food, find a seat, get everything opened and eat,” states the petition, filed by Jenni Webster.

  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.

  • New math = new challenge, goals for school


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote




    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.