Today's News

  • Church News; Aug. 24

    First Methodist offering fifth quarter Friday for youth


    TELL CITY – During every home football game for the Tell City Marksmen and Perry Central Commodores, First United Methodist Church will host a free event for high- school youth shortly after the game is over and lasting until midnight. There will be free snacks and also food and drinks available for purchase. To help make these events a success, contact Pastor Sam Padgett at (812) 547-2800 or umcpastorsam@gmail.com.


  • Hedinger – Hanan

    Megan Hedinger and Ryan Hanan, both of Newburgh, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Melody Hedinger of Bristow. She attended Perry Central High School and the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed as a sonographer at Methodist Hospital.

    The future groom is the son of Gary and Cathy Hanan of Tell City. He attended Perry Central High School and Vincennes University. He is employed as a surveyor at CES.

  • Ridener – Kieser

    Myra Ridener and Eric Kieser, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kay Linne of Tell City and the late Cliff Ridener. She is a 2004 graduate of Cannelton High School and a 2011 graduate of Daymar College. She earned an associates’ degree in medical administration and is employed at Advanced Rehabilitation Inc.

    The future groom is the son of Roger and Micki Kieser of Tell City. He is a 2001 graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Tell City Boat Works.

  • Helping students with dyslexia

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Supporting and improving Indiana’s education system was a top priority for lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. One part of this effort was crafting legislation aimed at supporting students with dyslexia.

    Dyslexia is a reading and learning disorder that affects 20 percent of American students. It primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling.

  • The buzz over rattlesnakes

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I have never been a real fan of snakes of any size, shape or color. But I have learned to coexist with them and to leave them alone as long as I’m left alone.

    That’s why I cringe when going through back issues of the News, mostly from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and come across photos of people holding dead timber rattlesnakes.

  • County leaders: Search for savings before adopting tax

    We were glad to learn the county council plans to wait some time before taking action on a public-safety tax. If adopted, Perry County workers could see an additional one-quarter of 1 percent deducted from their paychecks. That may not sound like much but as many Perry Countians know, every dollar counts.

  • All-natural labels should mean just that

    It may be taking place halfway across the country, but a federal judge’s ruling on a milk-labeling issue could have impacts that reach Indiana.

    At the root of the debate is the argument that a natural product can’t be labeled as such because it doesn’t have additives. If you’re scratching your head, it’s probably because the idea is udderly ridiculous. But that’s exactly what is happening to a creamery in Florida.

  • On voting ... and not

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike



    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication



    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.