Today's News

  • Raffle to benefit St. Augustine’s

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Church in Leopold is sponsoring a raffle to restore the church’s interior. Prizes include a two-night stay at Derby Cabins on the Ohio River; dinner for two at Smackwater Cove Grill, a $20 gift certificate for Blue Heron Vineyard, $20 certificate for Winzerwald Winery and a four-hour cruise on the Ohio River. 

    Raffle tickets are $2 per chance or $10 for six. The drawing will take place Monday, April 6 for winner-take-all. Raffle tickets are being sold at Guillaume’s Store in Leopold and Smackwater Cove Grill in Derby.

  • D of I to award scholarship

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will award a $500 scholarship.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes aboard new case manager

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley announce the hiring of a new case manager, Meredith Hendershot.

    To welcome Hendershot, the organization will host a meet and greet Thursday, March 26, at the BBBS office in Tell City at 529 Main Street.

    The community is welcome to stop by anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

  • Don’t govern crisis to crisis

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress


    After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

    “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Congress, he said, would not lurch from crisis to crisis.

  • OUR VIEW: Honor our nation’s commitment to veterans

    In introducing the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Act, which offers mental-health services for all active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and was signed into law last year, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly noted that there is not “one solution, no cure-all to prevent military suicide. But this problem is not too big to solve.”

    Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, clearly is committed to identifying solutions. This month, he unveiled a trio of bills intended to reduce suicides among military personnel and veterans.

  • What’s wrong with a dog tax?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’ve been asked several times over the years about the animal-control issues facing Perry County. I’ve been shy about sharing my personal opinions because I’m not an “animal person.” I don’t have a dog or cat and while I would never abuse or condone the abuse of an animal, I don’t feel strongly about the issue.

  • Tell City employees sport new uniforms

    TELL CITY – Employees working for several municipal departments in Tell City will be easier to spot thanks to new reflective uniforms recently adopted by the city.

    The city’s uniform contract recently ended and recognizing the opportunity to enhance employee safety, a uniform committee was convened and began looking into the city’s personnel manual governing employees and the wearing of uniforms.

    After considerable research, the committee presented a revised uniform policy, designed to stress safety, to Mayor Barbara Ewing.

  • New chamber of commerce director eager to help businesses succeed




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Lagina Gogel began her duties this month. She fills a position formerly held by Cherie Taylor, who resigned last year to accept a job with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.

  • United Way celebrates successful campaign


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the United Way of Perry County came together Tuesday, March 17, at Ivy Tech Community College for the organization’s “Spirit of Giving” celebration. Those attending also heard an announcement about Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ plans for the office space on 31st Street being vacated by the United Way.