Today's News

  • Perry Central Honor Rolls

    LEOPOLD – Additional sixth-grade students were submitted to the News after press time. Sixth-grade students earning second-quarter honorable mention include Breeana Noland, Clay Mitchell and Lauren Harpenau.

    Sixth-grade students earning first-semester honor roll include Lauren Harpenau and Stella Hubert. Receiving honorable mention were Chloe Collin and Clay Mitchell.

  • Relay For Life to meet Feb. 9

    TELL CITY – Relay For Life of Perry County will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Tell City Moose Lodge. Committee members, team captains and survivors are welcome. Snacks will be provided and drinks may be purchased on site.

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces newly created scholarships, endowments

    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund
    Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb believe it’s important to encourage students to further their education and achieve their maximum potentials. That’s why the former governor and his wife created the Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund to benefit a Perry Central student each year. The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund, created through the Perry County Community Foundation, will be awarded for the first time this spring.

  • Social News

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The committee for refreshments will be Rita Mahoney, Dorothy Malone, Edna Meunier, Judy Meunier and Alice Wittmer. Members unable to attend should call in their volunteer hours to Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805.

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary Board will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in conference room C at the hospital.

  • Coats: Repeal medical device tax

    Sen. Dan Coats
    Guest Columnist

    Winston Church-ill famously said that a nation trying to tax itself into prosperity “is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

    Unfortunately, one of Indiana’s most vibrant, growing industries is currently stuck in this position because of a small provision tucked away in the 2,000-page Obamacare law. The 2.3 percent excise tax on total sales of medical devices imposed by this law is hindering Hoosier innovation and job creation.

  • Love is in the air ... I guess

    Vince Luecke


    I spied a dead skunk on Main Street in Tell City Friday morning and have seen and smelled other skunks – dead and alive – during recent travels.

    Yes, skunks are on the move as their mating season nears. Skunks burrow into their dens during winter but emerge from time to time to feed and, in late winter, to mate. I don’t know if the skunks I’ve seen are in the mood to mate or simply hungry. Perhaps their presence is a sign of an early spring. Who needs Groundhog Day (observed today)?

  • Thank you, LHDC, for 50 years of caring

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. marked the 50th anniversary of its founding last month. The community-action agency in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house Jan. 7 at its headquarters on Main Street.

    We join the community in congratulating LHDC, its employees and board of directors for half a century of dedication and compassion. The agency serves Perry and surrounding counties and has truly made all of our local communities better places to live.

  • Tip about suspicious vehicle leads to two arrests

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Police Department officers arrested two people Jan. 19 on multiple drug charges.

    According to Police Chief Lee Hall, April D. Northerner, 31, and James P. Harper, 30, both of Tell City were arrested by Patrolman Ryan Smith.

    Smith was dispatched to the 400 block of Knight Street in Cannelton to investigate a vehicle that had been reported as suspicious.

  • I-64 pothole patching begins this week

    PERRY COUNTY– Drivers on Interstate 64 should watch for slow-moving pothole patching crews the next few weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 2 (today).

    Each day between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, patching crews will be working between Indiana 61 and Indiana 66 in Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties.

    Updated information and a map are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise service at http://indot.carsprogram.org/#roadReports/eventAlbum/incars-40999.

  • Tell City-Troy Township School Board work session Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a work session. The board decided at its January meeting to hold work sessions every other month. The board will discuss issues in the work sessions, which are open to the public, but will not take votes.

    On the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting are a review of proposals from financial advisers; a review of bus route bids, a discussion of possibly providing free textbooks to students, policy discussions and a review of long-term goals and planning.