Today's News

  • The Millstone School Miracle

     “I think we learned more at Millstone School than some others, because when I went to Cannelton High School in the eighth grade, it seemed I knew more than a lot of those other eighth graders.”

    So says Gloria (Ramsey) Shephard about her experience at the one-room school at Millstone. This was in the days before rural families had electricity and piped-in water.

  • Marine 5K and 10K set for Nov. 12

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will once again host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough Ten 10K Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Both races will begin at Legion Park in Cannelton and take runners through historic Cannelton, the Cannelton Greenway and the 10K will include Eagles Bluff County Park. The races will provide an entertaining, yet challenging, run/walk for participants.  The cost of each race is $15 through Oct. 31, and $20 beginning Nov. 1. 

  • Rogier-Risse

    Nicole Breanne Rogier of Rockport was united in marriage to Sean Michael Risse of Tell City at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the United Church of Christ in Tell City. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. T.J. Hills. 

    Nicole is the daughter of Denny and Linda Rogier of Rockport and the granddaughter of Imogene Lahee of Tell City and Gertrude Rogier of Leopold. She attended Owensboro Community College and the University of Louisville and works in the recorder’s office at the Perry County Courthouse.

  • CSO upgrades on tap; Cannelton to seek USDA funding


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council is gearing up to fund substantial wastewater improvements.

    The bulk of money is expected to come from either a grant or loan from Indiana USDA Rural Development.

  • Lynch big winner in Noble’s grocery grab

    TELL CITY – It was just 60 seconds – one minute – but at the end, Judy Lynch of Tell City was exhausted.

    Lynch and three other finalists gathered at Noble’s IGA at noon Wednesday to learn who would be chosen for the speed grocery spree. Finalists included Lynch; James Cash, Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Rogier, Branchville; and Sylvia Brown, Derby. More than 1,300 entries were received in the contest sponsored by Perry County News and Nobles IGA. The three remaining finalists each received a $50 grocery certificate from Nobles.

  • Body pulled from river mutilated after death




    TROY – A woman found dead in the Ohio River in May was mutilated after her death.

    The Perry County News confirmed this week that Sarah Lindsay Ipock died from a severed artery on her neck.

    She also suffered a long incision and had lost most of her internal organs, but the killer made those cuts after death.

  • Memories of the Millstone School



    Editor’s Note: This collection of stories about the Millstone School was written by Rosemary C. Gunn Weatherholt in 1999, long before it was moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, where it will be dedicated Saturday.


    The Millstone School is located in Tobin Township in Perry County and is still standing on the same place that it originated on in 1906.

  • Train ride Saturday from Tell City to Lincoln City, back to TC

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Saturday, Oct. 15.

    It is the second of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Winter Storytime Begins Nov. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library announces Winter Storytime. 

    Winter Storytime will run Nov. 14-Dec. 15, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Registration will begin on Oct. 17.  Register for Storytime by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661.  Storytime programs are as follows:

    • Monday mornings, 10 to 10:30 a.m. in Tell City,birth through 2 years old

    • Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m., in Tell City, 3 years through 6 years

  • Doogs-Wheatley

    Alicia Doogs and Nathan Wheatley announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen and Rodney Doogs of Cannelton.

    The future groom is the son of Lynetta Schwartz and the late Ricky Wheatley of Navarre, Fla.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Henderson Community College and Chamberlain College of Nursing earning a bachelor of science for nursing. She is employed with American Mobile Travel Nursing.