Today's News

  • Parks board makes progress on master plan


    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department Wednesday discussed ways to get widespread public input for its master plan for the next five years.

    Several parks-board related questions have been included in a survey for Perry County’s new comprehensive plan. But “by regulations we still have to hold a public meeting – and we can have more than one – to find out what people want,” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board.

  • Everyone needs forgiveness

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003.

    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.

  • Income redistribution won’t help middle class in long run




    Two of the traditional hallmarks of the middle class are that they work hard and save their money. Even the White House praises the middle class for having those virtues and claims to want to help them prosper.

    But on Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland proposed a new federal initiative that abandons any pretense of trying to promote opportunities for the middle class. Instead, it seeks to turn them into a whole new group of beneficiaries of government-mandated income redistribution.

  • Town of Troy invites bids for stormwater project


    Feature Writer

    TROY – Moving forward with its large-scale stormwater improvement project, the town of Troy last week began accepting sealed bid packets from interested contractors. Legal notices detailing the project were published in the News Jan. 8 and 15.

  • Officers presented life-saving awards

    Mr. and Mrs. Murray Pride celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Mr. Pride and the former Sara Albright were married in Clarksville, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1964.
    Mr. Pride served the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. for 23 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. He is a retired superintendent of North Putnum and Eminence School Corps.
    Mr. and Mrs. Pride both taught in Union County, Ky., before moving to Tell City in 1969.


    Deann Edwards of Leopold and Cory Anson of New Boston announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Gail Edwards of Leopold.
    The future groom is the son of Robert and Pat Anson of Tell City.
    The wedding is planned for March 21, 2015. Formal invitations will be issued.

  • Farm Service Agency, Purdue Extension to host farm bill meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Spencer-Perry County Farm Service Agency and Purdue Extension services in Perry and Spencer counties will host a Jan. 26 meeting on the nation’s farm bill.
    The meetings are sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Credit Mid-America.
    Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency Farm Bill programs.

  • St. Boniface to celebrate 150th anniversary Saturday

    FULDA – Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will celebrate 150 years with an evening of cards, painting and wine beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the parish center.
    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a euchre tourney and play will begin at 7 p.m. There will be six 20-minute games. Cost is $15 per player. There will be door prizes and half-pot drawings. Finger foods and drinks will be furnished. All are welcome.

  • Financial-aid workshop Thursday at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host a financial aid workshop for seniors and their parents at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the high school library.
    Guest speaker Casey Trela of Ivy Tech will explain procedures for completing the Federal Application For Student Aid forms and answer questions seniors or parents may have.  
    Filing the FAFSA is required for consideration for financial assistance for all colleges and some scholarships.