Today's News

  • High school students invited to learn all about trains


    PERRY COUNTY – A unique opportunity awaits a few lucky youth in grades 9-12 who are interested learning about the importance of the Hoosier Southern Railroad to Perry County. On Wednesday, Oct. 26 a limited number of youth can participate in a Railroad Adventure where they will will get a behind the scenes tour of the Perry County Port Authority, Hoosier Southern Railroad, and the Tell City River Port, and get to drive the train. 

  • Perry Central students honored
  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke



    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”

  • Teenagers help raise funds for Shop With a Cop

    TELL CITY – Alexis Lucas is a sophomore at Tell City Junior-Senior. High School. She is a student in the Criminal Justice class new to the high school this year. Officer Dickenson teaches the class and was going over the different aspects of the field. FOP was discussed in class and Alexis heard that they were low on funds for the Shop with a Cop program. This was something that Alexis felt compelled to help. She discussed it with her mother and they came up with an All Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter shirt sale.

  • Junior achievement
  • Extension Color Me Green Dash coming Oct. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – The public is invited to a Color Me Green Dash Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Perry county.

    Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 and donation of non-perishable food items. All proceeds will be donated to combat local hunger issues. The course consists of hills and is approximately 1.8 miles long. The first 50 participants to enter will receive a free T-shirt. Non-toxic green powder will be thrown on participants. All ages are welcome. The event will not be timed.

  • Restored Millstone school to be dedicated Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Prepare for a step back in time to the earliest days of Perry County settlement with a tour of the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. Part of the Perry County Fall Tour, Shubael Little will host its annual Heritage Fest and open house Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16.

    The event will be marked with a 2 p.m. dedication Saturday, Oct. 15, of the newly restored Millstone one-room schoolhouse. Originally opened in 1905, the school closed in 1948 and had been used as a farm tool shop until acquired by the Village in 2014.

  • James-Parker

    Elizabeth “Beth” Ann James and Joseph “Joe” Edwin Parker announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Penny and Bill James of rural Cannelton and the late Curt Aders.

    She is a 1996 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed independently as a Thirty-One consultant.

    The future groom is the son of Jane Parker of rural Tell City and the late Charles Parker Sr. He is a 1990 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed with the Can-Clay Corp.

  • Community Events; Oct. 10

    Twilight Towers fall fundraiser


    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold their Fall Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 15, starting at 7 a.m. in the dining room, located at 1648 10th St., Tell City. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast.

    A full order is $2; a half order is $1. Also available is coffee, milk or orange juice for 50 cents each. There also will be a bake sale and quilt fundraiser. Everyone is welcome.