Today's News

  • Staying informed is easier than you think

    Subscribing to a local news source like the Perry County News is still one of the best ways to stay in touch with what’s happening in the community. Now, more than ever, it’s important for Perry Countians to know what is going on.

    We were surprised to hear Tell City residents say last week they had no knowledge of recent water and sewage rate increases. The News offered extensive coverage on the topic over the last several months, and even included charts of prospective fee hikes. There were also  legal postings printed in the paper.

  • Community Events; Feb. 13

    Euchre tourney Feb. 25


    FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a euchre tourney at the club, in Fulda, on Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 7. Prizes will be awarded at the end of play and refreshments will be available.

    The public is invited to attend.


    Maxon Luncheon Tuesday


  • Parks board submits 5-year plan


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – A tentative draft of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s new five-year plan has been submitted to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Rick Newton, member and secretary of the department’s board of directors, told the board Wednesday that he emailed the draft to DNR Jan. 13.

  • Celebration of life service for Scott planned

    TELL CITY – A celebration of the life and ministry of Sue Scott will be held at Evangelical United Church of Christ sanctuary in Tell City on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at noon. The public is invited to gather in prayer, remembrance and song to celebrate Sue Scott, wife of former EUCC minister Don Scott. The Scotts served EUCC and the community for eight years from 1985 to 1993.

  • Library website offering language lessons


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library’s website now features Rosetta Stone, for free, as one of many resources provided by online resource conglomerate, Inspire.

    Perry County’s Library, in conjunction with Indiana State Library, receives state funds to acquire electronic resources, according to John Mundy, Perry County Public Library director.

  • A love story 70 years in the making




    The small towns and rolling hills of Perry County have been home to centuries of happy marriages. Robert and Roseanna Gibson are but one example, but few Perry County couples carry a deeper devotion ... to one another, family, faith and community.

    “It’s been a great life and a great journey,” Roseanna says. As for marriage, on this Monday before Valentine’s Day, she has simple advice.

  • TIF impact on schools less than expected


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – More than two years of discussion about the potentially detrimental effects tax-increment financing has on the Tell City School Corp.’s coffers came to a head Tuesday.

    An analysis by the Indianapolis-based accounting firm, London-Witte, presented during a school board planning session, showed that the schools loose an estimated $38,000, annually. That was substantially lower than previously claimed by TIF opponents.

  • Beckort Coach of Year

    Sports Editor

    CARMEL—Tell City boys cross country coach Brian Beckort was named the state’s Class A Coach of the Year at the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ annual meeting Friday.
    Though the cross country state tourney is not divided into classes, the IATCC divides its awards into three classes based on school enrollments.

  • Teague advances to semistate

    NEWBURGH—Tell City senior David Teague placed fourth in the Castle wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the semistate.
    Teague, competing in the 132-pound weight class, decisioned Breydan Bethe of Evansville Central 9-1 in the first round of the regional.
    “David controlled the whole match and was never in trouble,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “Bethe got an unsportsmanlike penalty for pushing Teague when they were out of bounds, which sealed the match.

  • Tell City girls 8th in swim sectional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Brenna Franzman had Tell City’s highest individual place as the Marksmen finished eighth in the 12-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 122 points. Jasper repeated as champion with 397.
     Franzman was the only Tell City individual to make the championship finals in any event, as she placed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:31.73.
    Teammate Taylor Kratzer made the consolation finals in that event and placed 12th overall in 6:44.40.