Today's News

  • Fire chief files civil suit against Cannelton, county, state




    CANNELTON – A lawsuit filed by Cannelton’s fire chief against nine defendants ranging from two police officers to the state of Indiana could go to a trial later this year.

    Chris Herzog and his wife, Karen, filed suit Nov. 13 against the city of Cannelton, its police department, former Cannelton police officer Ryen Foertsch, Perry County and its sheriff’s department, Deputy Stephen Poehlein, Indiana State Police, ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway and the state of Indiana. 

  • Company with Shiloh Road address purchases former hospital

    TELL CITY – A sales disclosure filed in the sale of the former Perry County Memorial Hospital shows the buyer to be a company with a Perry County address.

    Highub LLC, which closed the sale of the former hospital and other lots near the Ohio River last month for $80,000 listed its principal address as 5983 Shiloh Road, Tell City.

    Signing the sales disclosure were Byron Hubert and Robert Higdon. The sale included the hospital’s contents. The News has been unable to reach anyone with the corporation to discuss plans for the property.

  • Flu prompts visitation restrictions at PCMH

    TELL CITY – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Perry County Memorial Hospital is using the following visitation restrictions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, family members and staff.  The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital.  Symptoms include fever in excess of 100.4, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Community Events; Jan. 8

    Cancer support group now meeting monthly


    TELL CITY – A cancer support group that has met weekly will now meet monthly on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Education Room A at Perry County Memorial Hospital. All patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Glen Griepenstroh at (812) 547-4164.


    Biscuits and gravy breakfast Jan. 19


  • Thank you, Tell City police officers

    A few weeks ago we asked the public for nominations for Perry County’s person of the year for 2017. We were seeking an individual who made a real difference in improving life in a positive way in our community. We received a number of suggestions, many pointing to the work of the Tell City Police Department. We couldn’t agree more. And we are reminded of a story we ran about a year ago in which Tell City was listed as the second safest small community in the state and one of the 250 safest in the nation.

  • The beauty of winter

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    As a kid, I didn’t mind winter. Even a modest snowfall usually meant no school for the day, sledding, visiting neighborhood friends and lots of afternoon TV. Now that I’m middle-aged, winter tugs at me and asks me to slow down and so it seems I’m more reflective about winter and its place among the four seasons.

  • Inching toward citizen-led redistricting

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Julia Vaughn believes redistricting reform has a real chance of passing in the coming session of the Indiana General Assembly.

    Vaughn is the policy director for Common Cause Indiana, and she has been traveling the state to build support for a more open and fair process.

    “The growth in grassroots support has been tremendous,” she said.

    The effort has some powerful allies, including House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

  • Bulldogs pull away from Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Cannelton held Tell City’s seventh grade team scoreless most of the third quarter to pull away to a 32-13 junior high girls basketball win Thursday.
    The score was tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter but Cannelton’s Kyra Hemmings started the second-quarter scoring by making two consecutive layups in transition to put the Bulldogs ahead for good.

  • Jasper edges Marksmen 34-30

    JASPER—Jasper won seven of 13 matches to edge Tell City 34-30 in wrestling Thursday.
    “Going into the meet, I thought we would be able to beat them by 10,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “A couple matches I had us winning didn’t come out that way.
    “The wins we had, though, were good ones. And we are back to full force as we got Will Kirtley back from an extended leg injury and Corey Braunecker back from a shoulder injury.”
    Thus the Marksmen filled 12 of the 14 weight classes.

  • Armstrong propels TC girls to 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City beat Evansville Day 87-20 but lost to defending PAC champion Heritage Hills 145-35.
    Armstrong swam the 500 free in 6:28.77 to win by 4.26 seconds.
    She placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:49.20.
    Brea Haller placed third in the 50 free in 32.11 seconds and in the 100 butterfly in 1:26.93.
    Destiny Little took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.90.