Today's News

  • Man accused of pointing gun at police officer

    TELL CITY – A family disturbance landed a Tell City man behind bars on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened a victim and police with a deadly weapon. David R.L. Fisher, 36, was arrested July 2 and charged with pointing a firearm at a person and battery on a public safety official, each Level 5 felonies; and intimidation and resisting law enforcement, both Level 6 felonies.

  • City lions roaring again




    Tell City’s Venetian Lions are again in top shape, thanks to the skills of local sculptor and stone mason Greg Harris and more than $5,000 raised in local contributions.

    Harris worked on the lions over the course of several weeks, stripping off several coats of white paint to expose the original concrete. Cracks were repaired and small sections of concrete that had sloughed off over the decades were replaced.

  • Guns, cash recovered from July 4 break-in

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man in the July 4 burglary of a residence and the theft of firearms, jewelry and cash.

  • Hoosiers and healthy choices




    Recently, I spoke with an Indiana legislator who joined me in expressing surprise about a traditionally liberal view coming out of our Republican dominated General Assembly. The topic is drug abuse.

    One of the bills enthusiastically signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb grants authority to local counties to implement needle exchange programs giving heroin users syringes for their addiction.

  • Protecting domestic violence victims

    State Sen

    Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In the United States, an average of 20 people become victims of domestic abuse every minute. This is more than 10 million people annually. One in three women and one in four men in our country have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

  • Teaching respect

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I don’t have children, but I’m around nephews and nieces who, for the most part, are polite and considerate children and young adults. That’s a credit to their parents.

    As we all know, civility among children and adults isn’t as universal as it once was. We have road rage, salty language that would leave a pirate red-faced in some cases and people of all ages who lack patience, compassion and general regard for others.

  • Election commission overextends its reach

    Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent notices to all 50 states and the District of Columbia seeking a wide array of information on registered voters, and asked them to supply that information through a special online portal.

  • Church of the Nazarene VBS starts July 21

    TELL CITY – Tell City First Church of the Nazarene will host a weekend vacation Bible school, “Egypt – Joseph’s Journey from prison to palace,” from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, at 17 Lausanne Ct. in Tell City.                  

  • Wahl commits to Eastern Illinois

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills senior-to-be Abby Wahl verbally committed last week to play college basketball for Eastern Illinois University.
    Wahl, a forward/center listed at 6-foot-1, will be the first Heritage Hills girl to play basketball for an NCAA Division I school.
    She was the top vote-getter on the All-PAC team last winter as she averaged 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. She hit a school-record 57.9 percent from the field and 83.4 percent at the free-throw line.

  • IHSAA dead week makes sports sparse

    A sparse area summer sports schedule just got sparser.
    Rockport’s American Legion baseball team canceled six consecutive games scheduled July 1 through July 8.
    A team spokesman told the Spencer County Journal-Democrat that the games were canceled because several players wanted to go on vacation this week, apparently leaving not enough players to field a team.
    Why did a bunch of them all want to go on vacation the same week?