Today's News

  • Church camp set for 44th summer, kicks off July 24

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle will host its Victory Valley Church Camp for the 44th year the week of July 24-29.

    The camp is just 2 1/2 miles east of Cannelton on Girl Scout Road, on 19 acres of land.

    Youth ages 12 through 18 are invited to attend a week of fun, sports, activities and learning in a Bible-based, Christian atmosphere devoted to motivating and inspiring teens to dedicate their life to Christ.

  • Community Crossings infrastructure projects

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Indiana’s road infrastructure has been a major topic of discussion recently, especially at the Statehouse. As the Crossroads of America, citizens rely on our roads and bridges to grow our economy and keep drivers safe.

    This past session, the General Assembly passed a funding plan that provides $1 billion for Hoosier roads without raising taxes.

  • Police camp in good hands

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police organization has been busy lately, developing a new lodge building in Tell City and making plans for this year’s Camp with a Cop.

  • Adopting Sanders’ entire platform would be disaster for Democrats

    Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tuesday for a “fundamental transformation” of the Democratic Party, but most of his suggestions would be a recipe for disaster for the party.

    First he wants to eliminate superdelegates, the party officials and leaders who are free to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice at the convention instead of being pledged to a candidate based on votes won in primaries or caucuses.

  • Troy faces issue with dust from industry parking lot


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The gravel parking lot at KK Integrated Logistics, a company that recently moved operations into Troy along Indiana 545 has residents living close by worried about the dust getting kicked up from it and into the air.

    Robert Thiery, who lives across the highway from the company said he isn’t so much worried about the outside of his car and house being covered in particulate matter as he is the inside of his lungs.

  • FOP to lead Camp with a Cop efforts




    PERRY COUNTY – Members of Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police are the new directors of an annual summer camp that delivers three days of self-esteem and leadership skills while presenting law enforcement in a positive light. 

    The July 19-22 Camp with a Cop held near Derby will be the 10th year for the event, which was developed by the Cannelton Police Department. For many years, it has been named after the city’s late police chief, Kenny Kellems.

  • One-to-one with youth technology


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When students in Tell City schools arrive back to classrooms in August, it will be with a wealth of technology at their fingertips. In a move months in the making

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board authorized financing that will allow them purchase new laptops.

    In a competitive round of bidding from local lending institutions, the board selected a 1.74-percent interest rate offered by Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

  • Leadership team expands at Perry Central




    LEOPOLD – Perry Central students will see several familiar faces in new and expanded roles this fall after the school district’s board voted last Monday to fill the last of several openings in leadership roles created by retirements or promotions.

    Teacher Jennifer Mitchell was appointed by the board to the position of elementary assistant principal, a position whose duties have been filled in recent years by several people.

  • Whalen clinches tie for first place

    TELL CITY—Taking advantage of what the other team gives you usually leads to success in youth sports.
    Whalen Properties followed that formula to win two age-11-15 girls softball games Monday to improve to 8-0.
    Whalen clinched at least a tie for first place in the five-team league, as it has four regular-season games left and the next three teams each have four losses.
    Whalen had only three hits in Monday’s first game but took advantage of eight Cash Waggner errors and six passed balls to win 11-2.

  • Cannelton wins 2 of 3

    CANNELTON—Rafe Garrett pitched Cannelton past Northeast Dubois 9-2 in the second game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Tuesday.
    Garrett gave up only one hit and one walk and struck out seven in three innings as the Bulldogs built a 9-1 lead.
    Brayden Burgess relieved Garrett and pitched the last two innings. He gave up four hits and no walks and struck out one.
    Cannelton had only two hits, singles by Garrett and Burgess. But Bulldog batters drew 11 walks and took advantage of two Northeast Dubois errors.