Today's News

  • Troy town board member jailed for battery

    TROY – Adam Hoffman, a member of Troy’s town council, was arrested Sunday, April 23, on a Class A misdemeanor charge of battery resulting in bodily injury.

    Hoffman allegedly was involved in an altercation that afternoon with an adult male family member at his home at 500 Main St. in Troy.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center by deputy Mark Poehlein before being released upon posting a bond of $1,500.

    The News contacted Hoffman Friday.

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Mayapple digs were memorable

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


  • Climate change: A look at problems and possibilities




    Why has humanity done so little over the past four decades to rein in carbon emissions?

    The main reason, Naomi Klein argues in “This Changes Everything,” is that the necessary actions “fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis.”

  • New laws may affect you

    Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    The Indiana General Assembly has adjourned “sine die,” marking the end of the 2017 legislative session.

    Before the session began, my fellow legislators and I set our priorities, which included improving our workforce development efforts, keeping our state budget balanced and replacing the ISTEP exam. I am proud to say we were able to achieve all of those goals.


    German American blood drive May 31


    TELL CITY – German American will host a blood drive Wednesday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second-floor conference room in German American’s 645 Main St. location. The drive is open to the public.

    To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword GA Bank.


    Landlord group to meet May 19


  • Jasper Engines announces record-setting share value

    JASPER – Associate-owner shareholders in the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) were treated to another record-setting share value April 25.  A total of  $9,963,676 in new shares was distributed to 2,316 eligible associate-owners.

    Jasper Engines share value has experienced rocket-ship growth since the inception of its ESOP in 2009 at $2.30 per share.

  • EUCC to host summer concert series

    TELL CITY – A musical showcase series will take place during the summer at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. Everyone in the community is invited to be involved as both performers and audience. On Wednesday, June 14, the church will invite choral and instrumental groups to perform. These might be church groups or community/school groups.

    On July 12, they will have youth perform by singing or playing instruments. This will include students from middle school through college age.

  • Coroner’s office working to ID body found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman in Tipsaw Lake Saturday could be released as early as today. County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said he is hoping to match dental records to make a positive identity. An autopsy was conducted Sunday and Baumeister said the female was likely in her 50s. Authorities have a strong lead on the person’s identity.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the body.

  • Six Tell Citians are champions in freestyle tourney

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Six Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the club’s own freestyle tourney Saturday.
    Brody Dixon went 4-0 with two pins to win the intermediate 55-60-pound weight class.
    Max Fortwendel also went 4-0 as he won the intermediate 65-70 weight class.
    Terry Landon in novice 80-85 and Tyce DuPont in schoolboy 105 each won both his matches by pins as they won their weight classes.