Today's News

  • Derby General Store reopens

    DERBY – The Derby General Store, located on Indiana 66 in Derby, celebrated its re-opening Saturday, Aug. 6. The Derby General Store offers a full line of groceries, snacks, fresh meats and supplies, gasoline and diesel. There is also full service bait shop, along with fishing tackle and supplies.

    The store hours are Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Derby General Store at (812) 836-2775 or visit the Derby General Store Facebook page.

  • An eyesore unworthy of Tell City’s Swiss spirit

    It was a showdown of sorts on Seventh Street a few weeks ago. Carolyn Barr stood in the front yard of the dilapidated Obrecht House, barring city officials from looking inside.

    Her attorney had already said the News couldn’t go inside. Though disappointed, we acknowledged the house is private property. City employees, among them the police chief, had no warrant so they milled around a little and went back to City Hall for their meeting on what to do with Barr and her home.

  • A clean city and a clean conscience

    A dollar is a dollar and most of us avoid wasting even one. But shame on those who swindle the city out of a trash tag just to save a buck.

    As we’ve reported several times over the past year or two, the city faces a growing problem of people who either refuse to tag their trash bags or who cut tags in half, then try to finagle the tags so it appears there is a full tag on the bag.

    The city catches violators and charges them the full buck. We’d suggest a fine.

  • Schweizer Fest traditions

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    For me, this week’s Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is plenty of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge. 

    The weeks before Schweizer Fest have our staff working on the combined program guide and Zeitung.  It was included in the paper a couple of weeks ago. We also publish a pre-Schweizer Fest sample edition. That’s the issue you’re holding now.

  • Solving problems together

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist


    I have heard over and over again gut-wrenching stories from families across our state who have been devastated by the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics. After listening to Hoosiers and working for more than two years on efforts to address opioid abuse, I am pleased to share some good news: the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is now law. 

  • Citizen of the Year finds joy in serving others




    TELL CITY – Like many of the men and women honored before her, this year’s Distinguished Citizen was filled with equal parts surprise and humility upon hearing the news that she had been chosen for the annual Schweizer Fest Award.

  • Curtain Call
  • Tell City’s big week is here

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, an expanded Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.

  • Motorcycle chase capped off by meth busts

    TELL CITY – A police chase in pursuit of a motorcycle ended Wednesday with a Tell City pair booked on drug-related and other felony charges. Cody A. Nash faces charges of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony; obliterating handgun identification marks, a Level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice, both Level 6 felonies and a Level A misdemeanor of carrying a handgun without a license. He is being held on a $44,605 cash bond, in addition to an Indiana parole hold warrant.

  • Tickets still available for Friday, Saturday train excursions

    TELL CITY – Scenic Lincoln Way is planning train excursions Friday and Saturday. Trains will depart the Tell City Depot on Tell City’s Seventh Street. Visit www.sceniclincolnway.org/events.html to purchase tickets online.

    Tickets can also be purchased at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located a 333 Seventh St. in Tell City. The CVB is located in the Tell City Depot. 


    Friday, Aug. 12

        Schweizer Fest Brew Ride

        *Must be 21 or older