Today's News

  • Thelma and Frederick Carter

    Frederick and Thelma (Burton) Carter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2016. Known to the world as “Bud and Toots,” they met at an ice skating party on Deer Creek in Jan. 1941.

    Bud graduated from Tell City High School in 1941 and crossed the ocean in 1944 in a brand new B-17 bomber, named “The Joker.” Bud flew 35 missions as tail gunner out of Foggia, Italy with the 15th Air Force on The Joker. He finished World War 2 military service stateside.

  • Plans developed for former armory remodel


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Efforts by county leaders to transform the former Tell City National Guard armory, located on Tell St., into a home for several county-led offices got a nudge forward Wednesday from the redevelopment commission. Remodeling plans for the 40-plus year-old building were unveiled by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand.

  • Two arrested in Troy meth lab

    TROY – A tip to the Tell City Police Dispatch Center Thursday led authorities to a meth lab that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects.

    Joshua W. Robbins, 26, and Gordon Poehlein, 45, both of Tell City were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, Level 5 felonies; possession of precursors, and maintaining a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies. Robbins also faces Level 6 Felony charges of dumping controlled substance waste and obstruction of justice. 

  • Preparing for the Unspeakable




    TELL CITY – An armed man running through the county courthouse shouting the names of people he wanted to kill fired more than 30 rounds in a 10-minute rampage Thursday. Minutes later, he was lying dead, felled by a flurry of bullets that sent shell casings ricocheting off the rotunda’s terrazzo floor.

  • Cannelton Schools reach IRS deal


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – At its first regular meeting of 2016, the Cannelton City School Board officially recognized the Internal Revenue Service’s acceptance of its compromise in back taxes it owes.

  • Financial crunch prompts council spending freeze


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The year may be young, but the Perry County Council is already preparing for the worst, financially. Early estimates from tax-cap circuit breakers are showing the county’s general fund could see a shortfall of $53,000, based on the current budget. The county is also showing a predicted deficiency of  another $1,800 in their health insurance account, as well.

  • Watered-down bill will not alleviate meth crisis

    With no opposition, a measure that is supposed to undermine methamphetamine cooks passed the Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee Wednesday.

    But because of earlier opposition by outside interests, the bill has been so watered down that it’s likely eventual passing by the full General Assembly will do little or nothing to combat our state’s serious methamphetamine problem.

  • Ashes to ashes

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Although it’s hard to believe, Lent is just about here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, I suspect most people at least acknowledge its arrival.

    Easter, and Lent, arrive early this year. Ash Wednesday arrives next Wednesday, Feb. 10. Easter Sunday is March 27.

  • My legislative priorities

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    The 2016 legislative session is underway, and the House Republican agenda is taking shape. This session, lawmakers are tasked with addressing Indiana’s transportation infrastructure needs, finding ways to attract and retain great teachers in our classrooms and working to combat the meth and heroin epidemics in our state.

  • CommCommunity Events; Feb. 1 unity Events; Feb. 1

    Fish fry dinners to be served at St. Michael


    CANNELTON – fish fry dinners will be served by members of St. Michael Catholic Church on the first 6 Fridays of Lent. There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, March 25.

    Meals will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continue on the next five Fridays. The meal will include fried fish fillets or cheese pizza, baked beans or mac and cheese, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. The price is $8 for adults and $5 for children, six and under.