Today's News

  • Winter season gets an early start; ice cuts power


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Old Man Winter slapped the county with its first bout of sleet and ice last week. With temperature dropping into the 20s starting Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, several power outages were reported throughout the county, largely in rural areas. Much of the service interruption was caused by falling limbs which snapped off during the freeze. In all, ice accumulations amounted to about a half inch in some higher elevations, much of which was visible on the trees.

  • DNA search leads woman to big discovery


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A group of ancestry enthusiasts gathered Wednesday at the Tell City Perry County Library to learn about available genealogy tools. Specifically, genetic testing options were discussed, and how they are useful for tracing one’s familial connections, both present and past.

    Cindy Kaufman, Tell City library genealogist, led the discussion with her assistant, Pam Morris, who shared her story of discovering her biological family.

  • Volunteers sought for Polar Bear Express




    TELL CITY – Volunteers, and lots of them, are needed for Polar Bear Express train rides that begin this Friday.

  • Police department to place reserves on school buses




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will begin assigning reserve officers to randomly travel on Tell City-Troy Township school buses, providing another tool in being able to identify motorists who ignore bus stop arms and commit other significant traffic violations that endanger students.

    Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin approached the city’s board of public works and safety Nov. 5 about the plan to occasionally place uniformed reserves aboard buses on morning and afternoon runs.

  • United Way, Catholic Charities seeking donations for Christmas Angel Store

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is enhancing its Holiday Helpers United Way Program by collaborating with Catholic Charities this year to create a Christmas Angel Store.

    Instead of putting angels on the trees at Walmart and in local banks, there will be opportunities for community angels to donate and make Christmas a little brighter for our local children in need. Donation boxes have been placed at local participating businesses labeled with specific needs for our new Christmas Angel Store. 

  • Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 5
  • A Hoosier vote for redistricting reform

    Hoosier voters, no matter their political persuasion, should celebrate one of the big winners in last week’s midterms redistricting reform.

    Independent redistricting commissions were on the ballot in four states. The initiatives passed in three – Colorado, Michigan and Missouri – by overwhelming margins. The fourth, in Utah, is too close to call.

  • A thumb’s-up experience

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Editor’s Note: This column was first published in 2003.


    A man named Bill climbed into my car a couple of Saturdays ago. He was about 30, tall and lanky, carried a backpack and sported a short beard. Bill was hitchhiking, thumbing his way from Bloomington to English. I happened to be moving in the same direction.

  • Insurance costs vs. coverage




    It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people having to shop in the individual insurance market; the choices are as confusing as ever.

    Television ads splashed over the airwaves as the midterm electioneering came to a close didn’t help much. By the end of the campaign it was hard to find any candidate – Democrat or Republican – who didn’t want to cover people with preexisting health conditions.

  • Wolfpack hold off Marksmen, 33-44

    Chloe Carman led the Marksmen in scoring with 10 points as Crawford County defeated Tell City, 33-44.
    Kammie-Jo Hayes and Ava Hilgenhold added to the scoring with 7 points a piece. Grace Kreilein had 4 points in the matchup.