Today's News

  • Haunted Cannelton Historical Walking Tours

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Historic Advancement & Revitalization Movement will host Haunted Cannelton Historical Walking Tours on Saturday, Oct. 27. Tours will begin at 6 p.m., starting at the old library under the historic gymnasium on Sixth Street. The self-guided tours will take participants to six locations along Taylor and Washington Streets.

    The cost will be $3 for singles, $5 for two adults and children 12 and under are free. Take the tour and learn some creepy history about historic Cannelton.

    Oct. 27

  • T&T open for service
  • Cannelton Library celebrates with Frankenfest
  • Robert & Connie Taylor

    Robert Darryl and Connie Taylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with a family vacation hosted by their children. The couple was married in Gatchel on Oct. 4, 1958.

    Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have five children, Wilma (Tommy) Kellems of Cannelton, Gwen (Kevin) Hall of Derby, Dale (Billie Sue) Taylor of Derby, Bob (Cindy) Taylor of Tell City and Keith (Amanda) Taylor of Lamar.

    The couple is also the grandparents of 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

  • Main Street Ink
  • Commodores lose last regular season game to Mitchell

    By Kasey Richardson
    SPorts Editor
    MITCHELL – The Commodores had early mistakes to allow Mitchell to control the entire game as Perry Central lose to Mitchell, 28-10.
    Mitchell began the game with a 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to make the score 8-0, following a successful two-point conversion.

  • Marksmen shut out the Rangers in last game

    By Mike Sprague
    Sports Correspondent
    FERDINAND – Tell City’s defense forced three interceptions in a 28-0 shutout in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.
    The Marksmen received the first possession. After getting a first down at the Ranger’s 49, Devon Blake rushed for four yards. Dustin Hunt took a pitch out, but couldn’t get to the outside and lost five yards. On third-and-11 Aden Dodson kept the ball on the option and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown.

  • Tech court at Manufacturing Night
  • Dyslexia screening coming

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In the United States, up to 20 percent of the population is affected by dyslexia. With such a large percentage of students struggling with this learning disability, it is crucial that we identify them as soon as possible to help ensure their academic and social success.

    Dyslexia can be detected at an early age, and while the disability will never go away, there are proven ways to help students overcome it and thrive in school. The key to success is early intervention.

  • Squirrels and autumn

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    This column first appeared in 2011.


    The squirrel was hurtling full-throttle across the road and barely missed being squashed by my car tire Sept. 23. I made a quick trek to the farm to grab my mail and a bite to eat and spotted the squirrel while returning to New Boston.