Today's News

  • Kiwanis flying honor flags alongside City Hall

    TELL CITY – Kiwanis members lifted 30 flags outside City Hall along Jefferson and Mozart Streets. Each flag bears a tag in honor of loved ones chosen by community members. Volunteers included co-chairs Rebecca Fenn and Renate Warner, Brian Fletcher, Laura Schilling, Joe Malone, Pam Krygielka, Linda Reed and Daniel Warner. The flags went up for Memorial Day weekend and will remain up through Independence Day.

  • Carter-Harth

    Brittney Harth and Matt Carter of Cannelton wish to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The ceremony will be held at the City Hall Gazebo on June 2, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Schergens Center.

    The bride-elect’s parents are Jane (Terry) Schaefer and Dale Harth, all of Tell City. Brittney holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana and is employed at Perry Central Community Schools.

    The groom-elect’s parents are Mary and Maurice Carter of Cannelton.

  • Applications sought for 12th annual Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop

    PERRY COUNTY – This year marks the 12th annual “Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop” summer youth camp.  Local law enforcement officers will again be hosting the camp at Glenn Wood Hills in Derby. Campers will be dropped off Tuesday, July 17, at the Tell City High School – Tell Street Parking Lot. Campers will stay July 17 through July 20. Campers will be released on Friday July 20 after a 5 p.m. graduation ceremony.

  • A monster of a good time at Frankensew

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Branch Public Library hosted the Frankensew activity last week, on both Wednesday and Saturday. Participants “combined the best parts of a quilt and pillow to make their own monster, the basic quillow,” the activity program read.

  • Good luck, Class of 2018

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates from Perry County’s three high schools, not to mention all of the college grads.

  • The catch-22 of gauging mental health

    As national mental health month comes to a close in May, we should take a moment to address the segmented status of mental health in the culture. It’s no secret that there are flaws when it comes to addressing mental health. But making it part of routine health checks could reduce persistent stigmas.

  • Run for the Wall
  • Cyber threats ... another collusion

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    The he said-she said within the stories of the Russian influence and North Korean angst are boring. But still here I am daily, doing my best to stomach the unseasoned palate of mainstream media that’s at all our fingertips.

  • Marksmen Milestones
  • Jail population increasing, adding to medical care needs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When an offender is booked into an Indiana jail, it occurs with certain rights; one being access to medical care. The Perry County Detention Center has taken steps to ensure that this standard is met. That means cost to the county, and expenses are on the rise as both the price of care and the inmate population increases.