Today's News

  • Tobacco to 21 Act proposal good for state, nation

    Despite widespread support for a proposal to raise the smoking age to 21 in Indiana, the measure stalled in the recently-concluded legislative session.​

    Here’s hoping that a bipartisan bill introduced by Indiana Sen. Todd Young – which would accomplish this goal nationally – succeeds.

    The Tobacco to 21 Act would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. Young noted in a recent phone interview that public health experts call the move an “incredibly impactful policy change.”

  • Let’s help entrepreneurs




    With Tax Day behind us and National Small Business Week upon us, it’s the perfect moment to reflect on what helps small businesses prosper. Encouraging people to “Shop Local” definitely helps. Each year, Small Business Week gives my business a boost.

    Not so the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    Although proponents of the law vowed to “help small business,” the hollowness of that promise became obvious this tax season.

  • What bird is that?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I don’t like to think of myself as superstitious. I scoff at Friday the 13ths. I don’t worry about black cats – there’s one in New Boston that darts out in front of me at least once a week – and I don’t worry about walking under ladders, breaking mirrors or stepping on a crack that might break my saintly mother’s back.

  • Favorite springtime perennials

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I am getting ready to do some perennial garden renovation, so I am identifying all the plants I want to dig and relocate for the project. This time of the year, two perennials really stand out for their beauty and for their no-fuss existence; Amsonia hubrichtii, or Arkansas blue star, and Baptisia australis, or false indigo.

  • Community Events; May 13

    D of I mother-daughter dinner Tuesday


    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella mother-daughter dinner will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Meat will be provided. The committee is comprised of Bonnie Weber, Carol Voges, Janet Wagner, Carol Waninger and Jo Waninger. Call Becky Hagedorn at (812) 836-2805 to make reservations.


    Coin club meeting Thursday


  • Official sampling
  • Knights raise funds for a good cause
  • Sagamore of the Wabash presented to Roberson


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The surprise was written all over Mary Roberson’s face Friday when she was presented with a Sagamore of the Wabash award, one the state’s highest honors. The Sagamore of the Wabash is given in recognition of exemplary and distinguished statewide service.

  • Public meeting June 5 on Tell City’s downtown

    TELL CITY – Citizens who live, shop or work in Tell City are invited to share their suggestions and hopes for the city’s downtown next month as a grant-funded Main Street program moves forward.

    A public workshop will convene at  the Tell City Depot,  333 Seventh  St., at 6 p.m.  Wednesday, June 5.

  • Springtime yard sales planned

    TELL CITY – A pair of yard sales will offer residents and others the chance to search for bargains and perhaps a hidden treasure or two.

    Indiana 66 yard sales are planned Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19. Sales will be located along Indiana 66 starting in the town of Troy, then through Tell City, Cannelton, and all the way to Rome.

    Stops along the way include American Legion Post 213 in Tell City, and a crafts and yard sale museum benefit Friday through Sunday in Cannelton.