Today's News

  • Indiana’s balanced budget question




    Early voting has started in Indiana, and voters will see a constitutional amendment question on their ballot. The question asks whether the Indiana Constitution should be amended to require the General Assembly to adopt a balanced budget, unless two-thirds of the House and Senate vote otherwise.

  • Election Day sentiments

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’m a creature of habit and tradition. I appreciate that certain things happen each year and working here for 20-plus years has given me a list of annual event that mark the passage of time. Election Day is one of those days.

  • Curtis Hill should resign his office

    A special prosecutor investigating Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently decided the state’s chief law enforcement officer won’t face criminal charges over allegations he groped women in an Indianapolis bar last spring.

     That doesn’t mean Hill’s pleas of innocence are believable and we disagree with his attorney when he said the attorney general has now been exonerated. No, it means simply that grounds were not there to file criminal charges.


    K of C memorial Mass today


    TELL CITY – A memorial Mass for deceased members of Knights of Columbus Council 1172 in Tell City will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at St. Paul Catholic Church. All members are encouraged to attend.


    K of C breakfast Sunday


  • Ladies Day Out nets funds for PCMH oncology
  • Friday Book Club
  • Protecting our personal freedoms

    State Sen. Mark Messmer

    District 48


    As I continue to prepare legislation for the upcoming session, protecting Hoosiers’ personal freedoms remains a top priority of mine.

    I authored and sponsored various bills during the 2018 session with this goal in mind, including House Enrolled Act 1035.

  • Crane Naval Support Activity seeking to hire nearly 600


    Bloomington Herald-Times


    CRANE – Crane Naval Support Activity will be hiring 400 new workers in 2019 and filling another 180 positions left empty from attrition as the southern Indiana military base gears up to meet demands from the Department of Defense.

  • For new Extension educator, community is classroom




    TELL CITY – Perry County’s new Extension educator for health and human sciences has a long record of strengthening families that form healthy communities. She wants to build on that experience in her new role.

    Holly Simpson, 41, fills the position that was held by Brenda Hagedorn, who retired from Purdue Extension last year. Evelyn Adams also served in the educator’s position in Perry County for many years.

  • Tuesday election to decide multitude of races

    After months of campaigning by candidates, political forums and a period of active early voting, Perry County residents will decide several local races – and lend their voices to others – in tomorrow’s election.

    Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The county courthouse will be closed, but employees of the clerk’s office will available by phone to field questions from voters and poll workers.