Today's News

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Father Tom

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.

  • Flu-shot clinic starts today

    TELL CITY – Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, 421 Seventh St. in Tell City, announce it will host a flu-shot clinic today, Tuesday and Wednesday.  
    Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. daily for lunch. Cost is $35.
    For more information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.

  • Baby Bloomers benefit set for Oct. 20

    TELL CITY – Baby Bloomers Child Care will host a country-western hoe-down fall pageant at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Dixon’s Auction House.
    Boys and girls ages birth to 18 years old are invited to participate. Contestants are welcome to share a special talent, as well. Prizes will be awarded to everyone who participates.
    Contestants are required to wear country-western attire.
    Those wishing to watch the pageant are asked to take toiletries and canned goods as donations. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

  • COLUMN: Seeds that stick


    A quick trip into a corn field last week turned into a sticky situation I’ve yet to extricate myself from. It was more annoying and embarrassing than anything but it proves once again Mother Nature’s amazing abilities.

  • EDITORIAL: County must step up to animal-control issue

    We are sad to see the latest efforts to bring real animal control to Perry County dismissed in recent acts by the county commissioners and council.

    As we reported Sept. 23, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a Sept. 3 meeting he didn’t remember the county’s animal welfare, control and education board asking for $40,000 to pay an officer to perform animal-control duties.

  • Perry Central schools to host Rachel’s Challenge assemblies Oct. 31

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central community schools will host a series of assemblies Oct. 31 as a part of Rachel’s Challenge, a program that promotes individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
    The event will take place in the Perry Central main gymnasium beginning at 8:45 a.m. with preschool through third-graders, followed by fourth- through sixth-graders at 10 a.m., seventh- and eighth-graders at 12:30 p.m. and freshman through seniors at 2 p.m.

  • Book club to celebrate 75 years with book review

    TELL CITY – The Friday Book Club will host a special book review to celebrate its 75th year at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Tell City Historical Museum at Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City.
    The guest speaker will be Eddie Price of Hawesville, Ky., who is a well-known author throughout Kentucky. He recently earn-ed the readers’ favorite award in the historical fiction category at the 2013 International Book Award contest for his first book, “Widder’s Landing.” The book is now in its third printing.

  • Veterans Day races sponsored by Perry County Marines, Perry County Museum

    PERRY COUNTY – In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 9, the Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough 10K.
    Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Registration for each race is $15 through Oct. 31 and $20 from Nov.1 through Nov. 9. Each runner and walker will receive a T-shirt the day of the race. Registration forms are available at www.per-rycountymuseum.org, Lawson’s Bar and Grill or by calling Lena Joyal at 619-0708.

  • PCMH paramedics recognized for 20 years of service

    TELL CITY – Darrel Riley, John Kleeman and Pat Lambert, employed as paramedics with Perry County Memorial Hospital, were recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered paramedics. This distinction is an honor held by few paramedics.
    To maintain status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, they have completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive certification program for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in America.

  • New sheriff’s department deputy

    David Biever has joined the Perry County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy.

    He began work Sept. 30 and brings several years of experience as a patrolman in Cannelton. The 25-year-old began work there as a reserve and later became a part-time and full-time officer. He was eventually promoted to the rank of sergeant.