Today's News

  • Cannelton group wants historic sites saved


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A crowd of about 40 people assembled in the city council chambers Monday to voice their support for creating a Cannelton Historic Preservation Commission.

    Resident Emily Preston said the group’s mission is to preserve city structures. “We need help to save what is left of our town,” said Preston. “We are ready for some progress.”

  • Pinta and Nina sail past


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Pinta and Nina, or rather approximate replicas of the storied 15th century vessels, sailed past Tell City Monday en route to their next scheduled stop at Louisville Ky., where the ships will be docked until Aug. 27 to allow visitors to explore them. The two reproduction caravels last visited this stretch of the Ohio River in 2015 on a similar course, and have been plying the inland waters of the Western Hemisphere for decades.

  • City hosting meeting on TCE tomorrow

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to a meeting on trichloroethene issues surrounding GE’s former Tell City plant. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Representatives of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management also plan to attend.

  • Grant funds overdose rescue kits




    PERRY COUNTY – More than 100 drug overdose rescue kits have been distributed by the Perry County Health Department to police officers and first responders who are often the first to reach people who have overdosed on opioids, such as heroin and prescription painkillers.

  • New TC school year off to good start


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “For the first day of school you want to see smiles, you don’t want to see tears – and you want it to be uneventful,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said at Tuesday evening’s meeting of school trustees.

    Noble, who called the start of school year, which began Aug. 2, the best she’s experienced in a decade, also thanked custodians for the excellent work they did over the summer.

  • Fall storytime begins Sept. 18

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library announces Fall Storytime. The Fall Storytime season will run Sept. 18 through Oct. 25 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Registration will begin on Aug. 20. Please register for a Storytime session by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Storytime programs are as follows:

    Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m. – Tell City (ages 3 years through 6 years)

    Wednesday mornings, 10 to 10:30 – Tell City (birth through 2 years)

  • Renew Cannelton seeks volunteers, meeting tomorrow

    CANNELTON – After a great start earlier this month, Renew Cannelton is once again calling for volunteers who are interested in revitalizing Cannelton.

    Anyone interested in helping to complete the work plans for the Design and Preservation, Economic Development, Marketing and Events or Organization and Fundraising committees is asked to come to the Cannelton City Council meeting room in the lower level of the Cannelton Library, 210 S. Eighth St. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. 

  • End the dirty war on a free press

    President Trump’s accusations of “fake news” and labeling journalists as “enemies of the people” aren’t just slaps to the faces of hard-working Americans but American democracy itself. And there is nothing fake about the danger.

    The slanderous labels repeated again and again in tweets from the White House and at rallies around the country have  become a potent tool of abuse and incitement against the First Amendment to our  Constitution. 

  • Clark Kent: Still a reporter?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The image of the newspaper reporter is in flux. Once among the most respected of career choices, the man or woman who makes his or her living today with a computer and a reporter’s notebook is in the midst of an occupational crisis.

  • Indiana needs hate-crime law

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com


    Gov. Eric Holcomb is taking an admirable stand in favor of legislation to better protect citizens against crimes motivated by race, gender identity, religion or similar traits.

    Indiana is one of five states in the union to lack what is commonly known as a “hate crime law,” and some would argue that it is not needed and to dedicate legislative time to such an effort would be mere virtue signaling.