Today's News

  • U.S. health care’s primary problem is a doctor shortage




    America’s medical system is facing a primary care crisis. To meet our nation’s needs would require almost 15,000 additional primary care doctors. Take into account the effects of aging and population growth, and the shortage will climb to almost 50,000 by 2030.

    There are thousands of highly qualified students at international medical schools eager to fill this gap.

  • It’s time to give thanks now

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Jack-o’-lanterns on porch steps, cardboard tombstones sprouting from lawns like toadstools and far too many homes wrapped in fake cobwebs can point to only one thing: Halloween is nearly here.

    I’ll welcome nieces, nephews and maybe a few neighborhood kids to my door for treats Wednesday night, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s Thanksgiving – not Halloween – that most deserves a slot on late October’s calendar.

  • Exercise your right to vote

    Will you vote in next month’s election?

    Many of us will. In fact, well over 1,500 county people have already cast ballots in early voting.

    Others of us will turn out Nov. 6 to choose from the men and women who want to represent us in several important posts, including county sheriff, prosecutor, auditor, clerk, coroner, state senator, state representative and Congress.

    Those are important positions as they impact the direction of local, state and federal government.

  • Fall Fest Queen
  • Community Events; Oct. 29

    VFW dinners each Tuesday


    TELL CITY – The Tell City VFW will hold a dinner every Tuesday in October, serving from 3 to 7 p.m. Meals will cost $5.50 and include pulled pork sandwich with choice of mild, hot or regular barbecue sauce with baked beans, potato salad, and a side of onion and pickle.


    Habitat for Humanity HabiTREE event Friday


  • Hedgehog Hanna, petting zoo at TC library Nov. 17
  • Winter story times set

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Public Library will host  a series of winter storytimes, running from Nov. 27 through Dec. 20. Programs will take place at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.  Registration will begin Oct. 29 and can be done by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661.  Storytime programs are as follows:

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

    Wednesday mornings, 10-10 a.m. – Tell City (birth through 2 years)

  • Dauby-Palmer

    Myra Michelle Dauby and Christian Charles Wyatt Palmer were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Sept. 22, 2018, at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, Calif.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Dauby of Tell City. Mr. Palmer is the son of Bill and Susan Palmer of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.

    The ceremony was officiated by Jenny Richter of Tell City, aunt of the bride.

  • Kleeman challenging Bartels for Indiana District 74 seat


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The race for Indiana District 74 features incumbent Republican Stephen Bartels, seeking election to a full term, and Democrat Larry Kleeman, who ran against former State Rep. Lloyd Arnold in 2016. District 74 includes all of Perry and Crawford counties and portions of Dubois, Spencer and Orange counties.

  • Witches Walk