Today's News

  • Tech court at Manufacturing Night
  • Dyslexia screening coming

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In the United States, up to 20 percent of the population is affected by dyslexia. With such a large percentage of students struggling with this learning disability, it is crucial that we identify them as soon as possible to help ensure their academic and social success.

    Dyslexia can be detected at an early age, and while the disability will never go away, there are proven ways to help students overcome it and thrive in school. The key to success is early intervention.

  • Squirrels and autumn

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    This column first appeared in 2011.


    The squirrel was hurtling full-throttle across the road and barely missed being squashed by my car tire Sept. 23. I made a quick trek to the farm to grab my mail and a bite to eat and spotted the squirrel while returning to New Boston.

  • Overcoming the impact of childhood trauma

    In a community recently recognized as one of the safest in the state, it’s disheartening to hear that so many of our children don’t feel safe in their own homes.

    A front-page story last week reporting that Perry County ranks, per capita, among the highest in the state for cases of abuse and neglect should concern us all and motivate us to seek practical solutions.

  • Library to host Art of Knitting with Steel Thursday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library of Tell City will hold Kusari: The Art of Knitting with Steel on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

    Kusari, or Japanese chainmail, was invented in the 13th century, around the time of the Mongol invasions of Japan. Used to connect plates of armor, it drapes and hangs like fabric. Today, artists use Kusari to make beautiful jewelry and body art. It’s flexibility, versatility and strength make it the perfect medium for “knitting with steel.”

  • William Kaiser Zellers

    Brandon and Lauren Zellers of Tell City announce the birth of their son, William Kaiser Zellers, on Sept. 3, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.

    William’s grandparents are Mick and Rita Young of Cannelton, Pat and Lesa Fischer of Tell City, Jordan and Jeanette Raven of San Antonio, Texas, and Keith Zellers and Amanda Roll of Tell City.

  • Catholic Charities Taste & Share Nov. 10

    TELL CITY – Join Catholic Charities for the 3rd annual Taste & Share on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Park fun aims at suicide prevention awareness

    TELL CITY – Mental health issues don’t discriminate age, race, weight, gender, nor class. It can affect anyone. So, Saturday, Oct. 20, several groups are coming together to host a mental health and suicide prevention awareness day.

    Activities at Joe Schaefer Memorial Park in Tell City will get underway at 10 a.m. and run until noon.

    The aim is to get people together and talking about the issues. Counselors and physicians will be on hand to assist those in need.

  • Childhood experiences shape our futures - for better and worse

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute


    For many of us, it is easy to see how our childhood experiences influence our adult choices, behaviors and preferences.

    Perhaps you like basketball because all the kids on your street played together after school. Or you learned to cook by helping a beloved grandparent make special family meals. Years spent in a scouting program can create a lasting love of exploration. Examples of positive experiences are endless and unique to each of us.

  • Tell City Council sets salaries for 2019




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council approved a trio of salary ordinances during its Oct. 1 meeting that will provide a 2.5-percent increase in the salaries of city employees in 2019. The ordinances were adopted as was the 2019 budget for the city.