Today's News

  • Hufnagel – Arnold

    Josh and Jodi Hufnagel, of Dale, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Payton Danee’ Hufnagel, to Cody Allen Arnold, son of Todd and Cheryl Arnold of Lamar. The wedding will take place at three o’clock in the afternoon on May 12, 2018 at St Peters United Church of Christ. A reception will follow at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Nelson – Young

    Trevor Nelson, son of John Nelson and Barbara (Brian) Steen, and Stella Young, daughter of Cindy Gadson, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials.

    The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Monkey Hollow Winery with the couple’s reception following at the Tell City American Legion.

  • Cannelton historic district among state’s most endangered landmarks




    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton’s historic district is one of the state’s most endangered landmarks. The community is included in Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of state landmarks in jeopardy, released this week. The listing includes a college campus, individual buildings, or in Cannelton’s case, a large portion of the city with more than 150 separate structures.

  • Job search ups and downs

    Eric Whittaker

    Staff Writer


    Before being hired by Perry County News, I spent some time negotiating the abyss of unemployment for longer than I care to talk about. Alright … it was for two years … I mean, if I don’t talk about it, I won’t have much of a journalist’s column. I’ve been working here for a couple months – yes, times flies when you’re having fun – refining the trade skills I’ve attained through university and college education.

  • DNA law sees early success

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    Last year, I authored and passed Senate Enrolled Act 322, which requires DNA samples to be taken via cheek swab upon felony arrests – similar to the way fingerprints, photographs and other data are collected upon all arrests.

    This brought Indiana in line with 30 other states with similar legislation, and was aimed at giving law enforcement a valuable tool that can find and bring criminals to justice. This law can also be used to exonerate those wrongfully accused.

  • Springtime digging

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It seemed I was always a bit of an entrepreneur as a kid. My brothers and I never received a regular allowance as work on the farm was considered part of everyday life. So, when I wasn’t picking up bales of hay on our farm, I was hiring myself for the day to nearby farmers.

  • Jobs require education improvements in state

    Indiana spends about $7 billion a year on K-12 schools and claims to be a pioneer in education reform. Yet thousands of its high school students are graduating without the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college.

    That’s what a series of reports from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education have shown since the state started tracking data on the college readiness of its students 11 years ago.

  • St. Mark Church celebrates 150 years of its dedication
  • Sheriff, child-care agency begins new program for county offenders

    PERRY COUNTY – A nonprofit organization that serves as the official child care resource and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana is beginning a collaboration with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department to provide training series for inmates at the Perry County Detention Center. Sheriff Alan Malone said it marks first time 4C of Southern Indiana has had the opportunity to train those incarcerated in the 14 counties served in Indiana.

  • Old National reports record quarter income

    EVANSVILLE – Old National Bancorp reported net income of $48 million for the first quarter of 2018 and adjusted net income of $51.2 million. The Evansville-based banking company’s net income showed an increase of 33.3 percent from the first quarter of 2017. Earnings per share were 31 cents, an increase of 14.8 percent from the same period last year.