Today's News

  • Tell City, Cannelton schools announce summer meal programs

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and Cannelton City Schools have announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.

  • Rome group meets May 3

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Rome courthouse. After the successful Dogwood Tour celebration, the bicentennial effort is turning toward a Saturday, June 9, beer, wine and music festival, as well as a Patriot Jeep ride that day. A two-day celebration of the Rome Courthouse bicentennial will be held Oct. 6-7.

  • Man who dealt fentanyl-laced heroin given 20-year sentence




    TELL CITY – A man who admitted bringing heroin and other drugs into Perry County, sometimes on a weekly basis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, despite pleas of leniency from his attorney and family members.

    Leonard Voyles, 28, who attended high school in Perry County before moving to southeast Indiana, pleaded guilty to a level 2 felony charge of dealing in a narcotic drug.

  • Often overlooked, office of county coroner important, candidates say


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The office for county coroner has three candidates running in May’s primary election, Republican Gary Huffines, Republican Kevin “Nic” Etienne and Democrat Joe Adkins. Etienne and Huffines will face one another in the primary. Adkins is running uncontested, though he will face the winner in November. All three are long-time residents of Perry County.

  • Sheriff hopefuls tout experience


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Keeping cool under pressure, those vying to become the next sheriff of Perry County took to the podium Thursday during a meet-the-candidates. It included Democratic incumbent Alan Malone and challenger Marty Haughee. Republican Richard Myers, who is uncontested in the primary, filled out the panel.

    Each was given a few moments to present a brief introductory before moving onto the Q & A portion of the evening.

  • No one should be above the law

    Suppose you are driving down the highway and see a police car’s flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You look down at the speedometer and notice you are speeding. So you pull over to the side of the road.

    The policeman then approaches the window of your car with his citation pad and pen in his hand. But before he can write you a ticket, you roll down the window and tell him he is fired. That preemptive strike keeps you from having to pay a fine.

  • From the mailbag ...

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    At least once a week I receive a letter, note or clipping about an issue readers have an opinion on. We happily print letters to the editor on a wide variety of subjects (and welcome more), but among the letters I receive for publication are those that are either unsigned or signed but whose authors don’t want them to be published.

  • Rebuilding rural infrastructure

    Michael Dora

    Guest Columnist


    Some people remember when many rural households didn’t have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there’s still lots of room for improvement. In fact, our American infrastructure used to be the envy of the world, but now it’s in disrepair.


    Lincoln Day

    dinner Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited and tickets are $20 per person. Guest speakers will include U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, State Auditor Tera Klutz, State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Stephen Bartels.

    Leopold yard sales

    Friday, Saturday

  • SOCIAL NEWS, April 19

    THE NEXT WILLIAM TELL CENTER dance will take place Saturday, April 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., with Southern Edge performing. The cost is $5 for ages 12 and up. All ages are welcome to attend.

    The Center also hosts line dancing every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

    HARRY G. MYERS AMERICAN LEGION POST 142 in Cannelton hosts bingo each Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m., early bingo is held at 6 p.m. and regular bingo games begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited.