Today's News

  • Jackson Brown

    Jason and Kelli Brown of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Jackson Wagner Brown. Jack was born at 5:35 p.m. June 20, 2018, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Brenda and the late Earl Schwartz of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Wendell and Rita Brown of Marysville.

  • Oakwood to honor hometown heroes

    PERRY COUNTY – Oakwood Health Campus will be honoring local hometown heroes from all of Perry County in law enforcement, fire fighting, dispatch, EMS, first responders, doctors and nurses at a special recognition dinner in September. The event is set for Sept. 26. Nominations will need to be received by Sept. 17.

    Event coordinators would like the community’s input to help recognize those who have went above and beyond to serve the community. A Hero of the Year will be chosen in each field category.

  • Karen and Jonathan Dickson

    Jonathan and Karen Dickson are happy to announce their recent marriage on July 28, 2018.

    Mrs. Dickson, formerly Karen (Meredith) Sturgeon, of Tell City is the daughter of David Meredith from Newtonville, currently residing in Boonville, and the late Donna Meredith of Cannelton.

    Mr. Dickson, of New Haven, Ky., is the son of Sharon Roy from Nashville, Tenn., currently residing in Harned, Ky., and the late Harold Dickson of McMinnville, Tenn.

  • Local scholars earn ISU Dean’s List

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester of 2018. To be eligible for the list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    Area students who made the dean’s list are Sydney Goffinet of Branchville; Bryce Lain and Kindal Mohr of Cannelton; Hannah Harpenau of Leopold; and Coby Aders, Austin Benjamin, Emily Davis, Christopher Schaefer, Brittney Thomas and Ashley Troutman, all of Tell City.

  • Novice begins year of discernment at abbey

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Christian Lumsden was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history. 

    Lumsden, 44, is a native of Trinidad.

  • Paul and Ruth Strobel

    Paul and Ruth Strobel of rural Tell City recently observed their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Strobel and the former Ruth Kleaving were married on April 20, 1968, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Family and friends celebrated the couple’s golden anniversary on April 21 at the Patio Steakhouse. 

    Their daughters are Sue Sanders and Janet McFarland, both of Tell City. They have one grandchild, Natalie Sanders.

  • Branchville donates to Highland Challenger League

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility is helping send the Highland Challenger League to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 25. Recently, Branchville’s Unit Team and American Legion Post #390 held a steak fundraiser, which raise over $2,500. The proceeds will help pay expenses for the entire Highland Challenger League to go to the Little League World Series.

  • Indiana must pass a law on hate crimes

    In a case of good news coming out of bad, a heinous act in Hamilton County during the weekend may have been the tipping point for Indiana to finally pass hate crimes legislation.

    Passing such a bill should be a priority in the 2019 legislative session and would be long overdue.

    Vandals painted anti-Semitic symbols on the wall of property at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla on West 116th Street in Carmel. Nazi flags and iron crosses were painted on walls of a shed on the property and burn marks were also found nearby.

  • Summers past and present

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My list of favorite summer flowers is long but near the top of the list is the belladonna lily. Also known as the belladonna amaryllis or “naked ladies,” the pink flowers were in their prime over the past two weeks. Alas, most have died back by now.

    If peonies are a sure sign of spring, then belladonna lilies are proof that late summer has come and it’s time for school to resume.

  • The pope and the death penalty


    Many Perry Countians are strongly pro-life and have long opposed abortion and euthanasia. The issue of capital punishment, however, is not as often included in calls to protect human life.

    Many of us honestly find it difficult to oppose the state-sanctioned execution of murderers and rapists. That’s why Pope Francis’ declaration last week that the death penalty is wrong in all cases created a real debate, as it should. It’s difficult to accept.