Today's News

  • Perry County park users want more trails


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – More greenways, splash pools and miniature golf are some of the top attractions survey respondents would like to see added to parks in Perry County.

    Those were the conclusions Purdue University staffers Michael Wilcox and Kara Salazar offered at a public forum Tuesday after they analyzed results of surveys done the past two years about parks in Perry County.

  • On the Wings of Eagles




    Three soaring eagles, their images carved deeply into the trunk of a  tree in Leopold, will become a lasting memorial to the lives of three family members who lost their lives together 12 years ago.

    Robert Edwards, his son-in-law Greg Kemp and Greg’s son and Robert’s grandson, Isaak Kemp, died May 25, 2006, in one of the worst flash floods in recent county history.

  • Long-term hotel stays hurting CVB revenue




    TELL CITY – An increase in the number of long-term hotel stays in Tell City is reducing the amount of income the county’s convention and visitors bureau receives to promote Perry County, the bureau’s director said. It’s also steering some events away from the county.

  • Schweizer Fest food booth opportunity

    TELL CITY – There is a fundraising opening for a local nonprofit wanting to sponsor and provide workers for a food booth at this year’s Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, contact Ken Roland at (812) 547-4721. This year’s Schweizer Fest is scheduled for Aug. 8-11.

  • Archer with local ties earns national title

    HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson County High School junior with ties to Tell City recently won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery State Championship. Following up that near perfect showing, Dalton Hinkle, 17, grandson of William and Joy Hinkle of Tell City, went on to also capture top honors May 12 at the National Archery in Schools Program.

    The latter showcase included more than 14,000 students from 35 states. Cash scholarships were awarded to the top 16 individual shooters and top three teams.

  • Community Events; June 4

    Farmers market Tuesday


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers market are again under way.

    Hours are set for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Vendors are welcome to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. This year’s market will add a local beef and pork producer. For more information, call (812) 547-7933.


    Ivy Tech yard sale Saturday


  • Winning Edge
  • More needs than prayers

    Standing in front of a bouquet of microphones outside Noblesville West Middle School, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter expressed frustration after having to respond to a third shooting inside a central Indiana school since 2011.

    “Here we go again,” Carter said Friday afternoon. “I wish I had the answer. It’s just another sad day. Another cotton-picking sad day.”

  • Enjoy summer’s blessings

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Memorial Day still serves as the official kickoff to summer, and it certainly felt like summer over the weekend. What seemed to be a late spring with late bouts of snow showers has finally given way to full-blown hot weather.

  • Promoting foster care

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan created National Foster Care Month for the month of May, aimed at bringing attention to the needs of foster children and recognizing those who work in the foster care system.

    As a former Indiana Department of Child Services caseworker, supporting foster children and their families is important to me, not just this month but year-round.