• VFW BB Shoot committee says thanks

    The BB Gun Committee would like to thank the members and family members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  2939 of Tell City for the support and help in running our recent shoot.

  • Candidate forums a success

    On behalf of the Perry County News staff and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank everyone who attended, took part in, listened to and helped with our two candidate forums this month. We believe they allowed candidates to share their views and for voters to hear directly from the men and women who want to lead Perry County.

    Thanks for the support.




  • Residents thankful for support

    We appreciate everyone who attended the biscuit and gravy, bake sale and quilt fundraiser at Twilight Towers on Saturday, Oct. 20. We hope to see you the next time.

    The winners of the quilts were: Nine Square quilt, Sophia Filley; pink quilt, Ruth Loney and Baby Quilt, Sherry Lahee. Thank you again.


    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Central Bark patrons offer big thank you

    I would like to tell everyone how grateful I am to David Carney of VIP Foliage of Tell City for taking time out of his weekend to go to Tell City’s Central Bark Dog Park and trim all of our trees.

    What a very nice thing for him to do. 

    A big shout out of thanks from the patrons of Central Bark Dog Park.


    Debra Emerson

    Tell City

  • Fond memories of a week teaching in Rome

    Recently, I have been reading with interest the articles of readers recalling their school days at Rome School. My memories of Rome School relate to my week of being a substitute teacher in December of 1960. 

    I was a senior at Evansville College and had just begun my Christmas vacation when Superintendent of Perry County Schools, Loren Lanman, called and asked me if I could teach fifth to eighth grade students at Rome School the following week. He would drive me to school from Cannelton and take me back home after school.

  • Mattingly asks for support on Nov. 6

    My name is Linda Mattingly and I am currently running for a position on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Please accept my apologies for not being able to attend the forum on Oct. 23 as I have a previous commitment in Colorado.  

    I have been a resident of Tell City since 1965 and graduated from Tell City High School. Being a woman and having extensive business experience in the community allows me to bring a special knowledge and expertise to the board.

  • The power of purple: let’s fight pancreatic cancer

    November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. So little emphasis in put on this deadly form of Cancer, unlike colon, prostate and breast cancer there is no screening for early detection.

    By the time a diagnosis is made, it is already in a advanced stage.

    In June of 2014 my 51-year-old son, Kevin, 6 feet 3 inches, 210 pounds, a picture of health, develops severe pain in his back. He went to the doctor and was given a prescription for a muscle relaxer.

  • Dale Women’s Organization says thanks

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to the Dale Women’s Organization for our back-to-school program. A big thank you goes to Greg Turner, Greer Neff and staff for without you folks this would have been a struggle this year.

    We cannot express our appreciation enough for what you did. To Waupaca Foundry, St. John’s Lutheran Church Women’s Group and the Spencer County Community Foundation, we appreciate you going above and beyond the call for help.

  • Rome bicentennial organizers grateful for year of support

    On behalf of the Rome Bicentennial Committee, I want to personally thank the sponsors and donors listed below for their generosity this past year. 

  • What about the jobs at Riverview Energy?

    As we await IDEM’s announcement on the draft permit approval for the Riverview Energy project, (yes, even those of us opposed to this project expect IDEM to approve the permit; IDEM has never denied a permit request) I remembered some questions that were asked to Mr. Utter at the first informational public forum that was held at the Dale Presbyterian Church Micah Center in April.

    Mr. Utter had told the gathering of 100-plus citizens that he didn’t know the answers but would get them.