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Coming Events

  • Block bash in French Lick to begin Sept. 20

    FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Community Events, Sept. 2

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Health Department closed Tuesday
    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Health Department offices in the courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed Tuesday due to renovations.

  • Archaeology Month starts Sunday; theme centers around French influence

    SPENCER COUNTY – Hoosier history buffs can meet archaeologists and learn about the state’s fascinating past during Indiana Archaeology Month in September.
    Archaeology Month is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about Indiana archaeology, a press release from the Department of Natural Resources stated. Events for all ages are held all month by universities, museums, organizations and individuals throughout Indiana. The DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology coordinates Archaeology Month.

  • Reunions, Aug. 29

    Saalman family
    BRANCHVILLE – The second annual Saalman family reunion will be Aug. 31 at the Branchville Conservation Club. A pot-luck dinner will start at 12:30 p.m.
    Those attending are asked to take pictures, family information and more.
    The reunion will focus on the life of Major Otis Saalman and family.
    All are invited to arrive early and spend the day.

    Baston family

  • Benefit auction, set for dance Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66.
    Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • Strong Bodies, Safe Families 5K Oct. 5
  • VFW summer picnic set for Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host its annual family picnic Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.
    Members and their families, plus the ladies and men’s auxiliary units and their families are invited to attend.
    The post will furnish the meat, potatoes and drinks. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish or dessert.
    Dinner will begin around 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Kerry James at (812) 608-0217.

  • Community Events, Aug. 29

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tractor association to meet today
    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Branchville Conservation club. For more information, contact Ed Guillaume at 843-5746.

  • U.S. senator to keynote Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly will be the keynote speaker for the Sept. 14 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the Perry County Democrat Central Committee. The event will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Cost is $20 per person. The public is invited.

  • Santa Claus to host chain-saw art exhibition, competition, auction

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Candy Castle will host a chain-saw-carving event Sunday.
    The daylong event, which is open to the public with free admission, will feature three of the tri-state’s top chain-saw artists.
    Each artist will exhibit a collection of finished chainsaw art, and will work throughout the day carving a large event piece. The artists will take a short break from their main piece to compete head-to-head in a special one-hour quick-carve competition.