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Today's Features

  • LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m.
    Parking will be available for the handicapped. The event will feature quilts, a quilt raffle, a silent auction, yard sale, country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, a cornhole tourney, baked goods and a grand raffle of 60 prizes totaling $2,600.
    Family-style chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining room. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Carry-outs will be available.

  • TELL CITY – The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Tell City recently earned a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.
    “I feel honored to have received such a prestigious award,” Linda Mattingly, store manager, said. “My staff and I work hard to keep our restaurant at a high level of cleanliness to ensure that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers.”

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.
    The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen:
    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.

  • Valorie Richter and John Bland of Rome were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony held Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Jenny Richter of Tell City. Mr. Bland is the son of Nancy Bland of Rome and the late Ivan Edward Bland Jr.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Barnabas Gillespie OSB.

  • Dolph Jr. and Faye Foster celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2012.

    Mr. Foster married the former Faye Sandage of Bristow during a private ceremony June 7, 1952, in Corydon.
    They are the parents of Robert J. Foster of Carlisle, Cindy A. (Foster) Kleeman of Tell City, Timothy W. Foster of St. Meinrad and the late David Lee Foster. They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City photographer Danny Bolin has been named one of two staff photographers for events held at the new KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Bolin and Louisville photographer Linda Doane will share duties of photographing larger venue events, working around regular schedules of their own professional studios.
    Bolin and his wife, April, operate Bolin Photography at 607 9th Street in Tell City and he was recently named Perry County’s No. 1 photographer in The News readers choice awards.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj (na-na-raaj) will arrive in Perry County in July to guide the parishes of St. Michael and St. Pius Catholic churches.
    Born in Karuthapillaiyur, India, Gnanaraj regularly attended mass and other church activities at St. Anthony Catholic Church in his village.

    He became the sacristan for six months at the church when he was in the 10th grade and said his mother was a great motivator and encouraged him to be involved in parish ministry.

  • VBS at Hawesville Church of Christ starts Sunday
    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Children to seniors and everyone in between are invited to a free vacation Bible school at the Hawesville Church of Christ, 2535 Highway 60 West.
    The event will be at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at the church. For more information, contact new minister George Jensen at (270) 927-9701.

  • Gage Jennings holds heads of cabbage weighing between 8 and 10 pounds he grew at his family’s home on Troy Ridge Road.

    The early spring has helped local gardens thrive. Gage said he’s also growing zucchini, squash, tomatoes, brussels sprouts and other vegetables. Much of what his family doesn’t use goes to local farmers markets.