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Today's Features

  • Local police officers and sheriff’s deputies gathered recently at the former Tell City Junior School practice field for a refresher course on making traffic stops.

  • A tent revival behind the razor wires of Branchville Correctional Facility stirred the spirits of hundreds of men incarcerated there. The facility was the first correctional facility in the state to sponsor a tent revival last year and another complex has adopted the idea.

    Staff and more than 50 volunteers helped organize and facilitate the series of sermons, music, personal testimonials and inspirational speakers. Each of the 13 sessions promoted a positive message, the facility’s chaplains said.

  • To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    September 10

  • Kasen Alan Hildenbrand
    Nicholas and Janice Hildenbrand of Evanston announce the birth of their son, Kasen Alan Hildenbrand, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces.
    Kasen was baptized Aug. 21 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda. He wore his father’s baptismal gown. Godparents are Luke and Jilliane Hildenbrand of Newburgh.
    Mrs. Hildenbrand is the former Janice Woebkenberg. He has one older brother, Kyler Matthew.

  • Thursday September 9
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Little Pigeon to host gospel sing Sept. 18
    LAMAR – The Little Pigeon Baptist Church, off Indiana 245 on W. CR 1200N near Lamar, will hold a gospel sing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
    Crossties Bluegrass Gospel will be the special guests for the evening. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

  • BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville United Methodist Church will celebrate Hiram Frakes Sunday, Sept. 19.
    Frakes was a Methodist minister who was born in Branchville in 1888. In 1907, he married Leota Walker, also of Branchville. His call to the ministry led him to the remote area of eastern Kentucky Appalachia. There were no roads or civilized law.
    Ignorance, feuding and moonshining were prominent. Rev. Frakes established a church, post office, schools and care-giving facilities. He developed a Christian community called the Henderson Settlement.

  • 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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Rachelle Doogs and Joey Edwards of Owensboro, Ky., were united in marriage during a ceremony Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
    The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Karen Doogs of Cannelton. Mr. Edwards is the son of Miley and Brenda Conner of Lewisport, Ky., and James Edwards of Merriville, Tenn.
    The bride was given away by her father in the ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.