Local News

  • Rural News; May 14: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Enid Kessner, who died May 2, 2015. We were acquainted with Enid years ago when she and her husband, Jennings Kessner, belonged to the Bristow square-dance club. She was a fun, loving person who liked to dance at the William Tell Center and play cards and bingo at Twilight Towers. May she rest in peace. We will miss her.

  • Rural News; May 14: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — A nice crowd of people attended the Mother’s Day breakfast prepared by the men Sunday morning at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills.

    Following breakfast, a program was held during the morning worship services, with some special singing and poems.

  • Rural News; May 14: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A graduation party was held this past Saturday at the home of Joel and Rosa Schwartz for their son, Michael, and also for Marie Schwartz, daughter of Neal and Mary Schwartz, all of Doolittle Mills.

    Several friends and family members were present to extend their best wishes to the two seniors, who will be among the graduating Class of 2015 of Perry Central High School Sunday, May 22. Congratulations to Marie and Michael. Many blessings are wished for your future.

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  • 4-year-old bitten by dog, flown to Louisville hospital

    TELL CITY – A 4-year-old Tell City boy suffered a severe dog bite to the face Friday and underwent surgery at a Louisville, Ky., hospital.

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, Ayden Niblett was with his father, Richard Niblett, at the home of Joseph E. Troutman at 1833 Ninth St.

  • Beekeeping workshop set for Tuesday, May 26

    BRANCHVILLE – Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers are holding a beekeeping workshop May 26. 

    The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive opening demonstration.

    Bill Gibson will do a hive opening demonstration at the Robert Gibson place located at 19680 Old St. Road 37, Branchville, one mile north of Perry Central High School.

    Those attending are welcome to take bee coats and gloves and wear long pants for the hive demonstration.

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Fischer’s promoting mowing safety, correct usage with Friday open house

    TELL CITY – Fischer’s Furniture, along with Scag commercial mowers and ECHO Power Equipment, will offer a safety and maintenance presentation as part of an  annual open house event at Fischer’s Furniture and Appliance at 910 Main St. in Tell City Friday, May 15.

    Fischer’s and Scag commercial mowers extend an invitation to commercial or municipal mowing crews in the area to attend.

    Operators of mowing equipment and other lawn and garden equipment pursue honorable and rewarding professions, but it can pose serious safety concerns.

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