Today's News

  • DAR schedules events, seeks project help

    TELL CITY - The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in.

  • BSU announces honor students for fall 2014

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated or were included on the dean’s list and graduate list during the fall 2014 semester.

    Earning dean’s list recognition were Brittany Overstreet from Perry County and Natalie Abell, Jayme Roos, Dana Schlachter and Kelly Weyer of Ferdinand.

  • LaGrange joins Century 21 Arnold and Associates full time

    TELL CITY – Phyllis LaGrange recently joined the realty team of Century 21 Arnold and Associates full time, after several years of part time service with the firm.

    LaGrange first came on board in 2007 after earning a Realtor Sales Associate License. Last year, she received a Brokers Associate License.

    LaGrange Joined Arnold and Associates full-time Jan. 5. “I’m looking forward to a new career and helping clients move through the process of home buying or selling,” LaGrange wrote in an email.

  • BBBS fun run, kids dash set for Saturday, March 7

    TELL CITY – The second annual Big Brothers Big Sisters 5k walk and run and kids’ dash sponsored by Everbody’s Fitness of Tell City will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 7.

    The race theme this year will be March Madness. All participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite team’s attire. The best March Madness-themed walker or runner will get to throw a pie in someone’s face, with the walker and pie-in-the-face recipient to be announced after the race.

  • J.R. and Beverly Dowell

    J.R. and Beverly Dowell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 20. The couple was married Feb. 20, 1965, at Cloverport Wesleyan Church in Cloverport, Ky.

    They have two children, Lisa (Chris) Jordan and Kimberly (Tim) Harper. They have four grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, Jackie and Jake, and five great-grandchilden, Addison, Emma, Bailey, Hayden and Liam.
    The couple plans to celebrate with a trip to South Dakota in August.

  • Piper Grace Clark

    Josh and Britney Clark of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Grace.

    She was delivered at 9:23 a.m. Feb. 4, 2015, at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

    Mrs. Clark is the former Britney Hendershot.

    Maternal grandparents are Greg and Yvette Hendershot and paternal grandparents are Gary Clark and Vicki Clark, all of Tell City.

  • Birthday's

    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.

  • Social Security: Batting a thousand during tax season

    Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park. Batter up!

    If you changed your name due to marriage or divorce, or made another legal name change, make sure you change your name on your Social Security records and with your employer.

  • 2014 Fish of the Year not a tall tale, but a long one

    INDIANAPOLIS – As stories go, the DNR’s Fish of the Year contest is always a long one. Not in words, but in inches. That’s because annual winners are selected on the length of fish they catch and submit to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

    It was no different in 2014, when 78 entries resulted in 33 winners for 31 species. There were ties in two categories – bluegill and crappie.

  • Perry Central meeting offers peek into the teen brain

    LEOPOLD – Growing brains experience age-related changes in learning, memory and functions, which can make it challenging to understand why teens behave the way they do.

    Teens’ brains are mysterious, fascinating and, at times, unpredictable. Understanding the basics of how teen brains are wired broadens insights into how to relate to and support young adults. It also allows adults to have appropriate expectations for teens based on their ages and intellectual abilities.