Today's News

  • Church News, Feb. 17

    Union Baptist to host chili supper, auction
    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Union Baptist Church, 5770 State Route 1389, will hold a chili supper and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.
    Cost for the supper is $5 for adults and children 11 years old and older, $2 for children in kindergarten to 10 years of age and children up to preschool age eat for free. The menu will consist of homemade chili, soups, sandwiches and desserts.

  • Lecture will focus on spiritual care after trauma

    ST. MEINRAD – Carrie Doehring, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., will deliver the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
    The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Gallery. Her talk is titled “Stepping into Worlds Shaped by Trauma: The Challenges of Intercultural Spiritual Care in the Aftermath of Overwhelming Life Experiences.”

  • Schlichter charged with million-dollar theft

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Former pro football player Art Schlichter, whose rebound from compulsive gambling and prison landed him a job as an assistant Tell City High School football coach, was charged in Ohio Monday with the alleged theft of more than $1 million.

    According to a story in the Columbus Dispatch, the charge filed by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien is tied to an ongoing investigation into a sports ticketing scam Schlichter allegedly used to bilk money from people.

  • Snyder to vie for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s former clerk-treasurer wants to be its next mayor.

    Mary Snyder has filed for the city’s highest office and her name will appear on the Republican ballot in May’s primary. Also filing for office in Cannelton was former Mayor Melvin McBrayer, who is seeking the at-large council seat. Melinda Smith-Jacob is is seeking the Ward 3 seat while Lynn Fulkerson has filed for another term as Ward 1 councilwoman.

  • Birthdays, Feb. 18 - Feb. 24

    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.
    February 18

  • Birth announcements, Feb. 17

    Konner Wallace Ficker
    John and Kim Ficker of Chrisney announce the birth of their son, Konner Wallace Ficker, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 203⁄4 inches long.
    He has one older brother, Kolin.
    Grandparents are Wally and Debbie Hall of Grandview and John Ficker of Rockport and Judy Ficker of Chrisney.

  • William Tell earns exemplary remarks

    A hand full of fourth- , fifth- and sixth-graders from William Tell Elementary School pose with a banner outside the school marking the elementary’s status as an exemplary school.

    The Indiana Department of Education awarded William Tell the standing based on ISTEP scores from those grades during the 2010 academic year.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosts health fair

    This article was provided to The News by Kayla Galloway
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School held a health fair Feb. 4 in the auxiliary gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • TC freshmen orientation Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold freshmen orientation for the 2011-12 school year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium. All current eighth-grade students and their parents need to attend.
    Students and parents will be given information about high-school diploma tracks, scheduling and graduation requirements. If you have any questions, contact Cindia Ress or Lisa Noble at 547-9715 or send an e-mail to cress@tellcity.k12. in.us or lisan@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Sprinkle named to IU dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON – Jason Sprinkle has been named to the dean’s list of Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences for the fall 2010 semester, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

    Eligibility for the dean’s list is reserved for those students who complete at least 12 graded credit hours in a semester, earning at least a 3.7 grade-point average.
    Sprinkle is double-majoring in English and political science with minors in economics and public environmental affairs. After his graduation in May, he plans to attend law school.