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Today's News

  • Local florist attends professional business summit in Oklahoma

    TELL CITY – Kathy Fazio with Petals Flowers & Gifts in Tell City recently attended the seventh annual business summit hosted by Teleflora at its education center in Oklahoma City

    The summit was led by a variety of industry experts, including Paul Goodman, author of “Floral Finance,” a publication for retail florists and Marie Ackerman, Teleflora’s Vice President of Education.

  • PCMH to hold car seat safety clinic Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will host a free car seat safety clinic Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the hospital parking lot.

    There will be certified technicians on-site to check car seats and demonstrate proper installation. All ages of car seats from newborn to youth booster will be covered.

    There will also be candy apples, a craft station, give-aways and labor and delivery suite tours. 

  • Goffinet-Roark

    Lauren Goffinet and Brittany Roark, both of Owensboro, Ky., along with their parents, Chris and Darla Goffinet of Tell City, and Jake and Kim Russell of Russellville, Ky., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. 

    Lauren is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2013 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is a social studies teacher at Apollo High School in Owensboro.

  • Gentry begins medical school

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Zachary Louis Gentry, son of Chad and Michele (Heitkemper) Gentry of Vestavia Hills, Ala., began medical school in July at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

    There were 3,800 applicants to the university. After first interviews, that number was reduced to 400. Following a second interview, only 186 were accepted.

    Gentry received his white coat Aug. 14 in an impressive ceremony at the university.

    He is a May 2016 graduate of Vanderbilt University.

  • Community Events; Sept. 29

    Moose Lodge to serve dinners Friday

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 will serve barbecue and pork chop dinners Friday, Sept. 30, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The cost will be $8 per plate.

    The dinners will include a half chicken or 1 ¼ inch pork chop with creek-fried potatoes and green beans.

     

    Moose golf scramble Oct. 1

     

  • Etienne-Williams

    Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams, both of Magnet, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. She is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School and is currently employed as a veterinary assistant at Perry County Animal Hospital.

    The future groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber-Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams. He is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Lincoln Tech. He is employed at Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • Propagating trees from seeds can be a challenge

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk.

    Woody plants can be a bit more elusive. I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone nor an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath its canopy. Starting woody plants from seed can be tricky.            

  • Pink Floyd tribute show to close amphitheatre season

    LINCOLN CITY – If you’ve wanted to attend a performance at the Lincoln Amphitheatre during this 2016 season –likely the most diverse in the venue’s 29-year history, your last chance to do so will be Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Pink Droyd will serve as the season’s finale and will perform a full laser light show and musical tribute to the band Pink Floyd.

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. central with an opening set by local solo-acoustic singer songwriter Steven Wagler at 6 p.m. and Pink Droyd will take the stage at approximately 7 p.m. 

  • Calling all fourth-graders

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    Throughout this bicentennial year, we are celebrating Indiana’s rich history through events, festivals and a statewide torch relay. Hoosiers of all ages have helped commemorate our state’s 200th birthday.

    Another way our young ones can get involved this historic year is by taking part in the Statehood Day essay contest.

  • A time for everything

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Sadly, I won’t be able to travel far for a vacation anytime soon. Recent days (or the occasional week)  away from work have meant working somewhere else.

    I used to not mind the lack of real down time but the approach of upper middle age – I turn 50 next year – has made me realize I need to find better balance in my life and with that realization comes the dream of just getting away from everything, maybe for a few weeks or maybe for longer.