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Today's News

  • Erin Houchin Sworn in as state senator for District 47

    INDIANAPOLIS – Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office last week, officially becoming the state senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

    Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

  • Holiday Helpers United partners assist those in need

    PERRY COUNTY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and they need your help.

    There are many ways to help. You may conduct a food drive for the Perry County Food Coalition, which will help fill the shelves of Widow’s Barrel, Jasper’s Pantry, Council of Agencies, Martin’s Cloak and Community Adventists’ Food Pantries.

  • Veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Offices to close for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City, town and county offices will be closed both days.

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch in Tell City will be closed Thursday and Friday. The branch will reopen Saturday, Nov. 29.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday. The Nov. 27 issue of the News will be delivered Wednesday. The News will reopen Friday.

    Cannelton’s business-trash pickup will be delayed until next week.

  • Birthdays

    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.

    November 28

  • First Baptist to show ‘Heaven’ Nov. 30

    ROCKPORT – Rockport First Baptist Church in Rockport will show a new film from Billy Graham entitled “Heaven.”

    The showing will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • St. John’s Christmas bazaar Dec. 6

    NEW BOSTON – The annual Christmas bazaar at St. John’s Lutheran Church, half a mile west of New Boston, will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Homemade candy, apple dumplings, cheese balls, turnip kraut and turnip slaw will be available, as well as baked goods, including springerles.

    There will also be crafts, quilts, blankets and numerous other items. Special soup will be sold by the gallon; take your own containers. Soup, sandwiches and pie will be served throughout the day. Everyone is welcome.

  • Springerles, homemade goodies at St. John’s bazaar
  • Community Events

    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.

    VFW breakfast buffet set for Saturday

  • Dale Presbyterian to host ‘Longest Night’

    DALE – Dale Presbyterian Church’s Micah Center will host a community event featuring the indoor labyrinth at 6 p.m. CST Sunday, Dec. 21, the “Longest Night.” Amid the excitement and noise of the holiday season, many need a respite of quiet. Others who have lost loved ones this past year may need a place of compassion and mercy. The Rev. Laurie Hearn, certified labyrinth facilitator, will lead participants through a time of reflection and walking the labyrinth. Everyone in the community is invited.