Today's News

  • 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.

    October 10

  • Sen. Donnelly to keynote Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host its Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Tell City Knights of Columbus home in Tell City.

    The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

    The keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. Also speaking will be state Sen. Richard Young; Elizabeth White, running for Indiana secretary of state and Chris Coyle, candidate for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.

  • Candlelight vigil for infant loss set for Oct. 15

    Early Flight Angels will host a candlelight vigil for pregnancy, infant loss and Infertility Day. Organizers invite everyone to attend and support the community and loved ones during this dedication.

    The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Sunset Park in Tell City, with a guest singer, warm drinks and balloons for children. Candle-lighting will be at 7 p.m. and candles and lanterns will be provided free of charge.

  • Tell City Historical Society announces fall trip

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has announced its 2014 fall history trip. This year, the society will tour the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes Saturday, Nov. 8. Note that the date has changed from that discussed during the last membership meeting.

    The group will depart from the Tell City Museum at 8:30 a.m. and will carpool so those not wanting to drive may still attend. Participants are asked to arrive by 8:15 a.m. for an accurate head count and to make transportation arrangements.

  • Waylon Bryce Harlen

    Montana Harlen and Amanda Scott of Leopold announce the birth of their son, Waylon Bryce. He was delivered Sept. 29, 2014, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19¾ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Steven and Cheryl Scott of Bristow.

    Paternal grandparents are Cindy Davis of Ferdinand and Kermit G. Harlen of Velpen.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Cox of Bristow, Linda Clark of Jasper and Louise and Lloyd Metz of Ferdinand.

  • County’s 4-H program has an invitation for you

    More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.

    Perry County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

    4-H clubs have set up window displays throughout the county to celebrate National 4-H Week.

  • 5th place OK with director, considering the competition

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen placed last at the Festival of Marching Bands Saturday at Springs Valley High School, but that’s OK with Band Director Natasha Edmondson.

  • Perry Central band takes third at South Spencer

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores took third place among three bands competing in Class D at the South Spencer Invitational Saturday.

    “The people we went up against are pretty good, so I guess I can’t complain,” Band Director Andrea Clark said Tuesday. North Posey took first place in the class and earned music and visual- and general-effect awards. Mater Dei was in second place.

  • COLUMN: Democrats stand by women in multitude of fights

    Guest Columnist

    I don’t normally respond to letters in the Perry County News, but two recent issues in our community need to be addressed.

    The first is in regard to a sign I placed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There has been some confusion and misunderstanding surrounding this sign. I created the sign to show support for women’s issues, including breast cancer awareness.

  • Perry County’s bicentennial celebration schedule set

    PERRY COUNTY – On Saturday, Nov. 1, Perry County residents will celebrate their bicentennial. A celebration is planned at the Schergens Center from 1 to 7 p.m.

    A 200-mile road run that will begin early Friday morning will wrap up to start the ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. For information on participating by walking or running a few laps, contact Tony Hollinden at 547-3441.