Today's News

  • Rome Fire Department announces raffle winners


    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department announced winners in a raffle held in conjunction with its annual hog roast Sept. 21. Prizes, donors and winners were:

  • Harvest carnival Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran


    EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church and SonShine Early Learning Ministry in Evanston will sponsor a Harvest Carnival from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

    Everyone is invited for free food, a bounce house, face painting, a cake-walk, trunk-or-treat and other activities. Individuals and businesses wishing to sponsor a trunk-or-treat or receive more information about the carnival should call SonShine at 547-9620.

  • Plans in place for Nov. 17 Purdue Extension Night


    LEOPOLD – Extension Night, sponsored by Purdue Extension-Perry County, offers a choice of three educational programs, election of new board members, and a meal Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central Community School.

    Participants can choose from one of three sessions to attend: “Holiday Eating-Healthy, Safe and Satisfying,” “New and Exciting Changes in 4-H” or “2014 Farm Bill.”

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations before holiday season


    TELL CITY – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

    A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Tell City High School, 900 12th Street in Tell City.

    According to the American Red Cross, blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities.

    Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines.

  • Free health screenings offered by Deaconess VNA


    TELL CITY – Deaconess VNA Plus blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Screenings will be conducted by a registered nurse and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call the Deanconess VNA Plus Tell City office at (812) 547-7967 or visit the website at www.deaconessvnaplus.org.

  • Legion auxiliary accepts food-drive donations today


    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 Auxiliary is conducting a nonperishable food drive for local tri-state homeless veterans now through Thursday, Nov. 6.

    Donations may be delivered to the post home on Knight Street or to the Myers Grade School office. The school is open from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday except for Oct. 24 and 27.

  • Cannelton, Troy set trick-or-treating hours


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City will set its official times at a meeting of the works board Monday. 

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Thursday


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris. The candidates will be out in the community collecting money for the PTO. The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Scared to death




    Back when I was in my 20s, I liked to hunt. Oh, I wasn’t much into big game like Teddy Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway on safari. No, I was more like Elmer Fudd trying to outwit Bugs Bunny. I especially liked to get out after a good snow and traipse about. There is something about the pristine freshness of a new snowfall that I’ve always found alluring.

  • Explore final weeks of autumn


    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com