Today's News

  • Bethel Church to host Christmas programs

    TELL CITY – The Rev. Ron Ammon of Bethel Baptist Church and its members invite the public to stroll down memory lane with two nights of “Christmas Memories” music and visuals performed by the church’s praise team and various members.

    Programs will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 14.

    A children’s Christmas program will be held Sunday, Dec. 14 during the 10 a.m. worship service. The church is at the corner of Ninth and Fulton streets in Tell City.

  • Area students to perform Sunday in monastery recital

    FERDINAND – Budding musical talents will be showcased as students of the Sisters of St. Benedict perform a Christmas recital at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 7, at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    The students represent various schools in the area, including William Tell Elementary, Tell City High School, Perry Central Elementary, Nancy Hanks Elementary, Heritage Hills Middle School, Heritage Hills High School and Ferdinand Elementary.

  • First Church of the Nazarene welcomes new pastor

    TELL CITY – The First Church of the Nazarene will hold an installation service for its incoming pastor, the Rev. Charles Areson, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

    A small reception will follow and the public is invited to attend.

  • 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.

    Golden Living Christmas bazaar set for Thursday

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center and Lincoln Hills Council will hold their annual Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the main hallway.

  • Optimist Club blanket drive underway

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club will hold a blanket drive for Catholic Charities and Holiday Helpers. Collection boxes are available at local banks and churches. The blanket drive will run through Dec. 31.

  • Kiwanis Club welcomes several new members

    TELL CITY – Over the past two months, the Kiwanis Club of Tell City has expanded its roster to 61 members.

    New members include Mary Snyder, Debra Neyhouse, Jon Linn, Lee Chestnut, John Scioldo, Dennis Dixon, Missy Noble, Kim Luecke, Amber Thomas and Julie Kohnert.

    Kiwanis Club of Tell City supports various youth activities, including scholarships for the three Perry County high schools, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, After Prom activities, and Kiwanis Key Clubs at Perry Central and Tell City high schools.

  • Asher Scott Goffinet

    Adam and Lucy (Rhodes) Goffinet of Cannelton announce the birth of their son, Asher Scott.

    He was delivered at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 17, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

    Ashton weighed 6 pounds, 5½ ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Melvin and Marilyn Rhodes of Cannelton.

    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Dolores Goffinet of Tell City.

  • Jackson Carter Briggeman

    Jack and Tara Briggeman of Dublin, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Carter.

    He arrived Sept. 19, 2014, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

    Jackson weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Mrs. Briggeman is the former Tara Gebhard.

    Grandparents are Harry and Kim Hawkins and Bill and Vicki Gebhard, all of Tell City.

  • Cannelton celebrates the season

    Civic Division

    First place, Cannelton Student Council

    Slam-Dunking Christmas

    Second place, Girl Scouts and Daisies

    Third place, “Frozen”-themed float; entrant’s name not available

    Community Division

    First place, Tell City Baptist Church

    Second place, Cannelton Baptist Church

    Third place, Agape Christian Church


    First place, Fortwendel Construction

  • ‘Dumb and Dumber’ has not aged well in theater return

    Film Reviewer

    “We should stop reviewing comed-ies.” That is the title of an article I wrote for my website over a year and a half ago, and I’ve stuck to it, aside from “This Is the End,” but I made an exception for that since it was an apocalyptic comedy.

    After watching “Dumb and Dumber To,” I felt compelled to break my own rule again. The exception this time: a comedy sequel to a beloved movie from my youth.