Today's News

  • Wisdom Day Oct. 1 to feature Mark Ginter

    HUNTINGBURG – Theologian Mark Ginter Ph. D will be a featured speaker at the Jasper Deanery’s annual Wisdom Day Oct. 1 at the Huntingburg Event Center.
    Ginter and his wife, Diane, reside in Ferdinand and are the parents of seven children. He is president of St. Joseph’s Holy Family, Inc., an apostolate headquartered in Bristow, with the mission of renewing family life.
    He has taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology; Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis., and John Paul the Great Catholic High School.

  • Incumbents file for re-election on Perry Central School Board



    LEOPOLD – Kevin Etienne and Tim Edwards will return to the Perry Central Community School Board for another four years. The two men were the only candidates to file for seats during a filing period that ended Friday. 

  • Community Events, Aug. 30

    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.

  • Tobinsport Cemetery association meets; fees to change Sept. 1

    TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Improvement and Maintenance Association held a special meeting to discuss interment fees and availability of burial plots. They established the following new guidelines.
    The burial plot fee will now be $425. This fee will be increased by $5 each year. This cost does not include the cost of opening and closing the grave.
    No one can reserve more than two plots at one time. Spots must be marked with a permanent marker. Plots that are reserved cannot be sold to another person.

  • Walker Cemetery fund report released

    BRANCHVILLE – A meeting with the trustees and others interested in the upkeep of the Walker Cemetery in Branchville was held Aug. 18 in the cemetery shelter house. Attending this meeting were Katherine Frakes, Polly Sprinkle, Mary Lois Ransom, Edna Taylor, Doug Galey, Anna Mae Riddle, Doreen Keilman, Bill Ransom, Roseanna Gibson and Wanda Mullins.
    Finances were the first topic discussed. The cemetery has a bank balance of $5,507.22. Donations and memorials since August, 2011 have been $1,417.14.

  • Local teen named to represent Indiana in Miss American Teen pageant

    LAMAR – Jolene Gogel, 17, daughter of Richard Gogel and Devona Gogel of Lamar, has been selected to represent Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Teen Pageant.

    As the Indiana representative, Gogel will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • Ragan graduates from Oakland City

    TROY – Saffron J. Ragan of Troy, formerly of Kendallville, has earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Oakland City University.
    Graduation ceremonies were held in May.

  • Ivy Tech announces dean’s-list students from Perry County

    EVANSVILLE – Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest announces the following Perry County students for earned places on the dean’s list for the 2012 summer semester: Chelcea Elliott, Sharon Noble and Debra Shadwick.
    To be on the dean’s list, Ivy Tech students must achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no D’s or F’s, must have earned six or more credits during the semester, and at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

  • Twilight Towers tenant meeting; monthly dinner planned

    TELL CITY – The tenants’ council of Twilight Towers met Aug. 15 with President Joyce Richardt presiding the meeting.
    The August birthdays are Cliff Gunn, Ron Holsclaw, Verna Freeman, Mary Stephens, Nancy Brinksneader, William Appleton, Eunice Malcomson, Mary C. Ettensohn, Jim Pearson, Dolores McManaway, Alice Kowal, Minnie Brinksneader, Katie Wagner, Judy Brothers, Crystal Graybill and Judy Craig.
    The annual Christmas bazaar at Twilight Towers will be held starting at 6 a.m. Sept. 15. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast as well as a bake sale.

  • Highway 60 yard sales to be held Oct. 5-7

    KENTUCKY – During the weekend of Oct. 5-7, eight western Kentucky counties will team up to present the seventh annual Highway 60 Yard Sale.
    The sale will stretch for 200 miles along U.S. Highway 60 through Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties.
    Cities along the route include Smithland, Salem, Marion, Sturgis, Morganfield, Waverly, Corydon, Henderson, Owensboro, Lewisport, Hawesville, Cloverport, Hardinsburg, Irvington and Muldraugh, as well as dozens of communities in between.