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Today's News

  • Church News, Sept. 9 issue

    Little Pigeon to host gospel sing Sept. 18
    LAMAR – The Little Pigeon Baptist Church, off Indiana 245 on W. CR 1200N near Lamar, will hold a gospel sing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
    Crossties Bluegrass Gospel will be the special guests for the evening. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

  • Hiram Frakes Sunday at Branchville Methodist Church

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville United Methodist Church will celebrate Hiram Frakes Sunday, Sept. 19.
    Frakes was a Methodist minister who was born in Branchville in 1888. In 1907, he married Leota Walker, also of Branchville. His call to the ministry led him to the remote area of eastern Kentucky Appalachia. There were no roads or civilized law.
    Ignorance, feuding and moonshining were prominent. Rev. Frakes established a church, post office, schools and care-giving facilities. He developed a Christian community called the Henderson Settlement.

  • Community Events, Sept. 9 issue

    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.

  • Doogs – Edwards

    Rachelle Doogs and Joey Edwards of Owensboro, Ky., were united in marriage during a ceremony Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
    The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Karen Doogs of Cannelton. Mr. Edwards is the son of Miley and Brenda Conner of Lewisport, Ky., and James Edwards of Merriville, Tenn.
    The bride was given away by her father in the ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • Nearly run over by Rin Tin Tin

    I’ve selfishly used this space before to chide drivers who don’t always display the best of practices or courtesy to their fellow motorists. A year or so ago I honked the horn at drivers who I saw using their turn signals as simply an option when making a left- or right-hand turn.

  • Government should not require FM radios on cell phones

    Many conservatives think there should be virtually no regulation of commerce: Businesses should be allowed to offer whatever products they think they can sell and let the buyer beware.

    Many liberals think government should strictly regulate every feature of every product manufactured or sold in the United States.

    We think there has to be a happy medium between the two sides.

  • Marijuana eradication efforts under way

    BEDFORD – On Aug. 23, the Indiana State Police along with the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, DEA, US Forest Service, Civil Air Patrol, Indiana DNR and local law enforcement agencies converged on southern Indiana to concentrate efforts on illegal marijuana growing operations.

    This effort was in response to ongoing intelligence of illegal drug trafficking operations illegally growing marijuana on public property like the Hoosier National Forrest and other remote state and federally owned property.  

  • St. Pius to hold annual fest Sunday at church

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday.

    On the menu is their “famous” soup, by the bowl and gallon, fried-chicken or roast-beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage and homemade pie.

    Entertainment will include the band Crosswinds, a giant yard sale and flea market, games for adults and children and a raffle. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wishing to buy carryout soup are asked to take containers.

  • SIP accepting grant applications until Sept. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The Southern Indiana Power Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications from now until Sept. 15.

    Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations within the Southern Indiana Power Inc. service territory, which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.  

  • Rome VFD sets date for hog roast

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 19 at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more. Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.