Today's News

  • Roessler wins gas card

    Heath Roessler of St. Meinrad was the winner of a $50 gas gift card presented by Perry County Democrats as part of a contest conducted during the recent 4-H fair. The winning entry was chosen by Joe Mogan, son of Mandi Mogan.

  • Horseman’s club fun horse show Aug. 24

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a Fun Horse Show and benefit at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Those attending are asked to follow signs approximately five miles north on Indiana 37.
    The event will include games for all ages. There will also be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Guild’s annual quilt show set for Friday, Saturday

    TELL CITY – Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? 
    You could get that opportunity this summer at the annual quilt show sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild.
    The show will be Friday and Saturday at the Evangelical Church of Christ in Tell City. At the show, you can admire quilts of all sizes and inquire about quilting classes from the ladies of the quilt guild. If enough interest is shown, a day class will be held later in the fall.
    The quilt show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Dixon earns dean’s, president’s lists spots

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Rebecca “Becky” Dixon, an English and Spanish major at Kentucky Wesleyan College, has earned spots on the dean’s and president’s lists for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.

    She has also received the John Combs Award for Literature and maintained a 3.9 grade-point average. The dean’s list requires a student to have at least a 3.5 GPA.
    The president’s list is for students who are recognized for the highest academic accomplishments at KWC each semester.

  • Kaffee Klatch

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa hosted the 39th Kaffee Klatch Wednesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ. A large crowd of breakfast fans were on hand to sample casseroles, pastries, desserts and other edibles. Above, Tri Kappa members. At left, a table of happy Kaffee Klatch fans. Check out more photos form early Schweizer Fest events at www.perrycountynews.com.

  • St. Boniface Picnic

    Joe and Mary Alice Mullis enjoy ice cream under the parish shelter house at St. Boniface Church. The couple has been married for 55 years. In the second picture, Carrie Sitzman shows off a quilt she won for her uncle, Jerome Durcholz of St. Henry. Quilts were one of the major draws of the church picnic, with raffle sales during the day.

  • Japanese sub visits in 1943

    Ann Manley noticed a item in a recent looking back column about a Japanese submarine that visited Cannelton in 1943. A short time later, she found a photo of her with her aunt, Goldie (Anderson) Simpson, standing next to the craft. The News played up the visit by the two-man submarine to the area as part of an effort to sell World War II bonds. Large crowds attended. Manley was 3 at the time. Goldie is standing at the foot of the stairs on the right.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, announced the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and  human services, recreation, youth development and other areas that could improve Perry County.

  • Fennhaven fire

    Fire destroyed a garage Wednesday morning at 22 High St. in the Fennhaven area of Tell City but fast work by firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to a nearby home. The fire destroyed a car parked just outside of the concrete-block structure. No other information was available as of press time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Book to showcase Cannelton pottery

    A soon-to-be-published hardback book titled “Cannelton Potteries” will be available in November by its authors, Mike and Kathy Finley and Michael Highfill. The hundreds of pages of full-color photographs and informative text will make this primitive but beautiful stoneware easy to identify and appreciate. Only 100 first-edition copies will be published. Copies can be reserved by calling 547-3255 or 719-1122.