Today's News

  • A Warm Meal on a Chilly Evening

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Though not bitter by early-December standards, Thursday evening was chilly enough, with a steady breeze offering a reminder that winter has arrived, not yet by calendar, perhaps, but at least in spirit.

    Inside Fellowship Hall at Tell City’s Evangelical United Church of Christ, the temperature was far warmer, fueled as much by good cheer as the congregation’s furnaces.

  • Community Events, Dec. 5

    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.

    Conservation Club to meet today
    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Conservation Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the clubhouse.
    Members are encouraged to attend. To become a member, call Susie James at 843-5974.

  • Leopold parade rescheduled for Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Leopold’s annual parade, postponed by rain from last weekend, will be held Sunday. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and bands will gather at the former James Store.

  • 4-H members earn awards for electricity study, exhibition

    TELL CITY – Some 4-H members earned awards for their study and exhibition of electricity projects at a celebration held Nov. 13.

    They received awards including notebooks, pens and multi-meters.
    The awards are sponsored by Indiana Electric Association and Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives – Indiana 4-H Electric Program Committee.
    Those receiving awards included Chase Beckort, Courtney Berger, Christian Holman, John Steen, Jennifer Dinkel, Levi Harbaville, Ryan Hubert, Garrett Thomas, Lacey Peter and Nathan Dotson.

  • Patoka Lake Visitor Center remains open with winter hours

    BIRDSEYE – Patoka Lake Visitor Center will remain open throughout the winter. Winter hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
    Visitors can join the naturalist for fun, family programs Saturdays. Scouts and school groups are welcome as well.
    Does your scout group need help earning a badge? How about teachers looking for a fun educational experience for your students?
    To schedule a group program at Patoka or in your classroom, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447.

  • Bell-ringers make big impact

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Coins and bills that disappear into red kettles each holiday season spend a little time in the dark interiors, but add up to deliver light into many lives.

    More than 90 percent of the funds collected through The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaigns in Perry County benefit people living here, according to Joan Hess.

  • USI announces recruitment for second BreakOut Program

    EVANSVILLE – In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the Division of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana will offer a second BreakOut Program to eight area small businesses.
    With grant dollars from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to businesses to help them build on their successes and “break out” to the next level.

  • Free PCMH screening Dec. 15

    DERBY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer a blood-pressure, glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol screening from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Ramsey’s Tavern in Derby. Fasting for two hours before taking the test is recommended; eight hours is preferred.
    For more information, contact Caryn Weiss at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cwei-ss@pchospital.org.

  • River Sweep contest deadline Dec. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – Deadline for the River Sweep poster contest is approaching quickly. Students in primary and secondary schools - public and private, K-12 - are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

  • Bethel Baptist sets dates for Christmas celebrations

    TELL CITY – Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton in Tell City, is inviting the public to a “Country Christmas in The City” celebration of Christmas music and entertainment Friday and Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. both nights.
    According to program coordinator Lesa Ammon, all types of Christmas music will be performed by members of the church, along with a few other entertaining skits.
    Also, Bethel’s children’s Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. The program will be “The 12 Symbols of Christmas.” The public is invited.