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Today's News

  • Community News, June 9

    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.

  • Benefit for Mark Thomas June 18

    TELL CITY – A fundraiser benefit for Mark Thomas will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. June 18 at the Tell City Moose Lodge.
    The event will feature the Tom and Bob Show. Cost is $5 at the door and children 14 years and under will be admitted for free.
    A bake sale and auction will also be held to raise funds. Donations are welcome and can be made by contacting Kim Hughes at 719-8803.
    Thomas fell and broke his back working on a roof. He is now recovering from his injuries. Funds raised at the event will go toward helping pay his medical costs.

  • Dale cookoff set for June 25

    DALE – Abe Lincoln American Legion Post 444 in Dale will host a barbecue cookoff and area teams are encouraged to enter.
    First-, second- and thirdplace trophies will be awarded in two categories. The event will be held in Dale Town Park June 25. Entry fee is $25 per category of pork ribs or pork butt.
    Entry deadline is June 17. All entries must be turned in at the post home, located at 300 East Medcalf Street in Dale, no later than 9 p.m. June 17.

  • JFK pool now open

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City is now open for the season. Pool hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
    Admission is $2.50 for anyone 4 years of age and older; children under 4 are admitted for free.
    Pool parties are available again this season. Public lessons will begin June 21 and will cost $40 for the first child in a family, $35 for the second and so on. Lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    To register for lessons or book a party, call the pool at 719-2876.

  • Church news, June 9

    Little Pigeon to host gospel sing
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, off Indiana 245 near Lamar, will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Sonshiners Quartet will be the special guests. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.
    The church will also be collecting donations of paper goods, toiletries, clothing and nonperishable food items for tornado victims.

  • St. Paul annual picnic set for Sunday at City Hall Park

    TELL CITY – Family fun and entertainment will be the highlight of St. Paul Catholic Church’s picnic, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City. The picnic is open to the public and will offer a variety of food, games, crafts, a benefit auction and raffles.

  • Community Christian Church Preschool grads

  • Monday accident critically injures man on scooter

    TELL CITY – A car struck a scooter at the intersection of Hospital Road and Indiana 66 Monday afternoon, critically injuring the operator of the scooter.

    According to police records, Jessie R. Huff, 81, was the driver of the car that struck a red scooter driven by Charles Masterson, 55.

    Masterson suffered a head injury and was taken first to Perry County Memorial Hospital and then air lifted.

    No further information on his condition was available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Applications still available for Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Reserve Officer Micah Jackson said applications for this month’s Camp with a Cop remain available. The three-day camp begins June 22 at Victory Valley Church Camp on Girl Scout Road.

    Supported by a coalition of representatives local law-enforcement agencies, the camp is designed to help youngsters “gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication,” according to information included with the application.

  • Meeting Tuesday to explain sales process for grant-built homes

    TELL CITY – Local residents who have watched with interest as new homes funded by a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant have taken shape are invited to attend a Tuesday evening meeting to learn about the process by which the homes will be offered for sale.

    The first two homes, located on Main and Mozart streets, are all but complete and Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday a management team formed more than a year ago is working on a process for their sale.