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Today's News

  • Former city councilman makes school-board bid

    TELL CITY – Former at-large Tell City Common Councilman Jim Pate said the “interests of students and taxpayers will be of my utmost concern” if he is elected to the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Pate graduated from high school in Kentucky and earned a bachelor-of-science degree in industrial engineering-technology from Western Kentucky University. He has served as president of the Bowling Green Home Builders Association and helped establish and served as president of the Perry-Spencer Home Builders Association.

  • Birthdays for Sept. 10 - Sept. 16

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    September 10

  • Birth announcements, Sept. 9

    Kasen Alan Hildenbrand
    Nicholas and Janice Hildenbrand of Evanston announce the birth of their son, Kasen Alan Hildenbrand, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces.
    Kasen was baptized Aug. 21 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda. He wore his father’s baptismal gown. Godparents are Luke and Jilliane Hildenbrand of Newburgh.
    Mrs. Hildenbrand is the former Janice Woebkenberg. He has one older brother, Kyler Matthew.

  • Community Calendar, Sept. 9

    Thursday September 9
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • 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.