Today's News

  • Rome VFD poker run set for Saturday

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a poker run June 16. The event will start at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes are to be out by 11 a.m. and in by 5 p.m. Entry fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple and includes a meal. Motorcycles, cars and pickup trucks are welcome.
    There will be door prizes and half-pot drawings.
    For more information, call Jerry Seifert at 836-2611, Barry Whitehead at 549-5503 or Kirk Kellems at 619-1201. In the event of bad weather, the event will be postponed until June 23.

  • Glory Bees Book Hive readers

    Pictured above are the Glory Bees Preschool students who joined the Barney Bees Book Hive Club this past school year.

  • JFK Pool to offer public swimming lessons

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City is now open for the 2012 summer season and has openings for public swimming lessons.
    Lessons start Tuesday and will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The program will run for four weeks – lessons will be skipped the week of the Fourth of July – and conclude July 11.
    Cost is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second child, etc.

  • Community Events, June 11

    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.

  • Girl Scout pool party set for Thursday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – All Perry County Girl Scouts are invited to a pool party Thursday at the JFK Pool in the 1000 block of 13th Street in Tell City. The party will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Those interested in becoming Girl Scouts are also invited to the party; take your information and fill out a registration form to sign up.
    For more information, call 608-0115.

  • Dog Days of Summer dog show, race at Oakwood June 28

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will host its first Dog Days of Summer Dog Show and Race at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Oakwood Health Campus. Trophies will be awarded to first- , second- and third-place winners in the following categories: best dressed, best trick and residents choice. There will also be a dog race for large-medium and small breeds.
    Hot dogs, chips and drink will be served.

  • Joe and Marlene Scarboro

    Joe and Marlene Scarboro of Tell City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 10, 2012, at their home.

    Mr. Scarboro and the former Marlene Sutcliffe were united in marriage June 10, 1972, at Lilly Dale Church of Christ.
    The couple has two children, John Glenn Scarboro of Tell City and Cathy Board of Leopold. They also have six grandchildren, Katelin, Kaylee and Ashley Scarboro, Tyler and Dylan Watson and Myles Board.

  • Mike and Alisa Poehlein

    Mike and Alisa Poehlein of Cannelton marked their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 10, 2012.
    The couple will celebrate with a family gathering at a later date.

    Mr. Poehlein married the former Alisa Meyer June 10, 1972, at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia.
    They have two daughters, Rachelle Blackford (Greg) and Shawna Etheridge, both of Evansville. The couple also has four grandchildren, Sydney, Hayden, Blake and Madison.
    Mr. Poehlein works at National Office Furniture in Santa Claus and Mrs. Poehlein is a housewife.

  • Harpenau retires as TC athletics director

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The end of the 2012 spring sports season also marked the end of Maurice Harpenau’s 10-year tenure as Tell City’s athletics director.

    Harpenau, 54, said he is stepping down from that position to accept one of the school’s physical education teacher openings.

    He has two grandchildren who live in Jeffersonville and two more in Nebraska and he thinks the new position will allow him more time to see them.

  • Three Perry County players chosen for class all-star games

    Sports Editor

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City’s Chris Kohnert and Cannelton’s Sarah Powers and Brandon Cook will play in the fourth annual Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic June 15-16.

    There are two senior games for each gender, with Class A and 2A players divided into two teams to face each other, followed by Class 3A and 4A players doing the same on Saturday, June 16.