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Today's News

  • Tell City Fast Lube ribbon cutting

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Tell City Fast Lube, 1447 10th St., March 31. 

    Pictured in front from the left are Cheri Taylor, chamber director; Chris Little; Mayor Barbara Ewing; Amanda Smitson and Bill Thomas. In the back are Gerald Yackle; Ryan Simpson in Winnie the Pooh costume; Sadie Kellems; Sierra Kellems; Angel Gaynor; Mikayla Thomas and Jason Gaynor.

  • Community Events, April 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.

  • Animal shelter to offer TNR program in May

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. May 21. For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered. Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. March 20 and then released where they were caught.

  • ‘Antiques at Your Library’ Saturday in TC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will wrap up National Library Week with its third annual Antiques at Your Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tell City branch.
    Several local experts will be on hand to display items in the areas of Tell City furniture, Civil War memorabilia, coins, quilts, old pictures, pottery, bottles, glassware and toys. Some of the collectors scheduled to appear are Chris Cail, Mike and Kathy Finley, Michael Highfil, J.R. Flynn, Mark Laflin and Spud and Helen Kleeman.

  • Benefit set for Saturday

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – A benefit for 19-year-old Christ Schwartz will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Christian Church, 28110 Okalona Road in English.
    Schwartz is a senior at Crawford County Junior-Senior High School and is the son of David Schwartz and the late Emmie Schwartz. He has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
    The event will kick off with a free-will donation meal. Carry-outs will be available. A hymn sing will follow at 6 p.m.
    For more information, contact Rita Hammond at 719-4052 or 843-4612 or Mary Ann Nixon at (812) 338-3818.

  • First Class Services receives top awards at Louisville event

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Western Kentucky-based specialized hauler First Class Services was awarded first place in multiple categories at the Mid-America Trucking Show held March 22-24 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

    The 2005 Peterbilt named “First Gear” is owned by a 17-year-old Tanner Stroup, son of First Class Services Inc. owner Randy Stroup and will be on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this year competing for a national title. First Class won a world title in 2008 and a national title in 2011.

  • PCJW geranium sales under way

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women have begun their annual geranium sales. Four-inch pots are $3.25 and come in dark red, salmon, white-pink splash, pink and purple. Hanging baskets are $15 and come in double red, white with a pink center and dark purple.

  • Lane – Braun

    Deanna Lane and Jeremy Braun of Sullivan, Mo., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Ray and Nancy Lane of Tell City.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Cannelton High School and a 2010 graduate of Sanford-Brown College. She works at Patients First Health Care.
    Mr. Braun is the son of Alan Braun and Sue and Paul Jokerst, all of Sullivan.
    He graduated from Sullivan High School in 2001 and attended East Central College. He works at Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

  • Two people seriously injured in Saturday night crash near Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT – Two people were flown to hospitals in Evansville and Louisville, Ky., Saturday night after a truck carrying five people struck a tree along Indiana 66.

    The driver of the truck, Alexander Carlquist, 22, was traveling east toward Rome when the truck struck a tree. He was partially ejected and suffered injuries to his leg. A female passenger, Savanna R. Lowe, 18, was also injured. She was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville while Carlquist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Information on the extent of their injuries was not available.

  • Update: Photo added - House fire claims life of Tobinsport man

    TOBINSPORT – An Easter morning fire claimed the life a 44-year-old Perry County man. Daniel H. Stilwell died when flames tore through two homes just after 5 a.m.

    Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call from Breckinridge County, Ky., dispatch advising that flames could be seen from the small cluster of homes along Indiana 166.

    Firefighters said homes at 811 and 823 Indiana 166 were fully engulfed when they arrived.

    An Indiana fire marshal’s office representative was at the scene Sunday.