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Today's News

  • Births, July 21

    Lucy Jeanne Cole
    Brian and Valerie Cole of Troy announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Jeanne Cole, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Cole is the former Valerie Stutsman. Lucy has two brothers, Zaiden, 6 and the late Maddix Cole.
    Grandparents are Marty and Carol Vinson of Tell City and Peggy and Frankie Cole of Hawesville, Ky.
    Great-grandparents are Peggy and James Applegate of Cannelton and the late Leroy and Gloria Lindauer.

  • Birthdays, July 22 - July 28

    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.
    July 22

  • Overgrown home points to problem with recent law

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Until it was cleaned up, a home across the street from that of Mary Freeman Snyder in the 4000 block of Indiana 66 in Cannelton was an example of a problem plaguing city officials for some time and made worse by legislation enacted in 2007.

  • Traffic stop leads to five meth arrests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop Tuesday night triggered an investigation that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick stopped a Ford sport-utility vehicle on Schiller Street in Tell City for an equipment violation. Shadwick said he had received information that the vehicle might be involved in illegal drug activity.

  • John and Betty Wilgus

    Mr. and Mrs. John Wilgus of Tell City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 24, 2011.
    The couple were married June 24, 1951, at Troy Christian Church in Troy.
    They have two children, Pam Wilson and her husband, Mike, and Brett Wilgus.
    They also have one grandson, Ben Wilson and his wife, Danielle.
    Mr. Wilgus is retired after 30 years as a field examiner and field supervisor with the State Board of Accounts.

  • Kevin and Bridget Goffinet

    Kevin and Bridget Goffinet of Bristow celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary July 19, 2011.
    Mr. Goffinet married the former Bridget Heeke of Evanston July 19, 1986, in Mackville, Ky.
    The couple have two children, Grant and his wife, Mary, and Grace. They also have two grandchildren, Lilly and Maggie.
    Mr. and Mrs. Goffinet celebrated the occasion with dinner and a play, and cake and ice cream with their parents, grandparents, children and granddaughters. They will also take a Caribbean cruise.
    Mr. Goffinet is employed at Coca-Cola in Jasper.

  • Kashyab wins Oklahoma Tennis Center Junior Singles Open

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Anjan Kashyab of Tell City played another tournament in Oklahoma City and won the Boys 16 Singles conducted by USTA-Missouri Valley Oklahoma Section and Oklahoma District.

  • SIRS Walk, Run, Roll results

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions has announced results of the first Summer Fest Walk, Run and Roll For Independence 1-mile and 5-kilometer races held July 2 in Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Proposed transparency measure is ripe for abuse

    By THOMAS SCHATZ, Guest Columnist

    The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the “change” gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula.

  • COLUMN: Texting, driving and scraping

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The offense took place before the July 1 new law making texting and driving a crime. However, the self-inflicted message to me was clear: It’s dangerous to do much of anything behind the wheel other than driving.