Today's News

  • Rome Dogwood Fest plans announced

    ROME – The annual Rome Dogwood Festival will kick off April 28 at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Fried-chicken dinners will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Meals will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.

  • Spring open house at South Perry Head Start

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year. Any interested family or community member is invited to attend an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Head Start Center, at the corner of 19th and Tell streets in Tell City. Parents and guardians may complete enrollment information for children during the open house, visit classrooms, talk with teachers and learn more about Head Start.

  • Girl Scouts Twilight Camp set for June 12-14

    PERRY COUNTY – The Girl Scouts of Perry County will host Twilight Camp from 3 to 9 p.m. June 12-14 at Vastwood Park near Hawesville, Ky.

    Registration for the camp is $20 per Girl Scout and $32 for girls who are not scouts. Adults attending the camp may register for $15. Registrations are due by May 1.

    The Twilight Camp fee includes three days at camp, a T-shirt, snacks and supper. The camp is open to all girls entering kindergarten through 12th grades.

  • Harumal to compete in national pageant in July

    TELL CITY – Lucy “Lulu” Kathryn Harumal, the 3-year-old daughter of Kurt and Carrie Harumal of rural Tell City, competed in the Indiana State Dream Girls USA pageant in February in Columbus. She was chosen to represent the Hoosier State by competing in a national pageant in July in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Lincoln Day dinner set for April 27 in TC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Republican Lincoln Day dinner has been set for April 27 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Congressman Larry Bucshon will be the guest speaker.

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30. Meal tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 10 years of age and younger.

    Rep. Lloyd Arnold and other elected officials will be also be present at the dinner.

    Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Annual Charlie Tuggle ride April 27 in TC

    PERRY COUNTY – The sixth annual Charlie Tuggle ride will be held April 27 at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City.

    Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and all bikes should be back in at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.

    Donations from the event will go to Shriners Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities. For more information, call John at 547-7917 or Joe at 547-8803. Rain date for the event is April 28.

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  • Dates set for 2013 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – The seventh annual Camp with a Cop is set for July 17-19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities. Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited. The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law-enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.

  • Board hears poker-run details

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Brian Ludwig of the River Valley Jeepers presented details Wednesday about his group’s planned May 11 Jeep poker run.

    Speaking to the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s directors, Ludwig said the route had not been officially decided, but it will start and end at Mulzer Park in Derby, where participants will receive their first and last cards.

  • Courthouse to undergo upgrades

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted in a regular meeting April 5 to authorize County Auditor Connie Berger to spend up to $35,000 to replace a filing system she said was taken from the county’s old courthouse.

    The commission was discussing maintenance work necessary on the current courthouse, and member Paul Malone said officeholders were to have provided lists of needs they were aware of.