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Today's News

  • County recycling district eyes pay raises

    TELL CITY – When county-council members assemble at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 to examine budgets proposed for 2011, “I think people ought to show up,” Ron Crawford, a member of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors, said at their regular meeting Aug. 19.

    Crawford is also a county councilman, but suggested that body will only do what it thinks is best with the district’s budget “if we don’t show interest.”

  • Catholic Charities keeps to mission of helping others

    TELL CITY – Joan Hess doesn’t work miracles but she and her office help make miracles happen. Director of Catholic Charities in Tell City, Hess is a go-to person for people and groups who want to help make the community a better place. They also reach out to people in the most trying of times.

  • County shines in new Colts calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly released Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders calendar showcases the beauty of the 30-plus women who don the squad’s uniforms. It’s also packed with the natural beauty of Perry County.

    Available for purchase at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau Office in Tell City and covering the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011, the calendar’s photos were shot in late June and early July during a low-key visit by the cheerleaders to the county.

  • 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.