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Today's News

  • Elijah Robert Younger

    Adam and Megan Younger of Phoenix, Ariz., announce the birth of their son, Elijah Robert Younger, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Banner Desert Medical Center.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Younger is the former Megan Newton.
    Grandparents are Rick and Lisa Newton of Tell City, Bob Younger of Indianapolis and Mary Schiel of Ypsilanti, Mich.
    Great-grandparents are Faye Davis of Tell City and the late Bill David and Russel and Catherine Newton.

  • Roos – Braun

    Chris Braun and Courtney Roos announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 home-school graduate. She graduated from Ivy Tech in 2012 with an associate’s degree in office administration and is employed with the Perry County News. She is the daughter of Brian and Darla Roos of Evanston.
    Mr. Braun graduated from Tell City High School in 2008. He is a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, stationed at Scott AFB, Ill. He is the son of David and Debbie Braun of Troy.

  • Tell City Panthers win Seymour tourney

    SEYMOUR — Morgan Schuetter led the Tell City Panthers in hits, RBIs and runs scored as they won the Thunder Classic age-14-and-under girls softball tourney last weekend.

    The Panthers won three of four pool games. They beat Seymour 14-2 but then committed three errors in the first inning as they lost to Indiana Tomahawks 8-3.

    They rebounded to beat Edgewood Fire & Ice 13-3 and Southern Indiana Crushers 6-5 to earn the No. 2 seed for the single-elimination bracket.

  • James – Welp

    Aubrey James of Ferdinand and David Welp of Huntingburg announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony and Kathy James of Ferdinand. She is a 2008 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 2012 graduate of University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as an emergency room nurse at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville.

  • UPDATE: Police rule Gatchel deaths murder-suicide

    GATCHEL – State police have identified two bodies found inside a Gatchel-area home Monday night as a mother and son and ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.

    Troopers said Franklin Anthony Kirk, 47, shot and killed his 64-year-old mother, Elaine S. Kirk, at their residence at 13340 Mason Drive. Franklin Kirk then took his own life. A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

  • Parks and Rec board to meet Wednesday

    ROME - The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilkerson County Park in Rome.

  • COLUMN: Tossing a lifeline to those in need

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    A story was brought to my attention recently, and I want to do everything in my power to make sure that this does not happen in Indiana. A few weeks ago, a student at Arizona State University was put in a wheelchair and left in the emergency room lobby with nothing but a post-it note saying “I’ve been drinking, and I need some help.”

  • COLUMN: Mother Nature’s working OT

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The “longest days” of the year are upon us and if there’s any time to venture out super-early in the morning, it’s mid-June. These early weeks of summer, well, late spring, technically, bring the most hours of sunlight and too many people sleep away the overtime Mother Nature gives to us.

  • EDITORIAL: County council: Rescue group has a lot to offer if you’ll only listen

    They looked a gift horse rescue in the mouth, then failed to act based on what they thought they saw.

    We urge the county council to invite Horse Rescue South to their next meeting, and to listen this time to what they have to offer you.

    As we reported Thursday, you did a lot more talking than listening.

    You missed their offer.

  • Cannelton leaders schedule hearing

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders have rescheduled their regular monthly meetings to June 17 to coincide with a public hearing on downtown-revitalization plan.

    The city’s board of public works and safety usually meets at 6 p.m. and the common council at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Their meetings for June will be next Monday, with the hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.