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Today's News

  • Landscape artist to display work at abbey

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of landscape paintings in oil and mixed-media prints by Philadelphia artist Clay Johnson. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday to March 28.

    Johnson paints on site, beginning his work with careful observation of his surroundings. He explains, “I look until I see something that moves me and then I construct a painting around that experience.”
    Free play of the imagination is his aim, rather than objective reporting. Color and light are central.

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the chamber office. The chamber is located at 601 Main St., Suite A in the Tell City Electric Department building. 

  • LHDC matched savings program can turn $400 into $2,000 for families

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has again awarded Lincoln Hills Development Corp. a contract to operate the Individual Development Account Program.  Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually.

  • Another potential scam affecting Perry County homeowners

    TELL CITY – In an attempt to cheat Indiana consumers out of money, various companies have solicited homeowners through an invoice, billing them to pay a substantial fee to obtain a copy of the current deed to their property. 

  • Community events, Feb. 21

    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.


    Perry Central band accepting donations

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Band Boosters are now accepting donations for the band’s annual silent auction and vendors fundraiser.

  • Library board votes to demolish house

    By TRISTA LUTGRING

  • Meeting news, Feb. 21

    Jonathan Jennings, Daughters of 1812
    CORYDON – The Jon-athan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, held its February meeting in Corydon with Carol Seales, president, presiding, using the national society ritual.

  • High-school contest helps benefit Zach Taylor family

    The students of Tell City Junior-Senior High School recently held a fundraising contest to raise money for the Zach Taylor Family fund. Through the week of Feb. 4, students raised $1,550 to donate. The grade who raised the most won a chance to put a pie in the face of Principal Brad Ramsey, pictured in the first photo below. In the second photo, Ramsey presents a check for the funds raised to Glenn Goffinet.

  • Sunday night religion class: picking a pope

     Sophomore religious-education students at St. Paul Catholic Church learned about the process of picking a pope Sunday evening. Benedictine Sister Mary Emma Jochum, the parish’s director of religious education, led the discussion with students offering ideas on the qualities a new pontiff should have. Suggestions included a pope in tune with the needs of younger Catholics, a knowledge of the world outside of Rome and Europe and one able to speak a number of languages. 

  • Wilson graduates USI

    DALE – Michelle Renee Wilson of Dale graduated Dec. 8 from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in psychology. She maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and was listed on the dean’s list each term she was enrolled. She graduated cum laude.

    Since graduation, Wilson has been working at Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare in Evansville.
    She is the daughter of Jeff Wilson of Jasper and Joyce Beard of Dale. She is the granddaughter of Kermit and Lena Wittman of Evanston.