Today's News

  • Forms for annual Relay for Life luminaria now available

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is asking the community to help light the way to a cure for cancer and honor families and friends who have or had cancer. During the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life candle lighting ceremony, hundreds of luminaries will be lit, displaying the names of those honored.
    The luminary ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. June 9 at Perry Central High School in Leopold.

  • St. Augustine’s first communion

    St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold held its first communion April 22. Pictured in the front from the right are Braeden Songer, Trista James, Amaya Zarate and Cole Granderson. In the second row are Alex Stillwell and Andy Bishop. Standing in the back are Marty Williams, Martha Thomas, the Rev. Brian Esary and Shannon Labhart.

  • Church news, May 17

    Little Pigeon to host gospel sing
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, located two-tenths of a mile east of Highway 231 on 1250 N., will host a gospel sing May 26.
    Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the singing will begin at 7. Guest singers will be Grace Harmony.
    All are welcome to attend.

  • Healthy Head Start students

    Children at Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities about health and exercise in March. They took a field trip to Pump It Up and were able to use their gross motor skills to climb and explore different physical movements.

    Kyla Lowe, left, and Ben Eberle, right, are pictured here trying out the ball launchers. For more information about Head Start, contact Kelly Vogt or Shanna Hays at 547-9457.

  • Community Events, May 17

    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.

  • Math team participates in state competition

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School participated in the regional competition for the Academic Super Bowl April 17.

    The main topic covered was the colonial time period, including the Revolutionary War.
    The math team composed of Tyler Sims, Chelsey Skeen, Stephen Jones, Rachel Woznicki and Jackie Niswonger and coached by David Alvey placed first at this competition and was one of the top seven teams in the state, qualifying them for state competition.

  • Five generations

    Five generations of the Bryant family gathered recently for a picture. From left, mother Brittany Howes hold son Zelan as grandmother Kelly Jones holds Zelan’s brother, Riley. Next to them are great-grandmother Barbara Durbin and great-great-grandmother Hazel Bryant.

  • County marching bands to host 5k run-walk June 2 in Tell City

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Perry Central marching bands are teaming up to host the first Two Bands-One Goal 5k Fun Run-Walk June 2 at Legion Field in Tell City.
    Check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run-walk will start at 8. This is a “fun” run-walk with no official times given or age-group prizes scheduled. However, there will be several drawings and the top male and female runners will receive priz-es.

  • Children invited to free summer camps

     BEDFORD – Perry County children are invited to a variety of free camps offered by the Salvation Army.

    Hidden Falls Camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Located near Bedford, the 600-acre facility offers a variety of fun and recreation for every camper. 

    The camp has a swimming pool, paintball, rock climbing, zip line, a snack shop, suspension bridge, obstacle course, nature center, observation deck, lodge, dorms and a chapel. The camp even has a place for a campfire. 

  • Champion hunters