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Today's News

  • Alfred Helms to speak at Mount Zion Christian Church Sunday

    SANTA CLAUS – Mount Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus will finish celebrating its 175th anniversary homecoming Sunday with speaker Brother Alfred Helms.
    Helms will provide the morning message and Jim Hutson of Columbus will perform special music during the service.
    Services start at 10 a.m. and Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Mount Zion Christian Church is two miles South of Santa Claus on Indiana 245.
    Helms served at Mount Zion 1969 to 1976. He and his wife, Janet, reside in Alfordsville. They have three children.

  • Church News, Sept. 23

    St. Marks annual shooting match, picnic Sunday
    TELL CITY – The St. Marks Catholic Church shooting match and picnic begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. The ham shoot begins at 11 a.m. with a closed match at 3 p.m. The raffle drawing begins at 6 p.m. and food, games, bingo, quilts and country-store items will be available.

  • Community Events, Sept. 23

    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.

    Bulldog Booster Club to meet today in Cannelton
    CANNELTON – There will be a Bulldog Booster Club meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the Education Center in the lower level of the old gym in Cannelton.

  • Birthdays, Sept. 24 - Sept. 30

    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 24

  • ‘Town’ has something for everyone

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    “The Town,” based on the very enjoyable novel “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan, is a film about Boston. More specifically, it’s about a part of Boston called Charlestown. Much like “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” the city itself is a character. Ben Affleck (who co-writes, directs, and stars) has done a fine job of incorporating the city into the film. I found his ability to place the viewer into a scene much more impressive, though.

  • 2010 fall tour events

    A number of autumn activities are planned for the 2010 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. The annual celebration of fall will again draw visitors to communities across the county each weekend through mid-October.

    Fall Tour Events

    Rickenbaugh Open House Oct. 2

    The historic stone home on Celina Lake will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2, Sponsored by the Hoosier National Forest. For more information, call 547-7051.

    Rome Courthouse Day Oct. 3

  • New wheels in Troy

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins, far right, joined Troy Town Marshal Tim Bolin and Troy Town Board member Roger Fella in front of the community’s new police cruiser.

  • Lincoln HIlls RC&D sponsors dry hydrant at Oriole

    ORIOLE – A combination of grant money and partnership helped Lincoln Hills RC&D to install what’s called a dry hydrant in the Hoosier National Forest near Oriole.

    The hydrant at Oriole Pond will provide water for local firefighters, allowing them to fill tanker trucks. Areas of the county not served by public water systems often lack water and even water lines can’t provide enough water to be directly tied to pumper trucks.

  • Lilly Endowment adjusts scholarship program

    INDIANAPOLIS – Campuses of 28 Indiana colleges and universities are welcoming 216 new Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to their halls this semester.

    Nominated by their community foundation and selected by Independent Colleges of Indiana, the freshmen have come from all 92 Indiana counties. Over the 13 years of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, more than 3,300 Indiana high-school students have received the same honor and have gone on to become teachers and doctors, chemists and lawyers, nurses, engineers and so forth.

  • Troy Township Water Association eyes two areas of expansion

    PERRY COUNTY – The Troy Township Water Association Inc. is looking into the prospect of extending waterlines in two areas.

    Areas proposed for expansion are along Indiana 66 to River Forest and along Indiana 66 to Goosetown Road. Anyone living in the two areas interested in city water needs to send a letter of intent to the Troy Township Water Association, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520. Residents interested in the extensions may be asked to help fund a feasibility study.