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Today's News

  • Community Calendar Jan. 27 - Jan. 31

    Thursday January 27
    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.

  • Norman and Judy Herzog

    Norman and Judy Herzog of Cannelton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 21, 2011.

    The couple were married at St. Michael Catholic Church Jan. 21, 1961. They are still active members of the church.
    The Herzogs are the parents of four children, Norm Herzog of Indianapolis, Christopher Herzog of Cannelton, Mindy Herzog Paulet of Lafayette and John Paul Herzog of New Albany and two daughters-in-law, Karen and Nicki Herzog.

  • Births, Jan. 27

    Kamden Ray Phillips
    Jason and Jennifer Phillips of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Kamden Ray Phillips, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Ky.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3⁄4 inches long.
    Mrs. Phillips is the former Jennifer Bartlett. Kamden has two siblings, Jaylie Albin, 6 and Kirra Albin, 2.
    Grandparents are Bobby Bartlett of Tell City, Dawn Brown of Gentryville and Pam Wilbur of Tell City.

  • Charlie Wicker’s big Saturday

    Charlie Wicker had a grand day Saturday, thanks to the Never Too Late organization that grants longtime wishes. A resident at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, Wicker loves sports and when recently asked about something he’d really like to do, the 85-year-old said wanted to attend a home Marksmen basketball game.

    Charlie and his buddies would always go to a local cafe to enjoy a burger and fries before games, then go and root for the home team. Since going to live at Oakwood, and especially since his children moved away, Charlie had missed his weekly routine.

  • COLUMN: Memories of JFK and 1961’s parade

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: Phil Wittmer penned this recollection of the 1961 inaugural parade he and other members of the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen took part in as John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the nation’s president. Other band members who would like to share their memories or personal stories of the experience can send them to Editor Vince Luecke at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Police: Man who ran from officer was carrying meth

    TELL CITY – A local man was charged with possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement Jan. 20 after he allegedly fled from a Tell City police officer.

    Patrolman Jeff Bender was in the Wal-Mart parking lot when he was flagged down and told there had been an argument between two men. Someone identified Randy Bolin Jr., 30, of Rolling Pines, as one of the disputants but when Bender motioned for Bolin to speak with him, the man allegedly fled. He slipped on snow and fell.

  • Big Brothers, Sisters enjoy day at the cinema

    Mark Morgan of Tell City Cinemas helped Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley to a memorable day Jan. 15.

    “Bigs” and “Littles” from Perry and Spencer counties enjoyed a free movie and snacks at a special showing.

    “We really appreciate that a local business owner generously shared this opportunity for all of our matches, including our school matches,” said Lisa Schriefer, program director for Big Brothers-Big Sisters in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Tell City Schools could close early for teacher development

    TELL CITY – An idea presented by Laura Noble for coping with a state-mandated change ran into resistance at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Jan. 11.

  • State might tax port properties

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has made statements that upset him, Bill Goffinet said during the Jan. 11 regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    The former Tell City mayor, now a field representative for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, said the DLGF may be considering taxing properties owned by city and county port authorities.

  • UV treatment helps river, plant superintendent says

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five small bottles were lined up on their table when the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety met Jan. 18. One contained drinking water, another held a sample from the Ohio River. One was filled with effluent from the city’s water-treatment plant, one contained rain and the other, raw sewage.

    The one with a black layer at the bottom was easiest to identify, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

    Suggestions about taste-testing any of the contents brought laughs, but no volunteers.