Today's News

  • Patriotic display

    Branchville Correctional Facility offender Nicholas Sengthong adjusts a flag on an Independence Day display of the Avenue of Flags placed in front of the county courthouse. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Church News, July 21

    St. John Chrysostom picnic Sunday
    NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston will host its annual summer picnic Sunday.
    Serving of fried chicken and roast beef dinners will begin at 10 .a.m. The parish’s “famous soup” will be sold by the bowl and gallon, with burgers, funnel cakes and other food items.
    There will be kids games, a bouncy house, bingo, country store, quilts, raffle and more. The public is invited to spend the day in fun and fellowship.

  • Perry Central school board reorganizes for year

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Community School Corp. Board of Trustees reorganized July 11 during their regular meeting.

    Larry James will remain president of the board with Earla Williams serving as vice president. Kevin Etienne was selected as secretary and assistant secretary will be Tim Edwards.

    Board members also voted to keep the regular monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month, with the executive board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. and the regular session at 7:30 p.m.

  • Movies at Sunset series continues

    TELL CITY – The weather may be blistering hot but once the sun goes down, things will cook in Sunset Park Thursday for the third installment of a free film series.

    Movies at Sunset, sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association, is taking place each Thursday in July in the park. Licensing rules prevent the association from publicly announcing the name of the film through the media but the group’s president, Cheri Taylor, said the flick stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith “dressed in a certain color to protect the Earth from aliens.”

  • Church of Nazarene to welcome new pastor

    TELL CITY – Church of Nazarene will be having an installation service to welcome their new pastor, Marlin Betts and his wife, Debbie, Sunday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.
    There will be a reception following the service. The public is invited to attend this event.

  • Local leaders lend support to AT&T takeover of T-Mobile

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council was the latest of several local government entities adopting resolutions of support for a proposed merger of cell phone-Internet companies that some people say will increase everybody’s bills.

  • Piggy Twisters
  • Births, July 21

    Lucy Jeanne Cole
    Brian and Valerie Cole of Troy announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Jeanne Cole, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Cole is the former Valerie Stutsman. Lucy has two brothers, Zaiden, 6 and the late Maddix Cole.
    Grandparents are Marty and Carol Vinson of Tell City and Peggy and Frankie Cole of Hawesville, Ky.
    Great-grandparents are Peggy and James Applegate of Cannelton and the late Leroy and Gloria Lindauer.

  • Birthdays, July 22 - July 28

    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.
    July 22

  • Overgrown home points to problem with recent law

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Until it was cleaned up, a home across the street from that of Mary Freeman Snyder in the 4000 block of Indiana 66 in Cannelton was an example of a problem plaguing city officials for some time and made worse by legislation enacted in 2007.