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Today's News

  • Cannelton traditions: Sisters of the Swish

    In 1962, Margaret (May) Schank won the prettiest dress for Cannelton’s 125th anniversary celebration of the Sisters of the Swish.

  • Community Events, Oct. 1

    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.

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall tour

    ROME – The annual Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will be held Sunday at the old courthouse in Rome.
    Fried-chicken dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.
    Live music will be provided by Ray Reed and The Nashville Revue Band. The set will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Teen readers encouraged TAG

    PERRY COUNTY – The Teen Advisory Group is a 20-member advisory panel which was formed 8 years ago to ensure the ongoing development of teen services, materials and programming at the library, to attract teens to the library, and to get their input regarding ways to meet the needs of teens in the community.

  • Foundation to host parade Sunday

    CANNELTON – To kick off Cannelton’s celebration of its 175th anniversary and annual Heritage Fest, the city will host a parade at 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Line up will begin at 1 p.m. on Old Highway 237. Categories for the parade include commercial, band, civic and community. Certificates will be given to all participants and awards will be presented for first, second and third place in each category. For safety reasons, the community asks that candy be handed out to children, not thrown from floats.

  • Old-time fashion show to feature historical groups

    CANNELTON – For Cannelton’s 175th anniversary and annual Heritage Fest, an old-time fashion show will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Covered Wagon following the Miss Heritage Fest pageant.
    Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in the event by dressing in period clothing from the 1800s to the 1960s.
    Categories are best lady, best girl, best man, best boy, oldest participant and who traveled the most distance.

  • Collignon – Ball

    Jamie (Harding) Collignon and Timothy Ball were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Thorn Farm in Tobinsport.

  • You know, that there, you know, ain’t right

    Back in the days of Mike Gminski and Gene Banks, Duke University hired someone to coach its basketball players on how to speak properly in interviews.
    I’m not sure if any team still does that, but judging by the number of “you knows” I hear in nearly every interview with a sports figure—usually about two per sentence—I doubt it.

  • Marksmen reach sectional finals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated singles play, winning 36 of 39 games, en route to beating South Spencer 4-1 in the first round of the boys tennis sectional Thursday.
    The Marksmen, 9-2 in dual meets, were scheduled to play defending champion Castle for the title Saturday.
    Thursday’s singles matches went quickly, as Tell City won all three by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores.

  • Commodores have trouble blocking Jasper’s spikes

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made only seven blocks in four games and lost to Jasper 20-25, 25-9, 25-12, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau made 13 kills to lead Perry Central. Ashley Gengelbach added eight, Sydney Goffinet seven, and Jordan Sprinkle four.
    Grace James had 22 assists.
    James, Gengelbach and Goffinet each made two blocks.
    The Commodores did a good job digging Jasper’s hits much of the time.
    Brittany Parker made 20 digs, Jennifer Kemp and James each 16, Harpenau 13, and Gengelbach eight.