Today's News

  • Local churches celebrate first communions
  • Birthday, June 3 - June 9

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    June 3

  • Jerome and Marlene Kunkler

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kunkler of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 18 with a 1 p.m. Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Marks, followed by an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark Parish Center next to the church.

    Jerome “Pete” Kunkler and the former Marlene Jasper were married at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church at Ferdinand, June 17, 1961.

  • Births, June 2

    Braxton Lee Smitson
    Rodney and Alicia Smitson of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Braxton Lee Smitson, Monday, May 16, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 191⁄4 inches long.
    Mrs. Smitson is the former Alicia Brown. Braxton has one older sibling, Landin Smitson, 21⁄2.
    Grandparents are Rick and Pam Criss of Hawesville, Ky., Chuck and Mary Riley of Derby, Jerry Smitson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jannette Harrison of Tell City.

  • The Class of 2011 celebrates
  • Catholic Charities seeks maternity clothing

    PERRY COUNTY - Catholic Charities is seeking gently used maternity clothing to expanding its Matrix Lifeline service benefiting expectant and new mothers.

    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to the age of 2. Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes will be appreciated. Those items are also accepted year-round

  • Family coping after fire destroys home

    ROME - A Perry County family is seeking assistance after a Tuesday fire destroyed their home on Bear Creek Road. No one was at the residence when the blaze was reported at 12:39 p.m.

    The home and contents were destroyed, said Kristy Sodrel, who said she, her husband, Sonny, and children Hunter and Kailee had lived there since January.

    The couple said the contents were not insured.

    The couple said they have received clothing donations but could still use some items for their children.

  • Tell City cleanup nears; early disposal hours set for 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday

    TELL CITY - Memorial Day may have marked the start of summer, but Tell City residents will be thinking spring cleaning next week as the community's yearly roundup of unwanted items begins.

    In fact, residents willing to haul their own unwanted items can get a head start Saturday.

    The week of June 6-9 has been designated spring cleanup week in Tell City.

    Residents will be able to clean out their basements, attics and garages during those days. Items will be collected on residents' normal trash collection days.

  • Branchville correctional staff receive public-service awards

    INDIANAPOLIS - During a ceremony in the Statehouse atrium May 10, Gov. Mitch Daniels presented the 2011 Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards.

  • Cannelton grads awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School graduates were awarded scholarships valued at more than $100,000 Saturday during the school's annual commencement exercises. Students who received academic honors diplomas and who earned college credits while in high school were also recognized. Scholarships awarded and college credits earned included:

    Stephanie Austin, daughter of Barbara Austin and James Austin, Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship and six college credits earned.