Today's News

  • 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.

  • Traffic stop leads to five meth arrests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop Tuesday night triggered an investigation that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick stopped a Ford sport-utility vehicle on Schiller Street in Tell City for an equipment violation. Shadwick said he had received information that the vehicle might be involved in illegal drug activity.

  • John and Betty Wilgus

    Mr. and Mrs. John Wilgus of Tell City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 24, 2011.
    The couple were married June 24, 1951, at Troy Christian Church in Troy.
    They have two children, Pam Wilson and her husband, Mike, and Brett Wilgus.
    They also have one grandson, Ben Wilson and his wife, Danielle.
    Mr. Wilgus is retired after 30 years as a field examiner and field supervisor with the State Board of Accounts.

  • Kevin and Bridget Goffinet

    Kevin and Bridget Goffinet of Bristow celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary July 19, 2011.
    Mr. Goffinet married the former Bridget Heeke of Evanston July 19, 1986, in Mackville, Ky.
    The couple have two children, Grant and his wife, Mary, and Grace. They also have two grandchildren, Lilly and Maggie.
    Mr. and Mrs. Goffinet celebrated the occasion with dinner and a play, and cake and ice cream with their parents, grandparents, children and granddaughters. They will also take a Caribbean cruise.
    Mr. Goffinet is employed at Coca-Cola in Jasper.