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Today's News

  • Cemetery vandalized

    The public’s help is sought in identifying vandals who damaged several gravestones at Beard Cemetery near Bristow. A woman stopped at the cemetery to place flowers on her parents’ grave and found an adjacent stone marking the grave of her infant brother damaged. A few rows over, another stone that was really old was knocked off nearly even with the ground and taken. Anyone with information about the vandalism should call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 547-2441 or an anonymous tip line at 547-9563. 

  • News employees earn statewide awards

    TELL CITY – Perry County News writers Larry Goffinet, Trista Lutgring and Kevin Koelling earned four awards in the 2012 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Workforce agencies will undergo change

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Ward execution date delayed

    EVANSVILLE – A federal judge ordered a 90-day delay Tuesday in the pending execution of Roy Lee Ward. The Perry County man was scheduled to die next week for the 2001 murder of Dale teenager Stacy Payne.

    U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young granted a request by Ward’s attorneys, who want time to file a request to have the conviction reviewed by a federal judge.

    Ward was convicted of raping and murdering Payne, a 15-year-old student at Heritage Hills High School. 

  • Parade Sights, Sounds, Surprises

    Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold helped usher in the holiday spirit over the weekend, even if the weather seemed more like Easter. Tell City’s parade Saturday evening was warm enough for short sleeves but emergency vehicles, floats, the Tell City Marching Band and other entries created a jolly spirit. Equally successful was a chili cook-off along Main Street and Christmas in the Park festivities.

  • Local kids still in need of gifts

    TELL CITY – Christmas will soon be here but will all the stockings be filled? That’s a question United Way of Perry County’s Holiday Helpers United partners are working hard to provide a “yes” answer to. But volunteers need the community’s help, said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the Holiday Helpers program that reaches out to hundreds of children each year.

  • Visitors center construction on schedule

    By VINCE LUECKE

  • Perry County Coon Club to host party Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club will hold its Christmas party Saturday at the coon club.
    This party is for members and club volunteers only. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone who plans to attend is asked to take a covered dish.

  • Upcoming events at the Church of Latter Day Saints

    TELL CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Relief Society for Women will have a Christmas social at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
    Anyone attending is asked to take a gift for the white-elephant draw. Dinner will be served.
    A branch Christmas social will also be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church. The event will include dinner, caroling, a visit from Santa and a nativity scene.
    Everyone is welcome to attend both events. The church is located on Dauby Lane in Tell City behind the Perry County Courthouse.
     

  • Jasper Engines celebrates 70 years with associate trip to Nashville

    JASPER – 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  As part of the year-long celebration, the company took a group of associates, based on years of service, on a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn.

    These associates attending recently marked 30 and 31 years of service with Jasper Engines, along with associates who have achieved 35 or more years of service.