Today's News

  • BBBS fun run and kids dash planned for March 7

    TELL CITY – The second annual Big Brothers Big Sisters 5k walk and run and kids’ dash sponsored by Everbody’s Fitness of Tell City will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 7. The race theme this year will be March Madness. All participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite team’s attire. The best March Madness-themed walker or runner will get to throw a pie in someone’s face, with the walker and pie-in-the-face recipient to be announced after the race.

  • Benefit for Aden Gentry of Santa Claus set for Sunday

    SANTA CLAUS – A benefit is being planned for Aden Gentry, 2-year-old son of Lydia Gentry and Aaron Stephens and grandson of Mike and Paula Gentry, Sunday, Feb. 15.

    Aden has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma and will undergo treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant at Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, over the course of the next year

    Proceeds from the benefit will help defray the family’s expenses.

  • Graves family screenwriter nominated for work on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    TELL CITY – The Screen Writer’s Guild will present the Best Writer’s Guild Awards during a ceremony Saturday in Los Angeles.

    In Tell City, Walter and Mildred Graves will certainly be waiting to hear the results.

    Their grandson, Paul Graves, is married to an award nominee. Paul’s wife, Nicole Perlman Graves, is a nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay Writing category for her work on “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

    Perlman and James Gunn co-wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

  • Birthday's 2/13-19/2015

    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.

  • Raising awareness of congenital heart defects

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, proclaimed Feb. 7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Tell City in recognition of the nearly 800 Indiana babies born annually with heart defects. Gathered with Ewing are three Perry County families affected by congenital heart defects. At left is the Cannelton family of 8-week-old Charlie Conway.

    He was born Dec. 17 and diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped and cannot effectively pump blood to the body.

  • Social News

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 12 (today), at The Patio restaurant in Tell City.

    THE MU GAMMA CHAPTER of Beta Sigma Phi will meet for their annual Valentine’s Day party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 (today), at Fiesta Grande Mexican Restaurant in Tell City. Hostesses for the party will be the special events committee.

  • DCS staff working every day to keep Hoosier children safe

    Mary Beth Bonaventura
    Guest Columnist

  • The Case of the Missing Finch

    By Jim Adkins
    Guest Columnist

    There was a mystery at the Adkins house a few years back. It was a full-scale whodunit that would have kept Sherlock Holmes and Perry Mason up all night scratching their heads. I call it “The Case of the Missing Finch.”

    It all began a year earlier when my wife’s sister gave us her two pet birds. My sister-in-law had just given birth to three children in rapid-fire succession and didn’t have time to care for the kids, a house, the birds and a career all at once.

  • Sharing a meal with loved ones

    By Vince Luecke

    I dropped by a small roadside restaurant while traveling in France several years ago. While the liverwurst and blood sausage were worth writing about, memories of a chubby grandma and her bubble-blowing granddaughter will never be forgotten.

  • Community foundation’s trivia night a win for everyone in Perry County

    There are several organizations in Perry County that try to assist groups and individuals who need help. Some rely almost exclusively on donations, but some try to hold fundraisers – with varying degrees of success.

    Five years ago, the Perry County Community Foundation decided to hold an annual trivia night to raise funds for its projects, and with the help of community businesses and individuals it has grown to be one of the most successful fundraisers in the county.