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Today's News

  • Music Row drummer making time back home

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    Building a lifetime of work upon a spark set off in his childhood home, drummer Kelly Clark recounts nearly a half-century of marching in his own line to his own beat.

    Having been playing for crowds since the age of seven, Clark has had a long time to refine his craft. He said he heard his father, Don Clark, playing various instruments around the house as a young child, and even though it was the one thing it seemed his father didn’t play, Clark took up drums as his instrument.

  • Blunk-Hall

    Breanna Blunk and Devin Hall were married Aug. 20, 2016, in a 2 p.m. service at Deer Creek Church in Tell City. The Rev. Elmer Shelby officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Blunk of Tell City. The groom is the son of Mike and Kim Hall of Tell City.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Maids of honor were sisters of the bride, Makala Blunk and Mariah Blunk, both of Tell City.

    Bridesmaids were friend, Caitlin Ubelhor of Bristow, and aunts of the groom, Kristina Gentil of Wadesville and Kelli Brown of Tell City.

  • Good Friday event at Tell City Depot

    TELL CITY – St. Benedict’s Brew Works and Brick by Brick will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Good Friday buffet dinner Friday, April 14, at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue through 7 p.m.

    The menu will consist of gourmet salmon patties, tuna salad sandwiches,  cheesy potatoes, cole slaw, homemade bread and desserts from the bakery of St. Meinrad Archabbey. Craft beer will be available, as well as lemonade and tea. Cost is $9 per person or $5 for children 10 and younger.

  • Hospital celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

    TELL CITY – Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the everyday activities (occupations) they want and need to do. Occupational therapy enables people to be engaged and live a meaningful lifestyle.

    Occupational therapy helps with many areas of occupation including bathing, dressing, grooming, home and financial management, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure and social participation.

  • Packages delivered by the air: one step further from science fiction

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Potentially uplifting the customer’s online shopping experience, or a catastrophic letdown? We see both sides as Amazon steadily makes strides toward improving its proposed Amazon Prime Air delivery system, in which drones would deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds to customers within 30 minutes or less.

  • City faces tough annexation decision

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that annexation opponents obtained the required signatures to formally challenge Tell City’s plans to incorporate 1,776 acres. It may seem odd that an annexation ordinance passed nearly three years ago, in April 2014, is still in the court system. But it is. All of the legal moves thus far have been preliminary; the court has not yet judged annexation on its merits. But it’s been expensive nonetheless.

  • Compromise needed to avoid government takeover of healthcare

    Trumpcare, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, failed to pass despite the Republicans having a majority in both houses of Congress. So where does U.S. healthcare go from here?

  • Weather lore of old

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was in freshman German class at Heritage Hills High School and on one Saturday morning in a 1980s hog lot, I practiced my toddler language on a couple of old German farmers.

    I was learning that their German dialect, passed on from the mid-1880s hadn’t kept up with the modern German I was studying in school. The pronunciation was especially different. One farmer grabbed his suspenders and frowned in disappointment as a I counted to 20 in German.

  • Theater owner accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City business owner was arrested Friday on allegations he engaged in sexual activity with a girl under the age of 14.

    William J. Lillpop, 40, of 527 Saint Louis Ave., Cannelton, was arrested at his home and was lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on a $40,000 cash bond. He was released Friday evening.

  • Conscience on track in awareness hike

    DERBY – A former skate shop owner and event promoter from Florida has traded in his boards and ego for a thick-soled pair of hiking boots. The mission: to raise awareness for veterans’ suicide prevention.

    On his cross-country journey that will see him walk coast to coast, Reggie Storey Jr., 43, of Saint Augustine, Fla., a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, camped in Derby Thursday.