Today's News

  • Cannelton Homecoming set for Friday

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School will crown its 2011 Homecoming royalty during a ceremony Friday between the junior varsity and varsity games, at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    Queen candidates
    Jennifer Dartt is the daughter of Rebecca Wilson and David Dartt. She has been a member of Directions, chorus and art clubs for four years, Spanish club for three years and student council and National Honor Society for two years.
    Dartt plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana and major in English and minor in theater.

  • Business notes, Jan. 27

    Verizon adds new cell site in St. Croix
    ST. CROIX – Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in the Perry County community of St. Croix that improves voice and data coverage. Coverage is also improved on Interstate 64 between County Road 219 and County Road 9.

  • Church News, Jan. 27

    Pastels on exhibit at Archabbey Library
    ST. MEINRAD – An art exhibit called “Plein-Air Pastels” will be on display at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery in St. Meinrad from Jan. 15 to March 5.
    The exhibit showcases the plein-air (painting outdoors) works of two Kentucky artists, Jan Frazier of Owensboro and Iris Gentry of Henderson.
    Both artists are adept in a variety of media and enjoy working outside, on location, where the constantly changing light is both an inspiration and a challenge.

  • Education news, Jan. 27

    Area students make dean’s list at Indiana State
    TERRE HAUTE – Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of 2010.
    To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    Area students making the list include Sarah Roccia of Cannelton, Justin Sabelhaus of Grandview and Zachary Hagedorn and Jeffrey Kast of Tell City.

  • Birthdays, Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

    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.
    January 28

  • Community Calendar Jan. 27 - Jan. 31

    Thursday January 27
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Norman and Judy Herzog

    Norman and Judy Herzog of Cannelton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 21, 2011.

    The couple were married at St. Michael Catholic Church Jan. 21, 1961. They are still active members of the church.
    The Herzogs are the parents of four children, Norm Herzog of Indianapolis, Christopher Herzog of Cannelton, Mindy Herzog Paulet of Lafayette and John Paul Herzog of New Albany and two daughters-in-law, Karen and Nicki Herzog.

  • Births, Jan. 27

    Kamden Ray Phillips
    Jason and Jennifer Phillips of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Kamden Ray Phillips, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Ky.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3⁄4 inches long.
    Mrs. Phillips is the former Jennifer Bartlett. Kamden has two siblings, Jaylie Albin, 6 and Kirra Albin, 2.
    Grandparents are Bobby Bartlett of Tell City, Dawn Brown of Gentryville and Pam Wilbur of Tell City.

  • Charlie Wicker’s big Saturday

    Charlie Wicker had a grand day Saturday, thanks to the Never Too Late organization that grants longtime wishes. A resident at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, Wicker loves sports and when recently asked about something he’d really like to do, the 85-year-old said wanted to attend a home Marksmen basketball game.

    Charlie and his buddies would always go to a local cafe to enjoy a burger and fries before games, then go and root for the home team. Since going to live at Oakwood, and especially since his children moved away, Charlie had missed his weekly routine.

  • COLUMN: Memories of JFK and 1961’s parade

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: Phil Wittmer penned this recollection of the 1961 inaugural parade he and other members of the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen took part in as John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the nation’s president. Other band members who would like to share their memories or personal stories of the experience can send them to Editor Vince Luecke at editor@perrycountynews.com.