Today's News

  • Generation Gap: Dennis Howell


    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Dalton Schiller, who profiles his grandfather, Dennis Howell.

  • Perry Central community health fair to be held Monday

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings including vision and visual dental checks. 

  • Perry Central after-prom dodgeball tourney Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older. Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • TCJSHS annual art show to begin Monday

    TELL CITY – The 10th annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11. The event will be held in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School library.

    Items on display will include digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale paper mache sculptures, clay projects, weavings and other fiber projects.

  • Church News

    Tell Street Baptist hosts Bible study Wednesdays
    TELL CITY – The Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City holds Bible study every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. All are invited to attend.

    St. Michael’s fish fries continue during Lent
    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners Fridays during Lent. There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, April 18.

  • Golden Living Center to recognize volunteers

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a volunteer recognition Thursday, April 10, at 2:00 pm.

    The event has been scheduled to celebrate national volunteer week, which runs April 6 through 13. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served following the program. The public is invited to attend.

  • Relay For Life teams gear up for spring fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life.

    The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Old National Bank’s Relay For Life team will hold a silent auction from Monday, April 7, to Friday, April 18. Bidding will be open to the public.  

  • Rural News


    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Congratulations to April Ransom and James Morris on the birth of their new baby. They became the proud parents of a daughter March 19. She was given the name Aaryn Rene. Aaryn’s grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix and great-grandmother is Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

  • Community Events

    Tell City Band Boosters auction set for May 3
    TELL CITY – Tell City Band Boosters will hold their annual silent and live auctions May 3 in the high school’s Red Apple Inn. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and silent-auction bidding will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A live auction will be held at 11 a.m.

  • Birthdays

    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.
    April 4