Today's News

  • Ava Madelyn Epple

    Jerrad and Stephanie Epple of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Madelyn. Ava was delivered at 10:16 a.m., July 14, 2014, at the Women's Hospital in Newburgh.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Mrs. Epple is the former Stephanie Hubert.

    Ava was welcomed home by her sisters, Claire, 5, and Isla, 4.

    Maternal grandparents are Tony and Mary Jo Hubert of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Darwin and Tonya Hagerdon and Donnie and Pam Epple of Branchville.

  • John and Jenny Brunner

    John Richard and Jenny Lynn Brunner of Tell City will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 21. The couple was married Sept. 29,1989, at First United Methodist Church in Cannelton.

    They have six children, Sunshine Whistle, Eva Smith and Jeremy (Ashley) Wagner, all of Tell City; Jason (Kelly) Wagner of Owensboro, Ky.; John Brunner Jr. (Tammi) of French Lick and Andy Brunner of Evansville. They also have 10 grandchildren.

  • 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.

  • Social News

    AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 213 will meet for its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the post in Tell City. Charlotte Lindauer will preside and encourages all members to attend. Women interested in joining the group or who want to learn more about its work are also invited.

    THE MU GAMMA CHAPTER of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. Hostesses for the evening will be Connie Berger, Velma Hubert, Lee Ann Riley and Pam Krieg.

  • Corrections

    • A second headline in a story on Can-Clay’s failure to pay property taxes included an incorrect amount. The company currently owes the county $365,527, which was the figure reported in the article.

    The headline, however, incorrectly listed the amount at $465,527.

    • The story also erred in reporting that the company was scheduled to begin making payments under an agreement with the county in May. Actually, payments were to begin in March.

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Relay for Life rally Sept. 15

    TELL CITY – There will be a Relay for Life rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    Supporters of Perry County Relay for Life are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Teri James at (812) 499-9476 or send email to teresa.james@cancer.org.

  • Annual Perry-Spencer County March of Dimes Walk scheduled for Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry –Spencer Counties March For Babies will be held Oct. 5 at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2. After the walk, food and refreshments will be available.

    Organizers encourage the public to take part to support stronger, healthier babies. 

    Teams and individuals are equally welcome to join the event as every dollar helps.

    For more information, contact committee members Judy Pund at ­­547-7405 or Becky Davis at 547-8198.

  • Open house scheduled Sept. 20 at Hancock County Airport

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – The fifth annual Hancock County Airport Open House will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

    The day’s events will include free plane rides for kids ages 8 to 18, a kids balloon walk, skydivers and other fun events, according to organizers. Also, pilots will compete in a bag drop contest and in a spot landing competition starting at 9 a.m.

  • Central Perry, Cannelton fire departments awarded grants

    PERRY COUNTY –Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

    The grants are administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and made available through the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

    Forestry staff reviews grant applications and selects recipients on the basis of population density, acres of public wildlands protected, and wildland fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.