Today's News

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Heeke and Goffinet family gathered for a picture recently. In front, baby Maggie Goffinet is held by her great-great-grandmother, Anna Heeke. Sitting at Anna’s right is grandmother Bridget (Heeke) Goffinet. In the back is Maggie’s father, Grant Goffinet, and great-grandfather, Frank Heeke.

  • Community events, Aug. 1

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Perry Central back-to-school cookout Thursday

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central Back to School Cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school cafetorium. It will feature getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses. 
    There will be entertainment by the Perry Central band prior to the cookout at 4 p.m. and Perry Central cheerleaders will perform at 6 p.m. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be served.
    Book rental and school registration will be open until 7:30 that evening.

  • Twilight Towers breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will have a breakfast fundraiser Saturday starting at 6 a.m. in the dining room at 1648 10th Street,Tell City.
    The public is invited.
    Residents will serve biscuits and gravy , a full order for $2 and a half order for $1. They will also serve coffee, orange juice and milk for 50 cents each.

  • Williams – Duke

    Samantha Rae Williams and Donnie Joe Duke were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 517 11th St., Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Randy and Dawn Williams of Tell City. Mr. Duke is the son of Don Duke of Tell City and the late Dorothy Duke.
    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Mayor Barbara Ewing.
    Angelica King of Tell City, sister of the bride, was chosen as maid of honor. The bride’s daughter, Kianna Williams of Tell City, was the flower girl.

  • Braun – Harris

    Whitney Renee Braun and Ryan Daniel Harris of Cannelton announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Tracy Braun of Cannelton. She is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2010 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with a business administration degree. She is an administrative assistant with First Class Services Inc.
    Mr. Harris is the son of Jerry and Lisa Harris of Cannelton. He is a 1999 graduate of Cannelton High School. He works for Toyota Motor Manufacturing.

  • UPDATE: Missing man found safe

    UPDATE, Aug. 2, 8:40 a.m.: A Tell City man who disappeared last week was found Monday in an Evansville hospital.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick said Kurtis W. Head was located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Shadwick said he had checked multiple times with area hospitals starting Thursday, but none of them reported having Head as a patient.

  • Fifth- , sixth-graders to get football gear Aug. 5-6

    TELL CITY - For those playing fifth- or sixth-grade football, football equipment will be handed out Aug. 5 and 6 at Legion Field.

    Sixth-graders will be given equipment at 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Fifth-graders will receive their equipment at 10 a.m. Aug. 6.

    A meeting between parents and coaches will convene at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at Legion Field.

    Players should take completed physical-exam forms and the $50 league fee when picking up equipment. For more information, call Jimmy Applegate at 719-2278 or Doug Hendershot at 455-1727.

  • Southern Indiana Spikes claim World Series title

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three Tell City baseball players, Trent Rainey, Gant Miller, and Reed Goffinet, helped lead the Southern Indiana Spikes to the 13u World Series title in the silver bracket in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last weekend.

  • Trio of Tell City hitters seal Legion win

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Tell City graduates Trent Gunn, Shane Weedman and Trent Benningfield each had a hand in Rockport winning its 17th American Legion baseball regional title over the weekend.

    Rockport beat Jasper 13-0 Friday, Newburgh 12-6 Saturday and Newburgh 11-9 again on Sunday in the championship of the four-team, double elimination tourney.

    The path wasn’t easy for Rockport. It came from behind in both games against Newburgh.