Today's News

  • Community News, April 7

    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.

  • Plunge to help to unite teen with service dog

    CANNELTON – A team of five individuals from around the area will gather Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Perry Marine boat dock in Rocky Point for a plunge to help raise money for a local girl suffering from epilepsy.
    This date is a change from the previously scheduled March 26.
    For every $50 raised, a member of the team will take a plunge into the cold water. Money raised will help Victoria Brucken, a 17-year-old Cannelton resident, receive a seizure alert dog.

  • Benefit for Jennifer Varner-Chappell May 14

    FULDA – A fundraising benefit will be held for Jennifer Chappell May 14 at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m., including a silent auction and dine-in or take-out chicken dinners from the New Boston Tavern.
    A dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music will be provided by Tammy Cassidy band and friends.
    A Perry County native, Chappell has been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, a condition in which the vertebrae in the back slide over bones below.
    The condition leads to spinal cord and nerve roots being compressed.

  • PCMH Auxiliary plan yard sale April 15, 16

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold an indoor yard sale Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.
    The sales will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 at Main and Washington streets in Tell City. There will be numerous items for sale. The community is encouraged to attend.
    Auxiliary members should bring items to the VFW Thursday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Members should have your items priced.

  • Antiques at library Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will kick off National Library Week with a special Antiques at Your Library event Saturday.
    From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., several local experts will be on hand to display items in the areas of Tell City furniture, Civil War memorabilia, coins, old pictures, pottery, bottles, glassware, western statues and toys. Some of the collectors scheduled to appear are Chris Cail, Mike and Kathy Finley, Michael Highfil, J.R. Flynn, Mark Laflin and Spud and Helen Kleeman.

  • PCJW bunny breakfast set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women annual Bunny Breakfast will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.
    The community is invited to share in a breakfast of doughnuts, milk and juice as well as participate in games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
    Picture sales will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Door prizes will also be awarded. Admission to the event is free.
    For more information, contact Stephanie Epple at 547-4999.

  • Blackford to be part of documentary

    TELL CITY – Amy Blackford, a primate keeper for the Tampa Lowery Park Zoo for the past seven years, has been given a chance to be a part of Project Borneo, a documentary film and global collaborative project to halt the destruction of the world’s important rain forests and to create a permanent home for orangutans.

    The project is looking for 10 candidates to lead a global action project for five months in Borneo, a large island located in the Pacific Ocean near southeast Asia.

  • Births, April 7

    Addison Marie Barker
    Brandon Ray and Laura Jean Barker of Magnet announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Marie Barker, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at St. Mary’s Women and Children Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Barker is the former Laura Jean Sixx.
    Grandparents are Darla and Donald Sixx, Patricia and Edward Altman and Kenny and Annette Barker.

  • Birthdays, April 8 through April 14

    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 8

  • Gilmore – Adcock

    Katie Gilmore of Tell City and Justin Adcock of Owensboro, Ky., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Bert Muenks of Tell City. She is a 2005 graduate of Tell City High School and works at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand.
    Mr. Adcock is the son of Jean Adcock of Owensboro. He is a 2003 graduate of Davis County High School and 2007 graduate of Owensboro Community and Technical College.
    He works at AK Steel in Rockport.