Today's News

  • Christmas: No time for public expression of faith?

    By Travis Weber
    guest columnist

    Around this time of the year, the “War on Christmas” and the “War on the War on Christmas” once again enter the public discourse, with each side claiming support from assorted statistics and anecdotes.

    Though there are certainly some who inexcusably exaggerate threats to public religious expression and others who claim there is no hostility to Christianity, we must ask the obvious: If there is no hostility to public religious expression, what has prompted fears that Christmas is being stamped out?

  • Master gardener course planned for 2015

    SPENCER COUNTY – If you enjoy gardening and helping others grow things, plan to take part in an upcoming Perry-Spencer Purdue Master Gardener Course.

    The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned.

    The course will be held Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 8 and continuing through April 9.

  • Community Events

    VFW to host breakfast buffet
    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the post home. Eggs will be made to order. Cost is $5.50 plus tax and the public is invited.

    Library to host parenting seminar

  • Cannelton library to begin new hours of operation Jan. 2

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin new hours of operation Friday, Jan. 2.

    Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • Library to close Dec. 24-27 for holidays, computer upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Cannelton branches of the Perry County Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27, for computer system upgrades. Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

  • Baylee Jo Meunier

    Kevin and Brittany Meunier of Lamar announce the birth of their daughter and first-born child, Baylee Jo.

    She was delivered Oct. 22, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 18½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Kelly Jones and paternal grandparents are Steve and Debbie Meunier, all of Lamar. Great-grandparents are Edna Meunier of Evanston, Mary L. Wheatley of Newtonville and Don and Pam Walker of Santa Claus.

  • 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

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The committee for refreshments will be Betty Litherland, Bernadette Linne, Elizabeth Linne, Cathy Lock and Judith Lorenz. Members unable to attend should call in their volunteer hours to Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805.

  • Scott’s ‘Exodus’ is problematic, but still enjoyable

    Eric Harris,
    film review

    There are three issues that need to be addressed immediately for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” First, the “controversy” over the cast.

  • Winter interest in fruit and foliage

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there. I actually find them somewhat restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. So, when the winter sky moves in, I search out the plants in the landscape that have color.

    We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?