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Today's News

  • COLUMN: 2015’s arrival brings transitions, headlines

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The News just finished recapping the major stories of 2014 and while it’s still the first week of the new year, there’s no doubt the coming 12 months will be filled with news. From upcoming city elections and downtown redevelopment to a new hospital on the cusp of completion, we have a lot of report on in 2015.

  • EDITORIAL: Steps all of us can take to beat the post-holiday blues

    The holiday blues may sound more like a belated addition to the repertoire of Christmas music that dominated the airwaves last month than a mental-health challenge, but they can be painful nonetheless.

    After a month or more of planning, visiting, shopping, decorating and otherwise preparing for Christmas and the New Year, it can be hard to settle back into the average rhythms of day-to-day life. To make matters worse, the short days of winter aren’t going anywhere just yet, and lack of sunlight can compound the depression experienced by so many this time of year.

  • Community Events

    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.

    Author to speak at Oakwood Tuesday

  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations.

    Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers are invited – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease.

  • Benefit for Gary Burden set for Saturday, Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Gary Burden will hold a benefit auction and dinner later this month. Burden, 65, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the lungs and liver. The community is invited to attend the benefit and show their support for Gary in his fight against cancer.

    The benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the auction house at 331 Main Street in Tell City.

    There will be a silent auction with many items available to bid on.

  • Community readers and wagging tails

    Each month, Perry Central Elementary School hosts people from the community to visit and read to students in preschool through sixth grade. This month, Dixie Dickerson read the book, “Claude, the Dog” to Sarah Schwartz’s kindergarten students. The book tells the tale of the true meaning of Christmas through a basset hound who does not have a family.

    Shown with the students is a basset hound named Odie, who was adopted from the Perry County Animal Shelter.

  • Ress earns president’s list distinction from Wesleyan

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Kentucky Wesleyan College recently awarded Josalyn Ress, a senior studying elementary education, to the fall 2014 president’s list for superior academic achievement. To be eligible, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. Josalyn is the daughter of Ed and Sonia Ress of Perry County.

  • Napier-Daum

    Jaleigh and Kinzley Napier and Hannah and Emily Daum announce the marriage of their parents, Ashley Napier and Eric Daum.

    Ashley is the daughter of Linda and the late Faron Smith of Hawesville.

    Eric is the son of Joe and Mary Daum of Tell City. Ashley and Eric were married in a private ceremony Dec. 20, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.

    They will have a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Formal invitations have been issued, however all family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Talk with a lawyer for free Jan. 8

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk to a lawyer telephone hotline will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    The program allows the general public to ask legal questions and receive legal advice and guidance at no cost. Anyone can use the hotline, as long as the questions relate to Indiana law.

    To access the hotline, call (888) 594-3449.  The number is only accessible during the time the clinic is open.

  • Tell City recycling schedule for 2015