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Today's News

  • John Francis Pagragan

    Jacob and Emily Pagragan of New Haven, Conn., welcomed home a son, John Francis Pagragan, born Jan. 11, 2018, at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Jacob weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. 

    John was welcomed home by his brothers: James, 8, Finn, 7, and Liam, 5, and  sisters, Keeley, 3, and Grace, 1. 

    Maternal grandparents are Jackie and Will Henrickson of New London, Conn. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Jennifer Pagragan of Richland.

  • Simpson named finalists for National Merit Scholarship

    TELL CITY –  Leo Simpson, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, has been named a finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is the 21st student in the school’s history to earn this prestigious honor.

    “He joins an illustrious group of individuals from here who have gone on to do great things,” applauded Tell City High School Assistant Principal Chris Hollinden.

  • Tots Lots Preschool enrolling for the school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Tell City royalty
  • William Tell Elementary first grading-period awards

    First Grade

    Reading: Kaylee Riley, Aurelia Nelson, Adaya Austin, Kila Laslie, Rileigh Irwin

    Math: Hayden Fortwendel, Kate Noble, Cambron Froehlich, Hailey Harding, Victor Tindal

    Writing: Zaylah Noland, Briley Olberding, Kinston Battreal, Camden Axton, Coltin Austin

    William Tell Pride: Stylz Garmon, Easton Garner, Nakaya Lane, Aubrey Reynolds, Kota Ogata

    Per Grade Level: P.E.: Jackson Labhart, Art: Jade Robbins, Music: Gavin Zuelly

  • Interim pastor to lead Freewill Baptist

    CANNELTON – Freewill Baptist Church, at 117 S. Second St.,  Cannelton, would like to introduce its interim pastor, Daniel Reeves, to the community. He will be speaking Sunday morning, Feb. 25, at the 11 a.m. worship. Following that, there will be a carry-in dinner in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Daniel was born in Owensboro, Ky., to two wonderful parents and also has a brother named David. Both he and his brother have felt  God’s call to the ministry, as David currently serves as a missionary.

  • Holy Week retreat planned

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “Understanding How the Church Uses Scripture for the Liturgies of Holy Week,” on Saturday, March 17, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

    The presenter will be Father Eugene Hensell OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Father Eugene has a doctorate in Scripture and is an associate professor of Scripture in the Seminary and School of Theology. He is in much demand giving biblical retreats to laity, religious groups, and clergy throughout the country.

  • Tell City Cal Ripken League registration set

    TELL CITY – Registration is underway for the 2018 Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball season.
    Open registration will be held at Fifth Third Bank’s meeting room 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
    Parents may also mail in registration forms and fees for their children. Forms are available at the Perry County News office. Or they may register online at http://tellcitycalripkenleague.website.siplay.com/.
    The league’s age groups are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 based on players’ ages as of April 30, 2018.

  • Paoli outshoots Perry Central

    PAOLI—A late first-half run propelled Paoli past Perry Central 73-56 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were down just five points with a couple minutes left in the first half.
    “Then they made a run to push it to 13 at the half. They pressed us most of the game and we had a couple of turnovers that led to easy layups. And they had some kids that got hot and hit a couple of threes.”

  • Garrett scores 40 as Bulldogs top Fox Creek

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky.—Rafe Garrett had 40 points, 17 rebounds and five assists as Cannelton beat Fox Creek Academy 83-68 in boys basketball Friday.
    Garrett, a 6-foot sophomore guard, hit 13 of 20 shots from the field and 14 of 17 free throws.
    He scored 23 points in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 49-38 halftime lead.