Today's News

  • Utley – Leistner

    Tomi Jo Utley and Jay Christian Leistner of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas Utley and Julie Paris of Perry County and the granddaughter of Dennis and Joann Paris, and Alvin Lemoin McKinney.

    The future groom is the son of Carman and Ann Leistner of Perry County and the grandson of Cherie Ramsey and the late Kenneth Ramsey, and the late Arthur and Mildred Leistner.

    A private wedding ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. Marks.

  • Dunlavy - Backer

    Brittany S. Dunlavy of Wilkinson and Tony N. Backer of Greenwood were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Anderson.

    The bride is the daughter of Mike and Teri Dunlavy of Wilkinson.

    The groom is the son of Marty and Lou Ann Backer of Cannelton.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by her uncle,Tony Etienne.

    Jessica Marquis of Peoria, Ill., friend of bride, was chosen as maid of honor.

  • 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, Feb. 3, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The committee for refreshments will be Rita Mahoney, Dorothy Malone, Edna Meunier, Judy Meunier and Alice Wittmer. Members unable to attend should call in their volunteer hours to Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805.

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary Board will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in conference room C at the hospital.

  • Strengthening Indiana’s education policy

    State Sen. Erin Houchin


    After meeting with dozens of teachers across southern Indiana in the last year, the first bill I decided to author as a state senator works to move Indiana’s I-READ reading assessment from third grade to second grade.

    My legislation, Senate Bill 169, requires students who do not pass the I-READ reading assessment in second grade to retake the test during the third grade, which allows for more time and opportunity to strengthen reading abilities.

  • Brussels sprouts making comeback

    Jeneen Wiche

    Brussels sprouts have made a comeback. It used to be that no one like them and they were hard to come by fresh.

    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, updated cooking methods probably can stand some credit for elevating the previously mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-head-sized cabbage to a crispy, nutty treat.

  • Records for Jan. 29, 2015, Issue


    • Donny L. Jones, 24, of 729 Hathaway St., Owensboro, Ky., Jan. 22, on a warrant for failure to appear.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released Jan. 23 after posting $1,505 bail.

    • Joseph M. Fortwendel, 39, of 1308 18th St., Tell City, Jan. 23, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released Jan. 24 after posting $605 bail.

  • Strengthening Indiana's future

    State Rep.

    Lloyd Arnold

    With the first two weeks of the legislative session complete, things are off to an exciting start. I always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new members of our team; however, the thing I look forward to most each session is the positive impact and difference I can make for Hoosiers in southwest Indiana.

  • Who is my brother?


    Editor’s note: This column first appeared in January 2004.

    I’ve been bothered by a brother the last couple of weeks. What’s been nagging me isn’t one of my biological brothers, but the word “brother.”

    Few words carry more meaning than brother, or mean so much. Have you used it lately? Can you remember how you used it?

  • Sunday alcohol Sales ban defies free-market rules

    Indiana legislators probably won’t change the state’s Sunday alcohol sales law this year, but they should.

    One news report Monday called Indiana “the toughest place in the nation to buy take-home beer or liquor on Sundays.”
    Indiana does not allow Sunday sales of beer, wine or liquor by grocery, convenience or liquor stores.