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    Now under construction behind its courthouse, the county’s new jail will move the county from having a Mayberry-level facility to one that is state-of-the-art, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 13, making reference to a television show broadcast from 1960 to ’68.

    The current jail in Cannelton was built in 1965.

    The sheriff provided the News a tour March 13 of what some are calling the Perry County sheriff’s office and detention center.

  • Shelby Lynn Wright of Tobinsport and Brandon Scott Aldridge of Ferdinand announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Sean and Theresa Wright of Tobinsport. She is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the nursery unit of Owensboro Regional Hospital.

    Mr. Aldridge is the son of Scott and Sheila Aldridge of Ferdinand.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Bea Wagoner of Hillsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Ann Wagoner, to David Joseph Esarey.

    The groom is the son of Joe Esarey of Tell City and Linda Koziatek of Magnet. The engaged couple is employed at St. Elizabeth East Medical Center.

    The wedding will be at Trinity United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville, Ind.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Vaal of St. Meinrad will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary April 5, 2014. A Mass of thanksgiving will be said at 2 p.m. at St. Meinrad Catholic Church.

    An open house and reception will immediately follow at the St. Meinrad Legion. The couple requests no gifts.

  • John Paul and Nicki Rigsby Herzog announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Isabella.

    She was born March 2, 2014, in New Albany.

    Lily weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Lily has two sisters, Natalie, 8, and Emma, 2, and one brother, Nate, 7.
    Maternal grandparents are Daryl Rigsby of Cearcy, Ark., and the late Dagna Lee Roark of Cannelton.

  • Wesley and Brittany Edwards of Oriole announce the birth of their son, Crue Stanley. He was born Dec. 6, 2013, at The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. Crue weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Edwards is the former Brittany Pekinpaugh.

    Crue has two brothers, Cohen, 7, and Cason, 4.

    Maternal grandparents are Dennis and DeeDea Pekinpaugh of Oriole.
    Paternal grandparents are Charlene Edwards and the late Thomas Edwards of Derby.

    Great-grandparents are Geneva Johnson of Oriole and Cecil Pekinpaugh of Tell City.

  • 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.

    March 14

  • Our community is safe and friendly
    Elizabeth Thomas

    What I like most about my community is feeling safe. My community is also friendly. I run cross country and I don’t think there has ever been a time when I felt in danger.

    People on the streets who I don’t even know greet me with a smile. Just one little smile can make someone’s day.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist Church invites the community to its upcoming Messy Church Seder-meal experience, Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m.  

    Once a month, the church offers “Messy Church” to the children in the community as an opportunity to do crafts, play games, learn about the Bible and eat.  

    This month, kids will learn about Passover and the kids will have a Seder meal as they learn more about what Passover and Easter mean today.  

  • Saint Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday regardless of a person’s ethnic background. Whether you or your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, everyone is Irish come Saint Patrick’s Day, when celebrations that offer music, food and beverages combine to make for a festive event.