.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Social briefs, Sept. 2

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Hagan seeking donations for Down Syndrome Awareness walk

    PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness walk scheduled for Sept. 14 at Smothers Park on the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky.

    The collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops. Donations may be dropped off at the William Tell Center, 1307 11th St., Tell City, or at the home of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman, 1239 13th St., Tell City. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Brown deploys on Navy aircraft carrier

    NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Seaman Recruit Jessica L. Brown, daughter of Patricia A. Johnson of French Lick and Kent A. Brown of Troy, along with other sailors assigned aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility after the ship completed a routine transit through the Suez Canal.
    Truman is on a scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Truman deployed July 22 from Norfolk.

  • James earns associate’s degree from Illinois Central College

    EAST PEORIA, Ill. – Brian Thomas James of Leopold graduated from Illinois Central College, East Peoria, with an associate’s degree in applied science.
    More than 1,100 students met the graduation requirements to participate in the spring 2013 ceremony held May 18 in the ICC Cougar-Plex on the East Peoria campus.

  • Purdue students recognized for academic achievements, dean’s list

    WEST LAFAYETTE – About 13,600 Purdue University students earned semester honors for the spring 2013 semester.
    To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade point average and at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
    Local students earning semester honors include Andrew Helming of Birdseye, Ian Hahus of Branchville, Kaitlyn Poehlein of Tobinsport, Tory Coyle of Cannelton, Megan Kloeck of Saint Meinrad, Kory Fischer of Birdseye, Alexandra Bashor of Branchville and Neal Goffinet of Tell City.

  • Grandview Fall Fest to host The Wall that Heals

    GRANDVIEW – The traveling Vietnam War veterans memorial will arrive in Spencer County Sept. 9 and be on display at the Grandview ball field from Sept. 11 to 15 and in conjunction with the Grandview Fall Festival, to be held Sept. 13 and 14.

  • Block bash in French Lick to begin Sept. 20

    FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Community Events, Sept. 2

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Health Department closed Tuesday
    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Health Department offices in the courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed Tuesday due to renovations.

  • EDITORIAL: Governor should respect Ritz and her authority

    Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement last week that he will form a Center for Education and Career Innovation may be a good step in promoting lifelong learning and reducing the state’s unemployment rate. The decision, however, should have included Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and her staff in the process.

    He didn’t and that’s a problem in our eyes.

  • COLUMN: Labor imparts dignity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    With today’s observance of Labor Day, I continue to wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.