Today's News

  • Church News

    The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will begin Saturday at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.  Co-host will be St. Paul Catholic Church.  

  • Rural News

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423—Our sympathy to the family of Jean Mangum, who passed away Saturday morning. We will miss our conversations with her. May she rest in peace.

    Our son, Urban Sommer, returned to Cincinnati  Thursday once again for another treatment to help his immune system, fight the effects of chemotherapy. Please keep him and all cancer patients in your prayers as well as those with other health problems and those who are awaiting transplants.

  • Community Events

    Humane Society of Perry County to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Fifth Third Bank in Tell CIty. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Jim Carter at 836-4832.

    Rome Lodge 133 supper canceled
    ROME – The Free and Accepted Masons Rome Lodge 133 quarterly carry-in supper scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

    Knitting class offered at library

  • Free health screenings March 20

    TELL CITY – March on in and take advantage of free health screenings offered by VNA Plus Home Care and Hospice. Health screenings, including blood pressure and blood glucose checks, will take place Thursday, March 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Twilight Towers in Tell City.
    The clinic is conducted by registered nurses and pre-registration is not necessary.

    For more information, call the VNA Plus Tell City office at 547-7967 or toll free at (800) 743-4862 or visit www.vnaplus.org.

  • Glory Bees Preschool accepting applications for 2014-15

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool, a Christian-based school established in 1986, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Glory Bees students receive a variety of learning activities using the teaching method and philosophy of learning through play, with the concept that children learn best when they are having fun. Students will be introduced to Christian character-development, science, math, art, music, phonetic introduction to letters, manners and cooking.

  • 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.

    March 7

  • Preschoolers learn about healthy smiles

    Cindy Labhart, a dental hygienist with JLD Dental in Corydon, visited Stepping Stones Preschool Feb. 24 to teach the children about dental hygiene.

  • Sommer Strong benefit scheduled for April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City. In January, Sommer was diagnosed with stage four, metastasized ocular melanoma of the liver.

    There is no cover charge for this event. Pre-purchased chicken dinners will be available for pickup at 11 a.m. and can also be delivered if requested. Drive-up dinners will be available starting at noon. A cornhole tourney will also start at noon. To enter, contact Carl Sommer at 719-7791.

  • As Lenten season begins, area fish fries follow

    PERRY COUNTY - Various church and civic groups throughout the county will serve up fish dinners for those observing the season of Lent or just hungry for seafood.

    St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners during the first six Fridays of Lent starting Friday. There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, April 18.

    Meals will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The meal will include fried fish or cheese pizza with homemade sides of baked beans or macaroni and cheese, slaw, cornbread, dessert and a drink.

  • Quinn Anthony Bruggeman

    Jesse and Anita Bruggeman of Chrisney announce the birth of their son, Quinn Anthony. Quinn was born at 2:38 a.m., Feb. 14, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Mrs. Bruggeman is the former Anita Brumfield.
    Maternal grandparents are Rose and the late Harvey Brumfield of Cannelton.

    Paternal grandparents are Mark and Debbie Bruggeman of St. Marks.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Bruggeman and Nancy Meacham.