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Today's News

  • River Monster

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    CANNELTON – Up to his shins in water, Perry County catfish angler Tom Dycus said he knew the fish he hooked Monday evening near the Cannelton Locks and Dam was something special. In fact, it was the fish he had been waiting many long years for.
    “I knew when I first pulled back hard (on the rod) it was a really big fish,” he told a crowd of onlookers Monday at the Cannelton boat ramp in Hafele Park.

  • COLUMN: It’s hard to walk on water

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Wishes do come true, at least on occasion and even when your request is for a bad driver to get pulled over by a cop.

    I was driving to Rockport for a meeting a few days ago when I noticed a sports car on my tail. All of a sudden, the driver smashed the gas, smoking his tires and passed me, but not before fishtailing in his lane of travel.

  • Community Events, July 29

    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.

    Silent auction at ONB
    TELL CITY – Old National Bank in Tell City will hold a silent auction to raise funds for the March of Dimes starting today and running until Aug. 9.

  • County Girl Scouts make trip to Savannah

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to Savannah, Ga., June 5 through June 10. Thirty-four juniors, cadettes, seniors and ambassador Girl Scouts, along with 21 adults toured with Taylor Tours and the company’s escort, Steve Scoggans.

    Upon arriving in Savannah, the girls enjoyed breakfast at the Whistlestop Café. The girls then toured and participated in activities at the Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.

  • Legion Auxiliary officers

    New officers for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 for 2013-14 were sworn in recently.

    They are, from the left in front, Becky Hagedorn, first vice president; Charlotte Lindauer, president; Margie Devillez, second vice president and Shelly Howland, chaplain. In the back are Pat Thomas, treasurer; Brenda Powers, historian; Dot Kessner, parliamentarian and Shirley Lagrange, sergeant-at-arms.

  • COLUMN: New tax costing Hoosier jobs

    By DAN COATS
    U.S. Senator

    For years, medical devices have been changing the lives of patients around the world.

    Prosthetic legs have enabled wounded soldiers to run again. Cardiac patients have had decades added to their lives because of artificial heart valves and stents. A variety of innovative equipment, from surgical tools to bed pans, has significantly enhanced the quality of care at hospitals and other medical facilities.

  • Brown deploys with US 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 stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, departed Naval Station Norfolk, marking the start of the ship’s eight- to nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

  • SonShine preschool event set for Wednesday

    EVANSTON – SonShine Early Learning Ministry invites the public to their pre-school open house and registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school, off Indiana 545 west of New Boston.
    If you are interested in enrolling your 3- to 5-year-old in a Christian preschool program and would like to meet the new preschool teacher, plan to attend this event.
    Staff will be on hand at the open house to answer any questions you may have.  If you are unable to attend you may call and register by phone at 547-9620 or send email to SonShine4kids@gmail.com.

  • Team Greg looking for members for Schweizer Fest Road Race

    TELL CITY – Greg Christmas was a member of the Perry County community for 30 years and had a dream of running in the Schweizer Fest road race. 

    Due to double amputations and his untimely death in 2010, he was not able to fulfill that dream.  
    This year Greg’s family and friends are forming “Team Greg” to participate in his memory.  If you would like to become a member of “Team Greg,” contact Pam Young by sending email to pamela-christmas73@yahoo.com or calling (608) 469-3687.

  • Back-to-school cookouts planned

    PERRY COUNTY – School will start at all three county school corporations in a few weeks and the annual back-to-school cookouts to kick off the new school year have been planned.  
    There will be family events in Tell City, Leopold and Cannelton featuring getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses as well as school-supply giveaways, entertainment and free hot dogs courtesy of German American Bank.