Today's News

  • Kaffee Klatch

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa hosted the 39th Kaffee Klatch Wednesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ. A large crowd of breakfast fans were on hand to sample casseroles, pastries, desserts and other edibles. Above, Tri Kappa members. At left, a table of happy Kaffee Klatch fans. Check out more photos form early Schweizer Fest events at www.perrycountynews.com.

  • St. Boniface Picnic

    Joe and Mary Alice Mullis enjoy ice cream under the parish shelter house at St. Boniface Church. The couple has been married for 55 years. In the second picture, Carrie Sitzman shows off a quilt she won for her uncle, Jerome Durcholz of St. Henry. Quilts were one of the major draws of the church picnic, with raffle sales during the day.

  • Japanese sub visits in 1943

    Ann Manley noticed a item in a recent looking back column about a Japanese submarine that visited Cannelton in 1943. A short time later, she found a photo of her with her aunt, Goldie (Anderson) Simpson, standing next to the craft. The News played up the visit by the two-man submarine to the area as part of an effort to sell World War II bonds. Large crowds attended. Manley was 3 at the time. Goldie is standing at the foot of the stairs on the right.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, announced the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and  human services, recreation, youth development and other areas that could improve Perry County.

  • Fennhaven fire

    Fire destroyed a garage Wednesday morning at 22 High St. in the Fennhaven area of Tell City but fast work by firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to a nearby home. The fire destroyed a car parked just outside of the concrete-block structure. No other information was available as of press time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Book to showcase Cannelton pottery

    A soon-to-be-published hardback book titled “Cannelton Potteries” will be available in November by its authors, Mike and Kathy Finley and Michael Highfill. The hundreds of pages of full-color photographs and informative text will make this primitive but beautiful stoneware easy to identify and appreciate. Only 100 first-edition copies will be published. Copies can be reserved by calling 547-3255 or 719-1122.

  • County to mark bicentennial of founding next year

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary next fall and a planning meeting next week will explore ways on how the occasion should be celebrated.  
    The county will officially mark the 200th anniversary of its founding  Nov. 1, 2014, and a celebration would likely be held around that time. The county’s fall tour draws visitors during some of the weekends of October and a bicentennial celebration could mark the end of those events.

  • Chapman seeks bail reduction

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman wants his bond reduced in hopes of checking out   of the Perry County Jail.

  • 55th Schweizer Fest under way

    Tell City’s annual Schweizer Fest celebration is under way. Opening ceremonies were held Wednesday evening in City Hall Park but the fests’ biggest days lie ahead with evening bands and Saturday’s wine garden, pet show and gospel music concert.
    The weekend will also bring sporting events, including Saturday morning’s road runs, basketball and cornhole tourney.
    The Schweizer Fest Market, offering crafts, antique and collectibles, is open daily through Saturday night and there are food booths offering a variety of good eats.

  • Your 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest is …

    Makala Kellems’ face said it all Monday night when her name was called and she was crowned the 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest.

    Kellems was in tears as last year’s queen, Karen Damin, placed the crown on Kellems’ head. She was one of eight local girls competing for the title. The pageant hosted seven categories total for girls ranging in ages from 3 to 22 and also included a Little Mister category with three contestants.

    Click through the photos below to few all seven courts from the Schweizer Fest pageant.