Today's News

  • Public invited to DAR program, meeting March 13 at library

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces Kandie Atkinson, administrative specialist with the Kentucky Land Office Branch, will speak at the group’s monthly meeting March 13.
    This meeting will be open to the public and begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch.

  • Peter graduates Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Justin T. Peter, son of Sarah Peter-Reid and John Reid of Tell City, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.
    For 13 weeks, Peter stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

  • Homemakers News: Huff Township

    EVANSTON – The Huff Township Homemakers met Jan. 16 at the home of Sharon Myers. President Sharon Heltzel called the meeting to order with the Pledge to the Flag and the Homemaker’s Creed said in unison. She also read the hint-tip and words to live by. Heltzel led the song of the month, “Frosty the Snowman.”
    Reflection was “A Time for Everything,” read by Myers.

  • Girl Scouts booth sales

    PERRY COUNTY – Local Girl Scouts will hold the following cookie booth sales:
    Today – from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Papa John’s Pizza in Tell City.
    Feb. 23 – from 1 to 3 p.m. at Orscheln’s Farm and Home Store.
    Cookie customers can use special Girl Scout cookie apps, available for Apple and Android cell-phone systems, to find where they can purchase cookies in their area. Links to these apps are on the Web site, www.girlscouts-gssi.org. Click on “Cookies.”

  • Edwards named Miss Teen Indiana International

    Rikki Lynn Edwards of Lyons, pictured in the center, was named Miss Indiana Teen International Feb. 10 in Columbus.

    Edwards is a senior at Dugger High School in Dugger, where she was also named homecoming queen 2013. She also holds the titles of Coal Festival Queen 2012 and Coal Festival Princess 2011. She will attend Vincennes University in fall to study broadcast communications. Edwards is the daughter of the late Rick Edwards and Lori Ransom Edwards, formerly of Cannelton. She is the granddaughter of Zeke and Toddy Ransom of Cannelton.

  • Chinn – Weyer

    Katherine Elizabeth Chinn and Nicholas Ryan Weyer were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Sarah Chinn of Tell City. Mr. Weyer is the son of Ron and Lou Ann Weyer of Ferdinand and grandson of Cyrine Haas of Schnellville.
    The Rev. Dennis Duvelius and Deacon James King officiated the ceremony.

  • Peter signs with USI

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Volunteering to help a shorthanded team in junior high has turned into a college career for Perry Central senior Cathryn Peter.
    Peter signed a national letter of intent Friday to run cross country and track for the University of Southern Indiana.
    She will receive $800 a semester in scholarship money. That could increase later if she does well.

  • Patriots’ transition game beats Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills’ transition offense and second shots helped the Patriots get easy baskets to defeat Tell City 65-40 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Patriots out rebounded the Marksmen 58-22. Casey May led Tell City with five rebounds. Spencer Minto and Sam Scherry each grabbed 13 for Heritage Hills.
    The Patriots grabbed 18 offensive rebounds to the Marksmen’s four.

  • Commodores clinch tie for PLAC crown

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding, defensive pressure, and three-point plays of all kinds helped Perry Central beat Paoli 81-60 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores im-proved to 5-0 in the PLAC  with just one conference game left, clinching at least a tie for the title. Paoli fell to 4-1 in the conference and 12-6 overall.
    The Commodores trailed 18-15 after the first quarter but scored 31 points in the second quarter to build a 46-34 lead.

  • As Lent begins, it’s time to look inward

    By Vince Luekce

    Lent is here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, most of us at least acknowledge its arrival.