Today's News

  • Demo derby, audio contest kick off 2012 4-H fair

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off months of work in coming days as the annual fair kicks off several days of activities.

    Events begin Friday with the 4-H Queen and King Contest, fashion revue, basket auction and food action. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Saturday brings one new event and a longtime favorite. 

  • Smoking ban brings multitude of changes


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Nonsmokers can breathe freely. Many smokers who enjoy their favorite brand of cigarette after a meal at a diner or were permitted to light up at work may find themselves obligated to cut back thanks to a new statewide ban on the act in public places. The Smoke-Free Air Law, which prohibits smoking within most enclosed public buildings, including restaurants, took effect July 1.

  • St. Croix man held in fiancee’s death


    ST. CROIX – A Perry County man jailed on a battery charge in the death of his fiancée could face more serious criminal charges, after an autopsy ruled the death a homicide. 

    Police were summoned to 26790 Indiana 37, St. Croix shortly after 8 p.m Sunday and found Jamie Renee Stowe, 31, dead inside the residence. 

    A call placed to dispatchers from the home reported a woman who was not responsive and appeared to have died. 

  • Day at Buffalo Run

    Oakwood Health Campus residents and staff paid a visit to the Buffalo Run Farm in Lincoln City recently. The residents were able to experience feeding the buffalo watermelon and apples from a stick and tour a tepee and log home that Abraham Lincoln once slept in. The group ended their visit with a cool drink in the grill and gift shop.

  • Probationary troopers assigned cars for solo patrol

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has 38 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state now patrolling the roads. Members of the 71st Indiana State Police Recruit School that graduated March 16 received their patrol cars today at the Indiana State Police Museum, located at the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District.

  • Strassell among CBS Radio honorees

    BOSTON – Tell City native Greg Strassell, current senior vice president of programming for CBS Radio, was among the recipients of awards at the 2012 Worldwide Radio Summit held April 27-28 in Los Angeles. CBS Radio topped the “Radio Company” category at the event’s award luncheon, hosted by “All Access” and “A&R Worldwide” and Strassell was honored as the company’s senior programmer.

  • Reunions, July 5

    ST. MEINRAD – The VanWinkle-Mills Reunion will be held July 8 at the St. Meinrad Community Center.
    A carry in dinner will be served around 12:30 p.m. Table service and drinks will be furnished. 
    All families and friends are invited.  Help pass the information to all relatives.

  • St. Meinrad first communion

    Members of St. Meinrad Catholic Church celebrated first communion April 29. Pictured in the front are Cameron Briggs, Amelia Lutz and Benjamin Mangum. In the back row are catechist Julia Lutz, the Rev. Anthony Vinson OSB and Karen Mangum, catechist.

  • Church News, July 5

    St. John Chrysostom summer picnic July 22
    NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston will host their annual summer picnic July 22 at the church.
    Meals will include fried chicken and roast beef dinners, which will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the air-conditioned Father Heck Hall. “Famous” New Boston Soup by the bowl or gallon will also be available.

  • Community Events, July 5

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.