Today's News

  • Horlander celebrates 99th birthday

    TELL CITY – Doretha Horlander recently celebrated her 99th birthday with family members.

  • Community Events, June 25

    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.

    Go-cart race at Branchville
    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Conservation Club will host a go-cart race at 5 p.m. Saturday.
    The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 843-4878 or 843-5885.

  • Cannelton Legion Auxiliary officers
  • Alvey earns law degree

    NAPLES, Fla. – Christie Alvey graduated from Ave Maria School of Law May 12 with a jurisdoctor of law degree.

    She is a 1998 graduate of Cannelton High School, a 2003 graduate of Urbana University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and 2006 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan with a degree in physical and health education and special education.
    She is the daughter of Rose and Denny Moore of Eckerty and the late Gordon Alvey.

  • Jasper Engine announces scholarship recipients

    JASPER – Jasper Engine and Transmission has announced the winners of its annual scholarship program. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time Jasper associates. A rating system of several criteria is used to determine the recipients.

    Brad Douglas, a graduate of Perry Central High School, was a local recipient. He will attend Oakland City University to study pre-law and sports administration.
    He is the son of Daniel and Rebecca Douglas. His father is co-department manager in Jasper Engine’s differential department.

  • Goffinet recognized for achievements

    TELL CITY – Lauren Goffinet, a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School, was named to the president’s and dean’s lists of Kentucky Wesleyan College for the spring 2012 semester.

    The president’s list honors superior academic achievement, and students must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while being enrolled as a full-time student. The dean’s list recognizes students who attain a GPA of at least 3.5. Goffinet has been named to the president’s list five times and the dean’s list six times.

  • St. Augustine church picnic set for July 29

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m.
    Parking will be available for the handicapped. The event will feature quilts, a quilt raffle, a silent auction, yard sale, country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, a cornhole tourney, baked goods and a grand raffle of 60 prizes totaling $2,600.
    Family-style chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining room. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Carry-outs will be available.

  • Tell City DQ Grill & Chill earns pride award

    TELL CITY – The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Tell City recently earned a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.
    “I feel honored to have received such a prestigious award,” Linda Mattingly, store manager, said. “My staff and I work hard to keep our restaurant at a high level of cleanliness to ensure that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers.”

  • Animal shelter offers TNR program to residents

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. July 16.
    For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered.
    Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. July 17 and then released where they were caught.

  • Nominations sought for 2012 Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.
    The following requirements are considered in determining a distinguished citizen:
    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.