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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY - Imagine being up to your knees in mud. You take a look around and the place you call home is a large mud pit and you can't take a step without finding yourself covered in it. You're hungry, but there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

    That's what life was like for Ginny, a 25-year-old mule, until she was rescued by the Indiana Horse Rescue South Division in the fall of 2009.

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  • TELL CITY - Annual business awards presented Thursday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored the local campus of Ivy Tech Community College, a longtime Tell City clothier and a provider of trophies and sporting goods. Also recognized among nonprofit groups was Catholic Charities of Tell City.

    The ninth annual Chamber Award Dinner was held at the Schergens Center. Ivy Tech Community College's Tell City campus was honored in the large-business category. Site Director Sherri Flynn said the location has seen a threefold increase in enrollment over the past two years.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Beautification Committee will partner with a master gardener program to beautify Tell City's Main Street this spring and summer. Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairwoman of the city's committee, outlined plans this week for the Main Street Beautification Project.

    Several local residents are enrolled in the master gardener program sponsored by Purdue Extension. Minto said the city program will tap into the expertise of graduates' talents.

  • ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Friday and Saturday.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

  • PERRY COUNTY - A May 1 Fun Day benefit at the county's 4-H fairgrounds will raise money to help an 11-old-boy battling liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader at Perry Central Elementary School, has been diagnosed with hapatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments and underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a 9-pound tumor.

    A full day of events May 1 begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Serving of chicken and pork-chop dinners starts at 11 a.m. with food catered by the New Boston Tavern.

  • PERRY COUNTY - When most people think of a library's bookmobile, they don't see anything glamorous. But Tell City-Perry County bookmobile librarians Brandi Sanders and Debbie Feix love their bookmobile and they love their jobs.

    "It's an awesome job," Sanders said. "I'm not giving it up. It's not an easy job, but it's an easy-going job."

  • Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society Museum. Future installments will profile some of the museum's offerings and projects.

    The building located on the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets was the original site of the Tell City Public Library. This lot was donated to the city in 1916. With the aid of a $10,000 Carnegie Corp. grant, the library was built - the last such Carnegie library built in Indiana.

  • South Perry Head Start students Heaven Wright, above, and Gavin Kendall, next photo, joined more than a dozen other classmates in Sunset Park Thursday for an Easter-egg hunt and meet-and-greet with none other than the Easter bunny.