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  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • More than just music

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “No hesitation. Don’t slow down,” Natalie Johnson encourages a piano student. She reiterates that consistent practice will help the young man develop the right flow and tempo as he learns to play efficiently.

    The lesson was one of many Johnson gives at her Troy home-based Joyful Noise Studio music school. One of less than a handful of local teachers offering tutelage on the musical art form, Johnson says it’s important children continue to be instilled with musical aptitude.

  • Search warrant leads to drug arrests

     

    TELL CITY – What started as a local drug investigation last week in Tell City ended with criminal cases and arrests of four people. Continued investigation resulted in other drug-related arrests in Kentucky.

    Those taken into custody in Tell City and logged in the Perry County Detention Center were Dakota W. Rock, 20, and Thomas L. Hubert, 27, along with an unidentified 17-year-old juvenile, all of 1618 Main St., Tell City.

  • Deputies, officers asked to head animal control efforts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The process of getting local police officers and sheriff’s deputies more proactive in animal control is hampered by a lack of man power.

  • Farm-to-table dinner, concert coming to TC Sept. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City’s Main Street has seen a lot but a Sept. 24 dinner will be a first.

    A Farm-to-Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee will see 125 people from across the county seated at tables in the 700 block of Main Street fronting City Hall Park. The meal will come almost exclusively from Perry County, from a locally raised hog that will be roasted, to the potatoes, sweet corn, salad and dessert.

  • Aug. 6 parade plans in place

    TELL CITY – An upcoming parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

    The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, the same day as other pre-Schweizer Fest and other events, including the Edelweiss Ball and the Lincoln play, “Here I Grew Up.”

  • Teacher primes musical confidence

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “Playing, it’s kind of just of a hobby. It’s something I like,” Jane Upmeyer said of time behind the piano. “I play at church. I’ve played a lot of weddings; lots of funerals.”

    A retired educator, Upmeyer has long offered piano lessons from her home; though the number of students aren’t as many as they once were.

  • City leaders denied access to Obrecht House

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City officials hoped to tour the interior of the beleaguered Obrecht House Wednesday morning. But they were denied entry by the woman who has long been a source of controversy surrounding the once grand home.

    Carolyn Barr, who has been working on the home for years, stood in the front yard of the house and spoke to department heads on how she plans to restore the home. She plans to replace the home’s top-story windows and will stabilize a porch.

  • Catholic parishes fear consolidation

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of several Catholic parishes in Perry County are worried about their congregations’ long-term futures after a preliminary report recommended their eventual consolidation with nearby larger churches.

    Local religious and lay leaders stressed the report was only a first response to the work of parish committees who have been gathering data and prioritizing needs as part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Connected in the Spirit effort.

  • Pence’s VP role may give state a boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosier may preside as the second-most powerful person in America.

    Current Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as of  Friday, was nearing an official selection for vice president on the Republican ticket. Speculation for much of the week had Pence’s name topping the short list of candidates Trump was favoring.

    And if the Columbus native makes it into the White House, that could be a boon to the Indiana economy.