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    Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk-to-a-lawyer telephone clinic will take place Thursday, July 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    Volunteer attorneys will be available to take  calls and answer general legal questions regarding Indiana law.

    To access talk to a lawyer, call (888) 594-3449.

  • Pet of the week

    PIPER is a beautiful, smart 2-year-old female Border collie mix. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines.

    Shelter staff says Piper steals hearts within minutes of meeting her. She knows several commands, including sit, shake, down, and kennel-up.

    Piper is crate-trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash, loves car rides and likes other animals. She is a very social dog who will make a great family pet or companion for just about anyone.

  • Under the lights

    Andy Goffinet revels in his victory in the mini-car division of Saturday's demolition derby at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show now accepting registrations

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for this summer's Schweizer Fest talent show are now available. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main Street in the lobby of German American Bank in downtown Tell City or at Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell streets. Forms are also available by calling Sharilyn Franzman at (812) 719-3017.

    A Rules and Registration form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org. The talent show will take place on Musik Halle stage in City Hall Park Thursday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Suspect fights with police Sunday

    TELL CITY - An Owensboro, Ky., man allegedly fought with police after being involved in a traffic accident in Troy Sunday afternoon.

    Officers said they were forced to resort to using a Taser and pepper spray and had to physically restrain Roy D. Mayes, 46.

    According to Patrolman Roger Smith, dispatchers received a call around 4:30 p.m. stating a driver struck another vehicle at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 545 in Troy and continued toward Tell City.

  • Opening day at the 4-H fair

    The Perry County 4-H Fair opened Wednesday. Inspired by a range of genres, including biology, ceramics and an array of other subjects, several grand-champion-winning projects completed by Perry County 4-Hers were on display during the 4-H fair.

  • Confusion and complaints

    The Indiana Department of Transportation's decision to change the flow of traffic at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets has caused confusion and consternation among some drivers over the past week.

    INDOT is asking drivers to stay alert as motorists adjust to a new traffic pattern at the intersection. There is no longer a left-turn lane at this intersection and according to Tell City Police officers, all motorists will be going straight through the intersection at the green light, unless they have a turn signal on, indicating otherwise.

  • INDOT's landslide battle to close highways

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY - Drivers along Indiana highways 66 and 70 may have seen signs informing them the roads could close temporarily as road crews combat hill slides. The Indiana Department of Transportation plans three separate projects east of Grandview to stabilize embankments along the highways.

    INDOT announced the closures will start July 14 and initially affect a portion of Indiana 70 from its junction with Indiana 66 and 70, west of Troy, to U.S. 231 in Chrisney, as contractor crews begin work.  

  • County's 4-H fair continues through Saturday

    TELL CITY - Perry County's 4-H Fair is off and running and will continue through Saturday evening. Livestock events are planned for this afternoon and evening. A livestock auction is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday with go-cart racing getting underway at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday events include a 10 a.m. March of Dimes baby contest, mud tug-of-war at 1 p.m. and a cornhole tourney getting under way at 4 p.m. Horse-and-pony games will close out the evening and this year's fair beginning at 6 p.m.

  • County accepts city offer for armory

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - Perry County now owns what was first a state - and potentially national - then a city asset.

    County officials were asked in a letter from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing about the former National Guard armory, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a regular meeting June 17.
    The facility in the 3200 block of Tell Street was closed Oct. 1, 2010.