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  • Holiday World plans ‘Thunderbird’

    SANTA CLAUS – The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015.

    Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 feet in the air.

  • Young to attend Kennedy Center theater program

    TELL CITY – Wesley Young was chosen to attend the annual Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C.

    He is the son of Brenda G. Lee of Bowling Green and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City.

    Young was chosen from among applicants nationwide for one of 16 available slots for participants.

  • Lilly Dale Church of Christ to host revival

    GATCHEL – Lilly Dale Church of Christ will host a revival meeting beginning Sunday, Aug. 3 through Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    The Sunday morning service will start at 10 a.m. and each evening service will begin at 7 pm.

  • William Tell Elementary’s back-to-school cookout planned for Aug. 4

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will host a back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

    There will be free food, games, school supplies, drawings for prizes and information about new programs.

    Many teachers will be available to meet families at 6 p.m. This year, parents and guardians may pay book fees online beginning Monday, Aug. 4.

    For more information, contact Wendi Rich at 547-0506 or by email at wendi.rich@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Tractor club annual ride set for Aug. 2

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will have its fourth annual Tractor Ride Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Sign up for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club and then travel to Oriole, then south on Indiana 66 to the Alton-Buzzard Roost Road and then travel to Magnet.

    After a break, the tractor ride will return to the Branchville Clubhouse. The round trip will be approximately 30 miles. The cost is $5 per tractor for members and $15 for nonmembers, which includes membership to the club.

  • PET OF THE WEEK

    SPECKLES is a female 10-month-old terrier-beagle mix who is developing her own unique, sweet personality now that her sister has been adopted from the shelter last month.  

    She is a very affectionate and playful pup who arrived at the shelter with her sister as a stray in mid-March. She’s overdue to find a new home.

    Speckles gets along well with other pets and is friendly to all adults and children.

  • Cub Scout Pack 192 gives thumbs up to Space Odyssey camp

    Cub Scouts from Tell City Pack 192 attended Space Odyssey day camp from June 24 through June 27.

    The camp included four full days of fishing, archery, air rifles, hiking, team building and crafts. Most activities focused on the theme of space. The boys built models of Saturn and rockets they were allowed to “blast off.” The Scouts received several awards throughout camp, including an award for serving as color guard. Awards given to individual Scouts include BB gun and archery belt loops.

  • Cannelton schools release supply lists for prekindergarten through seventh grade

    CANNELTON — Below are class supply lists for the 2014-15 year for grades pre-kindergarten through seventh grades. For students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, no Trapper Keepers or wheels on backpacks will be allowed.

  • Cannelton schools student registration begins Aug. 5

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton Elementary students will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade.

    A back-to-school kids’ fest for students entering prekindergarten to fifth grade only will be held in the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington Street in Cannelton from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

  • Perry County Community Foundation now accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY –  Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families and other areas that would improve Perry County.