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  • Shoot for the Stars

    Five contestants in the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest, at left, Twila Brown, Ashley Graves, Savannah Alvey, Rebecca Shearn and Brooke Lawalin, advanced after Friday’s event in City Hall Park. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see others.)

  • Bandon Tavern ribbon-cutting

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new ownership of the Bandon Tavern. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • 4-H Royalty

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  • INDOT changes schedule for 237, 66 projects

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves announced at regular city meetings Monday that more work than expected must be done to repair Indiana 237 and that change will delay a project to improve the city’s Seventh Street.

  • Sunset Park film series continues tonight

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host another free movie tonight in a series of films titled “Movies at Sunset.”

    Showings are held each Thursday during July in Sunset Park and begin with pre-movie entertainment around 8 p.m. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • Perry County 4-H Fair Schedule

    Thursday, July 14
    10:00 a.m. Poultry Showmanship
    Noon Food Skill-athon
    Noon Small Pets Show
    2 p.m. Dairy Cattle Show
    3:30 p.m. Dairy Goat Show
    5 p.m. Swine Show
    6 p.m. Horse & Pony Gaming
    7 p.m. Beef Cattle Show
    Friday, July 15
    9 am. Farm Safety Program
    1 to 3 p.m. 4-H Fun Day
    4 p.m. “Magic With Style” Show
    5:30 p.m. Livestock Auction
    6 p.m. Moto Cross
    7 p.m. Supreme Showmanship, Adult Showmanship

  • Ready for the fair

    Dalton Rennie presents his John Deere-themed project during Sunday’s community judging at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • SIRS to end child-care services

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local provider of child-care services will close its doors in less than two months as part of a plan to cope with funding reductions and focus on its core mission.

    Bright Beginnings Child Care and Southern Indiana Resource Solutions announced this week that it will close its child-care center on 31st Street Sept. 2. The center near Ivy Tech Community College serves 40 to 50 children throughout the year.

  • Positive ISTEP scores outnumber negative

    PERRY COUNTY – In a chart of results from the latest Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress tests examined by The News, the good news about Perry County students far outweighs the bad.

    Released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education, the chart shows students in this county’s school systems scored higher than state averages far more often than they scored lower.

  • Access road to Buzzard Roost closed for repairs

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials announced that starting today, the Forest Service Road accessing the Buzzard Roost Overlook (Road number 1165.030) is closed for repairs. The road is expected to reopen before Sept. 5.
    Russ Christensen, a civil engineering technician, said that a culvert in the road collapsed and has to be repaired.  “We hope to have repairs completed before Labor Day, but the weather plays a big part in how quickly the work is completed,” Christensen said.