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  • Aspiring singer-songwriter ascends with upcoming debut release

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Little did Luke Hilgenhold know that an impromptu guitar lesson at a bonfire would ignite the creative country music force within him.

    As Hilgenhold tells it, a buddy handed him his guitar and showed him a couple of chords. The novice musician went out and bought himself a guitar shortly afterward. Hilgenhold already had the bug. “Right then, I was kind of hooked,” he said.

  • The state of children in Perry County

    TELL CITY – From teen drug use to education, poverty and health information, they’re the numbers that paint a picture of what life is like for children and teens in Perry County. But sorting through piles of papers and hundreds of government sources is a time-consuming and tedious process.

  • Driver injured in early morning accident

    TELL CITY – One person was air-lifted after an early Sunday accident on Indiana 66 west of Tell City.

    At approximately 12:51 a.m., central dispatch advised Perry County deputies of a vehicle accident on the highway between Tell City and Troy, near Squirrel Road. Deputies arrived to find a heavily damaged 1999 black Dodge Dakota registered to Scott and Margaret Keller of Tell City.  Upon surveying the scene, officers were able to determine the driver, Zachary Keller, 21, of Tell City had been ejected from the vehicle.

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  • I-64 Crash Wednesday kills Virginia man

    DALE –  A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man. Brandon Taylor, 34, of Roanoke, Va., was flown from the scene but later died at the hospital.

  • Abbey Press to close final line

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Press will close its publications division by mid-year, effectively ending a monastic enterprise that once employed hundreds of people and included a thriving mail-order business.

    Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB announced to workers March 2 that the publications division of Abbey Press will suspend its operations by June 30.

  • Driven to learn: Bookmobile operator’s life-time of memories

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In May 2012, the state-of-the-art Bookmobile took to the streets of Perry County to provide a mobile library for patrons at many locations.

    The most senior member of the Bookmobile staff is Brandi Sanders. She practically grew up on one of the older bookmobiles, with her mother being part of its staff for decades. She worked on the bus with her mother for around seven years before her mom’s  retirement nearly a decade ago.

  • STAGE SPOTLIGHT

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club will perform a production this weekend of “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” a play written by Bryan Starchman. The show features a series of short tales about family life. Each scene poses a different funny, yet relatable, story.

  • North side Dollar General coming to TC

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A new Dollar General Store is coming to Tell City.

    The city’s plan commission gave its approval Thursday to a development plan for a 9,100-square-foot store at Payne and 20th streets, at the former location of Herman Peters Inc. The store won’t replace the existing one in the Lincoln Park Plaza Shopping Center, engineer William McDonough said.

  • CVS to acquire Werner Drug Store

    TELL CITY – In 1934, a local couple, Charles and Louise Werner , decided to take their shot at the American dream by starting Werner Drug Store on Main Street in Tell City. Eighty-three years later, the dream they started and passed down to three other Tell City couples comes to an end.

    CVS Pharmacy has announced it will acquire the landmark local retailer at the end of business, Monday, March 13. Brad and Lynne Harth, owners of Werner Drug Store since 1987 will be the last independent owners of the store.