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  • Appeals court upholds Kiplinger sentence

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence given to a Tell City man convicted in the 2006 murder of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    Kyle Kiplinger was sentenced to 65 years in prison this spring after the appellate court overturned a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

  • Commodores march to second-place finish

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “We had another good week; we’re pretty happy with it,” Band Director Rob Cason said of the Perry Central Marching Commodores’ second-place win at North Posey High School Saturday.

    His was the smallest of six bands competing in Class A at the Field of Dreams Invitational, and success came as a result of “a really good week of rehearsals,” Cason said. “Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday morning’s were probably the best we’ve had.”

  • Marching Marksmen take first in Paoli contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen earned first place overall and four of the six individual awards bestowed at the Pride of Paoli Invitational marching-band competition Saturday.

    In addition to besting six other Class A bands, the Marksmen earned awards in their second contest this season for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Band Director Natasha Edmondson attributed the success to the performers’ hard work.

  • Humane Society chapter chief questions animal-control spending

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The president of Humane Society of Perry County asked county commissioners at their regular meeting Sept. 1 to change language in an agreement with Perry County Animal Shelter Inc. and suggested the shelter is using some county funds inappropriately.

  • In the homestretch

    A contractor positions an 18-inch clay pipe manufactured at Can-Clay in Cannelton before laying it into a 12-foot-deep trench near Tell City’s floodwall.

  • Former mayor leads United Way appeal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Former Tell City Mayor Gayle Strassell is no stranger to campaigns, but the one she is leading this summer and fall is different. She’s building awareness of United Way’s work within the community.

    Strassell is chairwoman of the 2010 United Way of Perry County fundraising drive. The group hopes to raise $125,000 for groups that provide emergency relief services, literacy and educational outreach programs and health assistance.

  • Tell City awarded more money for new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In what the city’s mayor called a giant vote of confidence in its ability to wisely use grant money for neighborhood stabilization, Tell City learned last week it will receive another $574,436.50 to help fund the construction of new homes.

    The additional money is part of the city’s participation in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which had already provided nearly $2 million to purchase and raze foreclosed and vacant homes and construct new ones.

  • Perry County Youth Soccer Day at the University of Evansville

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville Soccer Aces will play the University of Kentucky at the Aces Soccer Field  Arad McCutchan Stadium Sept. 26.

    All Perry County youth soccer players, preschool through eighth grade, will be admitted free to a practice session and to the game.

    The charge for high-school players and adults is $5.

  • Indiana Horse Rescue to host fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Indiana Horse Rescue South will take rescued horses to Orscheln Farm Store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. This fundraising event will be to help raise funds to feed the horses for the winter.

    The group will hold raffles, games, face painting and other events. Different kinds of foods will be available for purchase and a bake sale will also be set up.

    The event is for all ages. The horses will be present for everyone to see and understand the implications of animal abuse.

  • Tri-County memory walk set for Oct. 9 in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to join the annual Tri-County Memory Walk, Oct. 9 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9.