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Local News

  • Sesquicentennial bricks, history books available

    ST. MEINRAD – The deadline has been extended to Aug. 31 for anyone wanting to purchase commemorative inscribed bricks.

    The St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Committee invites the public to become a permanent part of the 150th town and parish celebration. Call (812) 357-2178 for more information or an order form.

  • Tae Kwon Do winners

    Students from Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts held their in-house tae kwon do competition at William Tell Elementary's Health Fair this spring.

    Fifteen students ages 4-13 participated in the competition. All students received medals and four won trophies. They were scored on technique, aggression and mat control.

    Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts classes are held at New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City. Classes are offered for kids, adults, and women self-defense.

  • Paranormal sleuths may attend Cannelton meeting

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Paranormal investigators want to check out Cannelton’s city cemetery, Cemetery Sexton Charlie Davis reported at a regular common-council meeting July 11.

  • 2011 Zeitung to explore TC churches

    TELL CITY – This year’s Schweizer Zeitung will showcase the rich religious heritage of Tell City and The News is looking for historic photographs as it prepares the annual special section.

  • 4-H Fair Champions

    Keyan Mullis is congratulated for exhibiting the grand-champion market lamb at this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair.

  • Cannelton coping with hurt sewer chief

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball is recuperating from an accident that occurred while handling a floodwall gate the previous Tuesday, Mayor Smokey Graves reported at regular city meetings July 11.

  • City to break ground on 3 new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first three homes constructed in Tell City under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program are for sale and three more houses are already or will soon be under construction.

    The city’s local real-estate agencies are sharing listings on the three completed homes, whose locations and listing prices are:1302 Main St., $113,000; 425 12th St., $119,000 and 647 11th St., $123,000.

  • Share your ‘Dragging Main’ memories

  • Dragging Main

    Hundreds were expected Saturday. It’s hard to tell exactly how many actually came to drag Main Street in Tell City. Spurred by a Facebook invitation to rekindle memories of cruising city streets with friends, the city was filled with cruisers of all ages. Classic coupes, convertibles, muscle cars new and old, trucks and motorcycles paraded through the city’s downtown for hours.

  • July 24 ride will benefit animal-care group

    ROCKPORT – A Pals for Paaws benefit ride will be conducted July 24 from Steve’s American Cycle in Rockport.

    Sign-in will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will leave at 11. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Proceeds will go to Pals for Paaws, which provides shelter, food and care services for rescued animals and needs community support, according to Director Dottie Childers. She provides pet-care blog entries at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat Web site.