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  • Tell City cleaner by 101 tons

    TELL CITY - June's spring cleanup in Tell City carried a $18,184 bill, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly reported last week. An extra charge tacked onto residents' utility bills helped cover some of the expense, but the department still paid out more than $8,700 in extra costs.

    Landfill charges for disposing of the 101 tons of junk set out by residents totaled $9,357 with another $548 for fuel and labor of $7,401. The $3 fee paid by residents generated $9,468, but left a deficit of $8,716.

  • Weedman wins News' Schweizer Fest photo-page scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY - Nearly 20 readers successfully identified the photographs of locations in Tell City published July 30 in The News' Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt.

    Steve Weedman was chosen in a drawing of all the correct entries and wins a  year's subscription to The News.

    For the record the locations were:

    1. The U.S. and Swiss flags painted on the mural in Sunset Park.

    2. Image of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, from "Gone With the Wind," in one of the upper-level windows of Capers.

  • PC Community Foundation accepting proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman 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 health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Excise eyeing cross-border cigarette sales

    INDIANAPOLIS - In today's economy, shoppers seek out the best deals possible and will sometimes drive farther or purchase more in order to increase their savings.  

    With a per-pack tax of .995 cents, Indiana ranks 29th in the nation among other states who tax their cigarettes.

    Illinois ranks 30th with a tax of .98 cents per pack and Kentucky is ranked 40th with a .60-cent cigarette tax. As a result, many Hoosiers travel to Kentucky in search of cigarettes with lower prices.  

  • Breaking News Teen hospitalized Monday after bicycle collides with truck

    A Tell City teenager was hospitalized with serious injuries Monday morning after his bicycle collided with a truck on Franklin Street, city police said.

    According to Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, Tyler J. Fuentes, 14, of 740 33rd St., suffered injuries to his head and legs and was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

  • Hydro-plant construction will employ hundreds

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - A hydroelectric project talked about for decades is under construction and could provide between 200 and 400 jobs as it takes shape on the Kentucky side of the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    American Municipal Power Inc. broke ground Friday on its Cannelton Hydroelectric facility. The 84-megawatt hydroelectric plant is the first of five such plants under development by the organization at existing dams on the Ohio River.

  • First case of H1N1 flu confirmed in county

    PERRY COUNTY - Local health officials have confirmed the first, and thus-far only, case of the H1N1 flu in Perry County. Donille James, public health emergency preparedness specialist in the Perry County Health Department, said the person who tested positive for the flu strain last month has since fully recovered.

    Privacy regulations prevent officials from revealing other details about the person, including age, gender and address, she said.

  • Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest

    Musik Halle at the 2009 Schweizer Fest will again be filled with a wide variety of entertainment and much of it will be featured on the gazebo in City Hall Park.

    Today

    On Thursday night at 6 p.m., the always-popular Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored the Cromwell Radio Group, will fill the stage with local and regional acts trying to sing and dance their way into the hearts of the overflow audience - and the judges.

  • Indiana soldier testifies before Senate group

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - He and his soldiers were responsible for protecting KBR employees while in Iraq, but the company failed in its responsibility to protect him and the men under his command, a former Indiana Army National Guard company commander testified Monday.

    The former Capt. Russell Kimberling was among alleged victims of sodium-dichromate exposure testifying before a Senate panel examining whether the U.S. Army and the contractor responded properly to the presence of the carcinogen at a site in Iraq.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    Tokens in the second and third rounds of a Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt were found last week.

    The token hidden for the second week of the hunt was located in Sunset Park and was discovered by Steve Weedman. The local buildings and landmarks listed as clues are all painted on a mural in the park.

    The third week's token was discovered by Ryan Simpson and was located in front of Towne & Country Realty. The business operates from the oldest building of those listed.

    This Week's Clues