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  • Old photos sought for floodwall mural project

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is working on plans for future floodwall murals and its members have their fingers crossed that the public can provide old photos of some city landmarks.

    "This plan is a huge undertaking and should take ten or more years to complete" said Cheri Taylor, chairwoman of the society's floodwall mural effort. "The plan for this year is to finish up the panels currently under way – the steamboat and doctors panels – and to complete the flood levels at the Humboldt Street entrance.

  • Etienne seeking coroner's post

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man with a background in emergency medical services and criminal justice is seeking the office of Perry County Coroner.

    Kevin "Nic" Etienne, 22, of 15122 Oriole Road, Leopold, filed his candidacy Tuesday. The Republican will face Charlie Baumeister, a Democrat, who won his primary race in May. It is Etienne's first try at political office.

    "I believe I have the experience to run for the office through my studies in criminal justice and work as an EMT," he said.

  • After years on the lam, park clown returns

    TELL CITY – The clown is back in the park. Well, the clown's head is. His hands have been around for years, but the large aluminum head that used to welcome children in Sunset Park returned Tuesday after an absence of more than a decade.

  • Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

    Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

    TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

    Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.

  • Senior farmers market program still available

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Junior Women sponsoring bingo at picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards. Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour. All players must be at least 18 years old.

  • Star Party at Patoka planned for July 10

    BIRDSEYE - The Patoka Reservoir Beach, Newton Stewart State Recreation Area will host a star party starting at 1 p.m. EDT July 10, allowing visitors a chance to gaze at the skies throughout the afternoon and night.

    Members of Evansville and Louisville Astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford will be present to share their knowledge of the universe.

    Daytime activities include slides, videos and discussions.

  • Local man charged in home burglaries

    TELL CITY - Police arrested and charged a Tell City man with two counts of burglary Friday and warned residents about the importance of locking doors on their homes and vehicles.

    Joshua A. Bender, 28, of 636 16th St., faces Class B felonies, Lt. Alan Malone said. Officers learned that Bender was involved in the break-ins and tied him to jewelry taken during a May 31 break-in the 1500 block of Tell Street. Malone said some of the items were recovered from an Owensboro, Ky., pawnshop.

  • Local River Sweep volunteers surpass 100

    TELL CITY - The River Sweep the preceding weekend was a success, Ken Smith said Thursday, with more than 100 people throughout the county participating in the annual cleanup of banks along the Ohio and other rivers and their tributaries.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors, the executive director for that agency said another successful cleanup occurred despite high temperatures and high water.

    He was disappointed, however, at the condition Tell City's Sunset Park was in.

  • Moose picnic kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY — Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Saturday night.

    Activities swing into gear Thursday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City's north side, with meals, booths and entertainment daily through Saturday.