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  • 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

  • Window-display contest winners

    TELL CITY - Businesses won prizes in a window-display contest sponsored by Kessner Interiors. Hauenstein's won was the most nostalgic and All About You earned honorable mention. William Tell Antiques was the most elaborate with Flower Basket taking honorable mention in that category. 21st Century was the most unique, with Tell City Star Café and Décor and More earning honorable mention.

  • Schweizer Zeitung

    Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest has arrived. Events continue this week with Monday's Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants, Tuesday's Old-timer's Baseball Game and Wednesday's Kaffee Klatch at Evangelical United Church of Christ and band concert in City Hall Park. Wednesday evening is also family night with free rides in the park.

    Schedules are included in the 2009 Schweizer Zeitung, included in today's print edition and in the special-sections area of this Web site. The special section offers a look at the city's history, old photographs and feature stories.

  • Wittmer, centennial captain in 1958, to receive top honor

    TELL CITY - A retired business and community leader whose chairmanship of Tell City's 1958 centennial led to more than 50 years of summertime Schweizer Fests will be honored Wednesday for a lifetime of civic service.

    James L. Wittmer is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award presented annually by the Tell City Historical Society. He will be honored during a 7 p.m. ceremony Wednesday in City Hall Park. That celebration will be followed by a reception at the city museum.

  • Tombstone mystery resolved, partially

    TELL CITY - A mystery presented in the June 29 edition of The News has been partially solved.

    Paul Alvey, then the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, reported at the June board-of-directors meeting that April Bolin found one or two pieces of a headstone while participating in the annual River Sweep cleanup of Ohio River shores.

  • Council approves full-time veterans-services officer

    TELL CITY - County Veterans-Services Officer Wayne Hubert will get paid for the extra hours he puts in after action by the county council at a regular meeting July 23.

    A new part-time county administrator had been hired, Council President Pete Franzman noted, "and this opens up the recommendation from the (county) commissioners that Wayne be made full-time veterans-services officer, which we've batted around before ... it's probably a good opportunity to do that."