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  • Music in the Park returns to City Hall Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will once again host Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 in the City Hall Gazebo.

    Returning from last season, the Huther brothers will perform as the band "Naked.” Six finalists remaining in the Shoot for the Stars competition will also perform during the afternoon.

  • Window display contest for Schweizer Fest Aug. 9

    TELL CITY - There is still time to sign up for the Schweizer Fest window display contest sponsored by Kessner Interiors.

    The theme this year will be "Movers and Shakers of Tell City - Past and Present.” Windows will be judged and trophies will be given for the most unique, most elaborate and most nostalgic.

    The windows will be judged Aug. 9. Winners can add the trophy to their display.

    Local businesses are encouraged to display Tell City's heritage by participating.

  • Sign-up forms now available for annual talent show

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for this summer's Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the German American main office in downtown Tell City, Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017. The rules and regulations form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.

    The talent show will take place on Musik Halle Stage in City Hall Park beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Contestants must be registered by Aug. 5.

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  • Pilot dies from crash injuries

    UPDATE, THURSDAY - ST. MARKS - A 69-year-old Lewisport, Ky., man involved in a Tuesday crash of an experimental gyrocopter has died from his injuries.

    Charles G. Lunceford, 69, had been undergoing treatment in the burn unit at the University of Louisville hospital, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, after suffering severe burns to 80 percent of his body in a crash Tuesday near the Perry County Airport. The morning crash sent a plume of smoke over the airport, which lies near Indiana 37, and closed the county facility as federal investigators arrived to begin an inquiry.

  • Musician records diverse CD in Main Street studio

    TELL CITY - Rocky Point resident Jeremy Luecke said he was a nervous wreck, "like I was sitting in front of thousands of people when we hit the 'record' button."

    He grew more comfortable, however, as he approached completion of what he and Brett Mulzer think was the first full-length master CD recorded in Tell City. Titled simply "Jeremy Luecke," the CD was produced at Mulzer's Side Alley Records studio at 432 Main St.

  • Law forces council to certify school resolution

    TELL CITY - County-council members had no choice but to certify a referendum question Cannelton voters will answer in the November election.

    "You have to pass the resolution, there is no discretion as to whether you can pass it or not," council attorney Jim Tyler told them at their regular meeting July 22.

    As The News reported July 22, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told that city's school board July 13 a tax increase of 41 cents per $100 of assessed value is needed to partially offset a projected $217,000 funding shortage.

  • Annual back-to-school cookout Aug. 9 at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - The annual Perry Central Back to School Cookout will be held Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium.

    It will feature getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses. Book rental and school registration will be open until 7:30 and there will be entertainment by the Perry Central Band and Perry Central cheerleaders.

  • TCPD officer injured Friday

    TELL CITY - A reserve Tell City police officer required stitches to close a head wound after the city-owned car he was driving struck a light pole in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Jeremy Galloway was responding with other officers to an anonymous call about a possibly armed man reportedly driving a red truck in the lot.

    Galloway was patrolling in the area when his car hit the pole. Police did not locate the man and the call may have had no basis.

    The car sustained damage but was drivable. Galloway was treated at Perry County Memorial Hospital and released.

  • Coroner: Cannelton man died from electrocution

    CANNELTON - A man died from accidental electrocution Friday while working on his sewage system. Coroner Darrel Riley said Mark McManaway had made a "snake" from a steel cable and placed one end in an electric drill. He was using the cable and a water hose in an attempt to open a lateral line, Riley said.

    For some reason the cable or drill became charged, causing the fatal shock. McManaway, who suffered burns to his chest, thigh and fingers, was found by a family member. An obituary appears in this edition.