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  • Police cite partying teens inside TC home

    TELL CITY - Tell City and state police cited or detained more than 20 juveniles and young adults Friday night after receiving a noise complaint about a party under way inside a Burglen Hills home.

    According to police reports, police found several underage teens who tested positive for alcohol use. Those over 18 were given criminal summonses but were not jailed. Those under 18 were transported to the Tell City Police Department and later released to parents or other adults.

  • Veterans may get extra Social Security pay

    PERRY COUNTY - People who served in the military between January 1957 and December 2001 may get a slightly higher Social Security benefit when they retire than they expect.

    "Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty, including active duty for training, you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings," the Social Security Administration explains at www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm.

  • Vintage car rally coming to Tell City July 29

    TELL CITY - The fourth annual Hemming Challenge Vintage Car Rally will visit Tell City July 29, giving residents a look at classic vehicles taking part in a five-day race.

    Drivers and their navigators will begin arriving around 11:30 a.m. and will be introduced in front of City Hall as they pass by on Main Street. Teams will park their cars in and near the park and will greet visitors until about 1:30 p.m.

    During this time the public is invited to meet the drivers hailing from across the country and view the vintage cars, some of which are from the 1920s.

  • Repairs begin after Waupaca fire

    TELL CITY - Teams of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca employees planned to work through the Independence Day weekend assessing damage caused by a Thursday fire at Perry County's largest employer.

    None of the plant's employees were injured in the blaze which began in the foundry's melt department at 11:38 a.m. ThysssenKrupp U.S. spokesman Matthew Rhodes said the plant was evacuated and all of the 300 employees working at the time were accounted for.

    Arriving firefighters found a towering plume of black smoke over the foundry, which produces gray and ductile iron castings.

  • State makes changes to prison alert system

    INDIANAPOLIS - An automated system that sends alerts about escapes and other emergencies to residents living near Hoosier correctional facilities merged last week with a statewide victim-notification service.

    Automated calls and e-mails went out last week to subscribers of the old system, reporting the service was being discontinued. However, the Department of Correction said anyone previously registered with the old system still receive notices under the updated Indiana SAVIN, or Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program.

  • New hospital expected to open in 2012

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees penned the opening words to a new chapter in local health care, voting unanimously Wednesday to move forward with construction of a new facility.

    The new $46 million, 117,000-square-foot hospital will be located on nearly 40 acres of land along Indiana 237, not far from the intersection of Indiana 37. It could welcome its first patients by the fall of 2012.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival Thursday through Saturday

    DERBY - Seven bands are scheduled to play Thursday through Saturday at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their musical talents with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

    Music will start at 4 p.m. Friday. Among the groups scheduled are David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway.

  • 4-H fair open show July 14

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fair is just around the corner with opening day Wednesday, July 14.

    Again this year, the Perry County Extension Homemakers organization will sponsor the open show. This event is for anyone who would like to exhibit their creative skills in a variety of categories - gardening, baked goods, food preservation, photography, needlework, crafts, woodworking and more.

  • Stepping Stones openings still available

    LEOPOLD - Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 school year.

    Openings are still available for the 3-year-old class

    Each week the child will be introduced to a new letter of the alphabet and with each letter will be a theme involving games, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, songs and worksheets to teach the child to recognize, write and know what sound each letter makes.

    Each month, children will be introduced to a new color, shape and number.

  • Angel Food menus for July available at News

    TELL CITY - July menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food, valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

    July orders are due by noon July 20 and will be distributed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31. Orders can be placed online and paid for with a debit or credit card.