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  • Floodwall mural work resumes in Tell City

    TELL CITY - "It is that time again. The wall is calling me," artist Emilie Young said of upcoming work sessions on Tell City's latest floodwall murals.  Below is a list of hours for the next three weeks, weather permitting.

    She will  begin by finishing the panel depicting Ohio River flood before moving on to finish two other panels. "There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteers to come out and help.  If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please have them e-mail me, and I will add them to my volunteer list," she said.

  • Correction

    The News incorrectly reported Thursday that Nancy Hensley identified herself as a former correctional officer during an April 11 meeting about the March 20 escape of prisoners from Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Breaking NewsArrests made in 12-year-old murder case

    TELL CITY - Twelve springs have passed since the body of 21-year-old Deborah (Mills) Cioe was found along Highwater Road. On Wednesday, a Perry County grand jury indicted two men for causing her death in 1997.

    Arrested were Thomas E. Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas D. Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville. Both face charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • TC schools chief to stay

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Superintendent Ron Etienne will stay another two years, Jerry Hoagland announced at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    "We interviewed several applicants," the school-board president said, "and the best conclusion was to talk the current superintendent into staying two more years."

    Etienne came out of retirement in 2004 to take the corporation's leadership slot, but had announced he intended to step down  this year.  

  • Tell City hosting cycling grand prix

    TELL CITY - Tell City's downtown streets will test the mettle of more than 100 bicyclists Saturday for the William Tell Grand Prix.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the county's greenway committee and the Ohio Valley Velo-Elite Development Cycling Team are sponsoring the nine races Saturday that form the fourth race of the 2009 McDonalds Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series.

    "I was told to expect between 100 and 200 racers and a lot of them will bring their families," said Bev Minto, the CVB's director.

  • Growth Spurt

    Chris Wilson, a fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School, has his height checked by Perry County Memorial Hospital's Caryn Weiss during his school's family health fair Tuesday. The event offered a gym full of booths offering health and fitness information, screenings and nutritional snacks. Other attractions included canine and gymnastic demonstrations and a spaghetti supper. Perry Central's health fair is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and will include similar booths, activities, a free soup-and-salad supper, safety demonstrations and library-book sale.

  • Hunters' eyes back on county

    TELL CITY - Perry County will play host to some of the nation's top archers and turkey hunters in the coming week as the Hunting Simulation Organization and Campbell's Outdoor Challenge visit the county's 4-H fairgrounds.

    The HSO will host its Motion Target World Qualifier Friday through Sunday, drawing top archery sportsmen who will take aim at a variety of moving and pop-up targets.

  • From Olten to Tell City

    A Swiss photojournalist stops by the Tell City Museum Friday to talk with historical society member Mark Ress about the community's Swiss roots. Philipp Kunzli, right, lives in Olten and has been working with partner Kara Tyler, left, on "The Swiss Way," a project he said will show how ties between the two nation's continue to be impacted by immigration that occurred more than a century ago. The next stop, Kunzli said, was Chicago.

  • Dinner theater will keep 'em guessing

    TELL CITY - "The Pink Lace Diamond." It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests May 2 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    The event, being held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit, had been scheduled for January but was pushed back until spring.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and president of the arts association.

  • Recycle your old shoes and win a bike

    The next meeting of Wellness 2009 is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday outside Tell City High School. Biking and shoe selection are this month's topics. A representative of Gilles Sports in Evansville will share tips on choosing the right bike, bicycle safety and picking out proper shoes for athletic activities. The wellness group is also teaming up with Nike to recycle old athletic shoes. For every pair of old shoes turned in, donors will receive a ticket in a raffle for a new Gilles bike. There will be refreshments.