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  • Muddy fun on an Independence Day weekend

     

  • Bluegrass star Davis among headliners in Derby

    DERBY - Seven bands, including Bluegrass music star David Davis, are scheduled to play this weekend at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day fest begins at 5 p.m. today with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

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

  • Perry County's 2010 10-year 4-H'ers

    PERRY COUNTY - Fourteen youth preparing for next week's Perry County 4-H Fair have completed 10 years in Perry County 4-H. They are Ryan P. Baumeister, Nick Bower, Sarah Evrard, Micah Farmer, Jonathan Flamion, Craig Hagerdon, T.J. Hall, Kelly Hess, Trevor King, Blake Kleaving, Jordan Mullis, Lindsay Schraner, Olivia Schroeder and Lily Wargel.

    Ryan Baumeister

  • Arbor Day tree planting

     

  • Ohio River swimmer lands in county

     

     

     

     

  • 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.