Local News

  • 4-H'ers big week under way

    PERRY COUNTY - A noon ceremony Wednesday officially opened this year's Perry County 4-H Fair, with activities and exhibits open to the public through Saturday evening. Livestock-judging events that began yesterday afternoon continue today with evening swine and beef shows.

    Friday brings the annual livestock auction and motocross racing with Saturday's schedule packed with a dressed-pet parade, pig-wrestling competition, mechanical bull rides and rodeo and demolition derby.

    Here's a rundown of events today through Saturday.

    Thursday, July 10

  • Superintendent announces 2009 retirement

    Board appoints DeSpain administrative assistant

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will soon begin looking for a new superintendent after Ron Etienne announced during Tuesday's school-board meeting he would retire next year.

    Etienne came out of retirement in 2004 to take over the school's superintendent position left open by Larry Phillips. Originally, Etienne told board members, he only planned to be with the corporation for a few months to deal with the budget, but has now been there for almost four years.

  • Glenn returns to Tell City's police force

    Drivers to see reduced wait times at Main Street stoplights

    TELL CITY - Tell City's newest full-time police officer won't need much of an orientation when she begins work later this summer.

    Heather Glenn was appointed by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety Monday to fill the vacancy created by the retirement early this year of Police Chief David Faulkenberg.

  • Jurors to decide Kiplinger's role in slaying

    Confessed murderer O'Brien may testify about night Bobbi Jo Braunecker was killed

    ENGLISH - Two women who saw Kyle Kiplinger and Darrick O'Brien the night they allegedly murdered Bobbi Jo Braunecker in August 2006 testified Tuesday that both men had changed clothes and appeared wet after returning from what was supposed to be a quick nighttime trip to Wal-Mart.

  • Tax deadline set

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger and Perry County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge have received approval from the Department of Local Government Finance for an Aug. 22, 2008, tax deadline.

    Tax bills will be mailed to property owners around the end of July.

  • Polster's mission: safe, affordable housing in Tell City

    TELL CITY - "Bobbi is an extraordinary individual. She is compassionate, dedicated, friendly and very patient ... She often places the needs of others ahead of her own. I am quite certain there is not a more deserving candidate," wrote Sharon Smith in her nomination of Bobbi Polster for The News' Hometown Hero Award.

  • Outreach to Space program coming to sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - Evansville Museum of Art's Outreach to Space program will be in Tell City Aug. 6-9 as part of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

    The exhibit provides cutting edge space exploration content to non-traditional audiences in non-traditional venues.

    The project implements outreach delivery models to evaluate the audience's appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics learning and tracks their follow-up visits to the host museums and the project Web site.

  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Fireworks illumine the sky over Zoercher-Bettinger Park Friday night during the annual Moose Lodge 1424 July Fourth Picnic. The event wrapped up Saturday night. Watch for more photos in Thursday's edition and online at www.perrycountynews.com.

  • BBQ contest, picnic join festival lineup

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca sponsoring cook-off Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is inviting backyard barbecuers to enter a new event during next month's 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    A barbecue cook-off contest is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 2, in City Hall Park. One of several opening-day sesquicentennial events, the contest will conclude around noon with prizes to top barbecuers. A community picnic, sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, will follow in City Hall Park.

  • Evening event to crown 4-H fair royalty

    Competition begins at 6:30 p.m., includes review of 4-H'ers fashions

    TELL CITY - Nine teens will vie this evening for the titles of 2008 Perry County 4-H Fair queen and king.

    Mandy Plassmeyer, Lily Wargel, Alana Noland, Kayla Miller, Kelly Jo Hess, Sara Brown and Ashley Brown will compete for the queen's crown.

    Jonathon Flamion and Leland Noland are vying for the title of 4-H king.

    The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The public is invited.

    Ashley Brown