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  • Kiplinger trial could last two weeks

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' circuit-court judge, their prosecutor and a bailiff are preparing for the murder trial of Kyle S. Kiplinger, in what could be a two-week commute to English.

    Jury selection is expected to begin July 7 in Crawford Circuit Court. Kiplinger, charged with the August 2006 death of Cannelton resident Bobbi Jo Braunecker, faces a possibility of life in prison if convicted.

  • State releases funds to counties early

    Local coffer expecting $1.1 million

    INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a news release June 20 the state will advance $620 million of 2008 homestead credits to Indiana counties, in most cases months ahead of schedule.

    Perry County Auditor Connie Berger said Tuesday the notification represented a reversal of what she was told previously, that the money would be provided after counties sent out tax bills. According to an April 29 memo from state officials, she explained, Perry County's share of the money will be $1,130,346.

  • Moose picnic returns with food, fun, fireworks

    Rides kick off Wednesday evening; chicken, pork-chop dinners begin Thursday

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Friday night.

    Fans of amusement rides can begin their celebration a day early as some attractions will open Wednesday evening in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Picnic events kick into full gear Thursday with meals, booths and entertainment daily through Saturday.

  • Up, up and not so far away

    Touchstone Energy's balloon offered low-level tethered rides at Friday evening's annual meeting of Southern Indiana Power. A huge crowed packed the county fairgrounds for a picnic meal, bingo and balloon rides. Emily Hagedorn was an early passenger.

  • TC School Board approves hirings

    TELL CITY - In personnel actions, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board learned at their regular meeting June 10 of the resignations of part-time junior-high cook Rebecca Daum, Marty Brewer and Chris Hollinden as co-chairs on Tell City Junior High's Indiana Student Achievement Institute Committee, and Shannon Kleeman as William Tell Elementary School program assistant.

    Dora Stinogel was approved to replace Daum and Michelle Newby will replace Kleeman.

  • Works board approves road closings for summer festival events

    Aug. 2 parade, following-day's Kids Day, trolley tours all to affect traffic flow during 50th Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Several groups representing different aspects of the Tell City Sesquicentennial celebration requested numerous road closures at the city's board of public works and safety June 16 meeting.

  • Pastor's dream helps hundreds of families each year

    TELL CITY - Feed those in need. That's how Brother Tom Brown wanted to help not only Perry County but surrounding areas.

    The pastor of Tell Street Baptist Church for more than 10 years remembers searching for a creative ministry to help the community. He settled on a food pantry. "It had been his wish to start this," said Jack Garvin. "He brought it before the church in 2003 to begin feeding the needy."

  • Ironstock returns for ninth year of scary fun

    TELL CITY - It's time to pull the hearse around and dust off the coffin because Ironstock returns for its ninth year Saturday and Sunday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Haunted-house makers, lovers of Halloween and just those curious about what goes on behind the scenes of some of the scariest haunted houses, can participate in several workshops, demonstrations and events.

  • Parade entries due by July 15

    TELL CITY - Interest in the opening-day parade helping to kick off Tell City's sesquicentennial is growing, with dozens of entries already received.

    Members of Tell City Moose Lodge 1424, the group organizing the Aug. 2 parade, hope to secure at least 150 entries, one for each year since the community's founding in 1858.

    The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by opening ceremonies for the week-long sesquicentennial.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest pageant plans in place

    TELL CITY - What would Tell City's sesquicentennial be without a Miss Schweizer Fest? Contestants are sought for a pageant scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Community Christian Church in Tell City.

    Contestants must be from Perry County and follow pageant guidelines adopted by Indiana's festival association. The winner will be eligible to compete in a state festival pageant in the fall.