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  • ‘For sale’ sign going up at Fulton Hill

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TROY – For sale: a community center with a spectacular view of the Ohio River and plenty of room for additional development.

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Kleeman confirmed last week that the Tell City-based provider of community services will sell Fulton Hill Community Center and about 12 surrounding acres. Lincoln Hills purchased the property from the town of Troy in 2003 and leased the building for receptions, school reunions and other gatherings.

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  • Adams is 2014 fair queen

    Isabel Adams was crowned Miss Perry County 2014 during the 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest at the fairgrounds Thursday evening.

    She is the daughter of Dan and Donna Adams of rural Birdseye and a 2014 Perry Central High School graduate.

    She was one of four candidates vying for the title of Miss Perry County.

  • RURAL NEWS

    Doolittle Mills
    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school begins at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills this coming Monday evening, July 7 and will continue through Friday, July 11. This year’s theme is “Jungle Safari” and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

    Heather Underhill, daughter of David and Teresa Underhill of Doolittle Mills, became the bride of Ben Messmer this past Saturday afternoon. The outdoor wedding took place at the 18th Street Park in Ferdinand.

  • Adventures with Nature

    Leslie Grow with Hardy Lake holds a barn owl during her presentation on raptors. She also brought hawks and an American kestrel, the smallest member of the falcon family.

  • Sheriff’s department issues reminder on scams

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has received a call regarding fraud in which someone claimed to be a tax officer from Garden City, N.Y.

    The caller told someone they were delinquent on their tax payments and that there would be an officer there the next day to arrest them.

  • New police reserves sworn in for Tell City

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing administered oaths of office to four new police reserves during a City Hall ceremony Tuesday. Reserves provide security for athletic games and special events, such as the upcoming Schweizer Fest. They also accompany other officers on routine patrols.

  • Work to begin on newest floodwall mural

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has announced plans to begin work on a new mural at the floodwall opening and Humboldt Street.

    The mural will depict the history of Tell City woodworking. Funding for the mural was donated by Tony and Nena Hauenstein Manci in memory of the Hauenstein, Ahlf and Snyder families.

    “The Hauenstein, Ahlf and Snyder families have long been associated as well as benefited from the fruits of the talented and hardworking furniture industry laborers,” Nena said.

  • 4-H fair set for 2014 kickoff

    TELL CITY – Local 4-H’ers have a few more days to put the finishing touches on their projects but the opening events of this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair will kick off tonight. This year’s 4-H fair demolition derby is set for Saturday evening.

    The 2014 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Four candidates, Isabel Adams, Mackenzie Flamion, Kendall Hauser and Aqualia Parker,  are vying for this year’s 4-H Fair Queen title. Junior Miss candidates are Skylar Parker and Lacey Peter.

  • Police: No evidence of attempt to abduct child

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said officers are continuing to investigate a report of suspicious activity Monday evening in the 900 block of 22nd Street but said, contrary to rumors circulating Tuesday, there is no evidence of an attempted child abduction.