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  • Legion auxiliary-sponsored Girls State attendee wins major award

    CANNELTON – A soon-to-be high school senior was awarded a prestigious award during a week at Hoosier Girls State last month. 

    Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held  June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola.  She attended as a delegate of Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary 142. While there, she was chosen as a Samsung American Legion Scholar. She will represent Indiana as a finalist for a national $20,000 scholarship.

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  • National Night Out activities planned for Aug. 2




    TELL CITY – Local law enforcement agencies will join the community for an evening of fun, camaraderie and mutual respect early next month as part of the National Night Out.

    Activities are set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Tell City’s Hagedorn Park.

    Held each year on the first Tuesday of August since 1984, National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event designed to connect police officers with the communities they serve.

  • New Troy marshal announced




    Feature Writer


    TROY – After months with either leads that went nowhere or no leads at all, the town of Troy has officially employed the services of a Town Marshal.

    Nathan Gehlhausen, currently a reserve police officer with Tell City’s police department, will assume the duties of overseeing the town and its citizens as well as issuing citations for such issues as engine braking and violations of property maintenance ordinances.

  • Riverside provisions


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – Come September, visitors to Derby will likely see a new storefront along Indiana 70. Residents Barry and Paula Stiles have announced they plan to construct a new grocery on the edge of town.

    Going by the name, “The Derby Market,” the couple are very excited to begin the project.

  • More than just music


    Staff Writer


    “No hesitation. Don’t slow down,” Natalie Johnson encourages a piano student. She reiterates that consistent practice will help the young man develop the right flow and tempo as he learns to play efficiently.

    The lesson was one of many Johnson gives at her Troy home-based Joyful Noise Studio music school. One of less than a handful of local teachers offering tutelage on the musical art form, Johnson says it’s important children continue to be instilled with musical aptitude.

  • Search warrant leads to drug arrests


    TELL CITY – What started as a local drug investigation last week in Tell City ended with criminal cases and arrests of four people. Continued investigation resulted in other drug-related arrests in Kentucky.

    Those taken into custody in Tell City and logged in the Perry County Detention Center were Dakota W. Rock, 20, and Thomas L. Hubert, 27, along with an unidentified 17-year-old juvenile, all of 1618 Main St., Tell City.

  • Deputies, officers asked to head animal control efforts


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The process of getting local police officers and sheriff’s deputies more proactive in animal control is hampered by a lack of man power.

  • Farm-to-table dinner, concert coming to TC Sept. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City’s Main Street has seen a lot but a Sept. 24 dinner will be a first.

    A Farm-to-Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee will see 125 people from across the county seated at tables in the 700 block of Main Street fronting City Hall Park. The meal will come almost exclusively from Perry County, from a locally raised hog that will be roasted, to the potatoes, sweet corn, salad and dessert.

  • Aug. 6 parade plans in place

    TELL CITY – An upcoming parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

    The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, the same day as other pre-Schweizer Fest and other events, including the Edelweiss Ball and the Lincoln play, “Here I Grew Up.”