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Today's News

  • 53rd Dogwood Tour in bloom this weekend

    The 53rd annual Dogwood Festival will welcome another Perry County springtime April 25-26 with activities around the county. The Dogwood tour was created by the late Rev. Eugene Weidman as a way to showcase the county’s springtime beauty, epitomized by flowering dogwood trees, and to encourage people to travel from town to town.

     

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  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Ideas sought for county’s role in state bicentennial

    TELL CITY – Perry County celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding last year. Now it’s time for the community to plan its role in the state’s bicentennial in 2016.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, hopes the county will be able to generate ideas during a Tuesday, April 28, meeting to be held in the conference room at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.

    The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Tell City Post Office asks residents to help stamp out hunger

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking the people of Tell City to help stamp out hunger.

    The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

  • Knights of Columbus Soup in High Demand
  • Holocaust survivor Eva Kor shares history with students

    TELL CITY – On April 6, Tell City Junior Senior High School students and staff, along with some guests, had the unique experience of listening to Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor, speak. Kor, who now resides in Terre Haute, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 10. As her family stepped off the cattle car and into the concentration camp, the Nazi soldiers recognized that Eva and her sister Miriam were twins.

  • Local man hurt in weekend ATV crash

    BRISTOW – Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ATV accident that occurred in rural Perry County just before 4 a.m. April 19.

    Chester Mullins Jr., 21, of Tell City, sustained serious head trauma and multiple broken bones when he flipped an ATV on Cardinal Road near Bristow.

    Mullins was operating with a female passenger, Morgan Downs, 23, of Tell City, riding on the rear, when he lost control of the ATV and flipped, ejecting both occupants. The pair went to a nearby residence where they summoned help and called 911.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday, April 27.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Spring installment of property tax bills due May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 have been arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment will be due May 11 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. Also included in billings is the Form TS-1A. All tax bills will have the spring and fall coupons.

  • New Lego club to begin at Cannelton library

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin a year-round children’s Lego-building club in May.

    Each month, participants will be given a theme. They will then read a book to inspire ideas and begin building.

    Each meeting will end with a sharing of creations. Meetings will be held during the last week of each month. For more information or to register, call the Cannelton library at (812) 547-6038. There is no cost to participate and Legos will be provided.