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Today's News

  • Victims allege unwanted sexual advances, verbal abuse by TC Cinema owner

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The owner of Tell Cinema is accused in court documents of touching teenage employees and barraging them with unwanted sexual advances and derogatory comments.  

    William J.  Lillpop, 39, was arrested June 17 on two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two separate counts of battery. He is free on bond and faces an early July  hearing.

  • Growing fresh: Farmers market a sell-out event

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

    TELL CITY – Often shaded from the afternoon sun by canopies, vendors at the farmers market at The Depot in Tell City typically do pretty well for themselves. Crowds of shoppers generally swoop in quick to gobble up the array of fresh produce available from local growers, and the other handcrafted items also seem to be a hit.

  • Perry County Bicentennial torchbearers announced

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-six people will carry Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch as it makes its way across Perry County Sept. 9.

    Betty Linne, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, released the list of torchbearers Friday. They were nominated as part of a statewide process to select Hoosiers who will carry the torch across the state leading up to its arrival in Indianapolis Oct. 15.

  • White cushaw squash goes from ‘few to brew’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

     

    The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has undertaken a unique, botanical project aimed at resurrecting the white cushaw cultivated by the Lincoln family upon their arrival in Indiana 200 years ago.

  • United in a yarn of tradition

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Rolls of yet-to-be-used yarn fill a table in a gathering room at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Stacks of handmade scarves and hats of all different colors are mingled in. A perusal of a nearby closet reveals hundreds more similar finished knitting projects.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosts dog show
  • Armory remodel relying on EDIT funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – It was far from a war room discussion, but plans to finance renovations at the former National Guard armory in Tell City received some much-needed support from the county commissioners. The board unanimously voted Tuesday to earmark up to $110,000 from the county’s economic-development income-tax fund for the project.

  • Highway department seeks state grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A recent disbursement of $413,000 into the county highway department’s accounts for road repairs could be doubled. Highway Superintendent Steve Howell, who is in the process of evaluating road conditions in order to apply for a state grant, said that grant application is nearly ready to be submitted.

  • Local Fireworks Shows

    Moose Lodge 1424 hosted its fireworks show last Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park. But there are other opportunities to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Other fireworks shows planned are as follows:

     

    • Owensboro, Ky., Smothers Park in the city’s downtown, Saturday, July 2, 9:15 p.m.

    • Derby, Sunday, July 3, 30 minutes past dusk, with viewing in Mulzer Park in Derby. Show will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

    •Vastwood Park, Hawesville, Ky., 9 p.m. Monday, July 4.

  • Deputies OK after being thrown from suspects’ car

    MILLSTONE – Two law-enforcement officers investigating a possible burglary were injured Saturday when one of the suspects sped off in a car the officers were holding onto.

    According to Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone, Deputy Richard Kratzer was called to the area of Millstone Road and Indiana 166 after someone reported the possible burglary of a garage.  Kratzer was told to be on the lookout for a Saturn with no license plates that had been seen in the area.