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Today's News

  • School playground work under way in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Volunteers went to work on the Myers Grade School playground Tuesday, scraping up wood chips that served to break the falls of frolicking children and the railroad ties intended to keep the material "in the lines."

    The chips will be replaced with inch-long, slender, factory-engineered wood-fiber pieces, elementary Principal Ginger Conrad explained. The places under swings where young feet erode hollows will get heavy rubberized wear mats.

  • Student artist surprised at win

    TELL CITY - A local junior-high school student's artwork is a winning entry in a River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest.

    Jacob Scott, a student at Tell City Junior High School, sketched deer on a paper bag that apparently caught judges' attention, his mother, Tonya Ubelhor said.

    Scott's entry was named a finalist in the art division. He was the only one chosen from Indiana.

    "I was surprised but I guess they thought it was a good idea to use brown paper and to crinkle it up," the artist said.

  • Rome artist will get TV time

    ROME - Rome native and gourd artist Jennifer Zingg will be featured on the Kentucky Educational Television program "Bluegrass and Backroads," to be aired on Evansville's WEHT-TV, broadcast channel 25 "most likely by late June or early July," she said in an e-mail message to The News.

    For those who didn't already know her and her work, The News reported on her gourd-decorating activities in May 2004 after finding her working in the Old Courthouse Museum in Cannelton during that year's Dogwood Festival.

  • Student's struggles to get past illness pay off

    TELL CITY - Most parents expect their children to graduate from high school. Elizabeth "Libby" Galloway wasn't sure, for a time, if daughter Beyonka, would live long enough.

    "Every one of my family members died of cancer," Libby said May 26, "so I associated it with death."

    Beyonka didn't just graduate with the Tell City High School Class of 2009. She did it in style, as a 21st century scholar.

  • St. Jude Children's Hospital bike-athon raises $2,018

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Teachers Association's annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, conducted May 9, was very successful and raised $2,018, according to association Chairwoman Joan Goble.

    A celebration award ceremony was conducted May 20 at Myers Grade School.

    The rider raising the most money for the hospital, and winning the top prize of a bike and helmet, was pre-schooler Ethan Smith. The second-place rider was fifth-grader Logan Nugent, and third-grader Ethan Melton earned third place.

  • Relay For Life raises $36,436

    Nineteen teams raised $36,436 for Perry County's 2009 Relay For Life. Totals were announced Sunday morning at the conclusion of the two-day event held at Perry Central Community School.

    Rainbow of Angels led the effort, raising $5,551 for the American Cancer Society.

    In second place was Lifesavers, whose members raised $3,467.67. Smokey's Helpers, a Tell City Ranger Station-led team, raised $2,821.02 to take third-place honors.

  • Remembering Doris
  • Circle S store near prison operates on limited basis

    BRANCHVILLE - C&S Stores President J. Smith announced this week that the Circle S store on Indiana 37 near Branchville damaged by a May 18 fire is operating on a limited basis.

    No one was injured when fire damaged the store's roof system and the company said it wants to reopen as quickly as possible.

  • Saturday field day to teach safety, conservation

    BRANCVHILLE - The Ohio Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Ohio River Valley Bowhunters will host a JAKES/Xtreme conservation field day Saturday for youngsters ages 5 to 17.

    The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with registration at 9 a.m. at the Branchville Conservation Club.

    A fun-filled day of outdoor activities is planned and includes many hands-on experiences. Activities will include shotgun safety and shooting, air rifle and air pistol safety and shooting, archery safety and shooting, tree stand safety and more.

  • Fish For Free This Weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents can enjoy a weekend of fishing Saturday and Sunday without purchasing a license. This year, take a friend along and introduce him or her to a new activity.

    Hoosier adults do not need a license to fish Indiana's public waters during Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7. Children under age 17 do not need a fishing license at any time.