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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tell City to face Generals in softball regional Saturday

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City will face Clarksville in a battle of young teams in the first round of the Forest Park girls softball regional Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Tell City, 16-8, won its first sectional title last week with just three seniors on its roster. The Marksmen also start one freshman, two sophomores and three juniors.

    Clarksville, 20-8, has just two seniors on its roster, catcher Kelsey Becker and right fielder-pitcher Kelly Betz. Betz drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the sectional semifinals.