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Today's News

  • ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ gang gives big fan A ride of a lifetime

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Among fans of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” – you remember, Bo and Luke Duke, Cousin Daisy and her cutoff shorts, Uncle Jesse and that no-good Boss Hogg – there are none more devoted than Van Allen. The Rockport man spends much of his free time watching old episodes of the 1980s show, either on TV or online.

  • Schoettlin – Thomas wedding

    Taylor Marie Schoettlin Thomas and Shane Jacob Thomas were united in marriage during a morning ceremony Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Perry County Detention Center in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Patricia Diane Embry and David Schoettlin.

    The groom is the son of Jody and Stephanie Smith of Tell City.

    The bride was given in marriage by the groom’s mother in the ceremony officiated by Karen Myers-Zuckschwerdt.

  • Schoettlin – Thomas wedding

     

  • Hilgenhold makes superintendent’s list at Air Force Academy

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Cadet Third Class Levi Hilgenhold made the superintendent’s list for the fourth consecutive semester this spring at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Superintendent’s list is a combination of dean’s list, commandant’s list and athletic director’s list. In each of the three, a 3.0 must be attained.  He is an astronautical engineering major and currently ranks 8th out of 1,049 cadets in the class of 2017. 

  • Meeting to share community survey results

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Want to know what nearly 1,000 people think about Perry County? Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and a public meeting at ATTC Manufacturing.

    A separate gathering Tuesday will gather input on a draft comprehensive plan for the county.

  • Hagedorn - Pond engagement

    The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Perry Central and a 2014 graduate of Harrison College with an associate of applied science degree in veterinary technician. She is employed at Princeton Veterinary Hospital.

    Mr. Pond is a 2004 graduate of Wood Memorial. He was in the U.S. Army from 2005–10 and is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves and employed at Ameriqual.

  • Facade-improvement program eyed in downtown Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While its details will need to be worked out in coming weeks, plans for a facade-improvement program in Tell City could be in place later this year, providing cost-sharing to downtown business owners who want to improve the appearance of their storefronts.

    Two members of the Tell City Downtown Development and Action Committee, James Rash and Debra Emerson, spoke to the city council about the idea of helping improve the appearance of retail businesses in the downtown area.

  • Developers seek tax relief for housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Developers of the new River Pointe housing project in Tell City are asking for a tax abatement on portions of the project valued at more than $3 million. If given final approval by the city council at its July meeting, areas of the four-story project would be exempt from property taxes over a period of 10 years.

  • Social News

    VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2939 LadiesAuxiliary will host an annual summer party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the post home.

    Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and all auxiliary and VFW members are invited to attend. For more information, call Kim Patrick at (812) 719-8255 or the post at (812) 547-4756.

     

  • Girls Softball League loses upper age group

    Change seems to be the one constant in sports, and the Tell City Girls Softball League has seen its share of it since it was created.
    Formed in 1981 by ASA District Commissioner Don Foerster and Tell City Women’s Softball League President Terry Jarboe as a feeder system for the women’s league, the league switched to fastpitch in 2001 and essentially became a feeder system for local high school teams.