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Today's News

  • VFW to hold annual summer party June 26

    TELL CITY - Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Ladies Auxiliary will host an annual summer party Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the post home.

    Guests are asked to take a covered dish and all auxiliary members and VFW members attending the meeting are invited to attend.

    For more information, contact Kim at (812) 719-8255 or the post home.

  • Food pantry Sunday at First United Methodist

    TELL CITY - Sunday, July 6, Tell City First United Methodist Church will host a food pantry Sunday.

    This will be an opportunity to make an offering during communion and also donate boxed or canned items to support Jasper's Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food pantries need help all year long and the congregation will support Jasper's Food Pantry every month.

  • Band Boosters auction set for Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Band Boosters auction will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Dixon and Dixon Auction-Realty in Tell City.

    Items available for auction include jewelry with genuine gemstones, woodworking items, signed original artwork, chainsaw-carved woodwork, collectible dolls in original boxes, one life-sized with sequined dress, a violin and several gift certificates from local businesses. Auction items can be viewed online at Dixon and Dixon Auction and Realty's website at dixonauctionandrealty.com.

  • State website reveals county's meth-lab addresses

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana State Police announced Tuesday the unveiling of a new link on their website that lists properties previously identified as the locations of methamphetamine labs.

    For Perry County, the site lists 103 labs reported since 2007. Among them are locations in the 700 blocks of Tell City's 16th and 19th streets, Cannelton's Hargis Hafele Park, cemeteries, recreational areas and highway intersections.

  • Relay For Life raises more than $30,000 to fight cancer

    As of Monday, teams had turned in more than $30,000 but some groups had yet to report their totals. The county’s Relay For Life organization had set a $43,500 goal and while event chairwoman Gail Edwards predicted the final number would fall short of the goal, she said teams worked hard and “have a lot to be proud of.”

  • Moose Lodge hosting Summer Fest three days next week

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for the night of Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Entertainment is planned for Friday and Saturday nights.

    There will be a cornhole tourney Saturday.

  • 4-H’ers tour new detention center

    The Leopold Gang 4-H Club met at the new Perry County Detention Center May 27 and Sheriff Lee Chestnut gave club members and parents a tour. Chestnut was generous with his time, club leaders said, allowing members to see practically every inch of the new jail. He answered all of the members’ questions and even unlocked doors for some members who accidentally became “locked up” in cells.

  • E-cigarette seminar outlines potential dangers to public health

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Write

    CHRISNEY – Community leaders and concerned residents gathered at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney June 5 for an educational seminar on the potential public-health risk posed by electronic cigarettes.

    Known widely as e-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices heat and vaporize flavored mixtures for inhalation.

  • Program could reward veterans with discounts

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A company providing software services for the county recorder’s office offers a reward program “to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country,” according to its website.

    “This program allows veterans in your community to sign up to receive an Honor Rewards card and use this ID card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.”

  • Help for teens and adults who stutter is as close as the library

    PERRY COUNTY – For the 3 million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges that confront them as they start their work day.

    Help is available for adults and teenagers who stutter in the form of a video titled “If You Stutter: Advice for Adults,” available at most public libraries, including the Cannelton Public Library.