Today's News

  • Tell City set for first varsity season

    TELL CITY—After two junior varsity seasons, Tell City’s boys soccer team makes the step up to varsity competition this fall.

    The Marksmen went 7-4 against junior varsity competition last year. But they had a few seniors on the team and their leading goal scorer, foreign exchange student Christoph Drexler, has returned to his native Germany.

  • Smithson to play at Ky. Wesleyan

    TELL CITY—Kyli Smithson, a 2010 Tell City graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Smithson will receive athletic and academic scholarships that she said will combine to pay for most of the cost of attending the private school.

    She said Panthers Coach Mike Mallette seemed to be recruiting her as an outfielder. But Tell City Coach John Hayes suggested she could also be a good utility player, as she has played every position but pitcher in the last five years.

  • Three jailed on meth charges

    MILLSTONE - A search for a Perry County man wanted on several warrants led to his arrest and those of two others Sunday after police uncovered what they said was evidence of a methamphetamine lab in and around a home near Millstone. One of the men may have been involved in a vehicle fire Friday night. Joshua Sipes, Jason Schulthise and Everitt Smith were lodged in the Perry County Jail. Sipes, 31, was arrested early Sunday after police found him entering mobile home at 7399 Indiana 166.

  • Schweizer Fest 2010 under way

    TELL CITY - Monday's choosing of Miss Schweizer Fest, Tuesday's Old-Timers Game and yesterday's opening ceremonies officially launched Schweizer Fest 2010. Activities continue through the weekend. Here are some of this week's Schweizer Fest events. Full details can be found in red programs or The Perry County News' Schweizer Zeitung, which was inserted into Monday's edition.  All events are in Musik Halle or elsewhere in City Hall Park unless specified otherwise. Thursday • 5:30 p.m.

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  • Recyclers target Schweizer plastic

    TELL CITY - The mountain of plastic bottles generated each Schweizer Fest will be captured for the first time this year, according to the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District. "This will be our first year, so it will be interesting to see how much we get," Ken Smith said during a board-of-directors meeting July 22. The effort, which began with Wednesday's opening ceremony in City Hall Park, will gather plastic water and soft-drink bottles.  A mountain of plastic beer cups is also generated during each of

  • Video showcases Perry County life

    TELL CITY - Some artisans labor in marble or clay, paint or plaster. Not Larry Peter. His media are images and words, spun over the past year into a documentary about Perry County.

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  • Visit the Schweizer Fest Market

    TELL CITY - This year's Schweizer Fest Market, which opened Wednesday in City Hall Park, continues through Saturday night, with new booths and returning favorites, said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and one of the leaders of the market.  Vendors will offer antiques, collectibles and various items. Abbey Hills soap will be sold as will jewelry, including Russian Blue Luster manmade diamonds, Tupperware, leather products, incense, cornhole boards, candles, coins and sporting goods, woodworking crafts and shirts.

  • Featured Schweizer pet

    Casi Hay, who was willing and available when a photo needed to be taken, holds Happy, who will be featured in the Schweizer Fest Pet Show, scheduled for 1:45 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Musik Halle. Jim Carter, president of Humane Society of Perry County, said "a Good Samaritan" found the female husky-border-collie mix injured on a county road and delivered her to a veterinarian for treatment. A leg required amputation, but Happy "is now to the point where she's walking" again, Carter said.