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Today's News

  • Tell City hosting cycling grand prix

    TELL CITY - Tell City's downtown streets will test the mettle of more than 100 bicyclists Saturday for the William Tell Grand Prix.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the county's greenway committee and the Ohio Valley Velo-Elite Development Cycling Team are sponsoring the nine races Saturday that form the fourth race of the 2009 McDonalds Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series.

    "I was told to expect between 100 and 200 racers and a lot of them will bring their families," said Bev Minto, the CVB's director.

  • Growth Spurt

    Chris Wilson, a fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School, has his height checked by Perry County Memorial Hospital's Caryn Weiss during his school's family health fair Tuesday. The event offered a gym full of booths offering health and fitness information, screenings and nutritional snacks. Other attractions included canine and gymnastic demonstrations and a spaghetti supper. Perry Central's health fair is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and will include similar booths, activities, a free soup-and-salad supper, safety demonstrations and library-book sale.

  • Hunters' eyes back on county

    TELL CITY - Perry County will play host to some of the nation's top archers and turkey hunters in the coming week as the Hunting Simulation Organization and Campbell's Outdoor Challenge visit the county's 4-H fairgrounds.

    The HSO will host its Motion Target World Qualifier Friday through Sunday, drawing top archery sportsmen who will take aim at a variety of moving and pop-up targets.

  • From Olten to Tell City

    A Swiss photojournalist stops by the Tell City Museum Friday to talk with historical society member Mark Ress about the community's Swiss roots. Philipp Kunzli, right, lives in Olten and has been working with partner Kara Tyler, left, on "The Swiss Way," a project he said will show how ties between the two nation's continue to be impacted by immigration that occurred more than a century ago. The next stop, Kunzli said, was Chicago.

  • Dinner theater will keep 'em guessing

    TELL CITY - "The Pink Lace Diamond." It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests May 2 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    The event, being held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit, had been scheduled for January but was pushed back until spring.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and president of the arts association.

  • Recycle your old shoes and win a bike

    The next meeting of Wellness 2009 is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday outside Tell City High School. Biking and shoe selection are this month's topics. A representative of Gilles Sports in Evansville will share tips on choosing the right bike, bicycle safety and picking out proper shoes for athletic activities. The wellness group is also teaming up with Nike to recycle old athletic shoes. For every pair of old shoes turned in, donors will receive a ticket in a raffle for a new Gilles bike. There will be refreshments.

  • Speaker aims to challenge, entertain community

    TELL CITY - Good decision making, leadership roles and doing things better are just a few of the things speaker Keith Nord will discuss with students, staff and community members.

    Canceled because of the ice storm, Nord will make up his visit to Tell City High School April 23 and hold three presentations. The first will be with students and staff of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., where he said he'd focus on several things, including making good decisions.

  • Foundation honors two as Lilly scholars

    PERRY COUNTY -  Steve Upmeyer, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year's recipients of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  

    Ryan W. Kessens and Jason Hackbarth have been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarships to the Indiana college of their choice, as well as an $800 stipend for books and equipment.

  • Bullish Optimism

    TELL CITY - Teachers, counselors and other school staff who devote their talents to educating and protecting children gained new insight and skills last month into a new program that will change how Tell City-Troy Township schools deal with an ages-old problem: bullying.

  • 'Observe and Report' darkly hilarious

    First off, "Observe and Report" is not "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."  Both movies may be about shopping-mall security guards, but that is where any major comparisons end.