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Today's News

  • Five common problems that delay unemployment claims

    INDIANAPOLIS - WorkOne offers the public these tips to make applying for unemployment benefits easier.

    • Typos. Take your time. Read the form carefully and double-check your entries. If you submit the wrong Social Security number, date of birth or other information, you cannot change it yourself on the computer. You'll need to go to a state WorkOne Center or try to get through on the phone.

    • Qualifying factors. To receive benefits, you have to have been dismissed through no fault of your own.

  • Newspapers in Education inspires classroom discussions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton high-school teacher Donna Bryan said her students seem to respond better to assignments requiring them to read about and discuss local current events than they do with other written materials.

    The News sends newspapers to area classrooms as part of its Newspapers In Education Program, and Bryan said Wednesday she uses them in a variety of ways.

  • Prison officials plan meeting

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting Saturday morning at Perry Central Community School will give the public a chance to learn more about Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The 9 a.m. gathering will take place in the elementary cafeteria-gymnasium, Gil Peters, the correctional facility's superintendent said this month. He will share information about the facility, including changes made since the March 20 escapes by three people. He will also field questions and solicit input from the public.

  • Police set sights on rock-throwing vandals

    TELL CITY - Police are looking for the public's help in identifying one or more vandals who threw rocks and fired pellet guns at businesses and parked vehicles this week. More than a dozen reports of cracked or shattered windows and glass doors were reported in Troy and Tell City.

    Vandalism took place Monday night or early Tuesday. In Troy, the owner of Mick's Market reported a broken window and someone shot a pellet or BB gun at the town post office's door, Deputy Sheriff Lee Chestnut reported.

  • Breakfast with Peter Cottontail, egg hunts mark Easter's arrival

    Easter Bunny guest of honor at breakfast

    TELL CITY - Perry County Junior Women will sponsor Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The public can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy doughnuts, milk, juice, games, crafts and door prizes. The group will also register children for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Church invites public to Saturday's egg hunt

  • Offices closed Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most local and state offices will be closed all or portions of Friday in observance of Good Friday. All Tell City offices in Tell City will close at noon Friday. However, the Tell City Electric Department will be closed all day.

  • Auditions April 17 for arts association's vocal contest

    PERRY COUNTY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association is announcing a singing competition called Shoot for the Stars. The competition will be held during the association's Music in the Park series, held May through September.

    The kick-off Music in the Park concert is Friday, May 15, with the rest of the series held on the third Sunday afternoon of the month.

    The competition is open to all ages, though contestants must be non-professional singers and live in the counties of Perry, Spencer or Hancock.

  • FOP bringing Kelly Miller circus to town April 25

    Everyone loves a circus and for the second time in three years, the Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Tell City.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is sponsoring the April 25 circus. Two shows are planned, at 2 and 5:30 p.m., on city-owned lots near the intersection of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The public is invited to watch animals being unloaded and fed the morning of the 25th, with activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. Elephants will raise the big top around 9. Guides will be furnished for anyone who wants to watch.

  • Sun shines on nursery's opening

    TELL CITY - The sun came out and the temperature warmed April 1, making opening day for The Greenhouse one that inspired springtime activities like planting.

    In actuality, nine greenhouses have sprouted over recent months at the nursery's location at the north end of Tell City, but collectively they carry the singular name. Manager Lorna Garrett listed annuals, perennials, ferns, grasses, herbs, shrubs and roses, and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and cabbages among plant offerings, and said the business also offers birdbaths, fountains and statues.

  • New family restaurant promises fresh flavors

    ECKERTY - The dinner bell is ringing loudly at the Schwartz Family Restaurant, located five miles north of Interstate 64 on Indiana 37.

    The restaurant opened April 1 and as of Saturday was bustling with diners.

    "We use a lot of home-grown vegetables and fruits," said Joseph Schwartz, who operates the restaurant with wife, Edna, and an extended family of cooks and servers. Guests choose their meals cafeteria-style, with choices of meats, vegetables, breads and desserts.