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Today's News

  • Derby fireworks July 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July fireworks shows have been scheduled in Derby and Magnet.

    Fireworks in Derby will begin just after dusk Saturday, July 5, at Mulzer Park.

    In Magnet, fireworks are planned for dusk Friday, July 4.

  • Picnic begins today

    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 of Fordsville, Ky. will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for 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. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Return of the Trojans - UPDATED with video

    The third Troy School Homecoming was held Saturday at St. Pius Parish Hall. It is the only remaining school building left in Troy. The crowd filled the room to overflowing with alumni, family members and friends.

    The day’s registration showed 64 graduates and a total of 135 people attending. During registration, refreshments were served and tables displayed school photos, yearbooks, a school sweater, Troy High School jackets and other memorabilia.

  • INDOT will fund new road project

    INDIANAPOLIS – Though work won’t begin for a few years, the Indiana Department of Transportation has included a road project near Waupaca Foundry as part of $102 million in federal transportation funding.

    INDOT has set aside $3.9 million for the project, which will construct a new road from Indiana 66 to Troy Ridge Road.

    The new road will connect with Indiana 66 between the existing intersection with Squirrel Road and the entrance to Waupaca. It will connect with Troy Ridge Road near the existing intersection with Squirrel Road.

  • Hoch files for prosecutor’s post

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City attorney with experience in private practice as well as prosecuting criminal cases has filed for the office of Perry County prosecutor.

    Jason Hoch, 39, filed last week in Indianapolis and will try to unseat incumbent Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo. Hoch is running as a Democrat and Acchiardo is a Republican. The two will face off in November’s general election.

  • Age-13-16 softball race tightens for stretch run

    TELL CITY– Cash Waggner suffered its first loss and Webb Wheel Products earned its first win as the standings tightened up in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league last week.
    Cash Waggner beat Legacy Financial 11-6 Wednesday to improve to 5-0. But those two teams met again Thursday in a makeup game and Legacy prevailed 21-15 in that matchup.
    Legacy had 14 hits and also took advantage of 10 Cash Waggner errors Thursday to score 17 unearned runs.
    Cassidy Gilliam went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs to lead Legacy’s attack.

  • Coming events

    Substance-abuse committee to meet June 25
    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will host a grant presentation at noon Wednesday, June 25, at Perry Central High School in the conference room.

  • K of C members attend state convention

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Indianapolis April 26-27 to attend the Knights of Columbus state convention.

    Pictured from the front left are Janet Hurm, Connie Franchville, Rita LaGrange, Financial Secretary John Waninger and Charlotte Waninger.

    In back are State Warden Gene Hurm, District Deputy Clarence Franchville, Delegate Scott Doogs and Deputy Grand Knight Allen LaGrange.

  • Knights of Columbus attend golf scramble

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Terre Haute May 8 to attend the 18th annual Gibault Golf Scramble.

    All proceeds from the event benefit Gibault Children's Services.

    Pictured from left are Ron Crawford, John Waninger, Scott Mosby and Mark Howland. Not pictured is Gene Hurm.

  • McDaniel - Lambert

    Stephanie Lynne McDaniel of Bloomington and Greg Lambert of Hammond were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville.

    The bride is the daughter of Stan and Kathy McDaniel of Bloomington and the granddaughter of Imogene Sergesketter of Tell City.

    The groom is the son of Greg and Kathy Lambert of Hammond.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Steve Von Bokern.