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Today's News

  • Hydro-plant construction will employ hundreds

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - A hydroelectric project talked about for decades is under construction and could provide between 200 and 400 jobs as it takes shape on the Kentucky side of the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    American Municipal Power Inc. broke ground Friday on its Cannelton Hydroelectric facility. The 84-megawatt hydroelectric plant is the first of five such plants under development by the organization at existing dams on the Ohio River.

  • First case of H1N1 flu confirmed in county

    PERRY COUNTY - Local health officials have confirmed the first, and thus-far only, case of the H1N1 flu in Perry County. Donille James, public health emergency preparedness specialist in the Perry County Health Department, said the person who tested positive for the flu strain last month has since fully recovered.

    Privacy regulations prevent officials from revealing other details about the person, including age, gender and address, she said.

  • Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest

    Musik Halle at the 2009 Schweizer Fest will again be filled with a wide variety of entertainment and much of it will be featured on the gazebo in City Hall Park.

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    On Thursday night at 6 p.m., the always-popular Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored the Cromwell Radio Group, will fill the stage with local and regional acts trying to sing and dance their way into the hearts of the overflow audience - and the judges.

  • Indiana soldier testifies before Senate group

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - He and his soldiers were responsible for protecting KBR employees while in Iraq, but the company failed in its responsibility to protect him and the men under his command, a former Indiana Army National Guard company commander testified Monday.

    The former Capt. Russell Kimberling was among alleged victims of sodium-dichromate exposure testifying before a Senate panel examining whether the U.S. Army and the contractor responded properly to the presence of the carcinogen at a site in Iraq.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    Tokens in the second and third rounds of a Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt were found last week.

    The token hidden for the second week of the hunt was located in Sunset Park and was discovered by Steve Weedman. The local buildings and landmarks listed as clues are all painted on a mural in the park.

    The third week's token was discovered by Ryan Simpson and was located in front of Towne & Country Realty. The business operates from the oldest building of those listed.

    This Week's Clues

  • Window-display contest winners

    TELL CITY - Businesses won prizes in a window-display contest sponsored by Kessner Interiors. Hauenstein's won was the most nostalgic and All About You earned honorable mention. William Tell Antiques was the most elaborate with Flower Basket taking honorable mention in that category. 21st Century was the most unique, with Tell City Star Café and Décor and More earning honorable mention.

  • 51st Schweizer Fest under way

    Opening ceremonies Wednesday kicked off Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest. Activities continue through Saturday in City Hall Park. Here's a rundown of some activities.

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    • Today through Saturday - Schweizer Fest Market in City Hall Park. For more information, contact the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    • 5:30 p.m. Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner and Program honoring Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance at Knights of Columbus Home. Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Festival royalty crowned Monday

    TELL CITY - A packed fellowship hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ was the scene of Monday evening's Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants. This was the second year for the event, which began with last year's sesquicentennial.

    In the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant, Monica Perryman was awarded the crown with Shayna Richardson named first alternate. Kelsie Bland took awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. In the Junior Miss pageant, Crystal Peter was crowned queen, with Darian Oliva first alternate and Kaylee Henderson second alternate.

  • Museum open through Sunday; offering walking-tour brochures

    TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest participants shouldn't miss their chance to learn more about the city's rich history. The Tell City Historical Society Museum will be open daily through Sunday and will offer historical movies about the community.

    Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Programs for self-guided walking tours of the city are available at the museum for $2.

    Historical photographs are located around the city's historic districts and are sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing and the historical society.

  • Record turnout set for Schweizer Fest road runs Saturday

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest organizers are getting ready for a bigger than usual slate of sports events this weekend.

    The old-timers baseball game, which was rained out Tuesday, will still be the festival’s first sports event, as it has been rescheduled for tonight at 6:30 at Frank Clemens Field.

    Registration will start at 5 p.m. and batting practice at 5:30 p.m.

    There will be no charge for admission or participation. Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. 

    For more information call Kelly Malone at 812-483-3381.