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Today's News

  • Moving day

    Signs that have been landmarks along Tell Street for decades were removed March 29 after catching the eye of a Kentucky collector. The Frigid Whip sign that had stood since around 1950 was purchased by Cecil Whitaker of Pendleton, Ky. Curtis Cronin, who owns the small building that housed the former eatery, said the sign was beginning to deteriorate. He plans to turn the building into a gathering place for community groups. Since the Frigid Whip closed in the 1970s, the building has been used by a number of businesses, including a beauty shop.

  • Shoot for the stars this summer

    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.

  • Rules regulating gaming at church picnics need to loosen

    Area church picnics will be coming up soon, and a bill currently working its way through the Indiana General Assembly could partially decide how much money they make.

    SB 414 has passed the senate and passed 8-0 in the House Public Policy Committee. It should go to the full house of representatives for a vote soon.

    Dennie Oxley, who represents part of Perry County, is one of the cosponsors of the bill, which would remove some of the restrictions now limiting parish festivals.

  • Young people and conservation

    As residents who live in communities blessed by nature, Perry Countians have a vested interest in promoting conservation and stewardship.

    The forests we enjoy, the (for the most part) clean air and water around us and the verdant woods and fields that provide beauty and food — it’s nearly mushroom season — aren’t guaranteed to be here generations from now.

  • Not all sources created equal

    Sources matter if we are to have any hope of understanding the complex of issues facing our nation at this or any future moment.

    Granted, the average working man or woman may have little time, resources or energy to sort these things out. But the worst we could do in the face of uncertainty is accept at face value the particular absolutisms – generally recycled and unverifiable – of demagogues of either right or left.

  • Women for Women announce grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation announces its 2009 grant cycle. A grant award of up to $5,000 is available. The Perry County Women for Women wants to fund projects that support the following goals:

    • To raise awareness of Perry County females about gender issues.

    • To increase self-esteem of Perry County females.

    • To increase awareness about the opportunities to females.

    • To provide positive role models for young females.

  • Brockman joins EverBody’s to help with overall health, wellness

    TELL CITY - After only a month at EverBody’s Fitness Center, Dr. Adam Brockman said he’s had a good response from the community.

    Brockman, who has a private chiropractic practice in Hawesville, Ky., said having an office in EverBody’s is the “perfect fit for both parties to help with the wellness of the community.”

    In addition to chiropractic care, he also provides rehabilitation services, exercise programs and functional training. “I combine chiropractic care with other programs to help with healthy living,” Brockman added.

  • TCJHS silent auction, dodgeball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Junior High School Parent Teacher Community Alliance will hold a silent auction, book fair, student showcase and dodgeball tourney from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the school. To enter the dodgeball tourney call Terria Zuelly at 719-4864 or sign up that night. Cost is $20 per five-person team.

  • PC boys edge Tell City

    LEOPOLD—Robbie Piper, Dane Ransom, Eric Scheiber and Samson Benjamin each won one event as Perry Central edged Tell City 37-36 in a storm-shortened, season-opening boys track meet Thursday.

    Tell City won five of the nine events completed, including two by Jamal Noland.

    But Perry Central scored second places in five of the seven individual events.

    Perry Central won both throws, with Piper taking the shot put at 50 feet, 111⁄2 inches and Ransom the discus at 124 feet, 1 inch.

  • Kohnert wins twice as TC girls nip Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Kohnert won two of the nine events completed to lead Tell City past Perry Central 38-35 in a storm-shortened girls track meet Thursday.

    Kohnert cleared 5 feet in the high jump to win it by two inches over Perry Central freshman Lindsey Gengel-bach.

    Kohnert also won the 400-meter dash in 1:05.90.

    “She ran the best 400 she has for a long time—I’m not sure she ran it that fast last season at any meet,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn. “She has worked hard over the winter.”