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Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest talent show Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for the Aug. 6 Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the Main Street First State Bank and at Conner Floor covering at 12th and Tell Streets, both in Tell City, or at Cromwell's Owensboro, Ky., office at 1115 Tamarack Road, Suite 500. Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them or for more information.

  • Injured animal fund major step in the right direction

    Perry County Humane Society President Jim Carter has worked tirelessly to help animals big and small. Whether it's promoting spaying and neutering cats and dogs or working hard to promote the many animals available at the Perry County Animal Shelter, he's helped Perry County's furry friends numerous times.

  • Tastes of summer abound

    Summer is nowhere near its end, but it's speeding by. Don't let the season pass without exploring the varied tastes this time of the year brings, whether in local gardens, farmers markets or roadside stands. For me, mid and late summer are the best times to enjoy the bounty of nature.

    Many of us tend to gardens of various sizes and I've already overheard green thumbs bragging about their first batches of green beans, ripening tomatoes and the size of new potatoes unearthed.

  • Baron Hill and cap-and-trade

    District Democrat Rep. Brad Ellsworth stated recently that a proposed cap-and-trade bill would be especially tough on Indiana. "The bill would place undue burdens on Indiana families and businesses, and particularly in these tough economic times, I could not support it," Ellsworth said.

    President Obama, himself, said that the bill would bankrupt the coal industry.

  • Hair Razors rallies to win playoff tourney

    TELL CITY — Hair Razors rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat Sports Acceleration 9-8 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

    Sports Acceleration scor-ed four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to build an 8-6 lead.

    A double by Kenzie Alvarez and a two-run single by Jessica Ballman were the key blows of that inning.

    Miranda Zuelly started Hair Razors’ seventh-inning rally with a long double to left field.

    Allicyn Garrett and Kate-lyn Kaufman added singles to score one run.

  • County council asked to back injured-animals fund

    TELL CITY - The Humane Society of Perry County president is continuing a quest to get county officials to help protect injured animals.

    Jim Carter told the county council at a regular meeting June 25 he's still pursuing an effort to ensure dogs and cats hit by cars get help. As The News reported June 22, he had already approached the county commissioners on the issue.

  • TCHS upgrades to include new windows

    TELL CITY - During a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School board July 2, members examined several bids for window and roof replacement at Tell City High School.

    Scott Veazey of the Evansville architectural firm Veazey, Parrot and Shoulders, gave members charts outlining base bids for each project and some alternates. For the window replacement, he recommended they go with Koch Corp. out of Louisville, Ky., with a base bid of $191,165 and go with alternate No. 2, which would replace windows in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena, for $80,360.

  • Celebrations big and small
  • Shadwick joins ranks of full-time deputies

    CANNELTON - A Tell City man with experience as a dispatcher and city police officer will begin working full time Monday for the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

    Jason Shadwick, 27, will help with patrols and other duties during the medical leave of longtime Deputy Kenny Blinzinger.

  • Cannelton students to benefit from $8,000 grant

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee approved an $8,000 grant to Cannelton City Schools, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a June 25 school-board meeting.

    The grant will fund an after-school program for third- through sixth-graders that will provide homework help, drug- and alcohol-prevention education and healthy recreational experiences three days a week for 18 weeks next school year, she explained.

    She was notified of the approval earlier in the day, she said.