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Today's News

  • Kiwanis Babe Ruth champs

    TELL CITY – The Kiwanis Babe Ruth team went undefeated in tourney play, winning against Franzman Insurance 8-1 Tuesday night.

    Franzman won against Woodcrafters 8-9 earlier in the evening to make it to the championship game.

    In the championship game, Kiwanis hitters were Dakota Braunecker, Austin Paulin and Logan Simpson with singles and Trent Zuelly with a double.

    Pitchers were Brian Arnold and Paulin.

  • Tell City falls to Vincennes Green in championship

    NEWBURGH – Vincennes Green defeated Tell City 13-9 Tuesday to stop them from winning the double-elimination District 7 Cal Ripkin Age 12 Tourney in Newburgh.

    Coach Tyler Henning said the team only had six hits with Blake Haller going 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.

    “Other than that we were walked five times,” Henning said. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Henning said they were tied 4-4 and Vincennes Green scored nine but Tell City came back and scored five consecutive runs in the top of the sixth.

  • Government offices closing Friday for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day, as will city offices in Cannelton and Troy’s utility office.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will state offices. The Perry County Prosecutor’s Office and the Perry County Office of Child Services. Mail will be delivered Friday.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday, with the Monday, July 6, edition on newsstands Sunday morning.

  • Plan commission voices staffing concerns

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission are expected to make themselves heard this evening as the county's board of commissioners takes up a proposal to combine two jobs.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest. The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

  • A ride with Mom
  • United Way announces funding for 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - Faced with a sagging economy and financial uncertainties, Perry Countians remained generous in reaching out to their communities through the United Way of Perry County. Donations totaling $105,000 were made last fall, allowing United Way to fund 19 local programs to the tune of $66,000. Health and human-service organizations will receive another $3,000, bringing the community investment to $69,000.

  • Preston family thanks rescuers

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Two angels on his shoulders and those in the form of emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters and more are who Chad Preston and his family credit with saving his life.

    On April 20, Preston and his brother, Steve, were involved in a four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington streets in Tell City. Two people died in the collision.

  • Library advertising 2010 budget in August

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will advertise its budget in August, three weeks earlier than normal.

    At last month's library board meeting, Director Larry Oathout told board members the advertising deadline for 2010 budgets may be moved up, and if it was they should look for a budget. The 2010 budget is $996,509, up 1.5 percent from last year, he told members.

  • Ewing's interview to air this week

    TELL CITY — Mayor Barbara Ewing's interview by Micah Schweizer and Jessica Naudziunas of radio station WNIN will air this week on WNIN 88.3 FM.

    The interview was part of a five-part weeklong Tri-State Health Series.

    Ewing and Rebecca Fenn, Perry County's greenway coordinator, met the radio interviewers at the Windy Creek Trail June 13 to discuss the wellness initiatives taking place in the area.