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Today's News

  • Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations sought

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

  • JFK Pool to open June 3

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City will open at noon Wednesday, June 3, for the summer season.

    Hours for opening day only will be from noon to 5 p.m.

    Regular pool hours for the remainder of the season will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission is $3 per person for anyone over 4 and older. Children 4 and younger are admitted for free.

    Pool passes are available at city hall or at the pool. Cost is $50 for a book of 20 passes.

  • Indiana 66 bridge work underway near Derby

    DERBY – Indiana 66 is being reduced to one lane to rebuild a bridge over Oil Creek, about one mile northeast of Indiana 70.

    A temporary traffic signal will alternate each direction of traffic through the work zone until early November.

    Drivers should expect short delays when passing through the construction area.

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Ohio River Sweep June 20, volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Graduation yard signs available

    PERRY COUNTY – Graduation is a fun an exciting time for students and families. 

    The Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol group of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is urging parents to help make it a safe time, too. 

    The CMCA is promoting alcohol-free graduation parties in Perry County in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the consequences resulting from it.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Hometown Collaboration: Initiative wants local feedback

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Mucker propels Tell City to 2nd in PAC boys meet

    LINCOLN CITY—Treyton Mucker won two events to lead Tell City to second place in the nine-team PAC junior high boys track meet Saturday.
    Mucker cleared 5 feet, 1 inch in the high jump and ran the 400-meter dash in 57.59 seconds for his blue ribbons.
    Tell City also won both throwing events. Lucas Labhart took the discus with a 124-foot-5 1/2 throw and Jeff Miller won the shot put with a 45-foot-6 1/2 toss.
    Miller, Will Simpson, Mucker and Josh Perry placed second in the 400 relay in 51.36.