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Today's News

  • John and Robin Smitson

    In celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary, John Edward Smitson Jr. and Robin Smitson will renew their wedding vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Tell City Church of Nazarene.

    Family and friends are invited to attend.
    A small reception will be held following the ceremony in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • EDITORIAL: Drones bill belongs in legislative ‘dungeon’

    American skies will soon be abuzz with drones, and the number of uses to which they’ll be put leads us to envision swarms of the unmanned aerial vehicles zipping to and fro over our heads.

  • Appreciative gift
  • 3-on-3 Power of Youth basketball tourney April 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tourney for the following age groups: junior-high grades 6-8; senior-high grades 9-12 and adults out of high school.

    The tourney is a fundraiser for the Power of Youth Grant Cycle, which will focus on youth and wellness. The tourney will be held April 6, beginning at 9 am at William Tell Elementary School.

    Registration is $25 per team with a maximum of four people on a team.

  • Official visit
  • WKU counselor to visit schools

    TELL CITY – John-Mark Francis, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit local high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

    Francis will be at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School from 1 to 1:30 p.m. March 14. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office at (270) 745-2551.

  • Cannelton sets cleanup dates for week of April 8

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh has announced his department will conduct the annual city-wide cleanup the week of April 8.

    For the city-wide cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, he said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up. A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • United Way opens 2013 grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health-and-human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 8.

    Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s Web site at http://www.unitedwayperryco.org/Grantmaking.aspx.

    Last year the United Way of Perry County distributed more than $71,500 to area health-and-human-service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health and financial stability.

  • Planners, residents to meet today

    CANNELTON – The public is invited to a meeting to discuss ideas for a downtown revitalization, scheduled by the Cannelton Community Foundation for 6 p.m. today at City Hall.

    “It’s open to anybody and everybody,” Mayor Mary Snyder said.

    Triad Associates Inc., an engineering and architecture firm in Indianapolis, is working under a grant-funded $30,000 contract to develop a plan by October.

  • Officials certify bridge, OK agreement for fall tax sale

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Feb. 4 a covered-bridge certification and a tax-sale contract.

    “Perry County does share the Huffman Mill Bridge with Spencer County,” County Auditor Connie Berger reminded them as she explained the requirement to certify each year that the bridge exists. “By doing the certification, we receive $925 annually” from the state.