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Today's News

  • Depot dedicated

    A crowd of more than 150 attended Friday afternoon’s dedication of the Tell City Depot. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was the guest of honor. Citing the partnerships that allowed the city to obtain funding for the building, Ellspermann said she was proud of not only the state’s role but was “personally proud” of the effort. Recognized during the ceremony were Ruth Anne and the late Ralph “Nubby” Werner. 

  • School performance reports in today’s issue

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school report cards for local communities. 

  • Local actress on silver screen

    By VINCE LUECKE

  • Senior Farmer’s Market available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corporation through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  
    The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.  The program encourages low-income senior citizens to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which helps support our community’s farmers.  

  • Malone earns degree from IU

    BLOOMINGTON – Aaron Ross Malone graduated from Indiana University May 4 with a bachelor’s degree in human biology with a concentration in human health and disease, minors in chemistry and psychology and a certificate in business foundations from the Kelley School of Business.

  • 2013 summer Perry County Bookmobile schedule released

    TELL CITY – Following is the summer schedule for the Perry County Bookmobile. Materials may be returned to any stop on the schedule or to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library or the Cannelton Public Library.
    School stops are scheduled with classes all day; for smaller crowds and easier selection, avoid those stops.  If school is cancelled or is released early, the bookmobile schedule may change. When in doubt, contact the library.
    Anyone wishing to check out materials on the bookmobile will have to have a library card to check out.

  • Groups get nearly $25,000 for historic preservation education

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School is one of 13 organizations collectively awarded nearly $25,000 in grants by Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks. 

  • Everyone invited to River Sweep

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Police rule deaths murder-suicide

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    GATCHEL – State police said two people found dead inside a rural Perry County home Monday evening were victims of a murder-suicide.

    According to Indiana State Police, Franklin Anthony Kirk, 47, shot and killed his 64-year-old mother, Elaine S. Kirk, at their residence at 13340 Mason Drive.

    Franklin Kirk then took his own life.

    A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

  • TC Junior-Senior High School holds annual Honor Program

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual honor program May 6. There were 137 students recognized at the program, which was held in the school auditorium. Principal Brad Ramsey welcomed students, parents and invited guests. Following the program, light refreshments were served in the Red Apple Inn.