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Today's News

  • Three New Reserve Officers
  • The show ring beckons

    Perry County 4-H’ers with livestock exhibits were busy Wednesday afternoon preparing for evening shows.

    Opening ceremonies Wednesday marked the opening of exhibits. The fair continues through Saturday evening with a mud drag Friday evening and a full day of activities Saturday, including a baby contest, hog wrestle and kiddie tractor pull.

  • Redevelopment officials OK wage-board members

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Meeting in consecutive sessions Wednesday morning, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority ratified Tom Hagedorn and Ralph Alvey as their representatives on a common-construction-wage board established for the new county jail. The wage board met in June, county attorney Chris Goffinet said.

  • Library welcomes new director

    By TRISTA LUTGRING

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library board members formally welcomed the library’s new director John Mundy July 3 at the board’s regular meeting.

    As The News previously reported, Mundy was hired to replace former director Larry Oathout, who took a position with the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Library.

    Mundy’s first day as director was July 2, although he said he did work at the Tell City branch June 30 to meet some of the staff and begin to get acquainted with the library.

  • Group readies Millstone site for sacred ceremonies

    MILLSTONE – Tuesday was Tree Day, “a day when we pick a tree out, take it to the arbor and put the prayers of all of the people in the community into it, the tree of life.”

    That’s according to Chief Steve McCullough, who with about 350 other people, were preparing a site at Millstone for Native American religious sundance ceremonies Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Chrisney High School 1956

    The Chrisney High School class of 1956 held their reunion June 1 at the Patio in Tell City. There were 17 classmates present.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Ann (Clain) Huser, Marie (Rhodes) Kunard, Charlotte Weber and Marjarie (Taylor) Price. In the second row are Ralph Davis, Ronnie McDowell, Laverne (Hughes) Williams, Ruth (Hall) Terry, Marilyn (Beiler) Horrall, Marjorie (Graham) Mullen and Kenny Phillips. Standing in the back are Robert Link, Jimmy Stevens, Earl Sibrel, Glen Meyer, Loren Atkinson and Dewey Thomas.

  • Reunions, July 12

    Grandview School
    GRANDVIEW – The Grandview School reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. July 15 at the Grandview Civic Center.  Everyone is invited to attend and asked to take a covered dish and any memorabilia you would like to share. 
    For questions and more information, call 649-4434.

  • City leaders amend street, trash ordinances

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved amendments to city ordinances Monday to designate some streets one-way and redefine “standard containers” used for trash collection.

    The city’s board of public works and safety will put the street redesignations into effect when made necessary by construction along Indiana 66. Eighth Street will become one way from southeast to northwest between its intersections with Hoskinson and Washington streets.

  • Ferdinand Folk Festival Committee makes final vendor push

    FERDINAND – The Ferdinand Folk Festival planning committee is making its final push for vendors for the Sept. 15 festival.  The third annual Folk Festival will be free and held at Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park.
    Vendor applications are still being accepted for art, environmental-education and food. More vendor information, including a downloadable PDF application, can be found at www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com/ vendors/vendor-application.

  • Annual astronomy star party at Patoka Lake Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – Enjoy a special presentation by members of the Louisville AND Evansville Astronomical Societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford as they share their knowledge of the sky above from 6 to 10 p.m. or later Saturday at the Patoka Lake Beach.
    There will be kid’s activities from 6 to 8 p.m., along with solar observing. Two special astronomy programs will be held at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the tent on the beach.
    From 8 p.m. on there will be telescopes set up for observations of Saturn and Mars as darkness falls.