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Today's News

  • School board reorganizes, sets budget-meeting dates

    TELL CITY - Larry Bryant retained the president's position on the Tell City–Troy Township School Board in an annual reorganization conducted at a regular meeting July 13.

    Jerry Hoagland will serve as the board's vice president for the next year and Debbie Reed will be secretary.

  • Injuries prove fatal for Lewisport pilot

    LEWISPORT, Ky. - A 69-year-old pilot who had logged hundreds of hours and was just shy of obtaining an experimental-aircraft pilot's license, died Wednesday, a day after being critically burned when his gyrocopter crashed near the Perry County Airport.

    Charles "Butch” Lunceford died at University of Louisville Hospital. He had been listed in critical condition in the hospital's burn unit after being flown from the scene. Lunceford was flying the gyrocopter just after 10 a.m. Tuesday and may have been attempting a landing when the small craft crashed into the woods.

  • Business up slightly at port

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said July 20 representatives of that port-rail agency and ThyssenKrupp Waupaca will meet this month to discuss marketing, "to see if we can't make them more competitive in the final products being shipped out, going to places like Mexico.”

    He noted the foundry had recovered from a July 1 fire "and things seem to be going real well up there.”

  • Local teachers learn research-based teaching practices

    TELL CITY - Class was back in session for about 15 Tell City-Troy Township teachers at William Tell Elementary July 28-30, but they weren't there to educate, they themselves were students. They were taking part in a five-day Indiana science initiative pilot program designed to give teachers skills needed to provide hands-on training in the classroom.

  • Music in the Park returns to City Hall Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will once again host Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 in the City Hall Gazebo.

    Returning from last season, the Huther brothers will perform as the band "Naked.” Six finalists remaining in the Shoot for the Stars competition will also perform during the afternoon.

  • Window display contest for Schweizer Fest Aug. 9

    TELL CITY - There is still time to sign up for the Schweizer Fest window display contest sponsored by Kessner Interiors.

    The theme this year will be "Movers and Shakers of Tell City - Past and Present.” Windows will be judged and trophies will be given for the most unique, most elaborate and most nostalgic.

    The windows will be judged Aug. 9. Winners can add the trophy to their display.

    Local businesses are encouraged to display Tell City's heritage by participating.

  • Sign-up forms now available for annual talent show

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for this summer's Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the German American main office in downtown Tell City, Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017. The rules and regulations form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.

    The talent show will take place on Musik Halle Stage in City Hall Park beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Contestants must be registered by Aug. 5.

  • Marching toward a new season
  • GM's emphasis on subprime loans sends wrong message

    General Motors announced last week that it is purchasing AmeriCredit Inc. so that it can make more subprime auto loans.

    Considering that GM was one of several companies bailed out by American taxpayers last year and that losses on subprime loans were largely responsible for those companies' problems, we think this is the wrong message for GM to be sending.

  • Join the SF street-car parade

    Programs for the 52nd Schweizer Fest were in last week's News and copies are available at our office and businesses across the city. Two events I'd like to plug are the street-car parade Wednesday, Aug. 11, and the Saturday, Aug. 14, diaper derby. For years, both events have been on my Schweizer Fest beat.

    The number of participants in the street-car parade, which falls on the Wednesday-evening kickoff to the festival, varies year to year, and since it takes a little time for youngsters and their adult helpers to prepare the entries, now's the time to begin working.