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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Mary Lincoln’s new trial will highlight advances in treatment of mental illnesses

    Some descendants of Dr. Samuel Mudd are still trying to clear his name for being convicted of being part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Mudd set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg, suffered when he jumped from the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre.

    Some are also not sure that Mary Surratt, who was convicted and hanged for being part of the conspiracy, was guilty. Robert Redford directed a movie about her case last year.

  • Benefit for Tyler Lang set for Sept. 29

    BIRDSEYE – A benefit to raise funds for Tyler Lang will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Birdseye Conservation Club.

    Lang is the son of Jenny and Billy Lang and the grandson of Donna Lang of Tell City. He was injured in an auto accident March 30, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

    Chili and hot dogs will be served. A bake sale and silent auction will also be held during the event and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

    For more information, contact Erika Gehlhausen at (812) 309-0515 or Shonna Wiseman at (812) 639-3588.

  • Highway 60 Yard Sales scheduled for Oct. 5-7 in northern Kentucky

    KENTUCKY – Eight western-Kentucky counties will team up Oct. 5-7 to present the seventh annual Highway 60 Yard Sale.
    The sale will stretch for 200 miles along U.S. Highway 60 through Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties.

    Hundreds of local individuals, businesses and groups are expected to participate, setting up yard sales and craft booths on their properties along the highway.

  • Jail groundbreaking set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A groundbreaking ceremony for the county’s new jail building and sheriff’s offices will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday behind the county courthouse.

    The ceremony will follow a regular meeting of the county commissioners, scheduled for 8 a.m. in the courthouse.

  • Avallone seeking donations for pageant trip

    TELL CITY – Miss Teen Schweizer Fest Jaylen Avallone will compete for the Indiana state pageant title in November.
    Donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated to help cover travel, food and hotel for the competition in Indianapolis.
    Checks or cash can be made out to Avallone and mailed or taken to Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street, Tell City, IN 47586. Donations must be received Oct. 1.

  • Offers of water testing not connected to city water utility

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department has received several inquiries about telephone calls residents are getting concerning a company wanting to go to homes and perform free water-quality tests.

    The water department does not endorse this company and utility Superintendent Dale Poole said daily water tests are conducted in Tell City by certified operators.

    The city’s water must and does meet standards approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Poole said. For more information, call the water utility at 547-3266.

  • Lack of quorum hinders library board action

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – There wasn’t too much the Perry County Public Library Board could do during their regular meeting Sept. 5. Not because there was no business to discuss, but because there were simply not enough board members present to vote on business.

  • ‘Life in Cannelton’ amateur photography contest announced

    CANNELTON – In honor of the upcoming 175th anniversary of Cannelton and the city’s annual Heritage Fest, a “Life in Cannelton” photography contest for amateur photographers will be held and photos displayed at the 175th Anniversary Headquarters, 512 Washington Street in Cannelton.
    Entries will be limited to three per person with no age limits. The contest is open to any amateur photographer who has not had monetary gain from taking photos on a part- or full-time basis.
    Photos must be matted with a standard matte board and ready to hang.

  • Students check out new bookmobile

    Tell City students welcomed the new Perry County Library bookmobile to the schools recently.

    Pictured from the left are Autumn Kuster, Dakota Braunecker, Justin Walker, Kassidie Hayes, Jessie Howe and Justin Burden. “We love the new bookmobile,” Family and Community Outreach coordinator Wendi Rich said.

  • Carter seeks fair share of budget surplus (Corrected)

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County resident Jim Carter hopes seeds he planted in recent weeks will bear financial fruit for the state’s 92 counties. He has been working to get officials in this and other counties to rally in an effort to secure part of a $2 billion state-budget surplus he said some people hope to spend for the benefit of a few northern counties.

    A county commissioner said efforts to tap that money are already under way.