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Today's News

  • Moose picnic leads July Fourth lineup

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night. A community fireworks show in Derby is also planned for Sunday night, with viewing at Mulzer Park.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday with help from Ladies of the Moose.

  • Group gives final OK in foundry-warehouse plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission reconfirmed at a meeting June 20 their intent to use tax-increment-financing revenue to improve property formerly owned by the Tell City Chair Co.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of free summer lunch program

    MARGARET BUTLER, Guest Columnist

    Free lunch? Its true! Many seem unaware that the summer lunch program in Tell City is for everyone. That is, everyone age 18 and younger may come and eat free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ on Tenth Street.

  • COLUMN: The value of teaching respect

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I don’t have children, but I’m around nephews and nieces who for the most part are polite and considerate young people. That’s a credit to their parents.

    As we all know, civility among children and adults isn’t as universal as it once was. We have road rage, salty language that would leave a pirate red-faced and people of all ages who lack patience, compassion and general regard for others.

  • EDITORIAL: Nation should take honorable course in military actions

    The Obama Administration’s arguments against getting Congress’ approval to continue military actions in Libya have the stink of dishonesty.

    Honor and honesty share a common root. If we are not honest, we have no honor. No honesty exists in our nation showering Libya with bombs, then claiming it’s not war and therefore Congress needn’t be bothered to consider whether the killing and destruction should continue.

  • Gibson interning at Farm Credit Services

    HUNTINGBURG – How do you get a job without experience? And how do you get experience without a job? Sixteen interns who are working for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America this summer are solving this problem by taking advantage of the opportunity to work and learn in a real work environment with mentors and professionals who work in their respective fields of study.

    The opportunity is a major step in preparing college students to enter the world of life after college.

  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program sign-ups extended

    PERRY COUNTY – The United Way of Perry County has set three additional registration days to sign up for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Registration is available June 29, 30 and July 1 at the United Way office, located at 1012 31st St. in Tell City. Times are 8 a.m. to noon each day. Contact Rebecca Fenn at 547-2577 to set an appointment on one of these three days.

  • Batter up

    On the evening of June 9, residents and staff from Oakwood Health Campus made their way to the historic League Stadium in Huntingburg. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Band boosters to meet today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold their organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the William Tell Elementary School cafe.

    This is a mandatory meeting for all Tell City Junior-Senior High School band members and their parents.

    Band Director Natasha Edmondson will introduce the show for the upcoming marching season.

  • 18-year-old jailed on cocaine charge

    TELL CITY – Formal charges could be filed this week against an 18-year-old Tell City man arrested early Thursday on several charges, including dealing in cocaine.

    Taylor D. Maddle, of 1002 34th St., Tell City was lodged in the Perry County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police said Maddle was the driver of a car stopped in the 500 block of 15th Street. Officers Phillip Flamion and Jason Shadwick were assisted by Sheriff’s Deputy Junior Fuchs.