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Today's News

  • Fest Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY – The following entrants were judged winners in the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 10.
    Among participants ages 4 and younger, first place went to Donnie and Abbie Kline; Angus Machen, second place; Isabella Martin, third place.
    Winners for ages 5 to 7 were Levi Smith and Raelyn Smith, first place; Sawyer Guillaume, second place; Braxton and Brody Biever, third place; Trent Moore and Dakota Howell, fourth place and Chase Martin, fifth place.
    The grand-prize winner went to Alyssa and Cameron Howell.

  • California workers give building facelift

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Karen McBride’s historic home at 121 Taylor St. in Cannelton, once known as the Union Hotel, was hit by an out-of-control vehicle earlier this summer. The workers she found to repair it are “just wonderful young men,” who came from California and were amazed at the historic significance of the building and the city, she said.

    Finding someone to do the work wasn’t easy.

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  • TC Schools 2012 budget on track for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With no one in attendance other than board members and media Monday, Tell City-Troy Township’s proposed 2012 budget mustered a required public hearing and stands ready to be adopted Sept. 13.

    Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger called the budget similar to last year’s and predicted the final tax rate set by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance would differ little from the 2011 rate of $1.3526 per $100 of assessed valuation.

  • Upcoming events at Patoka Lake

    Kayaking at Patoka Lake set for Sept. 10
    BIRDSEYE – Take a kayak or canoe and join the naturalists for a tour on the lake at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Wall’s Lake Boat Ramp off Highway 145. Look for beaver, bald eagles and other wildlife along the way. Discover a little bit of Patoka’s past during this morning paddle.
    Participants are asked to take life jackets, snacks and refreshments, and sunscreen for this journey. If you prefer, meet the naturalists at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m. to car caravan to the ramp.

  • Annual River Sweep poster contest information released

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – both public and private, K-12 – are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded to students. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award.
    A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Animal ordinance won’t be ready for Sept. 7 meeting

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A proposed animal-control ordinance won’t be ready for the county commissioners to consider at their Sept. 7 meeting, Commissioner Bill Amos said at the conclusion of a special meeting Wednesday.

  • Gas card winner announced

    Schweizer Fest Republican gas card winner Mary Snyder, right, presents Jamie Waugh of Cannelton a $25 gas card awarded to her from the Perry County Republican Fest booth drawing.

  • LHDC accepting microenterprise loan applications; funds are limited

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has announced that it has limited funds remaining to make loans to eligible existing and start-up microenterprise businesses in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.
    The Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program, funded through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, was created to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
    • Stimulation of business start-up and business expansion by providing loans to qualified entities at favorable terms.

  • Perry County Community foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.