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Today's News

  • Wagner signs to swim for Butler University

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Butler University’s strong pharmacy program has netted the school a strong swimmer.
    Amanda Wagner, a 2012 Tell City graduate, said Monday that is the main reason she chose Butler, as she wants to major in pharmacy and can spend all six years doing so on the Butler campus.
    For four of those years she should be one of the best breaststroke swimmers on the team, which competes in NCAA Division I and will start competing in the Atlantic 10 Conference this fall.

  • Car audio blowout Saturday at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – The first Perry County Car Audio Blowout is set for Saturday afternoon, providing a big “boom-boom” kickoff to this year’s 4-H fair activities. 

    Car-audio fans wanting to show off their sound machines are invited to take part in the event, as well as anyone wanting to simply watch. 

  • Perry County’s 10-year 4-H’ers

    PERRY COUNTY – Nine school athletes, nine past grand champion winners and fifteen future college students make up the 2012 class of 10-year 4-H members. The 15 final-year members are Kegan Adams, Jessica Ballman, Andy Connor, Jennifer Dinkel, Lindsey Gengelbach, Dani Gogel, Melissa Hagedorn, Andrew Hauser, Kendall Hauser, Corey Henderson, Jacob Miller, Marcus Peter, Allison Scheer, Jon Suhrheinrich and Maggie Thomas.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20. 

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend. 

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. 

  • Drought resources available

    SPENCER COUNTY – According to a June 26 Indiana Drought Monitor, the majority of southern Indiana is now classified in a severe drought effecting field crops, home landscaping, garden vegetables and streams and ponds throughout the area. 

    With the current conditions, field crops are deteriorating and affecting the future yield potential of corn and soybeans. Some may think that drought stressed corn plants would be more beneficial as feed for cattle with the low yields potential. 

  • Cody Brahm Memorial Mile to benefit scholarship fund

    SANTA CLAUS – On Aug. 4, a 5K run-walk will be held to honor and remember Cody Brahm and raise funds for the Cody Brahm Memorial Scholarship at Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City. 

    “Cody’s Memorial Mile” will begin at 8:30 a.m. (central time) at Yellig Park, Santa Claus.

    Olympic runner Terry Brahm, Cody’s uncle, will start the 5K run through the park.

  • COLUMN: Bring jobs home to Indiana for the Fourth of July

    By NANCY GUYOTT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    As backyards across Indiana were transformed into full-blown Fourth of July barbecues complete with smoking grills, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tasty red-white-and-blue treats, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that not all homes will be sites of celebration. These days, it’s hard to drive through neighborhoods and not notice all the shuttered homes and abandoned lawns, casualties of the foreclosures, layoffs and jobs that have moved overseas.

  • Lack of rain triggers call for voluntary water conservation

    JASPER – The persistent hot and dry weather resulting in drought conditions across most of Indiana has prompted a call for high-capacity water facilities in 32 counties to implement voluntary water conservation measures.

  • Hurm elected state K of C warden

    TELL CITY – Several members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 attended the state convention April 28-29. 

    Present at the convention were Gene Hurm, Clarence Franchville and Dan Goble.

    Hurm was elected state warden. He has a long history of his involvement in the Knights of Columbus on the local, district and state level. Locally he has served on the council as Grand Knight, treasurer, recorder, financial secretary, in the fourth degree (Assembly 2065 ) he has served as Faithful Navigator, comptroller and honor guard member,

  • Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band on Lincoln stage Saturday

    LINCOLN CITY – Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band will perform at Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln State Park Saturday.

    The performance is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adjacent Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

    The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $10 per person plus a $1 per ticket gate fee charge. The concert will take place at the 1,500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park, across the street from the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.