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Today's News

  • TNR program May 20

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.

  • Afternoon work detail

    About 30 people took part in Tuesday afternoon’s cleanup of portions of downtown Tell City. Some volunteers swept sand and dirt from streets and sidewalks while others removed litter. Several Tell City students helped plant five trees in City Hall Park.

  • Area woman accused of abusing horse

    By STUART CASSIDY

  • United Way awards nearly $75,000 in grants

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County awarded grants totaling nearly $75,000 to community partners during an annual campaign celebration late last month. The money, raised during the organization’s annual appeal, will support emergency services, education, youth services and other community-based programs during the coming year.

  • Special guest

    Army Reserve 1st Sgt. James Harris paid a surprise visit to William Tell Elementary School Tuesday, greeting his son, James, whom he hugged shortly after making a surprise entrance. The elder Harris is home on a two-week leave from a deployment in Afghanistan and said his son, who is in first grade, did not think he would be back until this summer. Harris talked about some of his responsibilities with his unit and also taught students, above, how to give the U.S. military salute. 

  • Board makes teaching changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • FedEx driver killed in fall from truck

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    MOUNT PLEASANT – A FedEx employee known to many Perry Countians was killed Monday after she fell from a moving delivery truck east of Leopold. 

    Debra J. Harris, 54, of Velpen was pronounce dead from her injuries at Perry County Memorial Hospital, state police said. She was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter originally bound for University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. However, her condition worsened and the crew diverted to Tell City. 

  • Archives moved

    Hancock County Archives in Hawesville, Ky., has moved to the first floor of the old courthouse building, which was built in 1865 and finished in 1867.

    The archives date back to 1829, when the county was formed, and includes information about Perry County couples who traveled across the river to Hawesville. These records are priceless to those who love tracing and researching ancestry, staff of the archives said. They added moving the archives to the new location will make them more accessible to everyone.

  • Kast a member of Hoosier’s National Championship cheer team

    BLOOMINGTON – Lindsay Kast of Tell City has enjoyed a year of excitement cheering for Indiana University’s basketball, football and volleyball teams.

    In addition to cheering for the top-ranked men’s basketball team with record-breaking crowds in Assembly Hall, Kast was a member of the Crimson cheer squad that won the national championship at the 2013 UCA College National Cheer and Dance Championships Jan. 19 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Fun in the sand

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families recently enjoyed a day out together creating sand boxes.

    Pictured above is Bryleigh Gieseke having fun with her sandbox. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education, and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.