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Today's News

  • County commissioners discuss insurance costs, trucks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday liability insurance on county buildings will cost $94,357 through the Indiana Municipality Insurance Program the county has been using.

    “The price did go up somewhat from last year,” she said, “but every year (Franzman Insurance Co.’s Pete Franzman) has been letting you know that … it had dropped several years ago and now it’s going up.”

  • Senior famer’s market program vouchers still available from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

  • Church sponsoring 5-K, 10-K Sept. 21 to raise mission money

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s First United Methodist Church will host its first Miles 4 Missions 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run-walk Sept. 20 to raise money for the congregation’s mission work. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the back parking lot at the church, located at 702 10th St.
    Cost is $20 and participants can register until 7:45 a.m. race day but must register by Sept. 9 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Participants can pick up shirts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 or on the morning of the race.

  • Walking tour, novice hunt Oct. 12 in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Tell City Ghost Hunters will present their second annual historic haunted walking tour and novice hunt Oct. 12 during the Cannelton Heritage Festival.
    The group will offer two walking tours from 6 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. with tickets available for $10 per person or $15 per couple. A novice hunt will be also be held at the Perry County Museum from 10:15 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 12. A limit of 10 tickets is available and the cost is $20 each. For more details, send email to the group at tcgh2012@aol.com.

  • Annual fund report for Walker Cemetery released

    BRANCHVILLE — The 2012 Walker Cemetery fund report has been released.
    Those contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:

  • Firehouse printing celebrates grand opening

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Firehouse Printing in celebration of their grand opening Aug. 8.

  • Fatal Tell City fire began on porch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A fatal fire Aug. 16 that tore through a Ninth Street mobile home began on a porch.

    That was the ruling by an investigator with the Indiana Fire Marshal’s Office, Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    “It was his belief that the fire was accidental in nature and the front porch was the area of origin,” Linne said last week.

    No exact cause of the blaze at 32 Ninth St. was determined in the investigation.

  • Dawg Days Sept. 7 at local dog park

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will host Dawg Days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Tell City Dog Park, Tell and 16th streets.
    The event will be presented to the public by All American Dawgs of Newburgh.
    Admission to the event is free and those attending will see agility demonstrations showcasing herding dogs. There will be bleacher seating available, but the public is invited to take lawn chairs as well.
    No dogs other than those in the program will be permitted in the park.

  • Local services for Randolph Truempy scheduled

    CANNELTON – Local memorial services for Randolph Truempy have been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton.
    All friends and family are invited to attend the graveside services.
    Randolph “Randy” Harry Truempy, born Jan. 28, 1952, in Pekin, Ill., died suddenly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home in Etowah, N.C.

  • VFW summer picnic set for Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host its annual family picnic Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.
    Members and their families, plus the ladies and men’s auxiliary units and their families are invited to attend.
    The post will furnish the meat, potatoes and drinks. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish or dessert.
    Dinner will begin around 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Kerry James at (812) 608-0217.