Today's News

  • County’s port agency gets insurance surprise

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The operations manager and trainmaster for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said at a meeting June 11 the agency’s health-insurance provider pulled a switch.

    Kevin Teague told the board previously Blue Cross had projected a 24-percent price hike but responded to a backlash from small businesses with an offer to increase prices only 5.7 percent as they extended current coverage to the end of the year.

  • Perry County bicentennial planning

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary Nov. 1, 2014, as one of the earliest counties in Indiana. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting to begin planning for Bicentennial activities at 6 p.m. July 16. The meeting will take place in the Chamber of Commerce office, 601 Main Street in Tell City.

  • River run

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  • Summer Fest will offer food, music

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food.

    Activities will swing into gear Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Serving of Saturday’s and Sunday’s pork-chop and chicken dinners will begin at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. Serving will continue until supplies are gone.

  • Cannelton department will get new building

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works and safety voted June 17 to replace a building that is two or three decades out of date, according to one member.

  • Under bridge under construction

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  • Firearms course Saturday

    TELL CITY – C&J Fire-arm Academy will host an National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Saturday and will last approximately eight hours, which will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Senior farmers market checks still available

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is operating a seniors’ farmers market and will sign individuals up for the program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at LHDC’s offices, 302 Main St., Tell City.
    Each eligible person will receive a check booklet worth $20 that may be used to purchase produce at Tell City’s farmers markets. Check booklets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

  • 4-H open show to open July 10 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fair is just around the corner with opening day July 10. It promises to be a fun-filled time with activities, shows, games and lots of fair food, organizers said.
    The Perry County Extension Homemakers will again sponsor the open show for the fair. This event is for anyone who would like to exhibit their talents in a variety of categories – gardening, baked goods, food preservation, photography, needlework, crafts, woodworking and more.

  • Dooley – Schwindel

    Jenelle Dooley and Derek Schwindel of St. Meinrad announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard Dooley Jr. of Birdseye and Rose and Donnie Brang of Huntingburg. Mr. Schwindel is the son of Shawn and Cathy Schwindel of St. Meinrad and Gale and Cindy Schaeffer of Santa Claus.
    An outdoor wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Schwindel residence in St. Meinrad. A reception will be held following the ceremony in Huntingburg.