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Today's News

  • Repairs begin after Waupaca fire

    TELL CITY - Teams of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca employees planned to work through the Independence Day weekend assessing damage caused by a Thursday fire at Perry County's largest employer.

    None of the plant's employees were injured in the blaze which began in the foundry's melt department at 11:38 a.m. ThysssenKrupp U.S. spokesman Matthew Rhodes said the plant was evacuated and all of the 300 employees working at the time were accounted for.

    Arriving firefighters found a towering plume of black smoke over the foundry, which produces gray and ductile iron castings.

  • State makes changes to prison alert system

    INDIANAPOLIS - An automated system that sends alerts about escapes and other emergencies to residents living near Hoosier correctional facilities merged last week with a statewide victim-notification service.

    Automated calls and e-mails went out last week to subscribers of the old system, reporting the service was being discontinued. However, the Department of Correction said anyone previously registered with the old system still receive notices under the updated Indiana SAVIN, or Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program.

  • New hospital expected to open in 2012

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees penned the opening words to a new chapter in local health care, voting unanimously Wednesday to move forward with construction of a new facility.

    The new $46 million, 117,000-square-foot hospital will be located on nearly 40 acres of land along Indiana 237, not far from the intersection of Indiana 37. It could welcome its first patients by the fall of 2012.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival Thursday through Saturday

    DERBY - Seven bands are scheduled to play Thursday through Saturday at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their musical talents with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

    Music will start at 4 p.m. Friday. Among the groups scheduled are David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway.

  • Tell City library to host Ohio River program

    TELL CITY - The Ohio River was critical in the development of Perry County and the United States as expansion headed westward.

    In addition, the river impacted the French and Indian War, the American Revolution in the West, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and the steamboat era.

    Area residents will have a chance to learn more about our area's ties to the river Thursday during an informational program given by author Rick Rhodes at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • 4-H fair open show July 14

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fair is just around the corner with opening day Wednesday, July 14.

    Again this year, the Perry County Extension Homemakers organization will sponsor the open show. This event is for anyone who would like to exhibit their creative skills in a variety of categories - gardening, baked goods, food preservation, photography, needlework, crafts, woodworking and more.

  • Stepping Stones openings still available

    LEOPOLD - Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 school year.

    Openings are still available for the 3-year-old class

    Each week the child will be introduced to a new letter of the alphabet and with each letter will be a theme involving games, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, songs and worksheets to teach the child to recognize, write and know what sound each letter makes.

    Each month, children will be introduced to a new color, shape and number.

  • Angel Food menus for July available at News

    TELL CITY - July menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food, valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

    July orders are due by noon July 20 and will be distributed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31. Orders can be placed online and paid for with a debit or credit card.

  • 5K run-walk honoring Brahm to be held July 24

    SANTA CLAUS - A 5K run-walk will be held July 24 to honor and remember Cody Brahm and raise funds for the Cody Brahm Memorial Scholarship at Heritage Hills High School.

    "Cody's Memorial Mile" will begin at 9 a.m. at Yellig Park in Santa Claus. Olympic runner Terry Brahm, Cody's uncle, will lead the 5K run.

    Registration fee for the run is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Registration the morning of the run begins at 7:30.

    Proceeds raised at the run, will go toward an annual scholarship for Heritage Hills seniors in Cody's memory.

  • Declaration of Independence: Required reading for all

    All of us should take a short break from the fireworks and festivities of the Independence Day holiday to do one important thing: read the Declaration of Independence.

    Many of us haven't given the document a glance since high school civics class. Some may never have read the words signed 234 years ago. We know the names of the men who signed the document - Jefferson, Franklin and Hancock - but some have never read their words. Now's the time.