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Today's News

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Friday

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a summer concert Friday, June 17, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The chorus’ presentation begins at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Under the direction of John Hayes, the chorus has been rehearsing for several months.

  • Woman charged with theft of donation boxes

    TELL CITY – A Kentucky woman faces a court date for allegedly trying to steal two donation containers from the front counter of McDonald’s in Tell City Wednesday night.

    Sgt Lynn Wooldridge said Barbara Slusser, 39, of Hardinsburg, Ky., faces a charge of theft. A restaurant manager called police just before midnight to report that two a woman had walked into the store and took the donation boxes. Officers found the woman in the parking lot and recovered the money.

  • Werner retiring after 25 years with American Family

    TELL CITY – With retirement looming, Rich Werner has nothing but fond memories of his 25-year career serving the insurance needs of residents of Perry County and surrounding communities. Werner will retire July 1 from the American Family Insurance agency he has operated since 1986.

  • K of C donates to gang education

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  • Walter Hagedorn opens law practice

    TELL CITY – Walter R. Hagedorn II has announced the opening of his law office located at 1044 12th St. in Tell City. The office opened June 13.

    Hagedorn’s practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, divorce, custody, child support, wills and estate planning, corporate and business organization, contracts, real estate, family-law mediation and complex trial litigation.

  • Safety in the forest: What if you encounter a marijuana site?

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials seek to provide a safe environment for the public, its employees and natural resources. So while only a fraction of National Forest System lands are affected by illegal marijuana cultivation, they believe safety risks are real and visitors and employees should be informed about them.

  • Lynch – Harpenau

    Stephanie Lynch and Ben Harpenau of Charlotte, N.C., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • Board extends director’s contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The two members of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors voted in a regular meeting Tuesday to extend the contract of Executive Director Mike Bishop a year with no change in pay.

    It remains a two-year contract, said Mary Roberson, also superintendent of Perry Central Community School. “It just adds a year.” Bishop’s salary is $67,063.

    Ron Etienne, superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., is the other board member.  

  • Jail meetings, tours begin this week

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Jail Planning Committee will host the first of several public meetings about a proposed new jail at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The second one is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Perry Central High School Cafetorium.

    Also, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut is offering tours of the jail to to let county residents see conditions there.

    They’ll be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays from today through July 27.

    No tours will be conducted July 4.

  • Al and Kathleen Hauenstein

    Al and Kathleen Hauenstein celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 20, 2011, with a celebration hosted by their children at Lynn’s Paradise Café in Louisville, Ky.

    Mr. Hauenstein married the former Kathleen Snyder May 20, 1951, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.
    They are the parents of Carol Henke of Greenwood, Jan Hauenstein of Scottsdale, Ariz., David Hauenstein of Elizabethtown, Ky., Nena Manci of Franklin, Tenn., Sarah Manci of New Bremen, Ohio, and John Hauenstein of Tell City.